Announcement: 2017 JHM Finalists

Please find the finalists for the 2017 JHM awards listed below. All submissions were blinded (no names were attached) and judged by a panel (usually three) of third-party judges. The winner for each category will be announced at the JHM awards gala, on Jan. 6. To attend, please buy tickets here.

Arts and culture writing:

Scratch DJ and music producer releases new album, Music to Draw to: Satellite by Sandra Hercegova, The Concordian

King of the Casa by Megan Kinch, The Dialog

My parents fell out of love as soon as they fell into it, by Izabella Balcerzak, The Eyeopener

Cover of the year:

​Not a Cairn in the World by Jack Hauen, The Ubyssey

Love and Sex by Anna Panamarenka, The Dialog

Journey Issue by Alex Vialette, The Sputnik

Diversity reporting:

Trip to Six Nations Reserve bares some awful truths and promises reconciliation by Steve Cornwell, The Dialog

Bare Minimum: How students with disabilities navigate UBC by Sophie Sutcliffe, The Ubyssey

The university of Calgary’s LGBTQ history by Jason Herring, The Gauntlet

Feature writing:

Talkin’ man to man: Why men fail to communicate by Mitch Consky, The Cord

The value of a motorbike by Travis Sanderson, The Concordian

The life and death of Jonathan Johnston by Steve Cornwell, The Dialog

Graphic/ Illustration of the year:

Student health on hold by Sissi Chen, The Western Gazette

​Whales by Yuko Fedrau, The Ubyssey

Futurist by Sarah Wright, Mars’ Hill

Humour writing:

Stephen Harper increasingly nervous as Conservatives fail to notice disguise by Nathan Hood, The Cadre

Student falls asleep on CTrain, wakes up in new dimension by Evan Lewis, The Gauntlet

Thesaurus unlocks unrestrained potential for English Major by Frankie Hart, The Gauntlet

Investigative journalism:

These are the bomb threats Ryerson never told you about by Jacob Dubé, The Eyeopener

Conflict in Kelowna by Emma Partridge and David Nixon, The Ubyssey

$80K in 6 Fest refunds transferred into personal accounts by Sarah Krichel, The Eyeopener

Labour reporting:

Ram in the Rye staff claim workplace harassment from management by Alanna Rizza, The Eyeopener

Propose pay hike for College presidents ‘unacceptable’ by Mick Sweetman, The Dialog

Cleaners at Capilano University join SIEU2 by Christine Beyleveldt, Capilano Courier

Layout of the year:

Creating a Monster by Catherine Tarasyuk, The Silhouette

​Karma Sit-ra by Elena Hsu, The Peak

For the love of Winged Beans by ​Timothy Law, The Silhouette

News writing:

Thieves hitting the gym: Rec Centre thefts on the rise by Grace To, The Western Gazette

RSU at $1 million net loss due to events by Sarah Krichel, The Eyeopener

Former Students to Take Concordia to Quebec Human Rights Commission by Kelsey Litwin, The Link

Opinion writing:

Guaranteed residence requirements by Rachel Katz, The Silhouette

Failure to launch by Matt Stickland, Dalhousie Gazette

After Quebec City, Make Racists Afraid Again by Jon Milton, The Link

Photo of the year:

Victory by Will Huang, The Cord

Concert by Max Mao, The Western Gazette

Montreal Police by Brian Lapuz, The Link

Social Media of the year:

​The Ubyssey

The Concordian

The Eyeopener

Sports writing:

​Botat’s Back by Alexander Perez, The Link

​Royce White is at home in London by Mike DeBoer, The Western Gazette

Christopher Berneck is figure skating past his cancer diagnosis by Bryan Meler, The Eyeopener

Student journalist of the year:

Sophie Sutcliffe, The Ubyssey

Joel Robertson-Taylor, The Cascade

Shyenne MacDonald, The Cord

Video of the year:

“hyphen-nation” documentary by Samah Ali, Jenny Jay, The Western Gazette

Documentary: Mining in El Salvador by Moses Monterroza, The Western Gazette

Sports Issue 2017 — Squash by Thomas Skrlj, The Eyeopener

Website of the year:

The Ubyssey

The Link

The Dialog