2013 – Mike Cassese

Sadly the 2013 Outstanding Photography Award was presented posthumously to a man who was not only a superlative master of his craft — but a fine friend and colleague. Awards were numerous in the brilliant career of sports photographer Mike Cassese. Deeply respected and enormously gifted he was honoured posthumously for the 2013 Sports Media … [Read More …]

2012 – Ed Kaiser

Edwin Kaiser has been working for the Edmonton Journal for 25 years covering a wide variety of assignments, everything from Stanley Cup Finals to Grey Cups, Royal visits, the World Figure Skating Championship to the World Track and Field Championship and the Olympic Games in London and Calgary. Born in Toronto, he has been attracted … [Read More …]

2011 – Shaun Best

News photographers in Canada are a tight community; there are not many of us and when on assignments we spend a lot of time together. We spend a lot of time waiting before, during and after assignments. We are usually in tight pens or seats during an event and usually eat whenever we can together. … [Read More …]

2010 Rick Madonik

February 28, 2010 stands as one of the greatest moments in Canadian sporting history. The end of competitions at the spectacular Olympic Winter Games at Vancouver came to a dramatic finish when Sidney Crosby beat Ryan Miller in overtime to steer Canada to Gold over the USA in men’s hockey. It was a goal – … [Read More …]

2009 Adrian Wyld

Adrian Wyld The Adrian Wyld photo on our cover shows Team Canada defenceman Thomas Hickey racing to celebrate with goalie Dustin Tokarski at the end of the gold medal game of the world junior hockey championship in Ottawa last January, having just defeated Sweden 5 – 1 to win Canada’s fifth straight world junior championship … [Read More …]

2008 Lucas Oleniuk

Lucas Oleniuk Lucas Oleniuk is a 30-year-old staff photographer with the Toronto Star. His roots lie in Saskatoon where he started working as a photographer with the University of Saskatchewan Sheaf Newspaper while pursuing a degree in literature. He made his his fourth trip to Beijing In August for his first Olympic assignment. Our cover … [Read More …]

2006 Mike Ridewood

MIKE RIDEWOOD Mike Ridewood began his news career in Ottawa in 1975 as a copy runner for the Canadian Press. In five years at CP he advanced to staff photographer under a contract between CP and the Ottawa Journal. Mike has been freelancing in Calgary since 1981 working with wire services, newspapers, magazines, photo agencies, … [Read More …]

2005 Frank Gunn

FRANK GUNN by Don Goodwin Toronto-based CP photographer Frank Gunn , the recipient of the 2006 Sports Media Canada Outstanding Sports Photography Award will need a larger trophy shelf. He also won a top prize in Canadian journalism in June for a feature photo he took last year. It was his second National Newspaper Award. … [Read More …]