The Nelson Star has received six nominations from the BC and Yukon Community Newspaper Awards. File photo

Six Ma Murray nominations for the Star

The provincial journalism awards will be handed out in April

The Nelson Star has been nominated for six provincial journalism awards.

The nominations for the Ma Murrays at the BC and Yukon Community Newspaper Awards are the most the Star has ever received in one year.

Sandy Leonard and Katelyn Hurley are each nominated for the Ad Design award for their work with Nelson Brewing Company and Kootenai Moon, respectively.

Hurley, salesperson Marc-Andre Hamelin and their team are also up for the Special Section award for the Star’s Indulge Nelson promotion.

Greg Nesteroff and his team’s work on Nelson Adventure Magazine is nominated for a Special Publications award.

Reporter Tyler Harper also received two nominations. He is up for a Feature Article award for his story “The pieces of Darwin Greyeyes” as well as an Outdoor Recreation Writing award for the story “Giving Kootenay Lake back to special needs swimmers.”

The winners will be named at a ceremony in Richmond on April 27.

The Star has won two Ma Murrays since it started publishing in 2008. Last year, Leonard, Hamelin and Adam Mandseth won bronze for the Ad Design Collaborative award for the Star’s Burger Week campaign.

In 2016, freelancer Sam McBride won the Neville Shanks Memorial Award for Historical Writing for “The Nelson woman who hated being famous.

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