RTDNA Canada is pleased to recognize journalistic excellence with the winners of the 2020 RTDNA Canada National Awards. RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best journalists, programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital.  

Congratulations to the winners for their exceptional work!

To read the 2020 RTDNA Canada National Award Winners media release, click here

To view highlights of the National Award winning entries, please click on the individual entries organized by category below:

Award Categories

Best Podcast
CBC Ottawa – The Band Played On: An Investigative Podcast 

Breaking News – Charlie Edwards Award
CBC British Columbia – Northern B.C. Homicides 

Continuing Coverage – Ron Laidlaw Award
CBC Vancouver – Meng Wanzhou Trial 

Data Storytelling Award
CBC Calgary – Calgary Has 1,200 Playground Zones. Most Speeding Tickets are Issued in Just These 10 Spots 

Digital Media Award – Large Market
Concordia University/CTV Montreal – From Shore to Sky: A Reconciliation Story 

Digital Media Award – Small/Medium Market
CBC Saskatchewan – Digital Team 

Diversity – Adrienne Clarkson Award
CBC Vancouver – Syrian Refugees Vote for the First Time as Canadian Citizens 

Excellence in Social Media Award
CBC Saskatchewan – The Pit 

News – Live Special Events – Gord Sinclair Award
CBC Vancouver – Climate Strike in Vancouver 

Opinion and Commentary – Sam Ross Award
CBC Montreal – I’ve Been a Journalist for 35 years – the Polytechnique Massacre Left a Scar On All of Us 

Sports – Feature Reporting
Global BC – EA FIFA 

Dejero Award for Best Technical Innovation
CP24 – CP24 Breakfast – Go Kart Live Interview 

Excellence in Innovation
CBC Vancouver – Killers 

Investigative Journalism – Dan McArthur Award
CBC Ottawa – Better Without A Bra: A CBC Ottawa Investigation 

Original / Enterprise
CBC Newfoundland and Labrador – Wounded and Lucky

Breaking News – Charlie Edwards Award
CBC Montreal – Breaking News – Quebec Windstorm 2019 

Continuing Coverage – Ron Laidlaw Award
CBC Vancouver – Fentanyl Deaths: Do We Need a Safe Supply of Drugs? 

Diversity – Adrienne Clarkson Award
CBC New Brunswick – Miramichi Students Bond with Special Olympians 

Excellence in Sound – Dick Smyth Award
CBC Vancouver – Killers: J Pod On the Brink 

Best Long Feature – Dave Rogers Award – Large Market
CBC Vancouver – Jessica’s Secret 

Best Long Feature – Dave Rogers Award – Small/Medium Market
CBC Newfoundland and Labrador – Shouldn’t Need Sayin’ 

News – Live Special Events – Gord Sinclair Award
CBC Vancouver – Despair, Addiction, Poverty: When is Enough Enough? A CBC Town Hall from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside 

Opinion and Commentary – Sam Ross Award
C-FAX 1070 AM – Adam Stirling Editorial Commentary: Horse Carriage Politics 

Radio News Information Program – Peter Gzowski Award
CBC Calgary – The Calgary Eyeopener: Walking Show Through Forest Lawn 

Radio Newscast – Byron MacGregor Award – Large Market
CBC Manitoba – Northern Manhunt 

Radio Newscast – Byron MacGregor Award – Small/Medium Market
650 CKOM – 650 CKOM Morning News 

Best Short Feature – Dave Rogers Award – Large Market
CBC Toronto – Metro Morning: Becoming a Canadian Citizen 

Best Short Feature – Dave Rogers Award – Small/Medium Market
CBC Saskatchewan – Promise to Matty

Sports – Feature Reporting
CBC Edmonton – Keep on [Tiny] Truckin’ 

Breaking News – Charlie Edwards Award
CTV Vancouver – Wicked Weather: Snowstorm Coverage 

Continuing Coverage – Ron Laidlaw Award
Global Calgary – Jasmine and Aliyah 

Diversity – Adrienne Clarkson Award
CBC Newfoundland and Labrador – Comedians in Wheelchairs: Navigating St. John’s Takes A Sense of Humour 

Excellence in Video – Hugh Haugland Award
CBC Edmonton – Dr. Doodle 

Best Long Feature – Dave Rogers Award – Large Market
Global News Toronto – Making a Difference: Miracle Makeover

Best Long Feature – Dave Rogers Award – Small/Medium Market
CHAT TV – Lost in the Mind 

News – Live Special Events – Gord Sinclair Award
CBC Ottawa – CBC Ottawa News: 2019 Flooding Specia

Opinion and Commentary – Sam Ross Award
CBC Manitoba – We are Salvageable 

Best Short Feature – Dave Rogers Award – Large Market
CTV News Ottawa – I’m Just Half of Me Right Now: Stittsville Mother’s New Life After Horrific Bus Crash 

Best Short Feature – Dave Rogers Award – Small/Medium Market
CTV Vancouver Island – Lexi’s Legacy 

Sports – Feature Reporting
CBC Newfoundland and Labrador – This Is My Story: From Quadruple Amputee to Powerlifter 

TV News Information Program – Trina McQueen Award
Global Regina – Still Searching: The Disappearance of Mekayla Bali 

TV Newscast – Bert Cannings Award – Large Market
CTV Vancouver – CTV News at 6: Snowstorm Hits South Coast 

TV Newscast – Bert Cannings Award – Small/Medium Market
CTV London – Blast in Old East 

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