Best News Feature Photo
Second Place
"Putting Some Sizzle in the Steak"
circulation up to 3,999
2016

Best Feature Photo
Third Place
"Owl be home for Christmas"
circulation up to 3,999
2015

Best News Feature Photo
Second Place
"Stretching Out the Workday"
circulation up to 3,999
2014

Best Photo Essay
Third Place
"Military Preparations"
circulation up to 3,999
2012

Best Spot News
Third Place
"Hot Tub Fall"
circulation up to 3,999
2010
Best Photo Essay
First Place
"Dress Rehearsal"
circulation up to 3,999
2010
Best Sports Photo
First Place
"Blades Are Champs"
circulation up to 3,999
2010
Best Photo Essay
First Place
"Finding Light in the Dark"
circulation up to 3,999
2009
Best Photo Essay
First Place
"90 Year Old Feels Lucky to
Take Part in Harvest"
circulation up to 3,999
2008
Best Photo Essay
Third Place
"Bringing in the Sheaves"
circulation up to 3,999
2007
Best Editorial Writing
Third Place
"Postal Closures Would Have Serious Impact on Rural Community"
circulation up to 9,999
2006
Best Photo Essay
Second Place
"Exploring Nature's Great Sandbox"
circulation up to 3,999
2005
Best Website Design
Third Place
circulation up to 3,999
2005
Best Photo Essay
Second Place
"One Country, One Community,
One Day"

circulation up to 3,999
2004
Best House Ad
Second Place
"Ink On Paper"
circulation up to 9,999
2004
Environmental Writing
Second Place
circulation up to 9,999
2003
Best Feature Photo
Second Place
"Last Elevator at Dusk"
circulation up to 9,999
2002
Best House Ad
Third Place
circulation to 9,999
2002
Best Spot News Photo
Second Place
"Hillcrest Lodge Burns"
circulation under 4,000
1999
Fletcher Challenge Canada Trophy
Best Photo Essay
First Place
"Creatures from the Backyard"
Circulation Under 4,000
Better Newspaper Competition
1998
aBest Feature Photo
Second Place
"Girl and Turtle"
circulation under 4,000
1998
Second Place
Certificate of Merit
Best House Ad
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circulation under 10,000
1996
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a ATCO
Photographic Award
Second Place
Feature
"Farmer's Night"
2014
a ATCO
Photographic Award
Third Place
Sports Action
"Turf Wars"
2014
ATCO
Photographic Award
Third Place
Human Interest
"Girl Looks at Candle"
2012
aaaa ATCO
Photographic Award
Honourable Mention
Feature
"Dreamland"
2012
ATCO
Photographic Award
Honourable Mention
Feature

"Electronic Boom"
2012

aa ATCO
Photographic Award
First Place
Multi-Photo
"90 Year Old Feels Lucky to
Take Part in Harvest"

2007

aa ATCO
Photographic Award
Second Place
Multi-Photo
"Bringing in the Sheaves"
2006
Alberta Municipal Affairs
and Housing
Fire Prevention Week
Promotional Excellence
circulation between 2,000 to 4,999
2006
a ATCO Gas
Photographic Award
Third Place
Photo Illustration
"Bumpy Tracks"
2003
aATCO Gas
Photographic Award
First Place
Photo Illustration
"Old Truck"
2002
ATCO Gas
Photographic Award
First Place

"Last Elevator at Dusk"
2001
Certificate of Merit
Special Section or Supplement
Second Place

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Sponsored by Metro Creative Graphics
2001

Honourable Mention
in recognition of promotional activities during
Fire Prevention Week
2001
Alberta Municipal Affairs
Fire Commissioner’s Office.
Honourable Mention
in recognition of promotional activities during
Fire Prevention Week
2000
Alberta Municipal Affairs
Fire Commissioner’s Office.
Alberta Municipal Affairs
Fire Commissioner’s Office.
Annual Award
First Place presented to
The Provost News in recognition of
Promotional Excellence during
Fire Prevention Week
1999
Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association
annual convention.
Certificate of Merit
Best Feature Column by a Local Writer
Second Place
(Margaret Holmes, "Going for the Beef"),
Sponsored by the Tom Brinsmead Memorial Award
1999
Best Feature Column by a Local Writer First Place
(Margaret Holmes, "Getting Cultured at Chautauqua")
Sponsored by the Tom Brinsmead Memorial Award
1998
Honourable Mention
in recognition of promotional activities during
Fire Prevention Week
1997
Alberta Labour
General Safety Service Division
Fire Prevention Branch
Excellence in Creative Advertising
Third Place
Sponsored by United Farmers of Alberta
1996
Best Local News Story in Alberta:
First Place

Ku Klux Klan, skinheads
visit community

Grant MacEwan College
1991
Province of Alberta
AGT Award
Best Editorial
Third Place
"White Power" and Death
1991
Blue Flame
Photographic Award
Second Place
Human Interest Category
1985
Blue Flame
Photographic Award
Third Place
Spot News
1984

Royal Canadian Legion Special 75th Anniversary Medal
"Richard Holmes, managing editor of The Provost News. Over the years Richard has been exceptionally co-operative with the Provost Legion. He has covered many activities of the branch, especially Remembrance Day services. He has always published donations to organizations, sport and news items of the branch."
2000
Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association
"In acknowledgement of, and sincere appreciation for dedicated effort in furthering the interests and influence of weekly newspapers in Alberta, by Richard Holmes during a term as President of the Association."
View award here
1996-1997
Canadian Community Newspapers Association
Silver Quill Award
presented to Richard Holmes by the Canadian Community Newspapers Association "in recognition of 25 years of distinguished service to the community newspapers profession."
September 1996
Media Certificate of Appreciation
"We would like to express our deep sense of gratitude and appreciation for your significant contribution to this club and our community."
The Kinsmen Club of Provost
View award here
1991
Lions Club
"In appreciation of the individual services and co-operation extended to the Provost Lions Club"
(undated)
The International Association
of Lions Clubs
"Lions International acknowledges, with grateful appreciation, the outstanding contributions made by The Provost News.
Presented on behalf of
the Lions of the world."
View award here
(undated)
Smith, Davidson, Lecky Ltd.
Commercial Printing Award for
"Outstanding Craftsmanship"
1968
Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association
President
George S. Holmes
1957 - 1958
Empress of Ireland
Artifacts Committee
“In recognition for outstanding press coverage of the story about the Empress of Ireland artifacts . . ."

View award here
June 2006