2021 Judges

Anne Marie Males

Kenyon Wallace

Investigative reporter, Toronto Star

Pauline Dakin

Pauline Dakin

Journalism Professor and Author, University of King’s College

Anne Marie Males

Anne Marie Males

Professor and Program Co-ordinator Bachelor of Public Relations, Humber College

Sonya Fatah

Assistant Professor, Ryerson School of Journalism

Andrew Lovesey

Andrew Lovesey

Manager, Editorial and Travel Partnerships, Canadian Geographic Enterprises and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

Kristy Woudstra

Kristy Woudstra

Features Editor and Digital Strategist, Broadview Magazine and Freelance Writer

Archie McClean

Archie McLean

Assistant Professor of Journalism, Mount Royal University

Dan Westell 

Editor and Journalism Teacher, Ryerson University

Liz Atkins 

Founder and President, Elizabeth Atkins Associates

Rachel Hawtin

Social Media Manager & Graphic Designer

Anne Lavrih

Anne Lavrih

Newsroom Operations Lead, 680 News

Donna Tranquada

Former News Anchor and Reporter, CBC Radio

Ayesha Barmania

Co-publisher, Peterborough Currents

Jerry Chomyn

Adjunct Professor / Former Broadcaster & Radio/Television Journalist

John Crampton

Creative Director, Blue Moon Productions

Mollie Rolfe

Freelance Producer

Jonathan Fluevog

Owner, FineVog Films

Stephanie Matteis

Senior Investigative Reporter / Producer, CBC News

Kieran Sells

Senior Producer, The Morning Show, Global News

Melanie Saumure

Visual Artist

Steve Gravestock

Programmer, Toronto International Film Festival Group

David Johnston

Producer, Writer & Agent, Factotum Creative Content

Janice Foreman

Senior Vice-President and National Lead, Technology, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Paul Godkin

Public Relations Professor, Conestoga College

Rose Pereira

Freelance Art Director and Graphic Designer 

Richard Carmichael

Executive Director,  JustBeFrank

Sara Farnell

Lead Product Designer, tilr

Adrian Ma

Producer, Writer and Journalism Professor, Ryerson School of Journalism

Monica Eden Rossa

President, Rossa PR

Elizabeth Renzetti

Columnist, Feature writer at The Globe and Mail

Stephanie White

Creative Director / Founder, StephRefreshed Design

Michael Erb

Art Director

Chris Bond

Senior Art Director, St. Joseph Communications, Content Group

Kathryn Gretsinger

Associate Professor of Teaching, University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism / Journalist / Senior Advisor to the UBC President / Director, Global Reporting Centre, UBC

Kim Shiffman

Editor In Chief, Today’s Parent

David Bruser

Investigations Editor, Toronto Star

Paul Chmielowiec



Louie Palu

Documentary Photographer and Filmmaker

Chris Donovan

Documentary Photographer

Ali Ledgerwood 

Executive Director, News Photographers Association of Canada

Barbara Adhiya

Visual Storyteller & Former Multimedia Producer, Canadian Press, Reuters

Rita Godlevskis

Editor and Publisher, PhotoEd Magazine

Larissa Issler 

Photographer and Director, Principal, Larissa Issler Photography

Melanie Trojkovic

Gallery Associate, Bau-Xi Gallery

Dianne Rinehart

Journalism Instructor, University of Guelph-Humber