The Webster Awards

Today the Jack Webster Foundation carries on Jack’s legacy by fostering and celebrating excellence in journalism to protect the public interest for British Columbians by holding, amongst other programs and initiatives, the Foundation’s signature event — the annual Webster Awards for excellence in journalism in BC.

35th Annual Jack Webster Awards

This year the 2021 Webster Awards event will take place online. Stand by to hear that date and for now, journalists across the province are encouraged to consider which stories they’ll submit.

2019 Webster Awards Event Recap

To those of you who joined us, thank you for being there and supporting excellence in journalism. Didn’t make it to the event or curious what a Webster Awards evening is like? Catch this short recap of a great evening.

Across the globe today a struggle exists to protect and nurture a free and independent press. At home, here in BC, the Jack Webster Foundation’s vision is to be a part of the solution by creating a community where trusted outstanding journalism thrives. We do this by holding the annual Webster Awards. The awards represent a unified voice that truth and accuracy in storytelling still matter, and that excellence in journalism is important, now more than ever.

Coming in the Fall of 2021 – the 35th Annual Jack Webster Awards This year, find out who the winners will be in 13+ different categories by joining us online for the awards event, date to be announced soon!


Submit your best work for a 2021 Webster Award

Since the presentation of one award in 1987, now the Jack Webster Foundation presents annual awards to journalists across a variety of different categories. Check out the new eligibility requirements to submit and review the categories for this year.

Nominate your best work for the Pulitzer of BC journalism – a Webster Award. The call for submissions for the 2021 awards will open in May 2021.