Toronto, ON- As the non-season comes to a close, so does a challenging year for athletics departments, student newspapers and others who work in and around Canadian university sports. While sport is not back yet, and there is no certainty of a fall season, the past 14 months have continued to show that Canadian university sport is as great off the field of play as it is on it.
49 Sports asked for your nominations, a panel reviewed them, and over 200 people cast their votes for the best creative content from the last year in Canadian university sports.
Without further adieu, the winners…
NOTE: Winners will be contacted and given a virtual certificate.
BEST SHORT FORM VIDEO:
“Unite” (uOttawa Gee-Gees)
RUNNER UP: “2021 UBC Sports Hall of Fame”(UBC Thunderbirds)
BEST LONG FORM VIDEO:
“Liam: Spanning the Gaps” (Ryan Ward, Ryerson Rams)
RUNNER UP: “Black History Month” (U SPORTS)
BEST ARTICLE: From athletics departments, schools and governing bodies
“A rare privilege” (Alix Bruch, ST.FX Athletics)
RUNNER UP: “A True Griffins Love Story” (Jefferson Hagen, MacEwan Griffins)
BEST ARTICLE: Student written from a campus newspaper
“Beyond the blonde: Playof hair, bears, and superstitions in sport” (Alex McComb, Western Gazette)
RUNNER UP: “Like Poetry: How basketball and hip-hop are intertwined” (Will Baldwin, The Eyeopener)
BEST ARTICLE: Student-athlete written
“Reminiscing a season lost to the pandemic” (Jasmine McKnight, uOttawa)
RUNNER UP: “I chose Ryerson for basketball, but it’s the moments off the court I’ll remember most” (Marin Scotten, Ryerson)
BEST SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHIC:
BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN:
“Black History Month” (Toronto Varsity Blues)
RUNNER UP: “Shoot for the cure” (U SPORTS)