On Thursday, June 9, INMA unveiled the recipients of the 2022 Global Media Awards. Local photojournalist Mike Drew earned first place for his Use of Video for his series Mike Drew On The Road under the Regional Brands category.
During the virtual award ceremony, host Terri-Karelle Reid said, “our judges highlighted the good use of visual journalism to engage the audience. They described the entry as well-produced, informative, and educational.”
Presented since 1937, the INMA Global Media Awards rewards innovation and best practices on news brands, optimizing the use of media platforms, subscriptions, advertising, data and insights, product, and newsroom. The 2022 competition garnered a record 854 entries from 252 news brands in 46 countries. Participants included newspaper media, magazine media, digital media, television media, and radio media.
Mike Drew’s column is featured in print in the Calgary Sun since 1991 and has been enjoyed and shared by hundreds of thousands of readers. His column is also featured online with narrated video content. He also has a wonderful book called On The Road with Mike Drew that features a collection of his work from the series.
Here is his latest video from his story called “Dry”: