The Daily News hit plenty of right notes with judges this year picking up six nominations for the 2013 Ma Murray Community Newspaper awards on Friday afternoon.
"We are thrilled to be honoured with these nominations," said Daily News publisher Tim Shoults.
The B.C. Yukon Community Newspapers Association, which has hosted the Ma Murrays for nearly a century, honours accomplishments in all aspects of the newspaper industry.
"The recognition of our efforts in not only writing, but also photography, advertising design and our special publications is especially welcome," said Shoults.
"It takes a wide variety of skills and abilities to publish great community newspapers and we are very pleased to be recognized by our peers in so many different categories."
This year, the Daily News is recognized in the best sports photo category with staff photographer Murray Mitchell's image of a young baseball pitcher focusing all his energies while in mid-throw.
Editor Robert Koopmans was acknowledged with a best feature article nomination for the story, I Want to Live Again, which revisits Lisa Harrison two years after her estranged boyfriend viciously attacked her and left her for dead.
Sports editor Gregg Drinnan is celebrated with a best sports writing nomination for his story, Vliegenthart Decides to Retire and Come Home, which looks at national women's wheelchair basketball player Jessica Vliegenthart's illustrious career.
Advertising director Kevin Dergez, advertising consultant Darlene Kawa and Koopmans were nominated for best special publication for Kamloops A History Through Objects 1812-2012.
Associate editor Catherine Litt and Dergez were nominated for best special section for The Kamloops Project 2012, a series of photos illustrating what Leap Day looked like in the city. The project also involved the layout skills of news editor Mike Cornell.
And finally The Daily News received a best ad design nomination for a Kamloops Film Festival promotion.
The Daily News wasn't the only local publication to get recognition. Kamloops This Week photographer Dave Eagles gets a nod for his image, Daylight Arrest in Downtown Kamloops and Marty Hastings is nominated for best sports writing for Sterzer's Story.
The final selections will be named during a gala event in Vancouver on April 20.