Ontario Racing Sponsors Media Awards

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Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ontario Racing will sponsor the 2021 Media Excellence Awards to be presented at the 2021 O’Brien Awards Virtual Gala.

The deadline for all submissions is November 30, 2021 at 5 p.m. (EST). For complete details and criteria for the categories, click here.

There are three award categories: Outstanding Written Work, Outstanding Video, Film or Broadcast, and Outstanding Photograph.

2021 will mark the sixth consecutive year that Ontario Racing has partnered with SC to sponsor the Media Awards, which honours those who have, through one piece of exceptional work, covered Canadian harness racing in a manner that is extraordinary and of broad national appeal.

Submissions for award consideration must pertain to some aspect of the Canadian Standardbred racing industry. Submissions for 2021 must have been published or broadcasted for the first time, between November 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021.

Effective with the 2021 awards, broadcast submissions will be restricted to 15 minutes in length. (In the case of longer broadcasts, it is up to the person submitting to provide a 15 minute excerpt).

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to:
kwvlaar@standardbredcanada.ca
905-858-3077 (Ext. 207)

The 2020 Media Excellence Award winners were:

Outstanding Written Work – Garnet Barnsdale’s “Buzzworthy”

Outstanding Broadcast – Woodbine Entertainment for The Pepsi North America Cup

Outstanding Photograph – Clive Cohen’s “Training Day” photo


“Training Day” by Clive Cohen

(Standardbred Canada)