Columns entered into this year's competition include:
Time for cat-loving generation x-ers to toughen up
So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen good night
Overzealous tweets the last for the tooth fairy
Drew Edwards of the Guelph Mercury, winner of the 2013 humour award, has also been named as a finalist along with Joel Rubinoff of the Waterloo Record.
The awards will be handed out at the ONA gala in May.