Rules of Entry
1. DEFINITION OF AN ENTRANT:
Entrants must be Canadian Community Newspapers Association (CCNA) general or sustaining members in good standing as of December 31, 2005.
2. SCOPE OF THE COMPETITION:
All entries will be based on editions published during the 2005 calendar year.
3. APPLICABLE CIRCULATION FIGURES:
Circulation figures applicable to this competition are taken from latest first-edition audited or sworn figures as of December 1, 2005. Circulation figures can also be found in the 2005 CCNA Membership directory or on CCNA’s web site at www.communitynews.ca/database/.
4. LIMIT OF NUMBER OF ENTRIES:
Only one entry per member newspaper may be submitted in any category for the applicable circulation class.
5. ENTRY DEADLINE:
Entry deadline is Tuesday, January 31, 2006. All entries must be received at the CCNA office–8 Market St., Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1M6–postmarked or shipped prepaid prior to midnight on January 31. C.O.D. packages will not be accepted.
6. ENTRY FEES:
Entrants wishing to compete in the General Excellence category must pay the entry fee of $50.00.
Entrants wishing to compete in the Premier Awards or Special Competitions categories must pay a base fee of $50.00 to enter the competition. An additional $5.00 fee must be paid for each entry submitted in these categories.
A single cheque for the total entry fee plus 7% G.S.T., payable to the Canadian Community Newspapers Association, must accompany the entry package from each newspaper. Credit card payments are also accepted.
All entries must be accompanied by a completed Entry Form (“Forms Page 1”). Entries not accompanied by an Entry Form will not be accepted.
8. IDENTIFICATION OF ENTRIES:
All entries must be clearly marked by category and class number using the entry tags (“Forms Pages 3-6”). Use tape or staples to keep entry materials together. Send all entries together in one package.
9. GENERAL EXCELLENCE:
Effective as of 2004, CCNA’s General Excellence category is completely separate from those of the regional community newspaper associations. Members wishing to enter this category must submit to CCNA one issue from each of two weeks randomly selected by CCNA and enter them in the appropriate circulation class. Non-weeklies will be accommodated so that monthlies, bi-weeklies and any papers that did not publish during a chosen week–e.g., due to summer hours–would enter an issue from the first week that they published immediately following the week chosen. (Members interested in entering their regional competition should contact their regional association for more information.)
10. PREMIER AWARDS, SPECIAL COMPETITIONS, CFB NEWSPAPERS:
One full-page tear sheet is required for each entry, or one set of tear sheets for multiple-page entries. Clearly identify the work to be judged. Photocopies and clippings will be disqualified. Incomplete entries will also be disqualified. (Consult the description of each class you are entering for materials to be submitted.)
11. WORKS PUBLISHED IN MULTIPLE PUBLICATIONS:
Any work published in more than one newspaper may only be entered by the CCNA member newspaper with the highest circulation. The work must be entered in the applicable circulation class for that newspaper. CCNA’s Better Newspapers Competition committee, staff and judges reserve the right to disqualify any duplicate entries at any point that they are discovered during the competition.