Rules of Entry
1. DEFINITION OF AN ENTRANT:
The competition is open to all post-secondary campus newspapers in Canada.
2. SCOPE OF THE COMPETITION:
All entries will be based on editions published during the 2005 calendar year.
3. LIMIT OF NUMBER OF ENTRIES:
Only one entry per newspaper may be submitted in any category.
4. ENTRY DEADLINE:
Entry deadline is Monday, January 31, 2006. All entries must be received at the CCNA officeÔÇö8 Market St., Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1M6ÔÇöpostmarked or shipped prepaid prior to midnight on January 31. C.O.D. packages will not be accepted.
5. ENTRY FEES:
The base entry fee for all entries is $53.50, including 7% G.S.T. A single cheque for the total entry fee, 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.
7. IDENTIFICATION OF ENTRIES:
All entries must be clearly marked using the entry tags (“Forms Page 3”). Use tape or staples to keep entry materials together. Send all entries together in one package.
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 category you are entering for materials to be submitted.)
8. WORKS PUBLISHED IN MULTIPLE PUBLICATIONS:
Any work published in more than one newspaper may only be entered by the newspaper with the highest circulation. 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.
9. ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINALISTS:
The top three finalists in each category will be announced in alphabetical order on the CCNA web site, www.communitynews.ca, on Friday, April 15, 2006, at 9:00 AM eastern time.
10. ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS:
Winners will be announced during the 87th CCNA National Convention at an awards ceremony to be held on Saturday, May 27, 2006, in Quebec City. Complete convention details may be found at www.communitynews.ca/convention/.
11. The decision of the judges shall be final.
12. Entries become the property of the Canadian Community Newspapers Association and may be reproduced by CCNA in any of its publications.
NOTE: Maintain a copy of your submissions for later announcements. Due to the high volume of entries, CCNA is unable to trace individual entries following submission to judges. Use the Entry Summary Sheet (“Forms Page 2”) to record your entries for your files.
If you have any questions, please call the CCNA office toll-free at 1-877-305-CCNA (2262).
Outstanding Campus Newspaper
This award is based on the total newspaper and recognizes outstanding overall achievement in journalism school and post-secondary press. Newspapers submit to CCNA one copy each of two issuesÔÇöone from the week of April 10 to 16, and one from the week of September 18 to 24. Newspapers that publish two or more editions per week are required