Canadian Community Newspaper Awards and Great Idea Awards open on December 1

Get ready for the 2017 awards season: Newspapers Canada will begin accepting entries for the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards and Great Idea Awards on Thursday, December 1.

The Canadian Community Newspaper Awards celebrate the best in community publishing from across the country, with award categories covering editorial, photography and multimedia work in various circulation classes. The CCNAwards are open to members of the Canadian Community Newspapers Association (CCNA) and to all campus newspapers across the country.

The Great Idea Awards recognize the most creative and innovative examples of newspaper marketing and promotion from newspapers across the country. The goal of this awards program is to showcase as many outstanding promotional initiatives as possible, so we encourage our newspapers to enter up to five times in each category. The Great Idea Awards are open to all members of Newspapers Canada (CNA and CCNA).

Once again, we are pleased to accept digital submissions for certain categories via our online portal powered by Newspaper Toolbox. Submit your entry materials for both competitions on or before Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

For more information, visit the competition websites at the links below, or contact Nicole Bunt, Program Assistant, at

Interested in serving as a judge? Click here for details.