Call for submissions: Newspapers Canada 2017 awards now open

It’s finally here! The call for submissions to the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards and Great Idea Awards starts today.

Newspapers Canada will begin accepting submissions today, and will continue to accept submissions until Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Once again we’ve partnered with Newspaper Toolbox to bring you a fast, easy way to submit your entries online.

You can find the entry book and entry site for the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards, and the Great Idea Awards, here: and here:

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).

And remember, if you would like to recommend yourself or an experienced colleague to serve as a judge in the 2017 competition, you can click here to fill out the nomination form.

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