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Better Newspapers Competition (BNC) awards honour excellent work in Canada’s community newspapers and celebrate the vibrancy of community newspapers across Canada.

The Ontario Community Newspapers Association Better Newspapers Competition 2020 awards showcase the hard work, talent and dedication demonstrated by Ontario publishers, editors, reporters, photographers and designers.  Congratulations to the winners in the Best Front Page (under 9,999 circulation) category, selected from 24 entries.

1st place: Parry Sound North Star

“I like the variety on this broadsheet page, which employs a clean, logical design that guides the reader.”

2nd place: Fort Frances Times

“This front page, which features strong lead and secondary photos, is so close to being excellent with a few small tweaks. Use the generous broadsheet real estate to insert more white space and more clearly delineate divisions between stories and photos using that space and, perhaps, rules/lines.”

3rd place: Deep River North Renfrew Times

“Given the limited space on a tabloid front page, this one has plenty of impact: a strong photo even absent people, a solid lead story and a simple, powerful headline.”

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