Download the 2022 CCNAwards competition entry book now!

Entry deadline extended to August 31, 2022

Community newspaper members: gather your entries because the entry book for the 2022 CCNAwards competition is now available for downloading!

Due to the pandemic, this year’s competition will accept works from 2020 and 2021. We are also introducing three new categories: Best Multimedia Breaking News Coverage, Best Local Civic Journalism, and Best Special Section.

Entries must be submitted in digital format on the competition portal–which is opening shortly–so download the entry book to see the entry requirements, and prepare your tearsheets for submission online. (Watch for a bulletin announcing the opening of the portal, and bookmark the CCNAwards main page at

To ensure that members have sufficient time to submit entries, we are extending the entry deadline for this year’s competition to August 31, 2022.

If you have any questions about the CCNAwards and/or rules of entry, please contact us at:

The Canadian Community Newspaper Awards celebrate the best in community publishing from across the country. Newspapers of similar circulation size compete against each other and are judged by a panel of industry experts. With a diverse array of awards categories covering editorial, photography and multimedia, the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards offer learning opportunities for publications of all sizes.

Interested in being a judge?

We are also recruiting judges for this year’s competition. If you’re an industry professional and would like to volunteer, or if you would like to nominate your staff or colleagues, please fill in this short questionnaire and we’ll be in touch.