Judge Nomination Form

News Media Canada is seeking leading industry professionals to serve as judges for the annual Canadian Community Newspaper Awards. Volunteer your time and expertise, and contribute to the growth of Canada’s news media industry.

If you are interested in judging, complete the form below. Or, nominate other qualified professionals.

Judges must meet both of the following requirements:

  1. Has significant work experience relevant to the category to be judged, and
  2. Meets one or more of the following additional criteria:
      1. Has experience as a past judge in the category to be judged or a similar category;
      2. Has expertise as a past winner in the category to be judged or a similar category;
      3. Has been nominated to judge by a peer at a News Media Canada-member newspaper or news media organization;
      4. Is employed in the news media industry (current or past employment) at a newspaper of circulation size comparable to the circulation class being judged; or
      5. Is employed currently (or previously) in a field related to the category to be judged. This includes, but is not limited to, journalism professors at the post-secondary level and other individuals working in related fields such as advertising or photography.

All entries will be accessible in digital format through the BetterBNC platform, and judging will take place in July/August.

Only those selected to serve as judges will be contacted, and their category assignment will be confirmed at that time.

Questions? Contact the Awards Coordinator at awards@newsmediacanada.ca.