National Newspaper Awards

The National Newspaper Awards honour the best journalism in daily newspapers and digital publications and were established in 1949 by the Toronto Press Club with the financial and moral support of the late C. George McCullagh.

Since 1989, the awards have been governed by a Board of Governors representing both daily newspapers and the public. The awards are administered by the Canadian Daily Newspaper Awards Programme Administration Corporation.

The National Newspaper Awards are funded through an annual fund-raising program, entry fees, newspaper corporate donations to assist in the awards gala, and ticket sales to the gala.

Award categories include: Arts and Entertainment, Beat Reporting, Breaking News, Business, Columns, Editorial Cartooning, Editorials, Explanatory Work, Feature Photo, International, Investigations, Local Reporting (for newspapers under 30,000 average daily circulation), Long Feature, News Feature Photo, News Photo, Politics, Presentation, Project of the Year, Short Feature, Sports and Sports Photo.

Complete rules and entry instructions can be found here.

For more information, including past winners, visit, or contact:

Program Director
National Newspaper Awards
Tel: 416-923-3567 ext. 3228