Finalists for National Newspaper Awards announced

The Globe and Mail leads all entrants in the 69th National Newspaper Awards competition with 18 nominations.

The Toronto Star has 12 nominations and La Presse has eight in the competition, which is open to daily newspapers, news agencies and online news sites approved for entry by the NNA Board of Governors.

The Edmonton Journal and Winnipeg Free Press each have three nominations, while the Canadian Press, the London Free Press, the National Post, the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, the Ottawa Citizen and the Vancouver Sun/Province have two each. Seven other organizations received one nomination each.

There are 63 nominations in 21 categories, selected from 881 entries for work published in 2017.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Toronto on Friday, May 4. Winners will receive cheques for $1,000 and a certificate of award. Other finalists receive citations of merit.

The Journalist of the Year will be chosen from among this year's winners, and revealed at the gala after all category awards have been announced. The Journalist of the Year receives $2,500.

This is the 69th year for the awards program, and the 29th under the current administrative structure. The Awards were established by the Toronto Press Club in 1949 to encourage excellence and reward achievement in daily newspaper work in Canada. The awards program is owned and operated by the Canadian Daily Newspaper Awards Programme Administration Corporation under the direction of its board of directors (referred to as the "Board of Governors").

You can find all of this year's nominees here.