Better Newspapers Competition (BNC) Awards of Excellence

The Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association encourages excellence by sponsoring an annual provincial competition to celebrate the achievements of its member newspapers. Newspapers compete against other newspapers of similar circulation for special awards in such categories as editorial, photography, advertising and special promotion.

Eligibility

The Better Newspaper Competition - Awards of Excellence is open to AWNA members only. 

Entry Fees

There are no entry fees, however, newspapers entering must be AWNA members in good standing.

BNC Awards of Excellence Categories


  • Excellence in Creative Advertising
  • Effective and Original Use of Colour in Advertising
  • Best Habitat Conservation Story (Ducks Unlimited Canada Award)
  • Sports Writing Award
  • Healthy Communities Journalism Award  (

    Genome Alberta Award)

  • Agricultural Supplement or Section (

    Genome Alberta Award)


  • Sue Gawlak Best Local Editorial (sponsored by the St.  Albert Gazette
  • Ad Campaign Award
  • Education Writing Award (Lethbridge College Award)
  • Best Local News Story 
  • Best Feature Story By a Local Writer
  • Best Feature Column by a Local Writer (Gordon Scott Memorial Award)
  • Special Supplement or Section (

    Metro Creative Graphics Award)

Visit KUTD for descriptions of  the categories

Deadlines

All entries will need to be uploaded, as PDF files,  by Friday, January 29th
The TWO exceptions to this rule are "Agricultural Supplement" and "Special Supplement or Section".  We ask that copies of these (with the accompanying entry form)  be mailed to:
Maurizia Hinse c/o BNC Entries,   2824 - 39 Avenue, Edmonton AB T6T 1L1

How to Enter

Entries will be submitted via an online form.  Start assembling your entries by collecting PDFs of the pages/entries.  It is important that your entry be the full page of the newspaper - the folio line must appear on your entry PDF.
We are using a different service than last year, and we're still writing out the new log in instructions.  That link for uploading entries will be posted here, at the start of January. 

  Please start collecting your PDFs now  

If you are having problems locating PDFs of your pages, the AWNA does have an offsite archive of your pages.  Let us know which pages you need and we can send you the PDFs.  Email Maurizia or Julie Anne
 
2019 Awards of Excellence
Presented June 2020 in an Awards Presentation held online
2018 Awards of Excellence
Presented May 31, 2019 in Red Deer Alberta at the Friday evening Awards Banquet
2017 Awards of Excellence
2017 Awards of Excellence were presented in Calgary, June 2018
2016 Awards of ExcellenceThursday, June 1, 2017
2016 Awards of Excellence were presented in Calgary, June 2017
2015 Awards of Excellence
2015 BNC Awards of Excellence Winners Presented May 2016
2014 Awards of ExcellenceMonday, June 15, 2015
2014 Awards of Excellence were presented in Edmonton, June 2015
2013 Award Winners
2013 Awards of Excellence were presented in Calgary, June 2014
2012 Award Winners
2012 Awards of Excellence were presented in Edmonton, June 2013
2011 Award Winners
2011 BNC Awards of Excellence Winners Presented May 2012
2010 Award Winners
2010 Award Winners Presented May 2012
2010 Award Winners II
2009 Award Winners
2008 Award Winners
2007 Award Winners
2006 Award Winners
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