Better Newspaper Competition (BNC) General Excellence

This annual competition honours general excellence in Alberta weekly newspaper publishing.
Four categories are based on size of community, from under 1100 up to 10,500 and over. In each of these groups, awards are then presented for excellence in 

General Excellence,    Best Front Page,    Best Editorial Page    and Best Sports Page.

Independent publishers from outside of Alberta generally compose the judging committee and the awards are presented during the annual Convention held by the Association.

BNC Gen Ex 2021 results
This annual competition honours general excellence in Alberta weekly newspaper publishing. Four different categories are based on circulation, from under 1100 up to 10,000 and over. In each of these groups, awards are then presented for excellence.
BNC Gen Ex 2020 ResultsTuesday, May 25, 2021
2020 BNC General Excellence Awards were presented in Online. May 28, 2021
BNC-2019-results
2019 BNC General Excellence Awards were presented in Online. June 10, 2020
BNC 2018 results
2018 BNC General Excellence Awards were presented in Red Deer, May 31 2019
BNC 2017 results
2017 BNC General Excellence Awards were presented in Edmonton, June 2017
BNC 2016 Results
2016 BNC General Excellence Awards were presented in Calgary, June 2017
BNC 2015 Results
2015 BNC General Excellence Awards were presented in Edmonton, May 2016
BNC 2014 Results
2014 BNC General Excellence Awards were presented in Edmonton, June 2015
BNC 2013 Results
2012 BNC General Excellence Awards were presented in Calgary, June 2014
BNC 2012 Results
BNC General Excellence Awards for 2012 were presented in Edmonton June 2013
BNC 2011 Results
The 2011 General Excellence awards presentation were held at AWNA’s Convention in Calgary, May 2012.
BNC 2010
BNC 2009
BNC 2008
The following are the newspapers that won the 2008 General Excellence BNC. The presentation was made at the Association's Spring Meeting in June 2009.
BNC 2007
The following are the newspapers that won the 2007 General Excellence BNC. The presentation was made at the Association’s Spring Meeting in June 2008.
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