National Newspaper Awards

Honouring the best in Canadian journalism since 1949

News

Thursday 1 December 2022

National Newspaper Awards open 2022 contest with a new entry system

TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2022 – The National Newspapers Awards is introducing a new entry system today, as it begins accepting entries for the 2022 competition. Entries […]
Monday 28 November 2022

NNA Board of Governors approves new award, citation for 2022 contest

TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2022 — The National Newspaper Awards Board of Governors has approved a new category for reporting on a special topic, as well as […]
Wednesday 11 May 2022

National Newspaper Awards Board of Governors welcomes two new members and approves two new award sponsorships

TORONTO, May 11, 2022 – The Board of Governors of the National Newspaper Awards has unanimously approved the appointment of two new members: George Abraham and […]

Gallery of Winning Visuals - 2021

About the National Newspaper Awards

The National Newspaper Awards were established in 1949 by the Toronto Press Club, and developed a new governance structure in 1989 under the auspices of the not-for-profit Canadian Daily Newspaper Awards Programme Administration Corporation.

The program is funded by annual fees paid by Benefactor organizations, entry fees and sponsorships.

There are 23 categories: Arts and Entertainment, Beat Reporting, Breaking News, Breaking News Photo, Business, Columns, Editorial Cartooning, Editorials, Explanatory Work, Feature Photo, General News Photo, International, Investigations, Local Reporting, Long Feature, Politics, Presentation/Design, Project of the Year, Short Feature, Special Topic, Sports, Sports Photo and Sustained News Coverage.

Key Dates

December 1, 2022 – Entries open
January 15, 2023 – Entries close
March 15, 2023 – Judges’ Deadline
May 5, 2023 – 2022 Awards Gala

Named Awards

George Brown Award for Investigations
Sponsored by The Globe and Mail

John Wesley Dafoe Award for Politics
Sponsored by Ron Stern

Bob Levin Award for Short Feature
Sponsored by The Globe and Mail

William Southam Award for Long Feature Sponsored by the Fisher, Bowen and Balfour families

Norman Webster Award for International Reporting
Sponsored by the Webster family

Stuart M. Robertson Award for Breaking News
Sponsored by Paul and Lauraine Woods

Joan Hollobon Award for Beat Reporting
Sponsored by The Globe and Mail

Thanks to our Sponsors and Benefactors