National Newspaper Awards

Honouring the best in Canadian journalism since 1949


Gallery of Winning Visuals - 2022

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, Business, Columns, Editorial Cartooning, Editorials, Explanatory Work, Feature Photo, International, Investigations, Local Reporting, Long Feature, News Photo, Photo Story, Politics, Presentation/Design, Project of the Year, Short Feature, Special Topic, Sports, Sports Photo and Sustained News Coverage.

Key Dates

December 1, 2023 – Entries open
January 15, 2024 – Entries close
March 15, 2024 – Judges’ Deadline
April 26, 2024 – 2023 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