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 22 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, Sports, Sports Photo and Sustained News Coverage.
Entry costs $20 per entry for submissions from digital news organizations and freelance journalists who submit their work independently, $40 for entries published by organizations that support the NNAs by paying an annual Benefactor fee, and $50 for all other entries.
Judging is done by prominent people selected from across the country. Three judges in each category arrive at a consensus decision after examining the entries independently over a six-week period.
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