The Globe and Mail and Toronto Star combined to win 13 of the 22 categories at the 61st National Newspaper Awards ceremony held in Toronto on May 14.
The Globe took seven top honours and the Star was right behind with six.
Next was the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal in Saint John and the Ottawa Citizen with two each.
Single NNA certificates were awarded to La Presse in Montreal, Guelph Mercury, London Free Press, Reuters, and The Province in Vancouver.
Winners received cheques for $1,000 and a certificate of award. Runners-up received citations of merit. There were 1,301 entries in this year’s competition for works that appeared in the year 2009.
This is the 21st year for the NNAs under a Board of Governors which includes editors, publishers and the public from across Canada as well as representatives from the Toronto Press Club. Previous to 1989, the NNAs had been sponsored by the Toronto Press Club. The awards are administered from the National Newspaper Awards office in Toronto.
The National Newspaper Awards were founded by The Toronto Press Club in 1949.