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newsawards 2016 Categories

All categories are open to entries from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland except The International Newspaper of the Year Award that is only open to overseas published newspapers.

Printed Innovation of the Year, News Website of the Year and News App of the Year are open to entries from the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and overseas publishers and printers.

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Award Categories

  • The Fujifilm Grand Prix – The Total Package

    fuji_new The Fujifilm Grand Prix will be awarded to the newspaper brand that brings together the most cohesive and compelling “print – digital – business” offering to the market – The Total Package.The entry must demonstrate how the brand has used both print and digital technologies/solutions together to ensure sustainability and future success across its portfolio of news media products – the award will not go to one-off case histories.
    Judges will be looking for the news media publisher that demonstrates the best cross-platform collection of both printed and digital assets, in particular where all media types complement and add value to each other. In addition to judging the quality of the actual assets, judges will be looking for evidence of how publishers’ multi-platform strategies have been taken to market and evidence of business success in terms of readership and revenue. A500-word summary is required together with samples of relevant products and links to digital assets. All entries to The Grand Prix must incorporate both printed and digital news media products.
  • Newspaper Printer of the Year

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    The Agfa Premier Award
    for all printers of newspapers printed by flexo or coldset web offset There are two Awards. A print plant can enter either Award, but not both.

    National Newspaper Printer of the Year

    Open to all printers of national newspapers, the judges will be looking for excellent quality from a maximum of TWO different national newspaper titles. Three consecutive issues of a newspaper(i.e. a maximum six newspapers for each entry) are required printed between 1 January 2015 and 5 February 2016.

    Regional Newspaper Printer of the Year

    Open to all printers of regional/ local newspapers, the judges will be looking for consistent and excellent quality from a maximum of THREE different regional or local newspaper titles from a printer’s or publisher’s portfolio. Three consecutive issues of each newspaper (i.e. a maximum nine newspapers for each entry) are required (three days running for a regional daily, three weeks running for a weekly title), printed between 1 January 2015 and 5 February 2016.



    Printed Innovation of the Year  (UK and International)

    upmThe UPM Paper Premier Award for all UK, international and overseas published newspapers

    Judges will be looking for entries that demonstrate the most innovative, creative or commercial implementation of print for newspapers while also demonstrating commercial benefits to printers and publishers. Entries need to have been published between 1 January 2015 and 5 February 2016. Entries can be for newspapers or supplements themselves or they can be standalone initiatives that have been used to enhance a newspaper’s performance such as posters, books, wraps, inserts etc. Judges require a maximum 500-word summary to accompany the entry that must also include three copies of the actual printed newspaper/supplement/product.



    National Newspaper of the Year (Monday – Saturday)

    manrolandThe manroland web systems Premier Award for all national daily newspapers

    Three consecutive issues of a daily (e.g. Thursday, Friday, Saturday )newspaper printed between 1 January 2015 and 5 February 2016 must be submitted for judging. In addition to demonstrating production excellence, judges require a maximum 300-word summary that focuses on projects/campaigns/innovations that have contributed to the commercial/business success of your newspaper. Sales/distribution figures (ABC, BPA or otherwise audited) for January-June 2014 and January-June 2015 periods must be submitted, or latest available monthly figures with full year-on-year comparison. Audited source must be provided.



    Regional Daily Newspaper of the Year

    Aktrion_logoThe Aktrion Premier Award for all regional daily newspapers

    Three consecutive issues of the newspaper printed between 1 January 2015 and 5 February 2016 must be submitted for judging. In addition to demonstrating production excellence, judges require a maximum 300-word summary that focuses on projects/campaigns/innovations that have contributed to the commercial/business success of your newspaper. Sales/distribution figures (ABC, BPA or otherwise audited) for January-June 2014 and January-June 2015 periods must be submitted, or latest available monthly figures with full year-on-year comparison. Audited source must be provided.



    International Newspaper of the Year

    resoluteforestproductsThe Resolute Forest Products Premier Award for all international daily and weekly newspapers published overseas

    Judges will be looking for consistent and excellent quality over three different issues of a newspaper printed between 1 January 2015 and 5 February 2016. Design, use of colour and photography will also be taken into consideration by the judges.



    Sunday Newspaper of the Year

    For all Sunday newspapers

    Three consecutive issues of a Sunday newspaper printed between 1 January 2015 and 5 February 2016 must be submitted for judging. In addition to demonstrating production excellence, judges require a maximum 300-word summary that focuses on projects/campaigns/innovations that have contributed to the commercial/business success of your newspaper.
    Sales/distribution figures (ABC, BPA or otherwise audited) for January-June 2014 and January-June 2015 periods must be submitted, or latest available monthly figures with full year-on-year comparison. Audited source must be provided.



    Weekly Newspaper of the Year

    WRH-FERAG-LogoThe WRH Global UK Award for all local weekly newspapers

    Three consecutive issues of the newspaper printed between 1 January 2015 and 5 February 2016 must be submitted for judging. In addition to demonstrating production excellence, judges require a maximum 300-word summary that focuses on projects/campaigns/innovations that have contributed to the commercial/business success of your newspaper.
    Sales/distribution figures (ABC, BPA or otherwise audited) for January-June 2014 and January-June 2015 periods must be submitted, or latest available monthly figures with full year-on-year comparison. Audited source must be provided.



    National  Supplement/Magazine of the Year

    logo-sun-chem-2008The Sun Chemical Award for all national newspaper supplements and magazines printed any method

    In addition to demonstrating production excellence, judges require a maximum 300-word summary which focuses on projects /campaigns/innovations which have contributed to the commercial/business success of your supplement/magazine. The entry must include three different issues of the supplement or magazine printed between 1 January 2015 and 5 February 2016.
    A supplement/magazine must be a separate section of the publication or a separate publication, pre-printed, which is inserted in, or distributed with, the main newspaper.



    Regional Supplement/Magazine of the Year

    PCP_NewThe Precision Colour Printing Award for all regional newspaper colour supplements or standalone magazines printed any method

    In addition to demonstrating production excellence, judges require a maximum 300-word summary that focuses on projects/campaigns/innovations that have contributed to the commercial/business success of your supplement/magazine. The entry must originate from a newspaper publishing environment but can be a standalone publication. Required are three different issues of the supplement/magazine printed between 1 January 2015 and 5 February 2016.



    Niche Market Newspaper of the Year

    For all niche market (special interest) newspapers *

    The judges will be looking for consistent quality over three different issues of a specialist newspaper published between 1 January 2015 and 5 February 2016. Daily, weekly, fortnightly and monthly publications can enter this category. Printers can only enter this category on behalf of contract customers providing they have their permission.

    *Niche or special interest includes sports, hobbies, religious, educational, business and lifestyle titles.

  • News Website of the Year (UK and International)

    For all news websites

    Judges require a maximum 300 words to support the entry. The entry should include a brief history/strategy; evidence of technology innovation designed to encourage/enhance visitor interaction; incorporation of multiple platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, blogging, video, mobile; andevidence of monetisation of the website.
    Where appropriate, judges will require free-of-charge access to the site during the judging process. The entry must be submitted as a plain Word document – no images, screen grabs etc. will be accepted. All entries, together with entry forms, must be emailed to mark@newspaperawards.co.uk.



    Digital Innovation of the Year

    kodak1The Kodak Award for all news media businesses

    Judges will be looking for entries that demonstrate the most innovative, creative or commercial implementation of digital media introduced since 1 January 2015 that has brought improvements within your news publishing or printing environment. Digital media covers many different areas including internet, apps, podcasting, videocasting, Twitter, Facebook, streaming audio and video, mobile devices (such as Android, iPod and iPad), blogs and virtual reality. Judges require a maximum 300-word summary to accompany the entry that can be enhanced with diagrams, photographs and samples.



    Most Innovative Use of Mobile Technology

    dragdrop_2013 The Drag+drop Award for all news media businesses

    With over 1.5 billion smartphones and a growing array of mobile devices from tablets and phones to the burgeoning wearables market, the importance of mobile technology is key to the successful dissemination of news media. Judges will be looking for entries that show rich content like video, animations and graphics that work alongside smart ads and load instantaneously. In addition, judges require evidence of a clear mobile strategy.
    A maximum 300-word summary is required together with relevant links and, where appropriate, free-of-charge access for websites, tablets etc. during the judging process. The entry must be submitted as a plain Word document – no images, screen grabs etc. will be accepted. The entry must be emailed to mark@newspaperawards.co.uk.



    News App of the Year (UK and International)

    PCSLOGOThe PCS Award for any platform including iPhone, Android and iPad

    Open to all news media organisations (UK and international), judges require a brief summary (max 300 words) to support the entry. The entry should include details on how the app was developed; evidence of any technological innovations used in the design/implementation of the app; the commercial/business model for the app; facts and figures illustrating the success of the app.Where appropriate, judges will require free-of-charge download access to the app during the judging process.

    The entry must be submitted as a plain Word document – no images, screen grabs etc. will be accepted. The entry must be emailed to mark@newspaperawards.co.uk



    Best Use of User Generated Content

    For all news media businesses.

    Today, more than ever before, journalism is a two-way conversation. The Best Use of User Generated Content award will be presented to the news media organisation that demonstrates a clear strategy on how it is encouraging and enabling its readers to engage by submitting their own videos, text and photographs. Judges will require evidence of the methods used to engage the reader and how the barriers have been broken down between the journalist and reader. Innovative use of technologies to facilitate user involvement will be taken into consideration and also how readers have been creatively incentivised to submit content. A 300-word summary is required together with relevant links and, where appropriate, free-of-charge access for websites, tablets etc. during the judging process. The entry must be submitted as a plain Word document – no images, screen grabs etc. will be accepted. The entry must be emailed to mark@newspaperawards.co.uk
  • Best Use of Advertising Technology

    Qmuli_FullColourLogThe Qmuli Award for all suppliers and users of Advertising Technology

    Advertising Technology (Ad-Tech) is the collective term for systems and IT that help the media industry automate and improve the efficiency of the advertising process. The Ad-Tech market is the fastest-growing part of the news media sector and it is having a profound effect on the newspaper industry Judges will be looking for entries, from suppliers or users of Ad-Tech, which demonstrate the smartest and most commercially successful use of advertising technology. Judges will be particularly interested in what process the technology has improved, how it has been integrated into the workflow and culture of the business, how it has increased revenue and how it has improved operating efficiency and profitability. Judges require a maximum 300-word summary to accompany the entry, which can be enhanced with workflows, case studies and commercial data.

     

    Commercial Advertising Initiative of the Year

    NEWS_SOLUTIONSThe Newssolutions Award for all news media organisations

    Advertising continues to be the key ingredient to the success of any news media organisation. With new print and digital technologies, news organisations/media businesses are working with clients to create exciting, new cross-platform commercial advertising opportunities. In this category, judges will be looking for print, digital or combined projects that clearly demonstrate creative media thinking at their core. Judges also require evidence of the project’s success – this can be via percentage figures, monetary figures or evidence of client satisfaction. Required is a maximum 300-word summary together with print or digital examples of the relevant campaign.

     

    Brand Partnership of the Year

    For all news media organisations

    Companies are increasingly looking to harness the full power of a news media publisher’s print and digital portfolio. Judges will be looking for entries that demonstrate how a publisher has worked creatively and strategically with a brand to communicate its message and engage with the newspaper’s digital and print audience. This might be through conferences, supplements, promotions, microsites, bespoke and native advertising solutions etc. The entry must demonstrate how the Brand Partnership has succeeded via figures/percentages and it should show clear evidence of how the project has enhanced the brand of both the newspaper and its client. Judges require a 300-word summary together with hard copy and/or digital examples of the entry.