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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.

International Printed Innovation of the Year and International Digital innovation of the Year are open to entries from the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and overseas publishers and printers.

All commercial information contained in entries remains confidential to the judging process.

Closing date for entries – 1 February 2019 (Please note different closing date for Newspaper Printer of the Year – see criteria)

  • The Fujifilm Grand Prix – The Total Package
    The Fujifilm Grand Prix will be awarded to the news media 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.

    Judges require a maximum 500-word summary Word document (emailed to mark@newspaperawards.co.uk) together with six copies of relevant products and links to digital assets. All printed samples must be sent to newsawards, 25 Church Lane, Middle Barton, Chipping Norton, OXON OX7 7BX (email mark@newspaperawards.co.uk when samples are sent).

    The entry will be enhanced by a brief (no more than three minutes) digital presentation.

    All entries to The Grand Prix must incorporate both printed and digital news media products.

  • Young Achiever of the Year

    The UPM Premier Award
    The UPM Young Achiever of the Year Award will be presented to an individual who has made significant strides in their professional development over the last year. The Award is only open to Young Achievers involved in disciplines relating directly to the actual production of a printed newspaper e.g.
    • Printing
    • Mailroom
    • Pre-press
    • Distribution
    • Consumables procurement
    Aged 35 years or younger, this individual will have had a positive impact on their organisation and his or her peers. The entry will show evidence of:
    • personal achievements
    • adding value to their organisation
    • leadership potential
    • creativity and innovation
    Organisations (printer or publisher) can enter up to three candidates from each production site for Young Achiever of the Year. Judges will require:
    • completion of the Nomination Form (which can be downloaded here)
    • a maximum 500-word submission to support the nomination
    • a high-res photograph of the nominee in the workplace
    • any relevant examples of the nominee’s work
    • a (maximum) two-minute video (mobile phone quality will be sufficient) from the nominee supporting the entry
    The entry must be written and submitted by a senior manager/director. All shortlisted nominees will be invited to the Awards night as guests on the UPM Young Achievers table.
    Newspaper Printer of the Year

    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. All entries must come from commercial production runs.
    National Newspaper Printer of the Year
    Open to all printers of national newspapers, the judges will be looking for consistent and excellent quality from a maximum of TWO different national newspaper titles. You must confirm to chairman of judges Gary Cullum that you wish to enter this category by close of business on Monday 7 January 2019. Please email gc@cullumpublishing.co.uk Please keep one copy of each newspaper title you plan to enter for each publishing day between Tuesday 1 January 2019 and Tuesday 5 February 2019. On Wednesday 30 January, you will be contacted with the three different dates of the newspapers you need to submit. Judges will require three different dated copies of each newspaper (a maximum of six different newspaper copies). If you believe a brief summary would enhance your entry, you may include up to 300 words maximum which must be submitted with your printed newspapers.  
    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 TWO different regional or local newspaper titles from a printer’s or publisher’s portfolio. You must confirm to chairman of judges Gary Cullum that you wish to enter this category by close of business on Monday 7 January 2019. Please email gc@cullumpublishing.co.uk Please keep one copy of each newspaper title you plan to enter (regional daily or weekly) for each paper printed between Tuesday 1 January 2019 and Tuesday 5 February 2019. On Wednesday 30 January, you will be contacted with the three different dates of the newspapers you need to submit (daily and/or weekly dates will apply). Judges will require three different dated copies of each newspaper (a maximum of six newspaper copies). If you believe a brief summary would enhance your entry, you may include up to 300 words maximum which must be submitted with your printed newspapers.
    International Newspaper of the Year

    The 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 2018 and 1 February 2019.

    Design, use of colour and photography will also be taken into consideration by the judges.

    For further information and a list of previous winners go to http://www.newsawards.co.uk/register-page/
    National Newspaper of the Year (Mon-Sat)

    The manroland Goss web systems Premier Award for all national daily newspapers
    Three consecutive issues of a daily (Monday - Saturday) newspaper published between 1 January 2018 and 1 February 2019 must be submitted for judging. Every entry will be judged on the following elements: Print Production, Design, Content and Commercial Innovation. Judges will be scoring each of these headings separately on judging day – with the entry gaining the most marks across the board winning the category. Every entry must be accompanied by a maximum 500-word printed summary – clearly laid out summaries that address the criteria headings separately will be looked upon favourably by the judging panel. Sales/distribution figures (ABC, BPA or otherwise audited) for January-June 2017 and January-June 2018 periods must be submitted, or latest available monthly figures with full year-on-year comparison. Audited source must be provided. Without these figures your entry will be ineligible.
    Weekly Newspaper of the Year

    The WRH Global UK Award for all local weekly newspapers
    Three consecutive issues of the newspaper published between 1 January 2018 and 1 February 2019 must be submitted for judging.

    Every entry will be judged on the following elements: Print Production, Design, Content and Commercial Innovation.

    Judges will be scoring each of these headings separately on judging day – with the entry gaining the most marks across the board winning the category.

    Every entry must be accompanied by a maximum 500-word printed summary – clearly laid out summaries that address the criteria headings separately will be looked upon favourably by the judging panel.

    Sales/distribution figures (ABC, BPA or otherwise audited) for January-June 2017 and January-June 2018 periods must be submitted, or latest available monthly figures with full year-on-year comparison. Audited source must be provided. Without these figures your entry will be ineligible.
    National Supplement/Magazine of the Year

    The Sun Chemical Award for all national newspaper supplements and magazines printed any method
    There will be two trophies awarded in this category:

    • National Supplement/Magazine of the Year (Weekly frequency)
    • National Supplement/Magazine of the Year (including Fortnightly/Monthly/Quarterly frequency)
    • The judging criteria for both Awards is the same – see below
    Every entry will be judged on the following elements: Print Production, Design, Content and Commercial Innovation.

    Judges will be scoring each of these headings separately on judging day – with the entry gaining the most marks across the board winning the category.

    Every entry must be accompanied by a maximum 500-word printed summary – clearly laid out summaries that address the criteria headings separately will be looked upon favourably by the judging panel.

    The entry must include three different issues of the supplement or magazine published between 1 January 2018 and 1 February 2019.

    A supplement/magazine must be a separate section of the publication or a separate publication, pre-printed, which is inserted in, distributed with, or available standalone, to the main newspaper.
    Regional Supplement/Magazine of the Year

    The Precision Colour Printing Award for all regional newspaper colour supplements or standalone magazines printed any method
    Every entry will be judged on the following elements: Print Production, Design, Content and Commercial Innovation.

    Judges will be scoring each of these headings separately on judging day – with the entry gaining the most marks across the board winning the category.

    Every entry must be accompanied by a maximum 500-word printed summary – clearly laid out summaries that address the criteria headings separately will be looked upon favourably by the judging panel.

    Required are three different issues of the supplement/magazine published between 1 January 2018 and 1 February 2019.
    Niche Market Newspaper of the Year

    The Flint Group Award 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 2018 and 1 February 2019.

    Every entry will be judged on the following elements: Print Production, Design, Content and Commercial Innovation.

    Judges will be scoring each of these headings separately on judging day – with the entry gaining the most marks across the board winning the category.

    Every entry must be accompanied by a maximum 500-word printed summary – clearly laid out summaries which address the criteria headings separately will be looked upon favourably by the judging panel.

    * Niche or special interest includes sports, hobbies, religious, educational, business and lifestyle titles.
    Sunday Newspaper of the Year

    The Prinovis Award for all Sunday newspapers
    Three consecutive issues of a Sunday newspaper published between 1 January 2018 and 1 February 2019 must be submitted for judging. Every entry will be judged on the following elements: Print Production, Design, Content and Commercial Innovation. Judges will be scoring each of these headings separately on judging day – with the entry gaining the most marks across the board winning the category. Every entry must be accompanied by a maximum 500-word printed summary – clearly laid out summaries that address the criteria headings separately will be looked upon favourably by the judging panel. Sales/distribution figures (ABC, BPA or otherwise audited) for January-June 2017 and January-June 2018 periods must be submitted, or latest available monthly figures with full year-on-year comparison. Audited source must be provided. Without these figures your entry will be ineligible.
    Regional Daily Newspaper of the Year

    The Aktrion Award for all regional daily newspapers
    Three consecutive issues of the newspaper (Monday – Saturday) published between 1 January 2018 and 1 February 2019 must be submitted for judging.

    Every entry will be judged on the following elements: Print Production, Design, Content and Commercial Innovation.

    Judges will be scoring each of these headings separately on judging day – with the entry gaining the most marks across the board winning the category.

    Every entry must be accompanied by a maximum 500-word printed summary – clearly laid out summaries that address the criteria headings separately will be looked upon favourably by the judging panel.

    Sales/distribution figures (ABC, BPA or otherwise audited) for January-June 2017 and January-June 2018 periods must be submitted, or latest available monthly figures with full year-on-year comparison. Audited source must be provided. Without these figures your entry will be ineligible.
    International Printed Innovation of the Year

    The Printing Charity Award for all UK and overseas published newspapers
    The Printing Charity Award for all UK 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 2018 and 1 February 2019.

    Judges will be looking for innovations designed to encourage and promote readership of the printed newspaper. Additionally, innovations that are new to the news media industry and have not been seen before will be looked on favourably by the judges.

    Entries can be for newspapers or supplements themselves or they can be standalone initiatives that have been used to enhance a newspaper’s performance.

    Judges require a maximum 500-word printed summary (in English) to accompany the entry. The entry must also include three copies of the actual printed newspaper/supplement/product and three copies of any supporting material you wish to submit.
  • Brand Partnership of the Year

    The Newsprinters Award 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 news media product and its client.

    Judges require a maximum 500-word summary (Word document) and links to digital assets (emailed to mark@newspaperawards.co.uk) together with three copies of relevant products.

    All printed samples must be sent to newsawards. 25 Church Lane, Middle Barton, Chipping Norton, OXON OX7 7BX (email mark@newspaperawards.co.uk when samples are sent).

    The entry will also be enhanced by a brief (no more than three minutes) digital presentation.
    Best Use of Advertising Technology

    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 remains one of the fastest-growing parts of the news media sector and it is having a profound effect on the newspaper industry.

    Judges will be looking for entries, from users or suppliers of Ad-Tech, that 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 500-word summary (emailed to mark@newspaperawards.co.uk) to accompany the entry, which can be enhanced with workflows, case studies and commercial data.

    Three copies of any printed samples are required and must be sent to newsawards. 25 Church Lane, Middle Barton, Chipping Norton, OXON OX7 7BX (email mark@newspaperawards.co.uk when samples are being sent).
    Commercial Advertising Initiative of the Year

    The Papermule 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.

    Judges require a maximum 500-word summary (Word document) and links to digital assets (emailed to mark@newspaperawards.co.uk) together with three copies of relevant products.

    All printed samples must be sent to newsawards. 25 Church Lane, Middle Barton, Chipping Norton, OXON OX7 7BX. (email mark@newspaperawards.co.uk when samples are sent).

    The entry will be enhanced by a brief (no more than three minutes) digital presentation.
  • International Digital Innovation of the Year

    The Drag+drop Award for all news media businesses (open to UK and international entries)
    Judges will be looking for entries that demonstrate the most innovative, creative or commercial implementation of digital media 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, iPhone and iPad), blogs and virtual reality.

    Judges require a maximum 500-word summary (in English, Word document, emailed to mark@newspaperawards.co.uk) that can be enhanced with diagrams and photographs.
    News App of the Year

    for any platform including iPhone, Android and iPad
    Open to all news media organisations (UK and international), judges require a brief summary (max 500 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 Word document and emailed to mark@newspaperawards.co.uk
    News Website of the Year

    The PCS Award for all news websites
    Judges require a maximum 500 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 and evidence of monetisation of the website.

    Where appropriate, judges require free-of-charge access to the site during the judging process.

    The entry must be submitted as a Word document. All entries, together with entry forms, must be emailed to mark@newspaperawards.co.uk.
    Outstanding Use of Social Media Award

    for all news media outlets
    Judges will be looking to see how your news media products are using and working with different social media platforms to enhance and develop your audience and brand.

    The entry should highlight how the social media platforms have been used in creative, engaging and innovative ways.

    A maximum 500-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 Word document and emailed to mark@newspaperawards.co.uk

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