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Entries now open for newsawards 2017

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17 November 2016 – Entries for newsawards 2017 are now open. There is an earlier closing date than usual for entries, which is 27 January 2017. An entry form with rules and regulations can be downloaded from www.newsawards.co.uk/entry-form/

Headline sponsor for the event is Fujifilm, while premier sponsors are Agfa, UPM, manroland web systems, Aktrion, and Resolute Forest Products. WRH Global UK, Sun Chemical, Precision Colour Printing, Newsprinters, Drag+drop, PCS and Adyoulike are also confirmed sponsors.

“It’s fantastic to see so many of our sponsors returning for yet another year,” said PJ editor and newsawards director Gary Cullum. “This is a great testament to the importance of newsawards and to the calibre of our sponsors.

“This year’s entry form has some significant changes to judging criteria and I strongly urge everyone to read the 2017 entry requirements very carefully to ensure that all criteria are met.”

One of the major changes is that the window of opportunity for national printers to select their copies for entry has been restricted to just one week. Printers of regional and local newspapers have one month from which to choose  entry copies, this is due to the need for three consecutive issues of a weekly to be submitted.

The results of newsawards 2017 will be announced at the 21st annual gala dinner on Wednesday 5 April at the London Lancaster.

For more information on entries and table bookings, including Early Bird booking discounts, contact helen@newspaperawards.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1869 340351.

newsawards 2017 – The Categories

The Fujifilm Grand Prix – The Total Package


The Print Awards

National and Regional Newspaper Printer of the Year -The Agfa Premier Awards

International Printed Innovation of the Year (open to UK and international entries) – The UPM Premier Award

National Newspaper of the Year (Monday – Saturday) – the manroland web systems Premier Award

Regional Daily Newspaper of the Year – The Aktrion Premier Award

International Newspaper of the Year – The Resolute Forest Products Premier Award

Sunday Newspaper of the Year

Weekly Newspaper of the Year – The WRH Global UK Award

National  Supplement/Magazine of the Year – The Sun Chemical Award

Regional Supplement/Magazine of the Year – The Precision Colour Printing Award

Niche Market Newspaper of the Year


The Digital Awards

News Website of the Year – The Adyoulike Award

International Digital Innovation of the Year

Most Innovative Use of Mobile Technology – The Drag+drop Award

Best Use of User Generated Content

News App of the Year – The PCS Award


The Business Awards

Best Use of Advertising Technology

Commercial Advertising Initiative of the Year – The Newsprinters Award

Brand Partnership of the Year

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