Entries are closed for 2022.
Each year the New England Newspaper and Press Association identifies our region’s best daily, weekly, and specialty newspapers, and recognizes them with the prestigious “New England Newspaper of the Year” award. Winners are named in a range of circulation categories.
This one-of-a-kind competition is the only distinction of its kind in the newspaper industry that is judged by audience members. New England newspaper readers are appointed to evaluate the entries from a news consumer point of view and decide which deserves the honor of being named Newspaper of the Year.
All newspapers in the contest not only have a chance to be chosen for the award, but they also receive feedback from newspaper readers about the strengths and weaknesses of their print and digital publications and how their paper stacks up compared to similar-size papers in our region.
Each editor that enters receives a summary scorecard with the reader judges’ ratings across a range of attributes that are typically associated with quality newspapers and written verbatim comments.
Readers evaluate each paper’s relative strengths and weaknesses, including:
- quality of reporting and writing
- use of photos
- design and presentation
- digital offering
- overall utility and value
- General impressions, such as: Does the newspaper inform, educate, entertain, inspire, motivate, or lead? Does it reflect and care about the community it serves? Does it put the interests of the reader first? Is it unique or special in some way?
Questions? Please contact Linda Conway at firstname.lastname@example.org.