Mark your calendar for the 2023 New England Newspaper Conference, a virtual event featuring the presentation of the Newspaper of the Year Awards on October 19.
Once again, this year, the New England Newspaper & Press Association will identify our region’s best daily, weekly, specialty, and online news publications, and recognize them with the prestigious “New England Newspaper of the Year” award. Winners will be named in a range of circulation categories.
To be considered, editors simply fill out the entry form and brief summary and upload them along with two editions from the contest year (June 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023).
This is a one-of-a-kind competition – it is the only distinction of its kind in the newspaper industry that is judged by audience members. New England newspaper readers will be 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.
Readers will evaluate your 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?
NENPA member newspapers are invited to enter five categories: Weekday newspapers, Sunday newspapers, Weekly community newspapers, Specialty Publications, and Online News Sites.
Publications will be assigned to a competitive division within their category after all entries are received (i.e., small, medium, and large weeklies, small, medium, and large dailies, small, medium, and large Sunday/weekend publications, local and regional news sites.)
Questions? Please contact Linda Conway at email@example.com.