Entry Book and Procedures

The CCNAwards have once again partnered with Newspaper Toolbox to provide an online entry platform for this year’s competition. This online entry system is designed to make the process of entering the CCNAwards quick and easy.

To download a PDF version of the entry book, please click on the appropriate link below:

Community Newspapers and Canadian Forces Base Newspapers
• Entry Book - Click Here

Campus Newspapers
• Entry Book  - Click Here

Entry Procedures – Overview

Click here for the CCNAwards entry site »

  • Step 1 – Account Set-up:

    • On the entry site, create an account for this competition by clicking on Create an Account Now in the login area on the left.
    • Select the name of your newspaper from the drop down menu.
    • Fill in your contact information.
    • Click the Submit button.

An email will be sent to you with your temporary username and password for this contest. You may change this username and password at any time by clicking on My Account.

You will only need to create an account once, regardless of how many categories you choose to enter.

  • Step 2 – Understanding Your Entries Page:

When you log in for the first time with your temporary username and password, you will arrive at your entries page. Refer to this page whenever you want to submit new entries, edit previously submitted entries, upload files or proceed to the payment of these entries. Submitted entries may be modified up to the contest entry deadline – not after the deadline has passed.

  • Step 3 – Submitting Entries:

Follow the step-by-step instructions for submitting each entry and uploading your material. There are several file formats available for you to upload your entries.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Taylor Kormann, Awards Coordinator, at 1-877-305-2262 ext. 3333 or awards@newspaperscanada.ca.


Hardcopy Entries:
The following categories require one full set of hardcopy tearsheets in addition to PDF tearsheets to be uploaded through our online entry system.

  • General Excellence
  • Best Canadian Forces Base Newspaper
  • Best Holiday Edition
  • Outstanding Community Service
  • Best Sports Coverage
  • Best Campus Newspaper

When submitting your hardcopy tearsheet:

• One full set of tearsheets is required for each entry.
• Submit all entry credits via the online entry system.
• Print a copy of your entry form from the entry site and attach it to the appropriate   tearsheet.
• Payment is required with the entries to complete the entry process. Payment can be made by credit card or by cheque.
Entries for the above categories should be mailed to:
Newspapers Canada
c/o Awards
890 Yonge Street, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 3P4

Entry Deadline:
Packages and payment should be submitted to the Newspapers Canada office by Friday, January 29, 2016
For detailed instructions, including information on what materials to enter for each category, please refer to the Entry Book.

Earlybird Draw (CCNA members only)

Earlybird Deadline: January 22, 2016
CCNA members are eligible for an earlybird draw. Enter by Friday, January 22, 2016, for a chance to win up to $1,500 to use towards the cost of attending this year’s Newspapers Canada conference in Edmonton on May 27-28, 2016.
If you have any questions, contact Taylor Kormann at awards@newspaperscanada.ca