Better Newspaper Competition (BNC) General Excellence

Open for 2017 Entries - Deadline January 31, 2018

This annual competition honours general excellence in Alberta weekly newspaper publishing.
Six different categories are based on size of community, from under 1100 up to 12,500 and over. In each of these groups, awards are then presented for excellence in 

General Excellence,    Best Front Page,    Best Editorial Page    and Best Sports Page.

Independent publishers from outside of Alberta generally compose the judging committee and the awards are presented during the annual Convention held by the Association.

*NEW THIS YEAR* 

AWNA has selected two MONTHS in 2017 from which members may select their General Excellence entries.  Choose only ONE edition from May AND ONE edition from October; the one you consider the best issue for each of these months.

May (May 1-31)  AND  October (October 1-31)

Please select ONE issue from EACH of these months and submit TWO copies of each:


Entry Form
To enter, clip and attach this entry form to your newspapers. Your entry will consist of four newspapers in total -TWO copies of your best May 2017 edition and TWO copies of your best October 2017 edition.    TWO copies from BOTH weeks are required.

 

BNC 2016 Results
2016 BNC General Excellence Awards were presented in Calgary, June 2017
BNC 2015 Results
2015 BNC General Excellence Awards were presented in Edmonton, May 2016
BNC 2014 Results
2014 BNC General Excellence Awards were presented in Edmonton, June 2015
BNC 2013 Results
2012 BNC General Excellence Awards were presented in Calgary, June 2014
BNC 2012 Results
BNC General Excellence Awards for 2012 were presented in Edmonton June 2013
BNC 2011 Results
The 2011 General Excellence awards presentation were held at AWNA’s Convention in Calgary, May 2012.
BNC 2010
BNC 2009
BNC 2008
The following are the newspapers that won the 2008 General Excellence BNC. The presentation was made at the Association's Spring Meeting in June 2009.
BNC 2007
The following are the newspapers that won the 2007 General Excellence BNC. The presentation was made at the Association’s Spring Meeting in June 2008.