2014 Newspaper of the Year winners

The winners for the 2014 Newspaper of the Year awards were announced tonight at a gala event at Sydney’s Ivy, attended by more than 400 guests.

Brisbane’s Courier-Mail took out Daily Newspaper of the Year National/Metro while the inaugural Weekend Newspaper of the Year award went to The Weekend Australian.

More than 1,000 entries were submitted to this year’s awards, known as the PANPAs, which cover newspapers, photography, advertising, marketing, environment and print & production. The awards were sponsored by Norske Skog.

A change of criteria for the Newspaper of the Year awards has placed greater emphasis on the quality of journalism, digital execution and the ability to record a growing audience.

The Newspaper Works CEO Mark Hollands said: “Newspapers from all over the Asia Pacific set an extremely high standard in their submissions and left our judges locked in debate over the major Newspaper of the Year winner.

“We have some of the best newspapers in the world and the Newspaper of the Year awards continue to attract great support despite the increasing commercial pressures on the industry and, therefore, newspaper colleagues. I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to enter, and in doing so, contributed to the sense of community of our industry.”

The 2014 Newspaper of the Year award winners are:

NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

National / Metro: The Courier-Mail

Regional: Newcastle Herald

Community; The Gympie Times

 

WEEKEND NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

The Weekend Australian

 

NON-DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Regional: The Land

Community: St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

 

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

PRINT CENTRE OF THE YEAR

Fairfax Media Print & Distribution, North Richmond, NSW

 

SINGLE-WIDTH

National / Metro: Apple Daily Printing (Hong Kong)

Regional: The Geraldton Guardian

Community: Bairnsdale Advertiser

 

DOUBLE-WIDTH

National / Metro: The West Australian

Regional: Sunshine Coast Daily

Community: New Zealand Chinese Herald

 

PRE-PRINT OR SUPPLEMENT

Northern Daily Leader: Tamworth Regional Council Supplement

ENVIRONMENT

News Corp Australia: 1 Degree’s FY2014 Environmental Awareness Campaign

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

PORTRAIT

National / Metro: Chef Trois – Matt Turner, The Advertiser, Adelaide

Regional: Brave Shaylene – Addison Hamilton, Daily Advertiser

Community: Girl & Her Horse – Matt Bedford, Armidale Express

FEATURES AND LIFESTYLE

National / Metro: From Victoria with Love – Jason Edwards, Sunday Herald Sun

Regional: Making a Splash – Brendan Radke, Gold Coast Bulletin

Community: King Rocco – Justin Brierty, The Centralian Advocate

SPORT

National / Metro: Hair Apparent – Wayne Ludbey, The Courier-Mail

Regional (TIE): Cricket at the Speed of Fright – Jon Gellweiler, South Western Times

AND Heat Stroke – Jim Aldersey, Bendigo Advertiser

Community: Jesse Rodgers – Jon Hewson, Mandurah Coastal Times

NEWS

National / Metro: Haiyan Typhoon – Brendan Esposito, The Sydney Morning Herald

Regional: Fires – Phil Hearne, Newcastle Herald

Community: Ugly Side of Footy – Geoff Jones, Hawkesbury Gazette

DIGITAL

BEST MOBILE SITE

mX –  App for Smartphones

BEST NICHE / SPECIALITY APP OR MICROSITE

The Canberra Times, ‘The Silent War’

 

DIGITAL INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

The Straits Times, ‘Singapore  Communities Platform’

NEWS SITE OF THE YEAR

National / Metro (TIE): Apple Daily, Taiwan (appledaily.com.tw)

AND The Advertiser, Adelaide (advertiser.com.au)

Regional: Newcastle Herald (theherald.com.au)

HEGARTY INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIP

Mark Baker, Launceston Examiner, Fairfax Media

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