Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Newspaper of the Year / General Excellence

This extremely competitive contest awards newspaper of the year honors in six different circulation classes (two for dailies and four for weeklies). This contest is judged by industry experts.

Local Media Association contests are competitive and judged by esteemed experts in the field. Recognition in Local Media Association contests is a valued commodity and winners can proudly boast their accomplishments in marketing & promotional tools.

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Announcing the 2013 Newspaper of the Year Contest Winners

Congratulations to All Winners!

Local Media Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 Newspaper of the Year contest. These award-winning newspapers displayed top-notch editorial coverage, eye-catching graphic design and prominent advertising layouts, exemplifying creativity and innovation in all areas of the newspaper.

2013 NEWSPAPERS OF THE YEAR -- 1ST PLACE WINNERS

NON-DAILY NEWSPAPERS
Newspaper of the Year for Class A: Circulation up to 10,000
The Taos News - Taos, NM
Santa Fe New Mexican

Newspaper of the Year for Class B: Circulation between 10,001-22,500
Longboat Observer - Longboat Key, FL
Observer Media Group

Newspaper of the Year for Class C: Circulation between 22,501-37,500
Sarasota Observer - Sarasota, FL
Observer Media Group

Newspaper of the Year for Class D: Circulation over 37,500
The Gazette - Gaithersburg, MD
Post-Newsweek Media Inc.

DAILY NEWSPAPERS
Newspaper of the Year for Class E: Circulation under 30,000
Lawrence Journal-World - Lawrence, KS
The World Company

Newspaper of the Year for Class F: Circulation over 30,000
Waterloo Region Record - Kitchener, ON
Metroland Media Group

For a complete listing of all our winners, including judges' comments, please click here.

Special thanks to the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, MO for judging this contest and to Newspaper Toolbox for hosting the online contest entry platform.

For more information on our award-winning newspapers, please contact Al Cupo, Vice President, Operations for Local Media Association at 215-256-6801 or email al.cupo@localmedia.org.

Congratulations again to all our winners!

Award Presentation

Winners will be recognized in the December edition of Local Media Today!

Previous Winners

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