PANPA announces Newspaper of the Year finalists

PANPA has announced its finalists for the Newspaper of the Year

The announcement:

The 2013 PANPA Newspaper of the Year finalists have been announced, after weeks of rigorous evaluation by judges around the world.

The finalists in the Newspaper of the Year, Digital News Destination of the Year, Marketing and Technical Excellence categories can be found here. Due to an increase in entry submissions, the finalists for the photography categories will be released on Wednesday, August 7.

The Newspaper Works CEO Mark Hollands said there has been a great response from mastheads around the region with a strong field of entries.

“It is great to see the level of participation of newspapers and digital properties from around the region,” Mr Hollands said.

“Whether big or small, news organisations have again taken part in these awards in big numbers.”

The awards are a chance for the newspaper industry to celebrate their great work in the face of adversity, given the difficult economic climate and period of transition they currently operate in.

“They recognise the importance of industry community and the value and benefits of recognition,” Mr Hollands says.

“Tough conditions in the market, and major structural changes in our businesses that is now taking place, mean it is important for everyone to focus not only on the challenges but also on the great work we do, and our contribution to society, our readers and commercial partners and clients.”

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on August 29, 2013 at The Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney as part of the Future Forum, a conference designed to help newspapers discover new strategies to win audiences and increase revenue by hearing from some of the world’s leading publishers.




Finalists to be announced on Wednesday August 7, 2013




Dailies (5-6-7 days per week)


Up to 10,000 circulation

Ashburton Guardian

Bundaberg NewsMail

Gladstone Observer

Shepparton News

The Daily Examiner

The Queensland Times

The Rotorua Daily Post

Wanganui Chronicle


10,000 – 25,000 circulation

Bay of Plenty Times

Bendigo Advertiser

Geelong Advertiser

NT News

Sunshine Coast Daily

The Border Mail

The Cairns Post

The Chronicle, Toowoomba

The Courier, Ballarat


25,001 – 90,000 circulation

Australian Financial Review

Canberra Times

Gold Coast Bulletin

Newcastle Herald

Otago Daily Times

The Dominion Post

The Examiner, Launceston

The Fiji Times

The Mercury, Hobart

The Press

Townsville Bulletin


90,001+ circulation

Daily Telegraph

Manly Daily

mX (Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane)

Sydney Morning Herald

The New Zealand Herald

The Age

The Australian

The West Australian




Up to 10,000 circulation

Fiordland Advocate

Albany Advertiser

Armidale Express

Augusta Margaret River Times

Centralian Advocate

Geraldton Newspapers

The Courier, Narrabri

The Mining Chronicle

The Riverine Herald


10,000-25,000 circulation

Busselton Dunsborough Times

Camden-Narellan Advertiser

Noosa News

Rosehill-Stanhope Gardens News

South Western Times

Stock Journal

Strathfield Scene


25,001-90,000 circulation

Blacktown Sun

Comment News

Macarthur Chronicle

Redcliffe & Bayside Herald

The Land

The Senior – South Australia

The Western Weekender

Wentworth Courier

Western Suburbs Weekly


90,001+ circulation

St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

The Senior – New South Wales




Fiji Times Limited – Sunday Times

Herald on Sunday

The Sunday Age

Sunday Mail SA

The Sunday Mail QLD

The Sun-Herald




News Website


Metropolitan / National

The New Zealand Herald – nzherald.co.nz

The Sydney Morning Herald – smh.com.au

Brisbane Times – brisbanetimes.com.au

Herald Sun – heraldsun.com.au

Singapore Press Holdings – One ST

Stuff.co.nz – Stuff.co.nz

News SA – adelaidenow.com.au


Rural / Regional / Suburban

NT News – ntnews.com.au

The Chronicle, Toowoomba – thechronicle.com.au

The Courier, Ballarat – thecourier.com.au

The Advocate, Tasmania – theadvocate.com.au

Bay of Plenty Times – bayofplentytimes.co.nz

Port Macquarie News – Port News Flooding

The Rotorua Daily Post – rotoruadailypost.co.nz

Newcastle Herald – theherald.com.au


Mobile site or App (not website)


Metropolitan / National

Stuff.co.nz – Mobile apps

Australian Financial Review – afr.com.au




Rural / Regional / Suburban

The Courier, Ballarat – Smartphone App

Newcastle Herald – App


Specialty / Niche Sites and Niche Apps

Singapore Press Holdings – The Straits Times Asia Report

Newcastle Herald – Red and Blue HQ

dompost.co.nz – Wellington Report

Stuff.co.nz – Stuff Nation

Stuff.co.nz – School Report

Singapore Press Holdings – Myanmar Sunrise e-Book


Innovation in Digital Publishing

Australian Financial Review – Budget Explorer

The New Zealand Herald – nzherald.co.nz

Brisbane Times – Brisbane Live @ Work

West Australian Regional Newspapers – iNFOGO

Stuff.co.nz – Stuff Nation

Stuff.co.nz – School Report

Canberra Times – 2013 Digital Storytelling



Winner announced on night



Winner announced on night



Winner announced on night



Winner announced on night



Winner announced on night







Up to 10,000 circulation

Fiordland Advocate – Summer in the South

The Courier, Narrabri – Bring them home with The Courier online

Port Macquarie News – Media Opportunities


10,000-25,000 circulation

Bay of Plenty Times – New-Look Weekday Editions

Wairarapa News – Rebranding on a shoestring

NT News – Online shop


90,000+ circulation

The New Zealand Herald – Compact launch brand campaign

MediaCorp Press Ltd – TODAY Movement Dance Championships

The Sydney Morning Herald – Photos1440

The Australian – Top 50

The Age – Forever Curious

News Limited – We’re for branding campaign



dompost.co.nz – The Wellington Report

Fairfax Digital – Stuff.co.nz – Stuff Nation Launch


Cause-Related Marketing


Up to 10,000 circulation

Fiordland Advocate – Te Anau Fire Brigade Needs You

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times – High Tea & Quiz Afternoon

Fraser Coast Chronicle – Jobs4us

Tully Times – Read to Me Day

Fraser Coast Chronicle – Baby Kits


10,000-25,000 circulation

The Advocate Newspaper, Tasmania – Donate Life

Daily Mercury – Take a Step for Good Health

NT News – Variety NT Pool Party




25,000-90,000 circulation

Otago Daily Times – Neurological fund-raising campaign

The Fiji Times – FOCUS

The Fiji Times – Campaigning Journalism

Fiji Sun – Democracy – One Person, One Vote, One Value


90,000+ circulation

The Sydney Morning Herald – Safer Sydney Campaign

News Limited SA – Shop in SA

NewsLocal – Great Tribal Chase

APN NZ Media Ltd – Herald on Sunday Sideline Champs

The Sunday Mail – Suncorp Bank Bridge to Brisbane


Audience – Circulation


Up to 10,000 circulation

Winner announced on night


10,000-25,000 circulation

Daily Mercury – Win an Ulitimate Fishing Trip for you and two mates

Bay of Plenty Times – New-Look Weekday Editions


25,000-90,000 circulation

The Dominion Post – News Splash

The Press – The Great South Island Road Trip

Illawarra Mercury – Digital Edition and iPhone Launch Campaigns

The Press – FreezeOut!


90,000+ circulation

The Australian – The Australian Selection

The New Zealand Herald – New-look compact launch campaign



Winner announced on night


Classified Advertising


10,000-25,000 circulation

NT News – Biggest Ever Marketplace

The Courier, Ballarat – Rummage around the Rat




Display Advertising


Up to 10,000 circulation

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times – Silkwood Wines

The Northland Age – Kaeo Post Office Centenary

The Courier, Narrabri – money-go-round


25,000-90,000 circulation

The Press – Loyalty Plus

The Dominion Post – Success Stories

The Dominion Post – Telling it like it is




Up to 10,000 circulation

Shepparton News – Pink Ribbon Brunch

Fiordland Advocate – Te Anau Tartan Festival

Gladstone Observer – The Observer [powered by MyCareer] – Careers & Tertiary Expo

Tully Times – Read to me Day


10,000-25,000 circulation

NT News – Facebook Pool Party

Bay of Plenty Times – indulge Bay Model

The Courier, Ballarat – Charity Fund presents RocKwiz Live

The Advocate Newspaper, Tasmania – Nitro Circus

The Advocate Newspaper, Tasmania – Project 5000

The Cairns Post – Solar Eclipse Campaign


25,000-90,000 circulation

Otago Daily Times – Neurological fund-raising campaign

Newcastle Herald – Our gift to the City, Newcastle Herald Carols by Candlelight

The Examiner – Launceston Ten


90,000+ circulation

The Sunday Mail – Suncorp Bank Bridge to Brisbane

The Age – Run Melbourne

MediaCorp Press Ltd – Today Movement Dance Championships

The Sydney Morning Herald – Photos1440

Singapore Press Holdings – Straits Times Appreciates Readers (Star) Programme






Up to 10,000 circulation

Shepparton News – Mad Cow Mud Run Sponsorship

Fraser Coast Chronicle – Worlds Greatest PubFest

The Courier, Narrabri – Sportsperson of the Year

Fiordland Advocate – Te Anau Tartan Festival


25,000-90,000 circulation

Newcastle Herald – Surfest Sponsorship

The Examiner – The Launceston Ten

The Dominion Post – Wide Angle’


90,000+ circulation

The Sunday Mail – Suncorp Bank Bridge to Brisbane

The Sydney Morning Herald – Tropfest Campaign


Young Readers


Up to 10,000 circulation

Fiordland Advocate – Class Action

Tully Times – Read to Me Day


10,000-25,000 circulation

Winner announced on night


25,000-90,000 circulation

Otago Daily Times – Class Act programme & Extra! publication

The Dominion Post – Tools for Schools

Newcastle Herald – School Newspaper competition

Fiji Sun – Rural Delivery


90,000+ circulation

Winner announced on night






Newspaper printed on a single width press


Up to 25,000 circulation

APN Print Toowoomba – QT

Ballina APN PRINT – The Nimbin Good Times

Ballina APN PRINT – Northern Star{weekend Star}

Fairfax Media Nth Richmond – The Guardian Weekly

Narrabri Courier – The Courier, Narrabri

WA Newspapers – Geraldton Guardian


25,001-90,000 circulation

APN Print Toowoomba – The Chronicle

Fairfax Media Nth Richmond – The Land

Fairfax Media Nth Richmond – Blue Mountains Gazette

Fairfax Regional Printers – Newcastle Herald

WA Newspapers – Bunbury Herald


90,000+ circulation

Apple Daily Publication Development Limited, Taiwan Branch – Apple Daily (Taiwan)

Apple Daily Printing (Hong Kong) – Sharp Daily (Hong Kong)

Apple Daily Printing (Hong Kong) – Apple Daily (Hong Kong)

MediaCorp Press Ltd – TODAY


Newspaper printed on a double-width press


Up to 25,000 circulation

APN Print Yandina – The Gympie Times

APN Print Yandina – Sunshine Coast Daily

APN Print Yandina – Fraser Coast Chronicle

Fairfax – Australian Financial Reveiw, Sydney Morning Herald

Fairfax Media NZ – The Timaru Herald Weekender

Fairfax Media NZ – The Timaru Herald


25,001-90,000 circulation

Capital Fine Print – The Canberra Times

Fairfax Media NZ – The Weekend Press

Fairfax Media NZ – The Press

News Limited – The Australian

WA Newspapers – Comment News




90,000+ circulation

News Limited – The Sunday Telegraph

News Limited – The Daily Telegraph

WA Newspapers – The West Australian

News Limited – Manly Daily

South China Morning Post Publishers Limited – South China Morning Post


Pre-Print or Supplement


Up to 25,000 circulation

Print Leader Tamworth (fairfax media) – Barrington Towns

WA Newspapers – Broome Happenings


Pre-Print or Supplement


25,001-90,000 circulation

Border Mail Printing – New Homes and Land

Capital Fine Print – Investing in property

WA Newspapers – Community Residential

Print Leader Tamworth (Fairfax Media) – Tamworth Building Supply


90,000+ circulation

Fairfax Media printing The Age – Life&Style/Traveller preprint

MediaCorp Press Ltd – TODAY Supplements

News Limited – Body + Soul

South China Morning Post Publishers Limited – Timepieces

WA Newspapers – Habitat

WA Newspapers – Travel

Source: PANPA media release


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