Winners announced for 2016 PANPA Newspaper of the Year Awards

Excellence in news media publishing was recognised tonight at the 2016 PANPA Newspaper of the Year Awards, at a gala event held at The Ivy in Sydney.

More than 400 guests attended the awards that recognise excellence in print and digital publishing, photography, environmental initiatives and print and production.  The event concludes the industry’s annual conference, Future Forum.

The awards attracted entries from national, metropolitan, regional, rural and community news media brands in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Asia.

There are six categories for this year’s Newspaper of the Year awards:

  • Newspaper of the Year – sponsored by Norske Skog
  • Digital Destinations of the Year – sponsored by Newscycle
  • Photography of the Year – sponsored by Media Super
  • Technical Excellence Awards – sponsored by DIC
  • Hegarty Scholarship (for young news media executives) – sponsored by Media Super
  • Environment – sponsored by Norske Skog

The awards place an emphasis on the quality of journalism, cross platform execution, design and the ability to engage audiences across multiple platforms.

“Our news media brands are among the best in the world and this year’s award winners were no exception. Our judges overwhelmingly remarked on the high quality of influential journalism and the diversity of entertaining, provocative and often courageous ways in which news media is engaging audiences,” NewsMediaWorks CEO, Mark Hollands, said.

“The PANPAs continue to be the pre-eminent awards in the region’s news media industry.”

The full list of 2016 PANPA Newspaper of the Year awards winners are:

NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Community
Manly Daily – News Corp Australia

Regional
Newcastle Herald – Fairfax Media

National/Metropolitan
The Australian – News Corp Australia

WEEKEND NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR
AFR Weekend – Fairfax Media

NON-DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Community
Mandurah Mail – Fairfax Media

Regional
The Land – Fairfax Media

DIGITAL NEWS SITE OF THE YEAR

Community
The Maitland Mercury www.maitlandmercury.com.au

Regional
Newcastle Herald www.herald.com.au

National / Metropolitan
The Sydney Morning Herald www.smh.com.au

PHOTOGRAPHY

PORTRAIT

Community
Smoking Actor – Jon Hewson, Fremantle Gazette

Regional
Playing in Ash – Wesley Monts, Townsville Bulletin

National / Metropolitan
Ahmed Kelly – Alexander Coppel, Herald Sun

FEATURES AND LIFESTYLE

Community
High Fliers – Sitthixay Ditthavong, Riverine Herald

Regional
Nudist Nomads… No Tan Lines Here – Elise Derwin, NT News

National / Metropolitan
Stories of Hope – Jason Edwards, Herald Sun

SPORT

Community
Title Defence – Braden Fastier, Manly Daily

Regional
White Water Wonder – Jon Gellweiler, South Western Times

National / Metropolitan
Fernando Alonso’s Exit – Alexander Coppel, Herald Sun

NEWS

Community
The Crop – Braden Fastier, Manly Daily

Regional
Pot of Gold – Glenn Hampson, Gold Coast Bulletin

National / Metropolitan
Storm Front on Bondi Beach – Rohan Kelly, The Daily Telegraph

ENVIRONMENT
Sydney Print Centre, News Corp Australia – Zero Waste Program

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

SINGLE-WIDTH

Community
Sharp Daily, Taiwan

Regional
Apple Daily Publications – Apple Daily, Taiwan

National / Metropolitan
Apple Daily, Hong Kong

DOUBLE-WIDTH

Community
Ormiston Print Centre, Fairfax Media – World News Weekly

Regional
Yandina Print Centre, APN News & Media – Gympie Times

National / Metropolitan
Chullora Print Centre, News Corp Australia – The Daily Telegraph

PRE-PRINT OR SUPPLEMENT – (OPEN)
Darwin Print Centre, News Corp Australia – Off the Leash (NT News)

PRINT CENTRE OF THE YEAR
Yandina Print Centre, APN News & Media

HEGARTY SCHOLARSHIP
Erik Jensen – The Saturday Paper

DIGITAL

Best Mobile Site or App (Open)
AFR iPad app – The Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Media

Best Niche / Specialty App or Microsite (Open)
The Big Sleep – theage.com.au, Fairfax Media

Digital Publishing Innovation of the Year (Open)
AFR Innovation Surver – The Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Media 

Judges for the 2016 PANPAs
David Murphy, Karyn Krawford, David Hovenden, Mary Ann Azer, Andy Moger, Kellie Northwood, Tim Burrowes, Paul Coles, Paul Dovas, Ed Efchak, Andrew Tyndall, Laurie Geddes, Gavin Ellis, Brian Hill, Susan Bredow, Mark Jones, Malcolm Alder, Mark Kennedy, Mark Dadswell, Martin Lane, Mark Challinor, Ava Lawler, David Leeson, Daniel Littlepage, Samuel North, Adrianne Nixon, Nate Cochrane, Michael Rose, Peter Cornelius, Jane Schulze, Craig Sillitoe, Mark Sharman, Cheryl Stanion, John Steedman, John Hancock, Michael Van Wyk, Darren Burden, Simon Wake, Christopher Pash, David Krug, Mark Furness, Herbert Kieleithner, Hugh Martin, Georgie Charlish, Claudia Sagripanti, Mechthild Schimpf, Doug Wills, Hugh Gibson, Damien Munday, Dave Petschack, Tony Gillies, Steve Davis, Peter Fray, Roger Coombs, Rick Neville, John Pender, Jane Nicholls, Eva Rinaldi, Phillip Campbell, Steve Packham, David Roles, Peter Coleman, Peter Clark, Jon Reid.

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