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2011 Newspaper of the Year Awards
Sydney

2011 Newspaper of the Year Awards

Date
18 Aug 2012
Venue
Dockside

On August 18, 2011, the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers’ Association announced the winners of its Newspaper of the Year awards.

More than 1,000 entries were received for the awards – making it the largest ever held by the association and one of the biggest newspaper competitions of its type in the world. A total 71 judges from 8 countries were secured for adjudication.

Some 500 newspaper executives gathered in Sydney for the awards gala dinner.

Association chief executive Mark Hollands said: “The entries demonstrate the professionalism and dedication of newspaper people – and the level of participation shows that newspapers in our region are still vibrant and have a great future.

“The challenge of moving to the new era of digital publishing has galvanised the industry, and these quality and number of entries for these awards from across the Asia-Pacific region demonstrates this.”

The 2011 Newspaper of the Year winners are:

DAILY NEWSPAPERS

Dailies Over 90,000 circulation

Winner
The Age

Dailies 25,000-90,000 circulation

Winner
The Press

Dailies 10,000-25,000 circulation

Winner
Sunshine Coast Daily

Dailies Up to 10,000 circulation

Winner
Gladstone Observer

NON-DAILY NEWSPAPERS

Sunday Newspaper of the Year

Winner
Sunday Mail

Non-Dailies Over 90,000 circulation

Winner
St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

TIE

Non-Dailies 25,000-90,000 circulation

Winner
The Star, Christchurch
The Land

Non-Dailies 10,000-25,000 circulation

Winner
Stock Journal

TIE

Non-Dailies Up to 10,000 circulation

Winner
Geraldton Guardian
Koori Mail

NEWS DESTINATION OF THE YEAR

National / Metropolitan

Winner
Couriermail.com.au

Regional / Suburban / Rural

Winner
NTnews.com.au

Speciality / Niche Site

Winner
Rugby Heaven App
Fairfax, NZ

Innovation in Digital Publishing

Winner
news.com.au

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR

News – National / Metropolitan

TIE

Winner
Craig Greenhill
Daily Telegraph –
“Christmas Island Tragedy ”
+
Iain McGregor
The Press
“Christchurch Earthquake”

News – Regional / Suburban / Local

Winner
Paul Carracher
Wimmera Mail-Times
“Locusts Attack”

Features – Metropolitan / National

Winner
Brad Hunter
Daily Telegraph
“Under the Skin”

Features – Regional / Suburban / Local

Winner
Michael Copp
Moonee Valley Weekly
“The Road Back”

Lifestyle – National / Metropolitan

Winner
Richard Robinson
New Zealand Herald
“Ice Diving”

Lifestyle – Regional / Suburban / Local

Winner
Andy Drewitt
Diamond Valley Leader
“Dusty Star”

Sport – National / Metropolitan

Winner
Phil Hillyard
The Daily Telegraph
“The Sports Portraits”

Sport – Regional / Suburban / Local

Winner
Andrew Ritchie
Western Suburbs Weekly
“Swimmer”

Portrait – National, Metropolitan

Winner
Gregg Porteous
The Daily Telegraph
“Hackett”

Portrait – Regional / Suburban / Local

Winner
Roy Vandervegt
Messenger Leader
“Racket”

MARKETING – BRANDING

Branding Over 90,000 circulation

Winner
Fairfax Community Network
The Weekly Launch

Branding 25,000-90,000 circulation

Winner
Geelong Advertiser
Magna Cats

Branding 10,000-25,000 circulation

Winner
South Western Times
South West Magazine

Branding Up to 10,000 circulation

Winner
Gladstone Observer
The Observer Boyne Tannum Hook-Up

Branding Digital

Winner
nzherald.co.nz
NZ Notworth News

MARKETING – CAUSE-RELATED

Cause-Related Over 90,000 circulation

Winner
Advertiser Newspaper
Pride of Australia

Cause-Related 25,000-90,000 circulation

Winner
Otago Daily Times
Save Otago Neuro-Surgery Campaign

Cause-Related 10,000-25,000 circulation

Winner
Bay of Plenty Times
Big Charity Auction

Cause-Related Up to 10,000 circulation

Winner
Fiordland Advocate
Daffodil Day

MARKETING – AUDIENCE & CIRCULATION

Audience / Circulation 90,000+ circulation

Winner
The Daily Telegraph & The Sunday Telegraph
Food Month

Audience / Circulation 25,000-90,000 circulation

Winner
Dominion Post
The Great Car Driveaway

Audience / Circulation 10,000-25,000 circulation

Winner
Bay of Plenty Times
Bay of Plenty Times Weekend

Audience / Circulation Up to 10,000 circulation

Winner
Gladstone Observer
Funny Money Auction

MARKETING – CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING

Classified Advertising 90,000+ circulation

Winner
The Age
Drive Chamois Trade Campaign

Classified Advertising 25,000-90,000 circulation

Winner
The Mercury, Hobart
Little Ads, BIG IMPACT

Classified Advertising 10,000-25,000 circulation

Winner
Fiji Sun
Still Growing Strong

Classified Advertising Up to 10,000 circulation

Winner
Fiordland Advocate
Don’t Pay to Sell

MARKETING – DISPLAY ADVERTISING

Display Advertising 90,000+ circulation

Winner
The Sydney Morning Herald & Herald Sun
“Between the Lines”

Display Advertising 25,000-90,000 circulation

Winner
The Gold Coast Bulletin
“Mates Rates”

Display Advertising 10,000-25,000 circulation

Winner
Rouse Hill Times
“Make Some Noise About Your Business”

Display Advertising Up to 10,000 circulation

Winner
The Irrigator
“Not Happy With Your Bank?”

Display Advertising Digital

Winner
Fairfax Digital
“The Lazy Ad”

MARKETING – EVENTS

Events 90,000+ circulation

Winner
Singapore Press Holdings
“SPH Turn You On!”

Events 25,000-90,000 circulation

Winner
Dominion Post
“The Write Stuff ”

Events 10,000-25,000 circulation

Winner
The Advocate, Burnie
“Devonport Food & Wine Festival ”

Events Up to 10,000 circulation

Winner
Gladstone Observer
“Boyne Tannum Hook-Up”

MARKETING – SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorship Up to 90,000 circulation

Winner
The Sydney Morning Herald & Sun-Herald
“Taronga Zoo Partnership ”

Sponsorship 25,000-90,000 circulation

Winner
The Geelong Advertiser
“Geelong Cats”

Sponsorship 10,000-25,000 circulation

Winner
Mountain Scene
“Winter Festival – Thriller In The Chiller”

Sponsorship Up to 10,000 circulation

Winner
Narrabri Courier
“The Job Link Plus Sports Person of the Year”

MARKETING – YOUNG READERS

Young Readers 90,000+ circulation

Winner
The Straits Times
“Step”

Young Readers 25,000-90,000 circulation

Winner
Gold Coast Bulletin
“Times Atlas Maps”

Young Readers 10,000-25,000 circulation

Winner
Northern Advocate
“Dive In and Read”

Young Readers Up to 10,000 circulation

Winner
Armidale Express
“Rainbow Trouters Kids’ Club”

Young Readers Digital

Winner
News Queensland
“Spelling Bee”

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE IN PRINT QUALITY

Single Width Press for newspapers up to 25,000 in circulation

Winner
APN Print NZ
“Bay of Plenty Times”

Single Width Press 25,000-90,000 circulation

Winner
Sharp Daily
“of Apple Daily, of Taiwan”

Single Width Press 90,000+ circulation

Winner
Apple Daily

Double- Width Press Up to 25,000 circulation

Winner
Fairfax Printing Ormiston
“The Australian Financial Review – Weekend Edition”

TIE

Double-Width Press 25,000-90,000 circulation

Winner
News Ltd – Chullora
“The Weekend Australian”
&
Capital Fine Print
“The Canberra Times”

Double-Width Press 90,000+ circulation

Winner
West Australian Newspapers
“The West Australian”

Pre-Prints & Supplements Up to 25,000 circulation

Winner
Fairfax Regional Print, in Tamworth for
“Lifestyle of the 50-Plus”

Pre-Prints & Supplements 25-90,000 circulation

Winner
Capital Fine Print
“A Day to Remember”

Pre-Prints & Supplements 90,000+ circulation

Winner
West Australian Newspapers
“Habitat”