Each year Community Newspapers of Australia runs its annual Awards for Excellence. Entry is for all financial members of the CNA.

These awards are held to reward and acknowledge the outstanding work of those staff who work in community papers across Australia including photographers, journalists and designers, among others.

For the first time celebrating the 2016 awards we have nationalised the awards program, and therefore there will be one awards which will alternate between Melbourne and Sydney every year.

These awards are highly coveted among the industry and judged by some of the most respected past and present industry leaders.


Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner 2016

June 23, 2017 in Melbourne.

Venue and further details will be announced shortly.

Further details and instructions on how to purchase tickets will be sent in due course.


Awards Criteria

To see individual awards criteria, please click here


Nominate Now

All nominations are accepted through an online form. You must register first and upload all supporting material through the portal. Please click here to nominate.