2016 Winners

Community Newspapers of Australia (CNA) is pleased to announce the winners for the 2016 Awards for Excellence.

The winners were be announced at the CNA Awards Gala Dinner in Melbourne on 23 June 2017.

The CNA Awards for Excellence had 3 judges per category – so nearly 50 judges in total reviewed this year’s entries. These judges consisted of past and present media & advertising industry leaders and academics. All worked independently – none knowing who the other 2 judges were marking their category.

We would like to thank the following judges for their time and valued knowledge; Dave Lucas, Matt Porter, Sandy Rudd, John Sandeman, Mel Drennan, Rick Feneley, Peter Atkinson, Jon Dee, Ken Benson, Karen Valenti, Roger Coombs, Linda Smith, Shane Harrington, Stephen Grove, Graeme Fletcher, Jeff Darmanin, Darbs, Zac, Michael Sheather, Sue Williams, Phil Heads, Jimmy Thomson, John Webster, Bob Osborn, Mike Osborne, Melissa Stevens, Fiona Connolly, Stephen Davis, Miranda Wood, Jeff Darmanin, Luke McIveen, Julie-Ann Tullberg, Stephanie Raethel, Don Baker, Michele Nugent, Liz Deegan, Sue Bennett, Don Baker, Mark Holland, Tony Gillies and Glenn Stanaway

 

 

BEST ADVERTISEMENT

The Canterbury-Bankstown Express – Bankstown Sports Club Transparent Wrap

 

BEST AD FEATURE

North Lakes Times/Quest Community News – Protect Yourself

 

OUTSTANDING DESIGN (joint)

NewsLocal – Christmas Gift Guide

NewsLocal – Future Leaders

 

BEST SPECIAL PUBLICATION

The New Adelaide

 

BEST NEWS PHOTO

Peter Kelly, In the Line of Fire, Penrith Press

 

 

BEST SPORTS PHOTO

Andrew Ritchie, Murray, Western Suburbs Weekly

 

 

BEST FEATURE PHOTO

Craig Wilson, Walk on Water, Wentworth Courier

 

BEST SPORTS STORY

Russell Bennett, Celebrating 40 years at Catani, Pakenham-Berwick Gazette

 

BEST FEATURE STORY

Matthew Taylor, Fast women, fast cars and mafia death threats, Central Coast Express Advocate

 

 

BEST NEWS STORY (Joint)

Robbie Patterson, Higher Learning, Manly Daily

Isabell Petrinic, Lives left up in the air by hospital helicopter ban, Penrith Press

 

 

BEST DIGITAL PUBLISHING

 

Inner West Courier, Inner West Council Spitting Incident

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Melton & Moorabool Star Weekly, Melton Cops in Crisis

 

BEST NEWSPAPER – LARGE CIRCULATION

Parramatta Advertiser

 

 

BEST NEWSPAPER – MEDIUM CIRCULATION

 

Wentworth Courier

 

BEST NEWSPAPER – SMALL CIRCULATION

Pakenham-Berwick Gazette