PANPA announces Awards finalists!

FINALISTS for the 2009 Newspaper of the Year have been released today by the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers’ Association.


The awards focus on newspapers, websites, photography, marketing and excellence in print and production. The Newspaper of the Year awards gala night will be held at the Sydney Masonic Centre on September 10.

Newspapers from across the Asia-Pacific region entered the awards this year with a stronger presence from South-East and North-East Asia.

A total 35 judges in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia and New Zealand have now made their decision.

PANPA chief executive Mark Hollands said: “Our overseas judges have all commented on the high standard of the entries and the overall quality of newspapers and journalism in this region.

“The quality of entries is generally accepted as the best-ever by our regular judges. The entries underscore the vibrancy and professionalism of the newspaper industry – in print and digital.

“The awards come down to the quality of our people – and there is no doubt they are among the very best and most innovative in the world.”

For more details –
Mark Hollands, chief executive, PANPA: + 61 2 8338 6300

*Finalists have been selected from closeness of scores. ‘Highly commended’ awards are based on judges’ personal
recommendations and will be announced on the night.


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