Newspaper of the Year / General Excellence

This uber-competitive contest crowns a limited number of winners in six circulation classes. Judges examine the newspaper on the whole, and they look at things like content, connection to the community, writing, editing, photography, layout, design, balance of advertising and editorial, and typography. A win in a category here will give a boost to your team that made this a success. It also brings tremendous marketing clout to your brand.

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Announcing the 2015
Newspaper of the Year Contest Winners
Congratulations to All Winners!

Local Media Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Newspaper of the Year contest. These award-winning newspapers displayed top-notch editorial coverage, eye-catching graphic design and prominent advertising layouts, exemplifying creativity and innovation in all areas of the newspaper.

2015 NEWSPAPERS OF THE YEAR
FIRST PLACE WINNERS

NON-DAILY NEWSPAPERS
Newspaper of the Year for Class A: Circulation up to 10,000
Payson Roundup
The World Company, LLC

Newspaper of the Year for Class B: Circulation between 10,001-22,500
The Longboat Observer
Observer Media Group

Newspaper of the Year for Class C: Circulation between 22,501-37,500
Palm Coast Observer
Observer Media Group

Newspaper of the Year for Class D: Circulation over 37,500
The St. Louis American
American Publishing Company, Inc.

DAILY NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper of the Year for Class E: Circulation under 30,000
The Santa Fe New Mexican

Newspaper of the Year for Class F: Circulation over 30,000
The Post and Courier
Evening Post Publishing Newspaper Group

For a complete listing of the 2nd place, 3rd place and honorable mention winners, click here.

Special thanks to the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism for judging this contest and to Newspaper Toolbox for hosting the online contest entry platform.

For more information on our award-winning newspapers, please contact Lindsey Estes, Sales & Marketing Manager, for Local Media Association at 410-838-3018 or lindsey.estes@localmedia.org.
Congratulations again to all our winners!