Fairfax Media wins at the 2010 Newspaper of the Year Awards

27 Aug 2010

Fairfax Media’s newspapers have been recognised at the 2010 Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association’s Newspaper of the Year Awards held in Sydney last night (Thursday, 26 August).

The Dominion Post won two top prizes for newspapers with daily circulation between 25,000 and 90,000 copies. The paper won in the cause-related marketing category for its Ronald McDonald House Partnership campaign and also won the display advertising category for the ‘Wellingtonians Get It’ campaign, designed to keep The Dominion Post top of mind among advertising agencies and clients.

Also collecting two big wins, The Nelson Mail was named best newspaper with a circulation between 10,000 and 25,000 in the circulation category and in the marketing category for its ‘Sayings’ campaign.

Fairfax Media’s Australian counterpart the Sydney Morning Herald picked up the big prize on the night, winning newspaper of the year. 

Other highlights were a number of highly commended awards to Fairfax publications including the Sunday Star-Times in the Sunday newspaper of the year category and The Dominion Post’s Kent Blechynden for his photographs in both the news and sport categories.

Fairfax Media NZ CEO Allen Williams said the award wins were a credit to the hard working and talented Fairfax editorial, advertising and marketing teams. “It is great to see the efforts of our outstanding staff being recognised at such a prestigious awards night. Just like our loyal advertisers and readers, the judges appreciate these quality publications.”

The awards attracted a record 600 entries from newspapers in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the South Pacific.

PANPA chief executive Mark Hollands said: “I congratulate everyone who has taken part this year. The standard of entries was stunning. 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.”

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