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Welcome to the official entry site for the 2017 Great Idea Awards! Once again, we have partnered with Newspaper Toolbox to provide you with an online entry website to make the process of entering the contest quicker and easier. We hope you enjoy the experience and we wish you the best of luck in this year's competition.

How it Works:

  • Step 1 - Account Set-up: Once you are on the entry site, you will need to create an account for this competition. Click on Create an Account Now in the login area on the left. You will be asked to select the name of your newspaper, from the drop down menu and fill in your contact information.

    You will only need to enter this information once regardless of how many categories you choose to enter. Upon submitting your account information, an email will be sent to you to confirm your temporary username and password for this contest. Take note that this username and password can be changed at any time by simply clicking on My Account.

  • Step 2 - Understanding Your Entries Page: When you log in for the first time with your temporary username and password, you will end up on your entries page. This page is the one you will refer to whenever you want to submit new entries, edit contest entries that have already been submitted, upload files or proceed to the payment of these entries. Submitted entries can be modified up to the contest entry deadline - not after the deadline has passed.

  • Step 3 - Submitting Entries: Simply follow the step-by-step instructions for submitting each entry and uploading your material. There are several file formats available for you to upload your entries. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Nicole Bunt at 1-877-305-2262 or

Objective of the Competition:
The Great Idea Awards honour newspapers in seven unique categories. The goal of the awards program is to showcase as many outstanding promotional initiatives as possible so newspapers are encouraged to enter up to five times in each category.

Eligibility Requirements:
The Great Ideas Awards are open to all CCNA and CNA-member newspapers in good standing as of
December 31, 2016.

Newspapers may submit a maximum of five (5) entries per category. However, the same promotion cannot be submitted in multiple categories.

Entry Deadline:
All entries and payment should be submitted by Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

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