For Voting FAQ's, the categories, rules of entry, and judging criteria, please click on the titles below.

How and where do I vote?

To vote, simply click on one of the category icons located on the FrontPages.ca homepage or from within the “Vote Now” page and you will be directed to a gallery featuring the finalists within that category.

Scoring

For each entry you will be asked to rank it based on a 5 Star rating system, with 5 Stars being the highest possible score and 1 Star being the lowest.

When can I vote?

Voting begins Monday June 30th.  Every two weeks we will update the site with two new categories for your voting pleasure.  The last day to cast your vote will be Friday August 22, 2014.

Categories will be featured in the following order, and will remain live for voting up until August 22, 2014.

Date                                        Category

Monday June 30, 2014            - “Canadian Sports” & “Canadian Science & Technology”

Monday July 14, 2014            - “Canada at War” & “Canadian Arts/Culture/Entertainment

Monday July 28, 2014            - “Canada on the International Stage” & “Canadian Communities”

Monday August 11, 2014        - “Canadian Heroes” & “Canadian Politics”

How many times can I vote on a category?

You may vote on each category once.

How many categories are there?

There are 8 categories in total

When and where will the winners be announced?

Winners will be announced in early September 2014 and will be posted on the FrontPages.ca website.

Your entry for the History of Canada in the Nations Front Pages competition must be entered into one of the eight (8) categories listed below.

  1. Canadian Politics
  2. Canadian Sports
  3. Canadian Heroes
  4. Canadian Arts/Culture/Entertainment
  5. Canadian Science & Technology
  6. Canada at War
  7. Canadian Communities
  8. Canada on the International Stage

Entries within each category shall be divided and judged based on their language of publication, English or French.

1. Definition of an Entrant

The competition is open to all Canadian daily and community newspapers currently in publication, as well as Canadian daily and community newspapers that have ceased publishing. In the case of titles that have ceased publishing, entries may be submitted by the newspaper deemed to be its successor and/or owner of the ceased title’s archive.

2. Definition of an Entry

An entry shall consist of one front-page story published in one issue of a Canadian newspaper about a significant Canadian Event or Issue that shaped history and sparked dramatic change (for better or for worse) locally or nationally in one of the categories listed above. Each entry must also include a brief paragraph explaining the story’s significance to the community, its impact as well as the reason why this particular story was selected for judging.

3. Scope of the Competition

Entries dating back from 1864 to December 2013 shall be eligible for this competition.

4. Limit of Number of Entries

A newspaper may submit up to three (3) different entries per category, with each entry covering a different topic, event or subject. Each entry may only be entered into 1 category.

5. File Format

An entry shall consist of the main story appearing on the front page of an issue of a newspaper. The entry shall be submitted digitally in high-resolution portable document format (PDF). If the story continues from the front pages onto one or more pages, then the subsequent pages shall be submitted as high-resolution PDF tear sheets as well. All pages of the story shall be combined into one PDF file.

6. Entry Deadline:

All entries must be submitted no later than Friday May 23, 2014.

7. Entry Fees

There are no entry fees for this competition.

8. Forms

All entrants must complete an entry form online.

9. Winners Announcement

Winners will be announced in September 2014.

10. Judging

The decision of the judges shall be final.

All submissions become the property of Newspapers Canada and PEI2014 and may be reproduced by Newspapers Canada and/or PEI2014 in any of their digital and print properties. They may also be used for informative or educational purposes as either organization sees fit.

Entries within each category shall be divided and judged based on their language of publication, English or French.

Judging shall be conducted in two rounds:

Judging Round 1

A panel of industry experts (selected by Newspapers Canada & PEI 2014) will adjudicate the entries and select a shortlist to move into round 2.

Judging will be based on:

  • Newsworthiness: Significance to community, Impact, Local content, Timeliness (50 points);
  • Depth and detail: Scope and excellence of content, Quality of reporting / initiative, Depth of research (30 points);
  • Quality of writing: Writing style, Grammar, Spelling (20 points);
  • Total: 100 points.

Once the results are in, Newspapers Canada and PEI 2014 will review the scores and determine the cut-off point for the shortlist to be judged by the public.

Judging Round 2

Based on the shortlist determined in Round 1, the shortlisted entries shall be made available on a website where the general public can vote. The public’s votes will determine the first, second, third and honourable mention for each category.

The public will vote using a rating system. The entry with the most likes shall become the first place winner and so on. If there is a tie, the stories’ Round 1 scores will be used to declare a winner. If tied entries have the same Round 1 score, they shall remain at a tie.

The decision of the judges shall be final.

All submissions become the property of Newspapers Canada and PEI2014 and may be reproduced by Newspapers Canada and/or PEI2014 in any of their digital and print properties. They may also be used for informative or educational purposes as either organization sees fit.