The best newspapers in Europe this year come from Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, Great Britain and Germany. A total of 184 newspapers from 25 countries took part in the 21st European Newspaper Award. There were more than 4,000 entries in the 20 categories of the competition.

In addition, 286 online projects from 11 countries were submitted to the jury. Compared to the previous year, significantly more multimedia and data journalistic projects were submitted.

The Jury of the 21st European Newspaper Award

The jury of the 21st European Newspaper Award
The 17 jury members came from eight countries: Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Greece and Germany. They are journalists, Scientists and designers.

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Results of the 21st European Newspaper Award

The best newspapers in Europe this year come from Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, Great Britain and Germany. A total of 184 newspapers from 25 countries took part in the 21st European Newspaper Award. There were more than 4,000 entries in the 20 categories of the competition.

In addition, 286 online projects from 11 countries were submitted to the jury. Compared to the previous year, significantly more multimedia and data journalistic projects were submitted.

The jury of the 21st European Newspaper Award
The 17 jury members came from eight countries: Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Greece and Germany. They are journalists, scientists and designers.

The main prize winners „European Newspaper of the Year
The main prize „European Newspaper of the Year“ is divided into four categories in order to take into account the different technical and financial possibilities of newspapers: Local newspaper, regional newspaper, national newspaper and weekly newspaper. This year there will also be a special award, a „Judges‘ Special Recognition“:

Local newspaper: Fædrelandvennen, Norway
Regional newspaper: Leeuwarder Courant, Netherlands
national newspaper: Público, Portugal
Weekly newspaper: Financial Times – FT Weekend, Great Britain
Judges‘ Special Recognition: Fuldaer Zeitung, Germany

Europe’s biggest newspaper competition
The European Newspaper Award is organized by newspaper designer Norbert Küpper. It is considered the largest newspaper competition in Europe and is now taking place for the 21st time. The aim is to show international trends in newspapers in print and online and to promote the exchange of creative ideas in Europe.

Award ceremony and congress in Vienna
The award ceremony will take place during a congress in Vienna. The European Newspaper Congress was renamed the European Publishing Congress in order to meet the changing needs of publishing houses. The congress will be held for the first time at Schönbrunn Palace from 26 to 28 April 2020. In recent years, around 500 journalists and publishing managers from more than 30 countries have taken part in this event.

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European Newspaper of the Year: Fædrelandsvennen, Norway

European Newspaper of the Year,
Category Local Newspaper: Fædrelandsvennen, Norway

Jury statement:
At first glance striking: The newspaper is picture-emphasized and local topics are placed in the foreground. But Fædrelandsvennen is more than just a local newspaper. There are, for example, the departments of home affairs, foreign affairs, sport and economy.
Typical for Scandinavian newspapers: Content is presented generously. In addition to the dominant image, each large article is enriched with info boxes and other additions, such as quotations. Some topics are presented on two to four pages and enriched with infographics. The typography is modern and is used cautiously.
The weekend part is designed as a pull-out. Here, topics are often presented over four to six pages.
The newspaper is also very successful online, as almost 40 percent of subscriptions come from this sector.

About the newspaper:
The newspaper appears in tabloid format and is stapled. Fædrelandsvennen has a ciculation of around 23.000 and together with digital they have 38.000 subscribers. The newspaper has 41 editors, 2 photographers and 5 layouters.

The examples shown here are part of a big cross-media project which was called “byen vår” (Our town). In this project we had a big focus on how to use the strengths of print and online to tell the story in the best possible way. This resulted in some pretty big interactive online storys and some print-pages.

Mads Ommundsen: “At Fædrelandsvennen we take our pride in reporting whats happening on a daily basis, but we also find place to dig deep and long when the story requires it. And when we do, we want the content to shine in print and online.”

European Newspaper of the Year: Leeuwarder Courant, NL

European Newspaper of the Year,
Regional Newspaper: Leeuwarder Courant, NL

Jury statement:
Already on the front page the newspaper surprises its readers with unusual visual presentations of topics. The lead story is often continued inside on a double page.
The tabloid format and the stitching make it possible to deal generously with pictures. They are often led over the left and right side. All in all, the result is a relaxed magazine-like layout in all sections of this newspaper.
The local section is always included as a pull-out in the middle of the issue. At the weekend there are a total of four supplements: local, home and business and the weekend supplement, which has a different layout. The marginal columns on the left and right outside are particularly striking here. Reports, interviews, background, food and drink, multimedia and travel are the columns.

About the newspaper:
The Leeuwarder Courant is published in tabloid format in the north of the Netherlands. It is stapled. The newspaper has a circulation of around 65,000 copies. 45 journalists and two layouters work in the editorial team.

European Newspaper of the Year: Publico, P

European Newspaper of the Year,
Nationwide Newspaper: Público, P

Jury statement:
What is striking about Público is its handy, reader-friendly format. The title page is always dominated by a large picture. The inside pages are often laid out over double pages. The newspaper focuses on the big themes and thus also on a generous layout with reduced use of colour and typography. The result is clarity and simplicity. Publico looks like a daily weekly newspaper.
Topics of the day – „Destaque“ – usually occupy the first seven pages of the newspaper, giving the reader an overview.
Of course, infographics are part of the everyday program. They are very clear in print and online and have a subtle use of colour.
Público has also won several awards in the online categories, especially in the fields of infographics, animated infographics and data journalism.

About the newspaper:
Público is published with a circulation of 31,500 copies. The newspaper is produced in tabloid format, stapled and trimmed. The online edition is considered the most successful in Portugal and is also popular in Latin America. The newspaper
employs 114 journalists, 8 photographers and 14 designers (digital and paper), 4 infographics (digital and paper).

European Newspaper of the Year: FT Weekend, GB

European Newspaper of the Year,
Weekly Newspaper: Financial Times Weekend, GB

Jury Statement:
FT Weekend has an exemplary classically elegant design: clean, clear and with colours designed to create soft contrasts on the sepia paper on which it is printed.
The newspaper is divided into three sections that change their design from the normal everyday layout, but do not move away from the main aesthetic line of the FT. The first part is for national and international news. Part two – „House & Home“ – is dedicated to real estate, architecture and garden. Part three – „Life & Arts“ – deals with style, travel, books and art.
FT Weekend is part of an extraordinary success story: the newspaper has more than a million subscribers. Digital subscriptions account for more than three quarters of the total circulation. Because of the importance of the online product, FT has also won several awards in the online categories of the European Newspaper Award.

About the newspaper:
FT Weekend is published in Nordic format and has a circulation of around 185,000 copies. The newspaper is published in 15 countries and has more than one million subscribers. FT employs 400 journalists, one photographer and five layouters.

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Judges’ Special Recognition: Fuldaer Zeitung, D

Jugdes‘ Special Recognition:
Fuldaer Zeitung, D

Jury statement:
Innovation is the keyword of the Fuldaer Zeitung. They want to strengthen the printed newspaper and rely on a strong visual presentation of the contents. The good journalistic topics should not only be well written but also adequately presented visually.
Every day a single theme is chosen and shown on the front page by a dominant photo. On the following pages this topic of the day is presented in a combination of texts, photos and infographics. It can be a local, regional or nationwide theme.
The Fuldaer Zeitung consequently deviates from the structure of comparable newspapers and creates a magazine atmosphere that is unusual for regional newspapers. Undoubtedly a role model for newspapers in Europe.

About the newspaper:
The Fuldaer Zeitung appears in Berlin format and has a circulation of approx. 37,000 copies.

European Newspapers of the Year – winners 1999 – 2019

1. European Newspaper Award (1999)
Local newspaper: Firda, Norway
Regional newspaper: Dagblad de Limburger, The Netherlands
Nationwide newspaper: Die Welt, Germany
Weekly newspaper: no award

2. European Newspaper Award (2000)
Local newspaper: Laagendalsposten, Norway
Regional newspaper: El Correo, Spain
Nationwide newspaper: The Guardian, Great Britain
Weekly newspaper: Die Woche, Germany

3. European Newspaper Award (2001)
Local newspaper: no award
Regional newspaper: no award
Nationwide newspaper: Diário de Noticias, Spain
Nationwide newspaper: Trouw, The Netherlands
Weekly newspaper: Independent on Sunday, Great Britain

4. European Newspaper Award (2002)
Local newspaper: Tønsbergs Blad, Norway
Regional newspaper: Bergens Tidende, Norway
Nationwide newspaper: Ta Nea, Greece
Weekly newspaper: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Germany

5. European Newspaper Award (2003)
Local newspaper: Goienkaria, Spain
Regional newspaper: Heraldo de Aragón, Spain
Nationwide newspaper: Corriere della Sera, Italy
Weekly newspaper: Sunday Tribune, Ireland
Judges‘ Special Recognition: La Voz de Galicia, Spain

6. European Newspaper Award (2004)
Local newspaper: Diario de Noticias, Spain
Regional newspaper: Het Parool, The Netherlands
Nationwide newspaper: De Morgen, Belgium
Weekly newspaper: Sentinel Sunday, Great Britain
Weekly newspaper: Bergens Tidende, Norway

7. European Newspaper Award (2005)
Local newspaper: Östersunds-Posten, Sweden
Regional newspaper: Kleine Zeitung, Austria
Nationwide newspaper: The Guardian, Great Britain
Weekly newspaper: Die Zeit, Germany
Weekly newspaper: Presso, Finland

8. European Newspaper Award (2006)
Local newspaper: Hufvudstadsbladet, Finland
Regional newspaper: Bergens Tidende, Norway
Nationwide newspaper: De Morgen, Belgium
Weekly newspaper: Expresso, Portugal
Judges‘ Special Recognition: Superdeporte, Spain

9. European Newspaper Award (2007)
Local newspaper: The Mayo News, Ireland
Regional newspaper: el Periódico de Catalunya, Spain
Nationwide newspaper: Eleftheros Tipos, Greece
Weekly newspaper: Welt am Sonntag, Germany

10. European Newspaper Award (2008)
Local newspaper: Diári de Balears, Spain
Regional newspaper: Basler Zeitung, Switzerland
Nationwide newspaper: Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden
Weekly newspaper: Athens Plus, Greece
Judges‘ Special Recognition: nrc next, The Netherlands

11. European Newspaper Award (2009)
Local newspaper: Smålandsposten, Sweden
Regional newspaper: Stuttgarter Zeitung, Germany
Nationwide newspaper: i, Portugal
Judges‘ Special Recognition: 24 sata, Croatia

12. European Newspaper Award (2010)
Local newspaper: Diário de Notícias da Madeira, Portugal
Regional newspaper: Bergens Tidende, Norway
Nationwide newspaper: Politiken, Danmark
Weekly newspaper: Sunday Herald, Scotland
Judges‘ Special Recognition: Gealscéal, Ireland
Judges‘ Special Recognition: Frankfurter Rundschau iPad, Germany

12+1. European Newspaper Award (2011)
Local newspaper: Hordaland, Norway
Regional newspaper: Berliner Morgenpost, Germany
Nationwide newspaper: Berlingske, Danmark
Weekly newspaper: NZZ am Sonntag, Switzerland

14. European Newspaper Award (2012)
Local newspaper: Bygdanytt, Norway
Regional newspaper: El Correo, Spain
Nationwide newspaper: De Tijd, Belgium
Nationwide newspaper: Trouw, The Netherlands
Weekly newspaper: Die Zeit, Germany
Judges‘ Special Recognition: Welt am Sonntag Kompakt, Germany

15. European Newspaper Award (2013)
Local newspaper: Hallingdølen, Norway
Regional newspaper: Leeuwarder Courant, the Netherlands
Nationwide newspaper: de Volkskrant, the Netherlands
Weekly newspaper: Welt am Sonntag, Germany
Judges‘ Special Recognition: Moskovskie Novosti, Russia
Judges‘ Special Recognition: público.pt, Portugal

16. European Newspaper Award (2014)
Local newspaper: The Mayo News, Ireland
Regional newspaper: De Twentsche Courant Tubantia, the Netherlands
Nationwide newspaper: Público, Portugal
Weekly newspaper: Sonntagszeitung, Switzerland

17. European Newspaper Award (2015)
Local newspaper: Kvinnheringen, Norway
Regional newspaper: Ara, Spain
Nationwide newspaper: De Morgen, Belgium
Weekly newspaper: Expresso, Portugal
Judges‘ Special Recognition: publico.pt, Portugal
Judges‘ Special Recognition: Souriatna, Syria

18. European Newspaper Award (2016)
Local newspaper: Hufvudstadsbladet, Finland
Regional newspaper: Het Parool, the Netherlands
Nationwide newspaper: Politiken, Denmark
Weekly newspaper: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Germany

19. European Newspaper Award (2017)
Local newspaper: Tageblatt, Luxemburg
Regional newspaper: De Limburger, the Netherlands
Nationwide newspaper: Handelsblatt, Germany
Weekly newspaper: Morgenbladet, Norway

20. European Newspaper Award (2018)
Local newspaper: Sunnhordland, Norway
Regional newspaper: Adresseavisen, Norway
Nationwide newspaper: Het Financieele Dagblad, The Netherlands
Weekly newspaper: der Freitag, Germany

21. European Newspaper Award (2019)
Local newspaper: Fædrelandsvennen, Norway
Regional newspaper: Leeuwarder Courant, the Netherlands
Nationwide newspaper: Público, Portugal
Weekly newspaper: Financial Times – FT Weekend