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We are now accepting entries for the 2015 AAN Awards. The deadline to submit entries is Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 11 pm EST. Judging will be conducted by the Georgetown University Master's in Professional Studies Program in Journalism.

Held every year since 1996, the AAN Awards recognize the best in alternative journalism and are a unique chance for alt-weeklies to compete directly against the work of their peers in cities across the continent.



Previous Winners:
2014 AAN Awards Winners
2013 AAN Awards Winners
2012 AAN Awards Winners
2011 AAN Awards Winners
2010 AAN Awards Winners
2009 AAN Awards Winners
2008 AAN Awards Winners
2007 AAN Awards Winners
2006 AAN Awards Winners

History:
The AAN Awards honor superior journalism and graphic design among alternative publications across the United States and Canada. The contest promotes excellence by recognizing work that is well written, incisively reported and effectively challenges established orthodoxies.

The first contest was organized in 1996. Each year since, awards have been presented in more than a dozen categories, with two circulation divisions in each category. In 2011, size divisions were eliminated for the web categories.

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Category Year
Ad Design 2007 
Arts Criticism 2014  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001  2000  1999  1998  1997  1996 
Arts Feature 2013  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001  2000  1999  1997 
Beat Reporting 2013 
Blog 2009  2008  2007 
Blog (Group or Staff) 2011  2010 
Business Reporting 2003  1998 
Cartoon 2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001  2000 
Column 2014  2013  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001  2000  1999  1998  1997  1996 
Column-Political 2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001  2000  1999 
Corrections Reporting 2000 
Cover Design 2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001 
Drugs Reporting 2011  2006 
Economic Inequality Reporting 2012 
Editorial Layout 2013  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001  1999  1998  1997 
Education 2005 
Election Coverage 2009 
Environmental Reporting 1998 
Feature Story 2013  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001  2000  1999  1998  1997  1996 
Film Criticism 1999  1998  1997  1996 
Food Writing 2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  1998  1997  1996 
Health Reporting 2010  2002 
Illustration 2013  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001  2000  1999  1998  1997 
Immigration 2007 
Individual Blog 2011  2010 
Innovation 2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004 
International Reporting 2003  2000 
Investigative Reporting 2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001  2000  1999  1998  1997  1996 
Local Political Story 1996 
Media Reporting/Criticism 2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001  2000  1999  1998  1997  1996 
Multimedia 2014  2011  2010 
Music Blog 2011  2010 
Music Criticism 2013  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001  2000  1999  1998  1997  1996 
News Feature 2003  2002  2001  2000  1999 
News Story 2004 
News Story-Long Form 2013  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004 
News Story-Short Form 2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2003  2002 
Photography 2013  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001  2000  1999  1998  1997 
Political Column 2012  1998 
Political Reporting 1998  1997 
Public Service 2011  2010  2009  2008 
Religion Reporting 2004 
Social Reporting 1998  1997 
Special Section 2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005 
Sports Reporting 2001 
Visual Feature 1996 
Web Site 2008  2006  1999  1998  1997 
Web Site Content Feature 2007 
Web Site Design 2007 

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