The deadline to submit entries to the 2016 AAN Awards has passed. Finalists will be announced in June and the winners will be announced at the 2016 AAN Convention in Austin, Texas.
The winners of the 2015 AAN Awards were announced on July 18 during the AAN Convention in Salt Lake City. Judging was 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.
2014 AAN Awards Winners
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2006 AAN Awards Winners
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.