Press Ad of the Year


The NNI Press Ad of the Year Awards celebrate the best and most creative advertising published in NNI newspapers over the previous year.

The awards programme calls for entries to creative and media categories, plus we present an additional 3 awards for advertising spend with NNI newspapers and an award for an advertiser brand that is judged to have used newspaper advertising most creatively and effectively.

Entries are judged by a judging team made up of local and international advertising experts who between them bring knowledge from the creative and media strategy sides of the business.

The 2012 awards programme was judged by Matt Fitch and Mark Lewis, the multi-award winning creative team behind The Guardian‘s Three Little Pigs Campaign (amongst other work) who ply their trade at BBH London; Peter McPartlin, CEO, Today FM; Gavin O’Doherty, Marketing Director, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard; and Yvonne Tuohy, lecturer and media consultant, who judged the NNI Press Advertiser of the Year category.

We announce the winners and present the (rather lovely) trophies at a glamorous event in Dublin City Centre. You can see photos of some of the past events in the photo galleries section.


Latest News NNI Press Ad of The Year

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How to Enter

If your ad was published in any NNI title during the previous calendar year (including NNI Local & Regional newspapers) it is eligible to enter the NNI Press Ad of the Year Awards. For creative [...]


Choose a gallery to view images of award winning ads from previous competitions and the people who attended the awards events.

All the Winners of the NNI Press Ad of the Year Awards 2012

    VW ad wins three categories, including overall prize, on great night for Owens DDB Judges Mark Lewis and Matt Fitch (BBH London) “blown away by level of work” produced by Irish agencies Three [...]

Shortlists Announced for NNI Press Ad of the Year Awards 2012

Shortlists for Media Categories Announced We have some very exciting news to share! The winners of the NNI Press Ad of the Year Awards will be announced over dinner at the Mansion House on Thursday, [...]

Meet the 2012 Jury

With more categories up for grabs, we’re expecting the 2012 NNI Press Ad of the Year Awards to generate a lot more entries than before. And rather than heap all that work on a single [...]