International Printed Innovation of the Year awarded to Aftenposten Junior at newsawards 2017

Press Release 13.4.2017 14:00 EEST

​Norwegian children's newspaper Aftenposten Junior has been awarded the UPM Premier Award for International Printed Innovation of the Year at the newsawards 2017. The award ceremony took place in London on the 5th of April.

Aftenposten Junior is a weekly newspaper that is aimed at school-aged children, delivering news content in a way children can easily understand and helping them practice their reading skills. Topics covered by the newspaper include news from Norway and the rest of the world, sport, culture, and animals.

Aftenposten Junior, which is funded by parents and schools, was lauded by the newsawards judges as a 'great platform to help entice children into newspapers.' The newspaper was given recognition for its overall look and feel, with the judges describing its execution 'superb'. Congratulations!

Other publications recognized in the category:

Highly Commended

Kids News (Denmark)

'This is a fantastic concept that nicely marries both print and digital content that truly targets children'. There was across the board praise for editorial content, with additional note made of climbing readership figures, use of children as reporters and the colourful and bright design.


Big School & What Next Magazines (MNA) Excellent publications. Bang on the target audience of young people and their parents. A superb A4 glossy format.

Daily Jang (Pakistan) A genuine innovation with QR codes that has breathed life back into the title's classified section and shows how fresh thinking can bridge print and digital media to the benefit of print revenues.

Discovery Print/DC Thomson Lovely use of cross pollination of print and digital, driving sales of printed product and online traffic.

i – You Decide A pre-Brexit campaign that reached out to readers with useful, well-presented content.

The New European A smart pop-up publishing concept that avoided the pitfalls of some other print start-ups. A newcomer worthy of recognition.

Read more about the winners of newsawards 2017 at: »