This year saw a total of 138 European newspapers from 22 countries compete for the awards. Alongside the FD, the most important awards went to the Belgian newspaper De Morgen (category ‘Nationwide’) and the Norwegian newspaper Bergens Tindende (‘Regional’).
The weekend edition of the FD was given a completely new look at the start of this year. Early April also saw the launch of the new ‘Voor.kennis’ section. The 15-strong international judging panel said: “With ‘Voor.kennis’, the weekend newspaper of the future is already being printed.”
The panel also praised its design and rich finish. “The trend towards a more laid-back weekend newspaper can be seen in many European countries, but the ‘Voor.kennis’ section takes this to the next level. It is stapled and trimmed after printing, allowing the design to continue to the edges of the paper.” The panel also praises the covers of ‘Voor.kennis’ and the spreads that tell stories by means of infographics.