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Historic Newspaper Competition Invites Canadians to Vote on Their Favourite Front Pages From the Past 150 Years

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/26/14 -- Canadians from coast to coast to coast are invited to help choose the nation's most significant front page news stories from the past 150 years for the national Front Pages Competition. This one-time competition is being held by Newspapers Canada in partnership with PEI 2014 in recognition of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference, which paved the way to Confederation.

The historic competition will recognize 150 years of newspaper stories representing a range of significant and uniquely Canadian events, issues and people. The public will be able to select their favourite entries in eight unique categories: Canadian Communities; Canada on the International Stage; Canada at War; Canadian Heroes; Canadian Arts/Culture/Entertainment; Canadian Science and Technology; Canadian Sports; and Canadian Politics.

Public voting is open throughout the summer from Monday, June 30 to Friday, August 22. The winning front-page news stories will be announced in September and will be honoured in a special online archive.

Visit www.frontpages.ca for all the exciting details about the Front Pages Competition and to cast your vote. You can also join the conversation about #FrontPagesCA on social media by following @FrontPagesCa on Twitter and Front Pages Canada on Facebook.

About PEI 2014

In 2014, Canadians will mark the 150th anniversary (Sesquicentennial) of the historic 1864 Charlottetown Conference, which led to the creation of Canada. PEI 2014 Inc. is facilitating the planning, promotion and implementation of the Sesquicentennial celebrations. The PEI 2014 celebrations are made possible through generous support from the Government of Canada, the Government of Prince Edward Island, and the City of Charlottetown. The year-long and province-wide PEI 2014 program of events will honour the past, celebrate the present and plan a bold tomorrow. For more information about the PEI 2014 celebrations, please visit www.pei2014.ca and follow @PEI2014 on Twitter.

About Newspapers Canada

Newspapers Canada contributes to the ongoing evolution of the newspaper industry by raising awareness and promoting the benefits of newspapers to advertisers, media planners, and creative agencies. The organization is a joint initiative of the Canadian Newspaper Association (CNA) and the Canadian Community Newspapers Association (CCNA). Combined, CNA and CCNA represent over 875 daily, weekly and community newspapers in every province and territory in Canada. Visit www.newspaperscanada.ca for more details.

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