Newspaper Carrier of the Year

new logo paper onlySince 1959, the PNA Foundation's Newspaper Carrier of the Year contest has helped Pennsylvania newspapers recognize the exemplary performance of newspaper carriers of all ages. 

First and second place winners will be awarded in each division (youth, adult and senior).  Each  winner will receive an award certificate, a cash award and two undated complimentary tickets to Hersheypark.  Also, the nominating manager/supervisor of the first place winner in each division will receive two undated complimentary tickets to Hersheypark.

Congratulations to the 2017 Newspaper Carrier of the Year winners!

Youth Division:

1st Place - Samuel Parr, The Times-Tribune, Scranton

2nd Place - Joseph McArdle, III, The Times News, Lehighton

Adult Division:

1st Place - Paul Ziman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2nd Place - Deborah Miller, LNP, Lancaster

Senior Division:

1st Place - Lou Poda, The Republican-Herald, Pottsville

2nd Place - Raymond Clare, Sr., LNP, Lancaster

All contest nominees were invited to the "Luncheon of Champions", where the winning carriers were honored and their specific award positions announced.  This awards luncheon was held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at the Hershey Country Club in conjunction with the PNA Foundation Golf Outing

Check back in December for the 2018 contest information.

View the 2017 contest rules below:

2017 Carrier Application Form     2017 Carrier Contest Rules

2017 Carrier Payment Form


Each year the proceeds from the PNA Foundation Carrier Golf Outing help support this contest, the awards luncheon and awards presented to the winners. The 2017 PNA Foundation Carrier Golf Outing was held on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Penn National Golf Club & Inn, Fayetteville, Pa. Be supportive of your newspaper carriers and this recognition contest by golfing or becoming a sponsor at the Carrier Golf Outing! 

Contact the PNA Foundation at or (717) 703-3003, with questions or concerns.


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