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 2018 Newspaper Carrier of the Year Winners!

Youth Division:

1st Place: Dawn Kroptavich, The Times-Tribune, Scranton

2nd Place: Nathan Fioravanti, Reading Eagle Company

Adult Division:

1st Place: Nina Evans, LNP Media, Lancaster

2nd Place: Ryan Droppa, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Senior Division:

1st Place: Donna Mayfield, The Republican-Herald, Pottsville

2nd Place (tie): Joanne Lewis, The Times News, Lehighton

2nd Place (tie): Pat Thomann, LNP Media, Lancaster

All contest nominees were invited to the "Luncheon of Champions", where they were honored and their specific award positions announced.  This awards luncheon was held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at the Hershey Country Club in conjunction with the PNA Foundation Golf Outing

View the 2018 Newspaper Carrier of the Year Contest rules:

2018 Carrier Application

2018 Carrier Rules

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 2018 PNA Foundation Carrier Golf Outing was held on Thursday, May 17, 2018, 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.


2018 Newspaper Carrier of the Year Contest
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