Newspaper of the Year Award

Newspaper of the Year
Congratulations to the 2013 PNA Foundation Newspaper of the Year winners!  Please see listings to the right.

We know you're proud of your staff's work on your print and online product. Show us the best of the best by entering the Newspaper of the Year contest. We want to see everything, from newswriting excellence to photography to diversity to online presence. Who wouldn't want to be Newspaper of the Year?

The purpose of the Newspaper of the Year contest is to recognize outstanding newspaper work, with the emphasis on overall excellence. This contest is designed to give your news media company the opportunity to showcase the efforts of your entire staff. 

Each year, entries are accepted through mid-late August. Winners are announced in early October. The awards are presented at the Newspaper of the Year Awards Brunch, in conjunction with PNA's Annual Convention.  

Entries are judged on a point system, including the optional categories. All points are added together for each newspaper, and the newspapers with the highest total point scores in the multi-day publication and weekly publication divisions win first and second place Newspaper of the Year awards. All points count toward the Newspaper of the Year award, including the optional categories, so entering EVERY category (mandatory and optional) gives you a better chance to win the "Newspaper of the Year" recognition!

The rules, entry instructions and categories for the 2013 contest are outlined below.

2013 Rules  Categories

Awards will be presented at the PNA Annual Convention, Nov. 8, 2013, in Bethlehem, Pa.  Winners or their representative(s) are asked to make every effort to attend this event to receive their awards. The PNA Foundation supplies plaques to all winners in attendance at the awards brunch. Following the brunch, certificates will be mailed to winners not in attendance with the option to purchase plaques. If you are unable to attend the awards brunch and would like to purchase plaques for your certificates, complete the Plaque Order Form and fax to (717) 703-3008, or mail to PNA Foundation, 3899 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA  17110.

Question? Contact the PNA Foundation at or (717) 703-3003.

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