Newspaper of the Year Awards

The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association (PNA) Foundation's Newspaper of the Year Contest gives PNA-member news media companies the opportunity to showcase the efforts of their entire staff. The purpose of this contest is to recognize outstanding work across all departments and including all products, with an emphasis on overall excellence. Categories now include: news excellence, advertising excellence, news presentation, editorial & commentary, best use of photography, diversity, special sections, promotions, community service and best use of video awards.

Entries are now being accepted in the 2018 Newspaper of the Year Contest!

Contest Rules          Contest Categories 

Entries must be received online via the BetterBNC contest website by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, August 15, 2018.  Payments must be received at the PNA Foundation by Friday, August 17, 2018. 

Be sure to view information about the Specialty Contests: 

Please note: printed entry guidelines and rules will not be mailed. Download the contest rules and category descriptions above, or request a printed copy to be mailed by emailing

The PNA Foundation supplies plaques to all winners in attendance at the awards brunch, which will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018, in conjunction with the PNA Annual Convention at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. 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 2018 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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