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 and online payments must have been received online via the BetterBNC contest website by 11:59 p.m., Monday, August 21, 2017.

Congratulations to the 2017 Newspaper of the Year Award Winners!  Please see lists to right for category and overall winners.

The PNA Foundation supplies plaques to all winners in attendance at the awards brunch, which will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017, in conjunction with the PNA Annual Convention in Philadelphia. 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 2017 NOY Plaque Order Form and fax to (717) 703-3008, or mail to PNA Foundation, 3899 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA  17110.

View the 2017 contest rules:

2017 NOY Contest Rules       2017 NOY Categories

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

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


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