Advertising Tearsheet Contest

Advertising departments across Pennsylvania continue to produce outstanding printed and digital classified and display ads, campaigns, and publications worthy of much recognition. Judges consider the objective, strategy and result as well as design and attractiveness for all ads.

Check back soon! The 2017 contest rules and categories will be available by mid-June.

The PNA Advertising Tearsheet Contest combines the classified and display contests into one. Entries in the 2016 contest must have been published in a Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association member news organization between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. 

Entries and online payments for the 2016 Advertising Tearsheet Contest must have been submitted online via the BetterBNC contest website, by Monday, July 18, 2016.  Review the contest details below:

2016 Ad Entry Instructions

2016 Ad Categories

Review the details about the Best Use of Video Award category, sponsored by Calkins Media.  Winner of this special award receives a plaque as well as a $500 cash award!​

2016 Ad Video Award

Please note:  printed entry guidelines and rules will not be mailed.  Please download the contest rules, entry instructions and category descriptions. Or, you can request a printed copy by emailing, or phoning (717) 703-3012.

Winners will be announced and honored during the awards banquet at the PNA Advertising Conference, Sept. 21-23, at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Pocono Manor, Pa. The PNA Foundation supplies plaques to all winners in attendance at the awards banquet. Following the banquet, certificates will be mailed to winners not in attendance with the option to purchase plaques. If you are unable to attend the awards banquet 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.

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




Congratulations to the 2016 Advertising Tearsheet Contest Winners:

2016 Classified Winners

2016 Display Winners


View the 2016 Awards Presentation.

Click here to view Past Ad Contest Winners.

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