PNA Foundation Advertising Contest

 ad contest ribbon final

The PNA Foundation Advertising Contest recognizes advertising departments across Pennsylvania that continue to produce outstanding printed and digital classified and display ads, campaigns, and special publications worthy of much recognition.

Judges will consider the objective, strategy and result as well as design and attractiveness for all ads.

Entries must have been published in a Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association member news organization in good standing. Entries eligible for competition must have been published between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. 

Review the new and improved 2018 Advertising Contest Details below. 

2018 Ad Contest Rules    2018 Ad Contest Categories

 2018 Calkins Family Best Use of Video

Entries and online payments for the 2018 Advertising Contest must have been submitted online via the BetterBNC contest website, by 11:59 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2018.

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 were announced and honored during the awards banquet at the PNA Advertising Conference, Sept. 19-21, at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, 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 2018 Ad Contest Winners and Sweepstakes Winners:

Division I - PA Media Group, Harrisburg

Division II - Reading Eagle Company

Division III - Observer-Reporter, Washington

Division IV - Bedford Gazette

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