Public Notice Journalism Award

In 2014, the PNA Foundation, in conjunction with the Public Notice Resource Center, started the Public Notice Untitled-1Journalism Award contest. The purpose of this contest is to recognize excellence in journalism that draws reader attention to public notices. An award will be presented annually to the Pennsylvania winner, and the winning statewide entry will be entered into the national competition to vie for the national award. 

Entries are now being accepted in the 2018 Public Notice Journalism Award contest! Deadline to enter is 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. 

2018 Public Notice Award

 Winner(s) will be recognized and awarded a framed certificate at the 94th Annual PNA Convention, Oct. 24-26, 2018, at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. The first place winning entry will then be entered into the national competition to vie for an award of $500.  Presentation of national winner will be made at a recognized national association event in 2018. 

Questions? Contact Teresa Shaak at (717) 703-3003 or


Past Public Notice Journalism Award Winners

2017 Winners (press release):

  • 1st place - Jim Lockwood, The Times-Tribune, Scranton    
  • 2nd place - Christopher Ullery, The Intelligencer, Doylestown
  • Honorable Mention - Sarah Wojcik, The Morning Call, Allentown

2016 - Jim Lockwood, The Times-Tribune, Scranton (press release). 

2015 - Jim Lockwood, The Times-Tribune, Scranton (press release).  He was also honored as the national winner in March in 2015.

2014 - Jim Lockwood, The Times-Tribune, Scranton (press release).


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