Public Notice Journalism Award

The purpose of the Public Notice Journalism Award 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. 

The winner will be recognized and awarded a framed certificate at the 93rd Annual PNA Convention, Nov. 1-3, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The 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.

View the rules and entry form below: 

2017 Public Notice Award


Entries should be mailed to PNA, c/o Public Notice Award, 3899 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA  17110, or email copies of all the required materials to Teresa Shaak, by 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

Congratulations to Jim Lockwood of The Times-Tribune, Scranton, winner of the 2016 PNA Public Notice Journalism Award!  For more information about Jim and his work, view the press release.  Jim was the winner of the 2015 (press release) and the 2014 (press release) PNA Public Notice Award, and was also honored as the national winner in March of 2015.

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

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