PNA Calendar of Events

2017 Newspaper Carrier of the Year Contest

  • Date: Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017
  • Contact: Teresa Shaak
  • Email:
  • Phone: (717) 703-3003

new logo paper onlySince 1959, the PNA Foundation's Newspaper Carrier of the Year contest has helped Pennsylvania newspapers recognize the exemplary performance of newspaper carriers of all ages. 

First and second place winners will be awarded in each division (youth, adult and senior).  Each  winner will receive an award certificate, a cash award and two undated complimentary tickets to Hersheypark.  Also, the nominating manager/supervisor of the first place winner in each division will receive two undated complimentary tickets to Hersheypark.

Congratulations to the 2017 Newspaper Carrier of the Year finalists (listed alphabetically below)! 

  • Raymond Clare, Sr., LNP, Lancaster (senior division)
  • Joseph McArdle, III, The Times News, Lehighton (youth division)
  • Deborah Miller, LNP, Lancaster (adult division)
  • Samuel Parr, The Times-Tribune, Scranton (youth division)
  • Lou Poda, The Republican-Herald, Pottsville (senior division)
  • Paul Ziman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (adult division)

All contest nominees are invited to the "Luncheon of Champions", where the winning carriers will be honored and their specific award positions announced.  This awards luncheon is scheduled to begin at noon on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at the Hershey Country Club in conjunction with the PNA Foundation Golf Outing

See more details about the Carrier contest awards and luncheon.  To register for the luncheon,  please complete and return the Luncheon Registration Form, by Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

View the 2017 contest rules below:

2017 Carrier Application Form     2017 Carrier Contest Rules

2017 Carrier Payment Form


Each year the proceeds from the PNA Foundation Carrier Golf Outing help support this contest, the awards luncheon and awards presented to the winners. The 2017 PNA Foundation Carrier Golf Outing was held on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Penn National Golf Club & Inn, Fayetteville, Pa. Be supportive of your newspaper carriers and this recognition contest by golfing or becoming a sponsor at the Carrier Golf Outing! 

Contact the PNA Foundation at or (717) 703-3003, with questions or concerns.


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