Newspaper Carrier of the Year

Newspaper Carrier of the Year


Teresa Shaak




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Since 1959, the PNA Foundation’s Newspaper Carrier of the Year contest has helped Pennsylvania newspapers recognize the exemplary performance of carriers of all ages. It continues to be difficult to hire and retain reliable and talented carriers. Therefore, it is more important than ever to show exemplary carriers how much they are valued and appreciated for their contributions. Entering the contest is quick and easy, and cash prizes and certificates are awarded to the winners.

Check back in the spring for the 2024 Newspaper Carrier of the Year Contest rules!

Congratulations to the 2023 Newspaper Carrier of the Year Award Winners! Read our Press Release.  View the 2023 Carrier video.

  • First Place – Alex Silfies, The Times News, Lehighton
  • Second Place – John Murray, Valley News Dispatch/Trib Total Media
  • Third Place – Austin Sienkiewicz, The Citizens’ Voice, Wilkes-Barre
  • Honorable Mention – Michael Balint and William Gregory, The Times-Tribune, Scranton

Cash prizes are sponsored by the generous support of The York Dispatch and RouteSmart Technologies, Inc.

Award certificates and cash awards will be delivered to the winning news organizations for distribution.

Entries of this contest will be automatically entered into I-SCMA’s Betty J. Way Carrier of the Year Contest.

Don’t forget to recognize your newspaper carriers on these special days each year:

A lot has changed since the first ever newspaper carrier was hired (by The New York Sun back in 1833), but the fact remains that they continue to be an integral part of your success.  Every day, and especially on these two special days, show appreciation to all your carriers.

Newspaper carriers – past and present – take these special days to celebrate by sharing stories from your delivery routes and/or what you enjoy about being a carrier. Use #NewspaperCarrierDay to post on social media.


Special thanks to our generous sponsors:

2023 Carrier Contest Rules

2023 Carrier Contest Entry Form

2023 Carrier Contest Entry Form – fillable

Past Carrier Winners

Questions? Email the PNA Foundation or phone 717-703-3003.

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