Newspaper Carrier of the Year

Newspaper Carrier of the Year


Deadline to enter - June 30, 2022


Teresa Shaak




Newspaper Carrier of the Year award logo

Since 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.  Throughout the years, golf outing sponsorships have sustained this special recognition program which has honored hundreds of youth, adult and senior carriers. Beginning in 2020, an awards luncheon will no longer be held by PNA, but cash prizes and certificates continue to be awarded.

Entries are now being accepted in the 2022 Newspaper Carrier of the Year Contest!  Deadline to enter is June 30, 2022. Please print the application and entry form for completion, or type in your information on the fillable forms. Entries should be emailed to the PNA Foundation or mailed to the PNA Foundation, c/o Carrier Contest, 3899 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA  17110, by June 30, 2022.

Winners will be announced in July.  Cash prizes and award certificates will be sent to winning news organizations by early August for local presentation.

Each year, the winners of this contest will automatically be 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:

    • September 4 – National Newspaper Carrier Day
    • October 7 – International Newspaper Carrier Day

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.