Award Details

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.

Entries are now being accepted in the 2024 Newspaper Carrier of the Year Contest!

Deadline to submit entries and online payment is June 26, 2024. 

Winners will be announced in July. Certificates and prize checks will be sent to the managers of the winning carriers for local presentation. Entries in this contest will be automatically entered into I-SCMA’s Betty J. Way Carrier of the Year Contest.

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


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.

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

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