Award Details

The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation Advertising Contest honors advertising departments across Pennsylvania that continue to produce outstanding printed and digital classified and display ads, campaigns, and special publications and efforts worthy of recognition.

Congratulations to the 2024 Advertising Contest Winners!

View category winners here.

View the presentation of winning ads.

Sweepstakes winners:

Division I – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Division II – TheBurg, Harrisburg

Division III – Bedford Gazette

Division IV – The Latrobe Bulletin

The Calkins Family Best Use of Video Award winner is the Staff of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for their video, Top Workplaces Awards Show Opener. Details about the Calkins Family Best Use of Video Award can be found in the contest rules.

The PNA Foundation supplied plaques to each first-place winner and certificates to each second place and honorable mention winner in attendance at the Advertising Contest Awards Luncheon on May 16.  Certificates not distributed on May 16 have been mailed to the news organizations.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Participation in the PNA Foundation Advertising Contest is essential to winning the coveted News Organization of the Year Awards. Beginning in 2023, your company MUST ENTER BOTH the Keystone Media Awards AND the PNA Foundation Advertising Contest in order to earn and accumulate points toward NOY designation which demonstrates your outstanding efforts across all facets of your news company. Companies not entering both contests will not be considered for NOY honors.

Present A Plaque is now offering direct ordering!  To get the same plaques we issue to our first-place winners in the Advertising Contest, order the pocket plaques in black marble with frosted, non-glare acrylic (item #FBPOCM81 – for a case of 10), or item #FBPOCM81S (for individual plaques).  You’ll see a significant savings if ordering by the case! Plaque orders will be sent directly to you from Present A Plaque via FedEx (ground or 2-day delivery options available).

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