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Contests and Awards

Overview

Amos and McKinney Awards
Recognized as one of the highest and most distinguished tributes in community journalism, the Amos and McKinney Awards are presented to a working or retired newspaperman and woman who have provided distinguished service and leadership to the community press and their community.
Benjamin Franklin Award
Sponsored by the National Newspaper Association and the United States Postal Service, the Benjamin Franklin Award is presented annually to the postal employee who has done the most to strengthen the partnership between the Postal Service and community newspapers.
Best of Newspaper In Education Contest
To recognize the excellent effort made by many community newspapers to engage young readers, the National Newspaper Association holds a Best of Newspaper In Education contest that highlights these efforts as examples for other newspapers.
Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest
Each year the National Newspaper Association honors the best in community journalism and advertising in the Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest.
Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award
The Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award recognizes young leadership in the newspaper industry. The award was established in 2007 to honor Daniel Morris "Dan" Phillips, an award-winning writer and photographer who passed away in 2005 at the age of 47.

Contests and Awards News

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NNA honors young community leader with the 2009 Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award

09/26/2009
Joel McNeece, publisher of Calhoun County Journal in Bruce, Mississippi, was honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 123rd Annual Convention & Trade Show, when he was presented with the Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award.

NNA honors two distinguished community leaders with the 2009 Amos & McKinney Awards

09/26/2009
Robert F. (Bob) Sweeney and Tonda Rush were honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 123rd Annual Convention & Trade Show, where they were presented with the Amos and McKinney Awards respectively.

Toast to the Winners honors NNA 2009 newspaper contest winners

09/26/2009
The National Newspaper Association honored winners of its 2009 contests at the “Toast to the Winners” award ceremony and reception, Sept. 26, at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza in Mobile, AL.

Winners of NNA 2009 newspaper contests can now place duplicate-award orders online

09/26/2009
Newspapers that have won awards in the 2009 Better Newspaper Contest, Better Newspaper Advertising Contest and/or Best of Newspaper In Education contest can now place their orders for duplicate copies of awards online through a partnership with The Award Group, NNA’s primary award partner.

NNA’s BNIE 2009 winners now online

08/04/2009
Judging results have been received and winners of the 2009 Best of Newspaper In Education contest have been posted online.

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