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Contests and Awards

Benjamin Franklin Award

The Benjamin Franklin Community Newspaper and Postal Partnership Award of Excellence is a partnership between the National Newspaper Association (NNA) and the United States Postal Service.

The award, named in honor of founding father Benjamin Franklin, who was both a postmaster and local publisher, provides an opportunity for NNA members to nominate a postal employee who has made significant contributions to community newspapers. The award was established by NNA in 1999 to salute the partnership between the local post offices and community newspapers across the nation.

Each nominee is recognized for his or her efforts. Each state awards a winner and the national winner is chosen from among the state winners.

Benjamin Franklin Award State Winners


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    ATTN: Benjamin Franklin Award
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