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Contests & Awards

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.

 

Newspaper And Education contest

The National Newspaper Association recognizes strong newspapers and strong educational programs go hand in hand. This contest is now part of the Better Newspaper Contest. To see past winners, click the link above.

 

Better Newspaper Contest

Each year, the National Newspaper Association honors the best in community journalism and advertising in the Better Newspaper Editorial Contest (BNEC) and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest (BNAC). Together, the BNEC and BNAC comprise the Better Newspaper Contest.


Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award

The National Newspaper Association established this award in 2007 to honor Daniel Morris “Dan” Phillips, an award-winning writer and photographer who passed away in 2005 at the age of 47.

 

 

Corcoran dominates logo contest, wins ticket to Jacksonville

Mar 1, 2020

Pensacola, Florida — A New Jersey graphic artist has once again topped all others in the National Newspaper Association's annual contest to design the convention logo.  Patrick Corcoran, ...

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2020 NNA Better Newspaper Contest open for entries

Dec 1, 2019

PENSACOLA, Florida — The National Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Editorial Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest are now open for entries. Newspapers may upload their submissions ...

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NNA to honor distinguished community leader with 2019 Amos Award

Jul 8, 2019

PENSACOLA, Florida — Reed Anfinson, publisher and owner of the Swift County Monitor-News in Benson, Minnesota, and the Grant County Herald in Elbow Lake, Minnesota, and partner in Quinco Press, Inc., ...

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NNA to honor distinguished community leader with 2019 McKinney Award

Jul 8, 2019

PENSACOLA, Florida — Susan Rowell of Lancaster, South Carolina, will be honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 133rd Annual Convention & Trade Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ...

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NNA announces 2018 newspaper contest General Excellence winners

Jul 24, 2018

Judging results have been processed and the General Excellence winners of the National Newspaper Association 2018 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest have been posted online ...

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NNA announces Newspaper And Education contest winners

Jul 25, 2017

Judging results have been processed and winners of the National Newspaper Association’s 2017 Newspaper And Education contest have been posted online here.

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2016 BNA & BNA contests are open!

2015 BNEC & BNAC Overview Entries came fr om 36 states; 158 newspapers sent in a total of 1,696 entries; and 149 newspapers were selected as winners and received a total of 521 awards. NAE Fun Facts ...

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NNA 2015 newspaper contest winners announced

Jul 9, 2015

Judging results have been processed and winners of the 2015 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest have been posted online here.

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