YOUR Newspaper And Education Contest

2016 Newspaper And Education Contest has closed 

Winners are announced below

To see the winners of the 2016 Newspaper And Education Contest by Class, click here.

To see the winners of the 2016 Newspaper And Education Contest by Newspaper, click here.


2016 Contest Winner Logos, click here.





Kidsville News! is a proud sponsor of the 2016
Newspaper And Education Contest


Q) What is the Newspaper And Education contest?
A) Strong newspapers and strong educational programs go hand in hand. Without fundamental commitment to civic literacy through education, the democratic process that rests upon fully informed citizens cannot function. Newspapers often contribute to civic literacy and education on their news and editorial pages, through mentoring and with direct community involvement. This award recognizes newspapers that have chosen an important civic literacy, journalism education or school support program and assisted in its success through use of the newspaper's various resources. Entrants are asked to choose from one of the following divisions and explain in detail how they developed their contributions to the program, and how those contributions played a role in the program's outcomes. Awardees should supply news articles, photographs, promotional brochures, testimonial letters, Internet publications and any other material they believe would assist judges in evaluating their involvement in their chosen program.

Q) Who is Kidsville News!?
A) For the fourth year in a row, Kidsville News!, a literacy and educational newspaper initiative based in Fayetteville, NC, has stepped up to sponsor the National Newspaper Association’s Newspaper And Education contest. “Since 1998 the Kidsville News!  Literacy and Educational resource program has played a very important role in the success of community newspapers,” said Bill Bowman, president and founder of Kidsville News!  “In addition to sponsoring the NAE contest, we are extremely proud and excited to continue to license our unique, successful and profitable NIE program with numerous members of the NNA,” said  Bowman. “We thank Kidsville News! for its generous support in helping us recognize the significant role newspapers play in supporting community educational programs,” said NNA Contest Chair Jeff Farren, publisher of the Kendall County Record in Yorkville, IL. “This generous sponsorship will ensure each of the contest’s 10 first place winners will receive a check for $100 and an award certificate,” he said. Newspapers interested in more information about bringing Kidsville News! into their community, can find more information by visiting their website at

Q) How do I enter the contest?
A) CLICK HERE to register and submit your entries in this year's contest.

Q) What are categories and divisions are in the contest?
A) Click here for a list: CATEGORIES/DIVISIONS

Q) What are the contest rules, entry fees, etc.?
A) Click here for: CONTEST RULES/INFO

Q) What is the FINAL DEADLINE for entries?
A) The final deadline for entries in the 2016 contest is midnight, July 6, 2016.

Q) What AWARDS will be given?
A)  Award certificates will be made at the discretion of the judges to first, second, third and honorable mention in all category divisions. First place winners will receive a $100 cash prize, sponsored by Kidsville News! An Awards Ceremony will be held during NNA’s Annual Convention & Trade Show in Cool Springs, Franklin, TN, Sept. 22-25, 2016.

Q) Who are the PAST WINNERS?
A) For a copy of last year's (2015) winners by newspaper, click here.  For a copy of our 2015 winners by category, click here.

2015 Contest Winner Logo, click here.

Best of luck in the contest!

David Fisher, President/Publisher
Fisher Publishing Inc., Danville, AR
Chair, NNA Contests and Awards Committee


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