Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline August 15, 2015
Decision Date
Ceremony Date
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

The Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association (PNNA) is pleased to announce that it will host and administer its first Advertising Contest for the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Advertising Executives Association (PNNAEA).
This year’s contest has 5 categories including Best Use of Multi-Color Ad, Best Creative Ad, Best Single House Ad or Series, Best Special Section and Best Niche Product.

Entry materials will be mailed to member newspapers.

The top entry in each division will be considered for the Best of the Best in the Pacific Northwest award.

Notable Winners


Monetary/Material Award Details

Eligibility Requirements

The contest is open to PNNA newspaper
members. No associate members, special
interest publications or ad agencies may

Work must be published between June 1, 2013 – May 31, 2014

Entry Fee Details


Required Material

1. Register at using your email address. The Association code is PNNA. You will receive a conformation email, which you will need to complete registration. Please register before attempting to login.

2. Login to You will see a page showing any entries you have already submitted. Some browsers, such as Safari, will open the rules in a new window; others will require you to download the PDF R458to your computer

3. Click on the “Add New Entry” link. On this page, select your newspaper name. A lot of information will auto fill. If that information is incorrect, please call the PNNA at (916) 288-6014. Your Division will be selected for you based on your publication circulation. Fill in the preparer’s name.

4. Select “Advertising” to begin submitting entries. As you create entries, this field will not change unless you select to change it. All required fields are marked with a red asterisk.

5. Select the contest class

6. If necessary, provide an explanation of your entry. The explanation/cutline box is limited to 3,000 characters. It’s a good idea to write your explanation in another program, such as Word, and copy/paste into the explanation box. If a URL is required, fill in the URL box; there is no need to type “http://.”

7. Include the name of the entry. If uploading full-page PDF les, it will be helpful if the entry name matches the headline on the page so the judges can find it easily. If the judges cannot tell what is to be judged, the entry will be discarded.

8. Include the name of the person or people who should be credited for any award. It is not necessarily the name
of the person submitting the entry nor the person picking up the award at the Summit.

9. Add your file or files. You can drag and drop files or use the “Add les” button to navigate your files. Generally, les should be in PDF format. Upload the files to complete your entry but refer to the special instructions for any limitations.

10. When you have completed your submission, click the “Save” button. If you click the “Back to list” button, you will
lose the entry you just completed. After clicking “Save,” you will be directed back to the list of your entries.

11. To submit another entry, click “Add New Entry.” As long as you have not logged out of the system, your newspaper
name will still be in place and you can simply start at Step 6 again. You may log out and log back in later to continue
adding entries. You will need to select your newspaper name each time you log in.

12. If you are done submitting entries, please review the list. You may not change an entry, but you may delete an entry and resubmit it.

Entry Format

1. The contest is open to PNNA newspaper members. No associate members, special
interest publications or ad agencies may enter.

2. Entries and payment in full must be received by August 15, 2014. Winners will be announced at the annual PNNA Press Summit, September 18, 2014.

3. Each entry must be from an individual newspaper and entered in the circulation
division according to the circulation numbers effective June 1, 2013. The contest is open to all newspapers as individual properties. Ads generated for two or more newspapers may be entered for one newspaper only.

4. Entries are limited to three per class.

5. All entries must be submitted electronically (see entry instructions).

6. Each entry should be a PDF file. Full page PDFs may be uploaded as long as the ad to be judged is obvious. Name the entry as the same as the name of the advertiser.

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