Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline January 31, 2014
Decision Date March 1, 2014
Ceremony Date
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

Founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City, the National Headliner Awards program is one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic merit in the communications industry.

The first National Headliner Awards were presented in 1935. Since then, more than 2,000 Headliner medallions have been presented to outstanding writers, photographers, daily newspapers, magazines, graphic artists, radio and television stations and networks, and news syndicates.

Notable Winners


Best of show: Newspapers
“Al-Qaida’s Papers”
Rukmini Callimachi
Associated Press, New York, N.Y

Spot News in daily newspapers, all sizes
First Place
“Marathon Terror”
The Boston Globe staff
The Boston Globe, Boston, Mass.

News series in daily newspapers with daily circulation up to 75,000
First Place
“The Meth Menace”
Eric Eyre and David Gutman
The Charleston Gazette, Charleston, W.Va.

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All Headliner entries are judged in Atlantic City by a panel of journalists representing newspapers, wire services, and radio and television stations from around the country. The judges are distinguished men and women who are selected on the basis of journalistic contributions they have made during their careers.

Monetary/Material Award Details

Eligibility Requirements

Headliner competition is open to all material appearing in a paid-circulation publication or broadcast in the United States between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. There is no limit on the number of entries that may be submitted. However, each entry may be entered in only one category.

Entry Fee Details

$75 per entry

Required Material

(It is now too late to enter for 2014. Please check back in the fall for 2015!)

Entry Format

You must use one entry form for each nomination. 2013 entry forms may be downloaded from the link on the home page.

Please mail your entry to:
National Headliner Awards
PO Box 239
Northfield, NJ 08225-0239

Overnight mail:
14 Colgate Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244

(It is now too late to enter for 2014. Please check back in the fall for 2015!)

Contact Information

National Headliner Awards
P.O. Box 239
Northfield, NJ 08225

Phone: 609-601-2116

[email protected]

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