Held in conjunction with the largest newspaper show on the East Coast, the America East Digital Media Contest recognizes excellence in the digital realm and is designed to provide a valuable learning experience.
Winners can proudly showcase their accomplishments in marketing and promotional tools, as well as on their websites. Your readers, advertisers and staff will appreciate the recognition earned by their newspaper's digital products. Registration Form
Open to all news media organizations and associated websites or platforms. The contest eligibility period is April 2, 2014 through February 13, 2015. 2015 CONTEST RULES: All contest entries will be judged based on three divisions.
Division I: News media website(s) with less than 50,000 average monthly unique visitors.
Division II: News media website(s) with 50,001 to 250,000 average monthly unique visitors.
Division III: News media website(s) with more than 250,001 average monthly unique visitors.
Each entry is automatically entered into the Best Overall Digital Experience Category. Additional entry categories include:
CLICK HERE to view the contest category descriptions, as well as judging criteria per category.
There is a flat $100 fee per website or platform entry, which includes up to five category selections. Each additional category selection from the same website or platform is $25. All contest fees must be paid by February 13, 2015, in order to be eligible for judging.
Mail checks (payable to the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association or PNA) to:
America East/Digital Media Contest
3899 N. Front St.
Harrisburg, PA 17110 JUDGING:
The panel of judges includes digital consultants and other leaders in the digital newspaper publishing world from the following organizations:
Borrell Associates, Inc.
Editor & Publisher
Local Media Association
DEADLINE TO ENTER: All entries and payments must be received no later than February 13, 2015. Entries received after the entry deadline will not be accepted. WINNERS:
Winners will be announced via press releases, on the America East website and in PNA's e-newsletter, Headlines & Deadlines. All winners will be recognized on Monday, March 30, during an awards presentation held in conjunction with America East. QUESTIONS:
Please contact PNA/America East Headquarters at (717) 703-3069 or email Kristin Bleiler at email@example.com.
“These awards remind us how important it is to serve readers wherever they are, whether that's on their doorstep in print, or on their smartphone, tablet or computer. The contest motivates the newsroom to put maximum effort into our digital offerings. The bragging rights don't hurt, either.” – George Spohr, Executive Editor, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre
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