CONTEST OBJECTIVES: The America East Digital Media Contest, administered by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, recognizes excellence on your news sites or platforms in a variety of categories, including best use of video, best revenue generation initiative, best overall mobile experience, best use of advertising and more.
Winners can proudly showcase their accomplishments in marketing and promotional campaigns, as well as on their news websites. Readers, advertisers and staff will appreciate the recognition earned by their newspaper's digital products from the longest-running news media conference and trade show on the east coast!
Open to all news media organizations and associated websites or platforms, professional or college. The contest eligibility period is April 1, 2016 through February 13, 2017. Material submitted outside of the contest eligibility period will be subject to review. CONTEST RULES: Download Contest Brochure Download Entry Form Enter Online All contest entries will be judged based on the following divisions: Division I: News media websites or platforms with more than 250,001 average monthly unique visitors.
Division II: News media websites or platforms with 100,000 to 250,000 average monthly unique visitors.
Division III: News media websites or platforms with 100,000 or less average monthly unique visitors.
Division IV: College or university news media websites or platforms.
Each entry is automatically entered into the Best Overall Experience Category. Additional entry categories include:
Category 2 - Best Use of Video
Category 3 - Best Interaction with Readers
Category 4 - Best Overall Use of Social Media
Category 5 - Best Use of Multimedia
Category 6 - Best Revenue Generation Initiative
Category 7 - Best Use of Advertising
There is a flat $125 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 27, 2017, 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
DEADLINE TO ENTER: All entries and payments must be received no later than February 27, 2017. 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, April 10, 2017, during an awards presentation held in conjunction with America East. QUESTIONS:
Please contact PNA/America East Headquarters at (717) 703-3069 or email Kate Landis at KathleenL@pa-news.org.
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