This award recognizes the very best work that New England newspapers produce each year— whether it’s individual or team stories, series, spot news coverage, columns or photojournalism that ran in print and/or online. NENPA presents up to 16 Publick Occurrences awards to member newspapers annually. Up to eight Publick Occurrences awards are presented to daily newspapers, and up to eight will be presented to community weekly and specialty newspapers.
The award was established in 1990 to recognize individual and team merit at New England newspapers to mark the 300th anniversary of the founding of Publick Occurrences, the first newspaper published in America. Four days after it appeared in Boston in 1690, Publick Occurrences was suppressed by the royal governor.
The competition is open to all members of NENPA. Editors are invited to enter their paper’s best reporting and/or photojournalism from the past year. The award recognizes individual or team stories, series, spot news coverage, columns or photojournalism that ran in print and/or online. Editors should view this entry as their “very best work of the year”.
Entries for the 2019 award must have been published between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. There is a fee of $99 per entry.
The deadline to submit entries for 2019 is July 12th. For more information please contact Christine Panek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2019 winners will be honored at the New England Newspaper Conference, which will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the AC Hotel Marriott, in Worcester, MA.