Call for entries:

Entries invited for 2023 Mega-Innovation Award: Join us in Dallas for real innovation!

Tell us why your newspaper or newspaper group should be recognized as innovative!

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America's Newspapers and the News/Media Alliance want to spotlight the best examples of innovation among newspapers at this year's Mega-Conference.  All newspaper members of America's Newspapers and the News/Media Alliance are encouraged to submit their best examples of innovation for consideration in this year's competition for the Mega-Innovation Award.

Entries may be submitted by print or digital newspapers or by their corporate office — but membership in America's Newspapers or the News/Media Alliance (as a newspaper or corporate newspaper group) is required.

There is no cost to enter.

Innovative newspapers take a wide variety of approaches to reaching readers and audience segments, improving subscriber engagement and producing their print or digital products.

Your approach may center around print products, digital products, events, a new revenue stream, agency services, new ways to address previously underserved audiences, etc.  Perhaps company culture or your organizational structure is central to your newest innovative approaches.

We want to make entering as easy as possible.  In whatever format works best for you:

  • Tell us about your latest innovations.
  • There are no specific questions to answer. We simply want to know how your newspaper defines innovation, what you’ve done to advance in your market, and what results you have seen.  Depending on your newspaper's strategy plan, this might mean revenue growth, improved employee morale, growth in your digital subscription numbers, growth in social media audience, etc. Share your success with the industry!
  • Please share any metrics that you have to demonstrate the success you have achieved.  Contest judges love to see metrics — whatever will best demonstrate the success you have experienced.

Two finalists will be selected to present their innovations at the Mega-Conference. The conference registration fee will be waived for one representative from each finalist company who makes the presentation.

In addition, the GRAND PRIZE winner will receive $500, a beautiful plaque and recognition by industry peers!

Submitting an entry:

The deadline for entries  11 p.m. (CST) on Friday, Feb. 24.

Please email your entry and all supporting documents, graphics, etc., to cdurham@newspapers.org.

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