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FPA Weekly Newspaper Contest deadline is on Monday!

You have less than a week left to enter this year’s contest! The deadline to submit entries in the 2018-19 Florida Press Association Weekly Newspaper Contest is 11:59 pm on Monday, February 4, 2019. Please note that this deadline is firm and will not be extended.

Complete contest information including rules, categories, and entry instructions can be found at FloridaMediaContests.com.

Enter Contest


Here are some important things you need to know about this year’s contest:

New Circulation Divisions!

The new divisions are as follows:
Division C
: Circulation under 4,000
Division B: Circulation 4,000 – 13,000
Division A: Circulation over 13,000

You must submit a new circulation verification form every year. The form must be submitted by the contest deadline. The form is available here: Circulation Verification Form

Free Entry!

Each newspaper will receive one free entry this year! Just use the following coupon code when you check out to receive your free entry: FPA201912

New Categories!

Check out the new categories we’ve added to this year’s competition:

  • Education News
  • Education Feature
  • Roads & Transportation

Read all category descriptions here

Additional Information

The contest is open to all Florida Press Association monthly, semi-monthly, weekly, semi-weekly and tri-weekly newspaper members in good standing, whose 2019 dues are current by the date of contest entry and were FPA members in 2018. Entries may not be submitted from sister publications unless they are also members of FPA. All contest entries must be the sole work of the newspaper staff and/or regular contributors unless specifically permitted by category rules.

Complete contest information including rules, category descriptions, and entry instructions is posted on FloridaMediaContests.com.

Award winners will be announced at a luncheon on Friday, July 12 during the 2019 Florida Media Conference held at The Vinoy in St. Petersburg. For full conference details visit FloridaMediaConference.com.

If you have any questions please contact us at info@floridamediacontests.com or (321) 283-5272.