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Conventions, Contests & Awards

ANA’s 82nd Annual Meeting & Fall Convention

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2021 BNC and Excellence in Advertising competitions. Entries will be judged by this year’s contest partner: Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association.

Save the date for the annual convention – October 9th, in Chandler, held again the conveniently located, Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino. An admirable schedule of training sessions is planned for ‘Facing the Future – Together’.

We are excited to announce that Gordon Borrell will be one of our speakers. Borrell will host a workshop on the latest media trends and understanding marketing and revenue opportunities available for newspapers in Arizona. Newspapers are encouraged to sign up early as information about their specific market will be included in the workshop if they are registered by September 1.

Other scheduled workshops scheduled include: Best Practices for CRMs; Photography Skills; News Writing for Reporters; and more to come! We’re sure you’ll find something for both your newsroom and sales staff to learn from.

Check back here for online registration, coming soon. And subscribe to ANA’s weekly newsletter for convention updates and details.


The 2020 ANA BNC and Excellence in Advertising Awards
A virtual presentation

Due to COVID-19 cautions and restrictions the Arizona Newspaper Association’s annual convention had to be cancelled and the awards ceremony reimagined. We wish to thank our members who participated in the contests, the New Mexico Press Association for judging, and everyone who helped produce the live presentation on our Facebook page. Thank you for watching our live stream event on Oct. 15, 2020.

Watch a recording of the ceremony by clicking on the window below.
If you have questions, contact: j.okeefe@ananews.com


Contest Archives
The Arizona Newspapers Association supports excellence in journalism in all its many forms. View the archived press releases for the winners in the Better Newspapers Contest and Excellence in Advertising Contest competitions.

We also recognize individuals that have fought for freedom of information with the Zenger Award and FOI Awards, and celebrate those who have made a lasting impression in Arizona journalism with our Hall of Fame awards.

Whether you entered the competitions, came to training sessions or just attended the award ceremonies, we sincerely appreciate that you help to make the contests and our annual conventions a success.


ANA Flickr Albums
Visit the ANA flickr page to see photos from our conventions and other ANA sponsored events.

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