Deadline: Feb. 18

Call for entries:
Mega-Innovation Award to be awarded in Orlando

Tell us about your best innovation from 2021!

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All entries must be submitted by 11 p.m. (CST) on Friday, Feb. 25.
Entry period for this year's contest: Calendar year 2021

With the return of the Mega-Conference, we also will be presenting the Mega-Innovation Award again in 2022!  This honor will be awarded at the Mega-Conference to a media company, newspaper or corporate office that best represents innovation in the industry.  We encourage you to submit a nomination and share your best innovations!

Three finalists will 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! 

Innovative companies take a wide variety of approaches to reaching additional readers and audience segments and improving subscriber engagement.  

Your approach may center around print products, digital products, events, agency services (PR work, logo development, competitive media placement), etc.  Perhaps company culture or your organizational structure is central to your newest innovative approaches.  Or, maybe you dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic in an innovative way that might even be carried forward into the future.

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 company defines innovation, what you’ve done to advance in your market, and what results you have seen.  Depending on your strategy plan, this might mean revenue growth, improved employee morale, growth in your digital subscription numbers, growth in social media audience, etc. Perhaps your innovation centered around dealing with the effects of the pandemic in your local market. Share your success with the industry!
  • Be sure to include the basics to help judges see all of the positives behind your submission: your objectives, expected results, actual results, how this has changed or improved your business and how others can benefit from this innovation. 
  • Also, be sure to tell us who to follow up with if we have questions: name, job title, email and phone number.

There is no cost to submit a nomination.

The deadline for entries is 11 p.m. (CST) on Friday, Feb. 25.

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

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