Deadline extended to Feb. 17

NOTE: The deadline to enter has been extended to 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17. The Press Club of Atlantic City is announcing a call for entries for the 2021 National Headliner Awards. The competition is open to all material appearing in publications or on websites distributed or broadcast in the United States between January 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020. There are categories for newspapers, magazines, photography, radio and TV stations and digital and online journalism. There is no limit on the number of entries that may be submitted. However, each entry may be entered in only one category.

Please read this year’s list of categories carefully as there have been some category changes this year, including new categories for coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.



Founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City, the National Headliner Awards program is one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic merit in the communications industry.

The first National Headliner Awards were presented in 1935.  Since then, more than 2,650 Headliner medallions have been presented to outstanding writers, photographers, daily newspapers, magazines, graphic artists, radio and television stations and networks, and news syndicates.

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