2023 National Headliner Awards Deadline Extended!

The deadline to submit entries to the 2023 National Headliner Awards has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2023. The journalism competition by The Press Club of Atlantic City is open to all material appearing online or in publications distributed or broadcast in the United States between January 1, 2022 and Dec. 31, 2022.
All nominations must now be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2023. 


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 2,800 Headliner medallions have been presented to outstanding writers, photographers, daily newspapers, magazines, graphic artists, radio and television stations and networks, and news syndicates.

Photo award renamed to honor Nick Oza

The National Headliner Awards announces that its Best in Show photo award will be renamed in honor of former judge Nick Oza, who died in 2021.

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