How to enter
All entries for this year’s contest must be submitted online. Mailed entries will not be accepted.
NOTE: EVEN IF YOU CREATED AN ACCOUNT LAST YEAR, YOU WILL TO RE-REGISTER FOR THIS YEAR’S CONTEST
THE ASSOCIATION CODE WHEN REGISTERING IS NHA.
ALSO NEW: We are no longer requiring PDFs of pages to be submitted with entries. They are optional but not required.
If you have questions about accessing the online site, please call 609-732-2330 or 609-350-3099.
Headliner competition is open to all material appearing in a paid-circulation publication, website or broadcast in the United States between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. There is no limit on the number of entries that may be submitted. However, each entry may be entered in only one category.
All Headliner entries are judged in Atlantic City by a panel of journalists representing newspapers, wire services, and radio and television stations from around the country. The judges are distinguished men and women who are selected on the basis of journalistic contributions they have made during their careers.
Click here for this year’s entry form which details each of the different categories for newspapers, TV stations, radio stations, magazines and online. Please note category changes this year, including new categories for COVID-19 pandemic coverage.
Deadline and Submission
The deadline has been extended! All nominations must be submitted to the website no later than 11:59 p.m. February 17, 2021. Winners will be announced in April 2021.
Frequently Asked Questions
For answers to the most commonly asked questions, please see our FAQ page.