Submit Entry

Click here for the 2019 entry form.

Click here to submit entries online.

How to enter

All entries for this year’s contest must be submitted online. Mailed entries will not be accepted.

NOTE: We are using a different company to submit entries for this year’s contest. So you will have to register for a new account.


ALSO NEW: We are no longer requiring PDFs of pages to be submitted with entries. They are optional but not required.

Click here for instructions on how to create an account and begin to upload your entries online.

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, 2018 and December 31, 2018. 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.

Contest categories

Click here for this year’s entry form which details each of the different categories for newspapers, TV stations, radio stations, magazines and online.

Deadline and Submission

All nominations must be submitted to the website no later than 11:59 p.m. February 1, 2019.  Winners will be announced in April 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to the most commonly asked questions, please see our FAQ page.