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Accepting entries for the 2017 America East Digital Media Contest

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Harrisburg,Pennsylvania (PR MediaRelease) December 13, 2016

The Pennsylvania News Media Association (PNA) is now accepting entries for the 2017 America East Digital Media Contest. This contest offers the opportunity for news organizations to receive accolades for excellence within their websites and digital platforms. The annual contest is held in conjunction with the largest regional conference and trade show for the news media industry, America East, taking place in Hershey April 10 – 12. Submissions are due by Feb. 13, 2017.

The Digital Media Contest is open to all news media platforms and provides a valuable learning experience, designed to recognize superiority within news media organizations that have a digital presence. Each entrant will receive personalized feedback from contest judges and have the opportunity to meet some of the judges during an awards presentation on April 10, 2017 at America East

The 2017 contest features category and division updates and is now open to college and university news media websites.

Contest categories include:

  • Best Overall Experience
  • Best Use of Video
  • Best Interaction with Readers
  • Best Overall Use of Social Media
  • Best Use of Multimedia
  • Best Revenue Generation Initiative
  • Best Use of Advertising
  • Best Overall Mobile Experience

For a detailed list of categories, descriptions and entry information, visit the America East website at

About America East:
America East is administered by the PNA and 14 co-sponsoring state press associations and media partners. The 2017 conference will feature sessions on revenue and audience growth, leveraging legacy products, video, data, new news models, innovation, mobile and more. With its convenient location in Hershey, America East is the largest regional conference for the news media industry on the East Coast.

The 2017 America East Conference is April 10-12 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa. For more information, visit the America East website at
About PNA:
The PNA, founded in 1925, is the nonprofit trade association for print and digital media in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Its mission is to advance the business interests of Pennsylvania news media organizations and to promote a free and independent press. It has more than 300 newspaper and media-related members, including daily, weekly, and college newspapers and online-only publications.

Cara Neil
Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association
Communications Director
(717) 703-3071

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