There are many reasons why public notices belong in newspapers and on their websites, not on obscure government websites. Among those reasons is the fact that newspapers have reporters who can follow up on the newsworthy notices published in their papers. By reporting on notices, newspapers ensure that matters that are important to their communities — like public meetings, environmental emergencies, government seizure and disposal of private property — receive the attention they deserve.

PNRC’s Public Notice Journalism Contest, which began in 2014, highlights the best newspaper reporting based on public notices, and celebrates the reporters and editors who bring these important stories to life.

The promotional flier for this year’s contest is posted below as a PDF. Please feel free to save or copy the document and distribute it to those who may be interested in the competition.