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. The competition celebrates the reporters and editors who bring these important stories to life.

We are now accepting entries for the 2018 contest. The entry deadline is the close-of-business on FRIDAY, JAN. 26, 2018.

Please visit this page for more information about the rules and the entry process.