2021 Ideas Contest winners announced

The Tennessee Press Association (TPA) announced the 2021 Ideas Contest awards on Thursday, Sept. 23 during the virtual Revenue Summit for newspaper advertising and circulation staff members.

There were 544 entries from 28 newspapers in the 2021 contest, which has four circulation divisions and 30 categories.   TPA partnered with the New Jersey Press Association for the judging, which resulted in 204 winning entries.

The 2021 Ideas Contest Best of Show was awarded to the Johnson City Press for its niche publication for the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce, “Explore Washington County.”

The First Runner-up was awarded to the  Chattanooga Times Free Press for its multi-color ad for “Your Fall Break Destination…Chattanooga.”

The Second-Runner-up was awarded to the Pulaski Citizen for its multi-color ad for “King B Farm Weddings.”

The newspaper with the most awards is the farragutpress with 24 awards, followed by the Chattanooga Times Free Press with 23 and The Greeneville Sun with 22 awards.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Link to the list of winners with captions and some judges’ comments:


Link to the Slideshow of the 2021 Ideas Contest Winners (94 megabyte PDF please be patient while it loads):


Link to the Best of Show winner PDF: