Tennessee newspaper excellence will be recognized with awards in the 2021 University of Tennessee (UT)-Tennessee Press Association (TPA) State Press Contests that will be presented at a luncheon on Friday, August 27, at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Hotel. Sixty-nine TPA member newspapers have won at least one award in the Contests. Registration form. Event information
Winning newspapers were notified by email in May of the categories in which they will receive awards. List of newspapers to receive at least one award in 2021.
In addition to the presentation of the awards, TPA President Daniel Richardson will pass the presidential gavel to TPA’s 2021-22 president, who is slated to be Rick Thomason, publisher of the Kingsport Times-News and the
Johnson City Press.
The luncheon cost is $55 per person.
UT has co-sponsored the State Press Contests since 1940 by providing the plaques, certificates and coordination of the awards presentation. A UT official will present the awards. Event details and registration information are available at tnpress.com.
Members of the New Jersey Press Association judged the State Press Contests this year. TPA members judged the New Jersey Press contest as part of the associations’ reciprocal agreement. There were 79 newspapers that entered the contests with 1,208 total entries.
The Franklin Cool Springs Marriott Hotel is offering a discounted rate of $149 to event attendees. Reservations should be made no later than Thursday, Aug.5. To take advantage of this rate, please contact the hotel at (615) 261-6100.
Franklin is in the Central Time Zone
11:30 a.m. Registration
12:45 p.m. TPA Presidential Installation
1:15 p.m. Awards presentation
2:15 p.m. Group photographs