Seeking entries for 2023 TPA Membership Directory cover photo contest

TPA members are encouraged to submit a scenic photo for the 2023 Tennessee Newspaper Directory Cover Photo Contest. Entries are being accepted through September 9. Photos should reflect scenic Tennessee through landscapes, architecture, wildlife and/or nature photography. The prize is $200 and photo credit in the 2023 directory.

The winning entry, to be selected by popular vote of TPA member newspapers, will be featured as the primary image on the cover of the newest edition of the Tennessee Newspaper Directory coming out in January 2023.

Jack McNeely, publisher of the Cleveland Daily Banner, was the 2021 winner with his photo of fog over the city of Cleveland.

The contest is open to all employees of TPA member newspapers. Entries must have been taken by a regular staff member or employee of a member newspaper and may include published and/or non-published photographs.A maximum of two entries by one photographer may be submitted.

Photo specifications

Photos must be submitted as digital files in color (minimum size 8.5 x 11 at 300 resolution) by uploading the file to

Vertical images that can be displayed as 8.5 by 11 photos work best for the cover design.

Entry information should then be emailed to TPA Member Services Manager Robyn Gentile at with the file name, name of the photographer, newspaper, contact phone number and some information about the subject/location photographed.