State Press Award winners announced Aug. 27

List of winners in excel file
(Note, this file may not have some corrections to contributors that were submitted.)

Tennessee newspaper excellence was recognized with awards in the 2021 University of Tennessee (UT)-Tennessee Press Association (TPA) State Press Contests 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.

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

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.