Contest Judging


2016 Winter Meetings/Contest judging

Feb. 27-March 2

At Poynter Institute

Host hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites

80 Beach Dr. NE

St. Petersburg, FL 22301;

 Room rate is $139

Reservations can be made by calling (727) 892-9900 or (800) 426-7866). Use the group code APS

 To make a reservation online, go to and use the group code APS:  http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-and-suites-st-petersburg-downtown-PIEHSHX/index.html


 For more information:

Mary Byrne:

E-mail Mary.E.Byrne@espn.com | phone 703-599-0061

Jack Berninger:

E-mail jackapse@aol.com | 804-741-1565


Mandatory dates

Sunday: April 26, 2015; (second date TBD on Jan. 1 2016)

Daily: One paper chosen from the week of Jan. 5 to Jan. 10, 2015 (Monday through Saturday are eligible); (second group of dates TBD on Jan. 1 2016)


Confused by the daily mandatory dates? The contest has been tweaked. Read about it here.


Want to read the guidelines from last year’s contest? Keep in mind, some things are changing. But you can see the 2014 guidelines here.



Mary Byrne

Mary Byrne


Tommy Deas

Tommy Deas

First Vice President
The Tuscaloosa News

Todd Adams

Todd M. Adams

Second Vice President
San Diego Union-Tribune

Jack Berninger

Jack Berninger

Executive Director
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Bill Eichenberger

Bill Eichenberger

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