Contest deadline upon us; entries, income down but number of newspapers registering is up

As the KPA contests deadline draws ever nigh, the list of registered newspapers keeps growing. About a dozen have been added since early Thursday, putting us now at 72 newspapers. And I would imagine more will add their name to the list as the day goes on. After all, the deadline isn’t until today.

And as of 11 a.m. Eastern today, we had 435 ad contest entries and 1,555 entries in the news contest.That’s 1,990 total entries and an income of $13,930.

Now the number of newspapers registered this year is the good news. There were just 68 registered last year. But the total number of entries isn’t so good. In 2019, we had 2,498 total entries and $17,437 in income.

The previous year, the 2018 contests, we had 758 advertising entries, 3,017 news entries and an income of $21,126.

With fewer members this year because of COVID-related shutdowns and with newspaper revenue down, because of COVID-related cutbacks in advertising, we expected both the number of entries and the income to be down. But we are encouraged that three more papers registered this year. Thanks for your support!!!

Here’s a list of newspapers registered for one or both contests, as of 11 a.m. Eastern today. If you’re not on the list, there’s still a little time remaining to get ‘er done!

Adair County Community Voice
Adair Progress
Anderson News
Ashland Independent
Barren County Progress
Bourbon County Citizen
Bowling Green Daily News
Breathitt Advocate
Cadiz Record
Casey County News
Central City Leader News
Central Kentucky News Journal
Corbin News Journal
Corbin Times Tribune
Cumberland County News
Cynthiana Democrat
Danville Advocate Messenger
Edmonton Herald-News
Elizabethtown News Enterprise
Falmouth Outlook
Fort Campbell Courier
Forward Kentucky
Frankfort State Journal
Garrard Central Record
Georgetown News Graphic
Grant County News
Greater Ashland Beacon
Hancock Clarion
Harlan Enterprise
Hart County News Herald
Henry County Local
Hickman County Times
Jackson Times-Voice
Jessamine Journal
Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky New Era
Kentucky Standard
Knights Media Network/Bellarmine Univ.
LaRue County Herald News
Lebanon Enterprise
Lexington Herald-Leader
London Sentinel Echo
Louisville Courier-Journal
Manchester Enterprise
Mayfield Messenger
Maysville Ledger-Independent
Meade County Messenger
Middlesboro News
Mountain Advocate
Mt. Sterling Advocate
Murray Ledger and Times
Murray State (University) News
Ohio County Times News
Oldham Era
Paducah Sun
Princeton Times Leader
Richmond Register
Salyersville Independent
Shelbyville Sentinel-News
Somerset Commonwealth Journal
Springfield Sun
Stanford Interior Journal
The Bridge/Somerset
The Eagle Post
The Lake News
The Northerner/NKU
The Patriot, University of the Cumberlands
The Record, Leitchfield
The Thorobred, Kentucky State University
Todd County Standard
Winchester Sun
Woodford Sun


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