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Literary Award for Best Club Newsletter
1st place winners receive a small plaque and cash prize as described below, and are recognized on a perpetual plaque maintained by the PNNA.

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
2013 (for 2012 newsletters)
Del Cushing (right) accepted the PNNA's literary award for best club newsletter on behalf of the Boeing Employees' Coin Club. Presenting the award is PNNA President Danny Bisgaard (left).
James Free (right) accepted the PNNA's 2nd place literary award for best club newsletter (of 2012) on behalf of the Salem Numismatic Society. Presenting the award is PNNA President Danny Bisgaard (left).  
2014 (for 2013 newsletters)
James Free
(right) accepted the PNNA's literary award for best club newsletter on behalf of the Salem Numismatic Society. Presenting the award is PNNA President Danny Bisgaard (left).
No second/third place club newsletter awards in 2014. Why not submit your club's newsletter for judging next time? (See below for information.)  
2015 (for 2014 newsletters)
Dennis Reed
(left) accepted the PNNA's literary award for best club newsletter on behalf of the Olympia Coin Club. Presenting the award is PNNA President Danny Bisgaard (right).
2015 (for 2014 newsletters)
2nd place - Boeing Employees Coin Club
2015 (for 2014 newsletters)
3rd place - Salem Numismatic Society
2016 (for 2015 newsletters)
1st place - Cowlitz Coin Club
2016 (for 2015 newsletters)
2nd place - Olympia Coin Club
2016 (for 2015 newsletters)
3rd place - South Hill Coin Club
  Dennis Reed (left) accepts the 2nd place best club newsletter award from Danny Bisgaard (right) on behalf of the Olympia Coin Club. Rick Schulz (right) accepts the 3rd place best club newsletter award from Danny Bisgaard (left) on behalf of the South Hill Coin Club.
2017 (for 2016 newsletters)
1st place - Boeing Employees' Coin Club
2017 (for 2016 newsletters)
2nd place - Olympia Coin Club
2017 (for 2016 newsletters)
3rd place - Salem Numismatic Society

Left: Tony Kalt (left) accepts the 1st place best club newsletter award from James Reinders (right) on behalf of the Boeing Employees' Coin Club. Right: Tony Kalt then presents the award to newsletter editor Truus Lagerman at the BECC meeting on March 29.
Dennis Reed (left) accepts the 2nd place best club newsletter award from James Reinders (right) on behalf of the Olympia Coin Club. James Free (left) accepts the 3rd place best club newsletter award from James Reinders (right) on behalf of the Salem Numismatic Society.
 

PNNA Literary Award for Best Club Newsletter by Danny Bisgaard

The PNNA sponsors an annual contest whereby local clubs can win awards for best club newsletter. Awards were first presented in April 2013, for the best newsletters of 2012. (Up to three clubs can receive awards, but only two - the Boeing Employees Coin Club and the Salem Coin Club - were nominated for 2012.)

Criteria for judging will be as follows: The submitted newsletters will be judged on the basis of the overall quality of their content. Specific aspects that will be considered include layout, use of graphics, inclusion of informative articles by club members, specific contributions by and for Y/Ns, and evidence of creativity, both in content and in methods of distribution.

Clubs should submit a sample of three of their previous year club newsletters to the committee for evaluation. Please send entries to the attention of Danny Bisgaard, c/o Skip Caldwell, PO Box 2051, Salem, OR 97308. Electronic newsletters can be submitted to d.bisgaard@comcast.net. Deadline is February 1 of each year, unless otherwise announced.

Awards are $100 for first (club to receive a plaque and have their name engraved on a PNNA perpetual plaque), and certificates for second and third.

We look forward to see what the local clubs are doing in getting the word out about their club’s activities, and articles that help educate all of us.