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Literary Award for Best Article in The Nor'wester
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
2014 (for 4th Q 2013 - 1st Q 2014 editions) -
1st Place -
"Quarters North and South" by Mark Benvenuto.
See 1st Q 2014 edition of The Nor'wester.
2014 (for 4th Q 2013 - 1st Q 2014 editions) -
2nd Place -
"ANA Summer Seminar 2013" by Ronald Engholm.
See 4th Q 2013 edition of The Nor'wester.
Ron Engholm (right), Salem Numismatic Society member and new PNNA board member, received a 2nd place literary award from PNNA president Danny Bisgaard (left).
 
2015 (for 2nd Q 2014 - 1st Q 2015 editions) -
1st Place -
"Lao Coins & Currency" by Howard A. Daniel III.
See 3rd Q 2014 edition of The Nor'wester.
Photo: Daniel speaking about the same topic at the 2014 PNNA convention in Tukwila.
2015 (for 2nd Q 2014 - 1st Q 2015 editions) -
2nd Place -
"Dollar Coins North and South" by Mark Benvenuto.
See 4th Q 2014 edition of The Nor'wester.
 
2016 (for 2nd Q 2015 - 1st Q 2016 editions) -
1st Place -
"Honoring the Olympics, North and South" by Mark Benvenuto.
See 4th Q 2015 edition of The Nor'wester.
2016 (for 2nd Q 2015 - 1st Q 2016 editions) -
2nd Place -
"PNNA Adult Scholarship Report" by Ed Fischer. See 4th Q 2015 edition of The Nor'wester.
Ed Fischer (right) accepts the 2nd place best article award from Danny Bisgaard (left).
2016 (for 2nd Q 2015 - 1st Q 2016 editions) -
3rd Place -
"PNNA YN Scholarship Report" by Ben Mous. See 4th Q 2015 edition of The Nor'wester.
2017 (for 2nd Q 2016 - 1st Q 2017 editions) -
1st Place -
"Letters to the Rescue" by Tom Tullis. See 2nd Q 2016 edition of The Nor'wester.
Tom Tullis (left) accepts the 1st place best article award from James Reinders (right).
2017 (for 2nd Q 2016 - 1st Q 2017 editions) -
2nd Place -
"Year 1 C.E.: The Earliest Lifetime Portrait of a Biblical Ruler" by Jean-Philippe Fontanille. See 3rd Q 2016 edition of The Nor'wester.
2017 (for 2nd Q 2016 - 1st Q 2017 editions) -
3rd Place -
"Dollars - North, Middle and South" by Mark Benvenuto. See 4th Q 2016 edition of The Nor'wester.
 

PNNA Literary Award for Best Article in The Nor'wester

The PNNA sponsors an annual contest whereby authors can win awards for the best article published in The Nor'wester, the PNNA's quarterly newsletter. Awards were first presented in May 2014, for the 4th Quarter 2013 and 1st Quarter 2014 editions. Subsequent awards cover a full year (four editions) of The Nor'wester. For example, the awards made in 2016 cover the 2nd Q 2015 to 1st Q 2016 editions (but not the 2016 Tukwila convention edition).

Articles written by PNNA officers, board members, reporters and editors concerning official PNNA business are not eligible for this award (except that scholarship reports are eligible), however all other articles written by persons not on the selection committee are eligible. If you write an eligible article, the PNNA editor will automatically consider your article to be nominated for review by the awards committee; no special action on the part of the author is required.

Criteria for judging will be as follows: The submitted articles will be judged on the basis of the overall quality of their content, including clarity of writing and educational value.

Awards are $50 for first and certificates for second and third. First place winners also receive a small plaque and have their name engraved on a PNNA perpetual plaque.