The annual NCPA Convention will be held Feb. 26 in a virtual format this year and will feature a lineup of live and taped presentations. The convention will be highlighted by the presentation of the annual contest winners in both editorial and advertising categories, emceed by Shannon Vickery of PBS NC.

Registration will open at the end of January and will be FREE to all members.

We'll have details out soon on times, content and how to log in. All of the presentations will be available to download and view on demand.

Contest winners were announced via email last week. If you were expecting results and have not seen them yet please email

Also be on the lookout for a call for contest judges. We'll need volunteers to take on the Illinois Press Association contest next month.

We will be producing a digital awards publication. Congratulatory ads for your staff can be purchased at the discounted cost of only $250.00 for a full color full page ad. The size of the ad is 9.5" x 11". Please email to reserve your spot by 2/1/21 at noon. We appreciate your support.


Phil Lucey

Executive Director

North Carolina Press Association