There are ten (10) divisions. OPA Business Membership Newspapers, Divisions 1-8, are determined by newspaper circulation and frequency shown on the October 2012 U.S. Postal Service statement of total paid circulation (PS Form 3526, line 15C) plus the number of paid electronic subscriptions as reported to OPA.
DAILY NEWSPAPER DIVISIONS:
Division 1 – Circulation of more than 8,000
Division 2 – Circulation of 4,000 to 8,000
Division 3 – Circulation of less than 4,000
WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DIVISIONS:
Division 4 – Circulation of more than 2,700
Division 5 – Circulation of 1,900 to 2,700
Division 6 – Circulation of 1,200 to 1,899
Division 7 – Circulation of less than 1,200
Division 8 – Semi-, Twin and Tri-weekly Newspapers
Division 9 – Sustaining Membership Newspapers
Division 10 – College Newspapers
A newspaper may elect to compete in a higher circulation division, but may not compete in a lower division. A list of participating newspapers sorted by division will be emailed to publishers and posted on the OPA website within one week after the contest deadline.
The 2012 OPA Better Newspaper Contest period is from
January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012.
Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 – All entries must be postmarked by this date.
Annual Convention Dates:
June 13-15, 2013
Awards Banquet Date:
Friday, June 14, 2013
The contest rules and events are available below to view online or download in PDF format. The contest entry form, entry/mailing labels, and tips for entering the contest are also available to download in PDF format. If you have questions, e-mail Lisa Potts or Jennifer Gilliland or call (405) 499-0020 or 1-888-815-2672 (toll-free in Oklahoma).