NATJA Awards Competition Prizes

NATJA recognizes winners as:

  • Grand Prize: Overall outstanding accomplishment across the competition
  • Gold Prize: Awarded per category
  • Silver Prize: Awarded per category
  • Bronze Prize: Awarded per category

All winners and finalists are permitted to display the appropriate NATJA Winner or Finalist Seals on reprints, dust jackets, covers and websites, and emails. NATJA also provides a certificate to everyone who places in the competition.

  • The winners announcement is circulated to all competition entrants, in addition to media outlets, NATJA members, and mailing lists.
  • Prizes are awarded per category as: Gold Prize, Silver Prize, and Bronze Prize.
  • At the discretion of the judges, Honorable Mentions may also be named for individual categories. Honorable Mentions will also receive a certificate.
  • All winners are permitted to display the NATJA "Winner's Seal" on reprints, dust jackets, covers, and websites/blogs.
  • Gold Prize winners in media categories (categories 100 - 192) are eligible to select a bonus prize. The list of bonus prizes will be available at Please note that the list is subject to changes.
  • Bonus destination prizes will be valid for use February 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021. Seasonal and blackout dates may apply.
  • No more than two prizes will be awarded for multiple Gold Prize wins.
  • The final list of available bonus prizes will be sent via email to Gold Prize winners after the winners announcement is released.
  • Winner certificates and bonus prizes are distributed by mail. It is up to the submitters to provide NATJA with current mailing address information. NATJA is not responsible for misdelivered awards.