Newspaper readers can earn their own award from the Georgia Press Association.
The state newspaper organization is offering a $250 cash prize to the winner of a social media contest that runs through the end of March, according to a press release from the association.
Georgia residents are encouraged to enter creative photos of themselves with their favorite association member newspaper including The Columbia County News-Times and The Augusta Chronicle. Entries should be posted on Instagram or Twitter with the hastag #ReadLocalGA.
A winner will be selected on April 1.
The purpose of the contest is to encourage support of local newspapers and increase interaction between readers and the association. The contest also is designed to encourage younger consumers to read newspapers and show them the importance of newspapers.
For more information, visit www.gapress.org.