By Todd M. Adams

Divisions have been determined for the 2018 APSE Contest.

As a reminder, APSE determined contest divisions differently this year. Instead of going by set in stone numbers (ex. Over 150,000, 75,000-150,000, etc.), the contest committee placed each organization into a category based on size. The largest 25 percent of organizations are in Category A, the next largest 25 percent are in Category B, the third largest 25 percent are in Category C, and the smallest 25 percent are in Category D.

Here is how the breakdown fell:

Category A: Over-87,000 circulation (46 organizations)

Category B: 31,000-86,999 circulation (46 organizations)

Category C: 14,800-30,999 circulation (46 organizations)

Category D: Under-14,800 circulation (46 organizations)

Organizations are allowed to compete in a higher category (with larger organizations) if they choose. If you wish to “play up,” let Todd Adams know at

Here is a list of organizations in each category, with a link to their contest folder. If you have paid your dues but are NOT listed below, email Todd and he’ll fix the mistake.


The Arizona Republic:

The Athletic:

The Baltimore Sun:

Bleacher Report:

The Boston Globe:

The Buffalo News:

CBS Sports Digital:

Chicago Tribune:

The Cincinnati Enquirer: Plain Dealer:

The Courier Journal:

The Dallas Morning News:

The Detroit News:

The Denver Post:

Detroit Free Press:

ESPN Undefeated:


Hartford Courant:

Houston Chronicle:

The Kansas City Star:

Las Vegas Review Journal:

Los Angeles Times:

Mlive Media Group:

The Miami Herald:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

New York Daily News:

The New York Times:


NJ Advance Media:

Omaha World-Herald:

The Oregonian/Oregon Live:

Orlando Sentinel:

Philadelphia Inquirer:

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

San Diego Union-Tribune:

San Jose Mercury News:

The Seattle Times:

South Florida Sun Sentinel:

Star Tribune:

Tampa Bay Times:

The Virginian-Pilot:

The Washington Post :

USA Today:

Yahoo Sports:


The Advocate (Baton Rouge):

Boston Herald:

The Canton Repository:

Charlotte Observer:

Chattanooga Times Free Press:

The Commercial Appeal:

The Daily Advertiser:

Daytona Beach News-Journal:

The Gazette:

Green Bay Press Gazette:

Indy Star:

The Journal Gazette:

Knoxville News Sentinel:

Lexington Herald-Leader:

Maine Sunday Telegram:

The Morning Call:

Naples Daily News:

The New Orleans Advocate:

The News & Observer:

The News-Press: Times-Picayune:

The Oklahoman:


Pensacola News Journal:

Portland Press Herald:

The Post and Courier:

The Press Democrat:

The Providence Journal:

Quad-City Times:

The Register-Guard:

Richmond Times-Dispatch:

The Roanoke Times:

The Salt Lake Tribune:

San Antonio Express-News:

South Bend Tribune:

The Spokesman-Review:

The State:

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Post-Standard:

The Tennessean:

Times Union:

Toledo Blade:

Tulsa World:

The Villages Daily Sun:

Winston-Salem Journal:

Wisconsin State Journal:


Altoona Mirror:

Anderson Herald-Bulletin:

Auburn Undercover:

Beaumont Enterprise:

The Bryan-College Station Eagle:

Burlington Times-News:

Casper Star-Tribune:

The Citizens’ Voice:

The Clarion-Ledger:

Corpus Christi Caller-Times:

Daily Hampshire Gazette:

Deseret News:

The Desert Sun:

Elyria Chronicle-Telegram:

The Fayetteville Observer:

Florence Morning News:

The Free Lance-Star:

The Herald (Rock Hill):

Idaho Falls Post Register:

Idaho Statesman:

Inside Carolina:

Janesville Gazette:

Journal & Courier:

Lawrence Journal-World:

Mail Tribune:

Marin Independent Journal:

The Monitor:

Napa Valley Register:

The News-Gazette:

News & Record:

Northwest Herald:

Peoria Journal Star:

The Post-Star:

Racine Journal Times:

Sauk Valley Media:

Savannah Morning News:

The Scranton Times-Tribune:

Springfield State Journal-Register:

Sun Journal:


The Topeka Capital-Journal:

Tucson Local Media:

Victoria Advocate:

Virgin Islands Daily News:

Wilmington StarNews:

Williamsport Sun-Gazette:


Alexander City Outlook:

Ames Tribune:

Ashland Daily Tidings:

Athens Banner-Herald:

The Carlisle Sentinel:

Cherokee Tribune:

Columbia Missourian:

The Covington News:

Daily American Republic:

The Daily News Journal:

The Daily Progress:

Daily Record:

Decatur Daily:

Denton Record-Chronicle:

Dodge City Daily Globe:

Durham Herald-Sun:

Grand Forks Herald:

The Hawk Eye:

Hickory Daily Record:

Idaho State Journal:

Inside Pack Sports:

The Jackson Sun:

Journal Tribune:

Kearney Hub:

Kennebec Journal:

Lake City Reporter:

Laramie Boomerang:

The Leaf Chronicle:

The Manhattan Mercury:

Marietta Daily Journal:

Mason City Globe Gazette:

The Missoulian:

Mon Valley Independent:

Morning Sentinel:

Newburyport Daily News:

Santa Cruz Sentinel:

The Sheridan Press:

St. Tammany Farmer:

Steamboat Pilot & Today:

Tider Insider:

The Tuscaloosa News:

Washington Co. Daily News:

Wyoming Tribune Eagle:


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