Blue Ribbon Newspapers

The HSPA Foundation has presented the Blue Ribbon Award since 1972.

The Blue Ribbon remains the most coveted award in the Better Newspaper Contest. In the category’s 44-year history, The Corydon Democrat leads in total number of awards with 16 in the nondaily division. The Chronicle-Tribune (Marion) has earned nine awards – the most for any daily newspaper.

DAILIES

1972 – Chronicle-Tribune (Marion)

1973 – Bloomington Courier-Tribune

1974 – Chronicle-Tribune (Marion)

1975 – Herald Telephone (Bloomington)

1976 – Fort Wayne News Sentinel

1977 – Chronicle-Tribune (Marion)

1978 – Chronicle-Tribune (Marion)

1979 – The Shelbyville News

1980 – The Noblesville Ledger

1981 – Palladium-Item (Richmond)

1982 – Chronicle-Tribune (Marion)

1983 – Palladium-Item (Richmond)

1984 – Herald Telephone (Bloomington)

1985 – Fort Wayne News Sentinel

1986 – The Shelbyville News

1987 – Herald-Bulletin (Anderson)

1988 – Chronicle-Tribune (Marion)

1989 – South Bend Tribune

1990 – Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

1991 – Chronicle-Tribune (Marion)

1992 – Fort Wayne News Sentinel

1993 – The Times (Munster)

1994 – The Times (Munster)

1995 – The Times (Munster)

1996 – The Times (Munster)

1997 – The Times (Munster)

1998 – The Indianapolis Star

1999 – Chronicle-Tribune (Marion)

2000 – The Times (Munster)

2001 – Chronicle-Tribune (Marion)

2002 – Evansville Courier & Press

2003 – The Times (Munster)

2004 – Evansville Courier & Press

2005 – The Indianapolis Star

2006 – South Bend Tribune

2007 – The Herald-Times (Bloomington) 2008 – The Noblesville Ledger

2009 – Daily Journal (Franklin)

2010 – The Indianapolis Star

2011 – Evansville Courier & Press

2012 – The Indianapolis Star

2013 – Journal & Courier (Lafayette)

2014 – The Herald-Times (Bloomington)

2015 – Daily Journal (Franklin)

2016 – South Bend Tribune

NONDAILIES

1972 – Brown County Democrat (Nashville)

1973 – Vevay Reveille-Enterprise

1974 – Vevay Reveille-Enterprise

1975 – The Corydon Democrat

1976 – The Corydon Democrat

1977 – The Corydon Democrat

1978 – The News (Tell City)

1979 – The Corydon Democrat

1980 – The Corydon Democrat

1981 – The News (Tell City)

1982 – Brown County Democrat (Nashville)

1983 – The News (Tell City)

1984 – Brown County Democrat (Nashville)

1985 – The Corydon Democrat

1986 – The Herald Republican (Angola)

1987 – The Spencer County Journal Democrat (Rockport)

1988 – The Corydon Democrat

1989 – The Corydon Democrat

1990 – The Corydon Democrat

1991 – The Corydon Democrat

1992 – Zionsville Times Sentinel

1993 – The Herald Republican (Angola)

1994 – The Corydon Democrat

1995 – The Herald Republican (Angola)

1996 – The Corydon Democrat

1997 – The Herald Republican (Angola)

1998 – The Corydon Democrat

1999 – The Herald Republican (Angola)

2000 – The Corydon Democrat

2001 – Perry County News (Tell City)

2002 – The Spencer Co. Journal Democrat (Rockport)

2003 – Zionsville Times-Sentinel

2004 – The Noblesville Ledger

2005 – Mount Vernon Democrat

2006 – Mount Vernon Democrat

2007 – Brown County Democrat (Nashville)

2008 – Dearborn County Register (Lawrenceburg)

2009 – The Herald-Tribune (Batesville)

2010 – Brown County Democrat (Nashville)

2011 – The Times-Post (Pendleton)

2012 – The Corydon Democrat

2013 – Brown County Democrat (Nashville)

2014 – Hendricks County Flyer (Avon)

2015 – The Corydon Democrat

2016 – Ferdinand News