For many years, the Beacon newspapers have swept the top journalism awards of the North American Mature Publishers Association while also earning honors at the National Mature Media Awards and American Free Community Papers competitions.

Our writers and columnists have won multiple awards for writing, and both our Washington and Baltimore editions have been honored for general excellence in these competitions.

In 2017 we won over 37 Awards for our Newspapers below is a sampling of our awards:

First Place in General Excellence for our Baltimore & DC Beacons – 2017 NAMPA AwardsFirst Place in Most Improved for our Fifty Plus Richmond – 2017 NAMPA Awards
First Place in Column Review for our Baltimore & DC Beacons – 2017 NAMPA Awards
First Place in Senior Issues for our DC Beacon – 2017 NAMPA Awards
First Place in Travel Column for our DC Beacon – 2017 NAMPA Awards
First Place in Feature Writing for our DC Beacon & Fifty Plus Richmond – 2017 NAMPA Awards
BEST IN SHOW for our DC Beacon – 2017 NAMPA Awards
2 Gold and 3 Silver
in submitted articles – 2017 National Mature Media Awards