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 2018 we won over 28 Awards for our Newspapers below is a sampling of our awards:

First Place in General Excellence for our DC Beacon – 2017-2018 NAMPA Awards
First Place in Column Review for our DC Beacon – 2018 NAMPA Awards
First Place in Senior Issues for our DC Beacon – 2017-2018 NAMPA Awards
First Place in Editorial/Opinion for our DC Beacon – 2018 NAMPA Awards
First Place in Personal Essay for our DC Beacon – 2018 NAMPA Awards
First Place in Profile Entries for our Fifty Plus Richmond – 2018 NAMPA Awards
First Place in How-to Guide for our Baltimore Beacon – 2018 NAMPA Awards
First Place in Travel Column for our DC Beacon – 2017-2018 NAMPA Awards
First Place in Feature Writing for our Howard County & DC Beacons – 2018 NAMPA Awards
First Place in Topical Issues for our DC Beacon – 2018 NAMPA Awards
First Place in Website General Excellence – 2018 NAMPA Awards
BEST IN SHOW for our DC Beacon – 2016-2018 NAMPA Awards
1 Gold and 6 Silver in submitted articles – 2018 National Mature Media Awards