The Nebraska Daily Publishers Association Sweepstakes Award is given to the daily newspaper that earns the most points during the judging of the Better Newspaper Contest entries.  The winner is given a plaque at the annual NPA Convention.

  • 2018 Scottsbluff Star-Herald
  • 2017 Norfolk Daily News
  • 2016 Norfolk Daily News
  • 2015 Grand Island Independent
  • 2014 Kearney Hub
  • 2013 Kearney Hub
  • 2012 Kearney Hub
  • 2011 Grand Island Independent
  • 2010 Kearney Hub
  • 2009 Grand Island Independent
  • 2008 Kearney Hub
  • 2007 Grand Island Independent
  • 2006 Grand Island Independent
  • 2005 Grand Island Independent
  • 2004 Grand Island Independent
  • 2003 Grand Island Independent
  • 2002 Hastings Tribune
  • 2001 Hastings Tribune
  • 2000 Grand Island Independent
  • 1999 Scottsbluff Star-Herald
  • 1998 Hastings Tribune
  • 1997 Grand Island Independent
  • 1996 Grand Island Independent
  • 1995 Scottsbluff Star-Herald
  • 1994 Kearney Hub
  • 1993 Scottsbluff Star-Herald
  • 1992 Kearney Daily Hub
  • 1991 Kearney Daily Hub
  • 1990 North Platte Telegraph
  • 1989 Kearney Daily Hub
  • 1988 North Platte Telegraph
  • 1987 North Platte Telegraph