Enter the BNC Today!

Enter the BNC Today!

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Welcome and Good Luck!

If you have questions about the 2012-2013 Better Newspaper Contest, the MNA staff is prepared to assist you. To reach us, please call the MNA office during business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) at (612) 332-8844 | (800) 279-2979 or email member@mna.org. You may also contact LuAnn Yattaw at (612) 278-0235 or luann@mna.org.

HOW TO ENTER

We have prepared detailed instructions to help make entering the MNA Better Newspaper Contest easy for you. We are using BetterBNC.com again this year, but there have been some updates to the contest system and entry process. Please carefully review the contest instructions before beginning the entry process.

Download Contest Entry Instructions

COLLEGE CONTEST – The deadline to submit entries has been extended to Tuesday, October 15.

The contest will be open for submissions beginning on September 1, 2013. All contest entries must be submitted by 11:00 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, October 15. Any mail-in entries must be postmarked by October 15.

2012-2013 College Better Newspaper Contest Rules & Contest Categories
Click the link above to download the complete contest Rules & Contest Categories packet. The document contains contest rules, entry category descriptions, and a FAQ section to use when entering the 2012-2013 College Better Newspaper Contest.

PROFESSIONAL CONTEST

The contest submission period is now closed. If you have questions about the contest or your entries, please contact MNA.

The contest will be open for submissions beginning on September 1, 2013. All contest entries must be submitted by 11:00 p.m. CDT on Monday, September 30. Any mail-in entries must be postmarked by September 30.

2012-2013 MNA Better Newspaper Contest Rules & Contest Categories
Click the link above to download the complete contest Rules & Contest Categories packet. The document contains contest rules, entry category descriptions, and a FAQ section to use when entering the 2012-2013 Better Newspaper Contest.

CONTEST WEBSITE

Better Newspaper Contest Site
Click the link to visit the contest website.

On the right-hand side of the page, click “Contestant Login.” The, select which contest you want to work on (2013 MNA Better Newspaper Contest OR 2013 MNA College Better Newspaper Contest) from the drop-down menu. Two fields — “Media Organization” and “Password” — will then appear below the contest selection. Choose your newspaper from the drop down list, enter your password, and click “Login.”

The first time you log in into the system, the default password is “bnc” (password is case sensitive).

If your newspaper is not on the list, or you have other questions about logging in, please contact LuAnn Yattaw at (612) 278-0235 or luann@mna.org.

Contestant Manager Instructions from BetterBNC

Authorized Entrant Instructions from BetterBNC

AWARDS BANQUET

The annual Better Newspaper Contest Awards Banquet and celebration will be held Thursday, January 23 at the 2014 MNA Convention.