2017 Ad Design Contest


2017 Ad Design Contest
Deadline January 19, 2017

Celebrating MNA’s 150th Anniversary!

This year, MNA proudly celebrates its 150th anniversary! Join the celebration by creating an ad promoting the strength, importance, and relevance of the newspaper industry. Newspapers have been a vital source of information to readers since colonial times and through generations of change, still remain the number one place communities look to for news and information. Although today we face new and unique challenges, we are still an important community leader writing the first draft of history. We know communities with newspaper thrive.

Help us tell that important story with your 2017 Ad Design Contest Entry.

As always, MNA Convention attendees will review the ads and choose their favorites; winners will take home a cash prize and will play an important role in celebrating MNA’s 150th anniversary!

First Place: $350 prize
Second Place: $150 prize


Submitted entries should consist of one (1) quarter page (5” x 10.5”) full color print ad. All entries are required to leave blank space (at least 4 column inches) at the bottom of the print ad so that statewide newspapers can personalize them for publication.

All entries must be submitted via email to advertising@mna.org as PDF files. The submission deadline is January 19, 2017. All entries will be displayed at the 2017 MNA Annual Convention. Entries will be posted anonymously. All MNA members attending the convention will receive a ballot to vote for their top choice. Winners will be announced during Friday’s luncheon.

The winning entries will be posted on the MNA website at the conclusion on the convention and available to member newspapers for publication. All newspapers submitting entries must be an MNA member in good standing. Newspapers may submit unlimited entries, but each should be submitted by different newspaper employees.

Download Contest Entry Form & Publication License