Better Newspaper Contest

MNA College Better Newspaper Contest

The 2018-2019 College Better Newspaper Contest will be under way in April, 2019 

Starting with the 2018-2019 MNA College Better Newspaper Contest, we will be accepting entries from colleges earlier to better align with their school year. The 2018-2019 contest will be accepting entries from  April 15, 2019 through May 31, 2019.

The work that can be entered must have been published May 15, 2018 through May 14, 2019.

2018-2019 Rules and Category information is available here.

A full list of the 2018-2019 winners will be posted here following the MNA convention in January 2020.


MNA Professional Better Newspaper Contest

The 2018-2019 Better Newspaepr Contest entries will be judged by newspaper professionals from the Hoosier State Press Association (Indiana).
We will celebrate all winners at the 2020 MNA Convention and Trade Show BNC Banquet on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in our NEW location the Marriott Minneapolis Northwest in Brooklyn Park.

More information on the contest will be coming in August.


A full list of the 2017-2018 winners is posted below.


MNA BNC Winners 2017-2018 by on Scribd



If you have questions about the Better Newspaper Contests, 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

You may also contact LuAnn Yattaw at (612) 278-0235 or