Better Newspaper Contest

Professional Contest

The 2016-2017 Better Newspaper Contest entry period is now closed. The deadline was Sunday, October 1. Entries are currently being processed by staff and will be sent to judges in Illinois for consideration. Winners will be notified by mail in early December. The Better Newspaper Contest Banquet, honoring winners of the contest, will be held Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the MNA Convention in Bloomington, MN.

Download the 2016-2017 Rules and Categories Document


College Contest

The 2016-2017 College Better Newspaper Contest entry period is now closed. The deadline was Sunday, October 15. Entries are currently being processed by staff and will be sent to judges for consideration. Winners will be notified by mail in early December. The Better Newspaper Contest Banquet, honoring winners of the contest, will be held Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the MNA Convention in Bloomington, MN.

Download the 2016-2017 College Rules and Categories Document


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 member@mna.org.

You may also contact LuAnn Yattaw at (612) 278-0235 or luann@mna.org.