NNA's 2014 newspaper contest winners announced

NNA’s 2014 newspaper contest winners announced

NNA Logo - featuredCOLUMBIA, MO—Judging results have been processed and winners of the National Newspaper Association 2014 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest have been posted online at nnaweb.org.

Winners will be recognized at the award reception held Saturday, Oct. 4, during NNA’s 128th Annual Convention & Trade Show at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Oct. 25, 2014. Visit nnaweb.org/convention to register online to attend the convention or to purchase reception tickets: nnaweb.org.

NNA Contests and Awards Committee Chair Jeff Farren, president and publisher of Kendall County Record Newspapers Inc. in Yorkville, IL, announced and congratulated the contest winners in a notification e-mail. The “Winners reflect the high quality of publications represented by the association,” Farren said.

There were 1,862 entries in the Better Newspaper Contest and 383 entries in the Better Newspaper Advertising Contest for a total of 2,245 entries. A total of 530 awards were won by 193 member newspapers in 40 states. California had the most combined BNC/BNAC wins with 76, followed by Texas with 65 and Wyoming with 52.

Congratulations to all Minnesota Winners!

Eden Valley-Watkins Voice
Hutchinson Leader
Litchfield Independent Review
The Paynesville Press
The Times – Blooming Prairie

Lists of winners by division and newspaper are available on the contests web page at nnaweb.org. Winners will be recognized in a special contest PDF available at nnaweb.org following the award reception this fall. Places won in General Excellence categories will be announced at the award reception.

Judging was performed primarily by active community newspaper editors and publishers and included retired university journalism professors and retired or former newspapermen and women.

“We deeply appreciate and value the time and talent volunteered by the judges for these contests,” Farren said.

Established in 1885, the National Newspaper Association is the voice of America’s community newspapers and the largest newspaper association in the country. The nation’s community papers inform, educate and entertain nearly 150 million readers every week.