Better Newspaper Contest

Minnesota Newspaper Association Professional Better Newspaper Contest

Thank you for entering. 

Minnesota Newspaper Association – Better Newspaper Contest WINNERS BOOK:

View all of the winners in the BNC Gallery
Click for Professional BNC Gallery  (coming 1/27)
Click for the College BNC Gallery    (coming 1/27)

Need to order additional BNC Certificates?
Download Professional form here: (PDF)
Download College form here: (PDF)


MNA 2020-2021 College Better Newspaper Contest is NOW CLOSED!

Watch for information to enter the 2021-2022 College Better Newspaper Contest this Spring. (coming in April 2022)

All information for the 2020-2021 contest has been sent to the college advisors via email. If you did not get your information, please contact
Laura Niemi,

Information on the 2021-2022 Contest will be posted soon

Contact Laura Niemi with questions:


Tips for Student Journalist
Available for you to download: 2 pages of tips for students, while in school and when seeking employment. (PDF)



Congratulations to all of the MNA 2019-2020 Better Newspaper Contest Winners! 

Congratulations to the Mills Trophy winner:


Congratulations to the Vance Trophy winner:



Click here to view the 2019-2020 College & Professional BNC Gala Presentations.

You can view the 2019-2020 College BNC Gallery here

The 2019-2020 Professional BNC Gallery available to view here. 

The 2019-2020 BNC Winners Book available to download.

Mna Bnc Winners_2019-2020 by MN Newspaper Assoc.



Thank you to our 2019-2020 sponsors:






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 Laura Niemi or LuAnn Yattaw at or