NNA's Better Newspaper Contest

 

 

NNA 2019 newspaper contest winners announced

Judging results have been processed and winners of the National Newspaper Association 2019 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest have been posted below.

Winners will be recognized at the awards breakfast held Saturday, October 5, 2019, during NNA’s 133rd Annual Convention & Trade Show at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

There were 1,303 entries in the Better Newspaper Editorial Contest and 207 entries in the Better Newspaper Advertising Contest for a total of 1,510 entries. A total of 485 awards were won by 97 member newspapers in 36 states.

Iowa had the most combined BNC/BNAC wins with 63, followed by Wyoming with 61 and California with 47.

Lists of winners by categories and by newspaper are available below on this page.

Judging was performed primarily by active community newspaper editors and publishers, as well as retired university journalism professors and retired or former newspaper professionals.

“The quality of entries is always inspiring and encouraging,” said judge Mark Campbell, editor, Azle News (Texas). “Exceptional journalism continues to readily be available across the nation, as evidenced by the strong writings I judge annually.”

Established in 1885, the National Newspaper Association is the voice of America’s community newspapers and is one of the largest newspaper associations in the country.


 

Winners from NNA’s 2019 Better Newspaper Editorial Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest

2019 Better Newspaper Advertising Contest by Category
For a list of winners, click here.

2019 Better Newspaper Advertising Contest by Newspaper
For a list of winners, click here.

2019 Better Newspaper Editorial Contest by Category
For a list of winners, click here.

2019 Better Newspaper Editorial Contest by Newspaper
For a list of winners, click here.

 

Contest Winner Logos, click here.

  


 

Winners from NNA’s 2018 Better Newspaper Editorial Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest

2018 Better Newspaper Advertising Contest by Category
For a list of winners, click here.

2018 Better Newspaper Advertising Contest by Newspaper
For a list of winners, click here.

2018 Better Newspaper Editorial Contest by Category
For a list of winners, click here.

2018 Better Newspaper Editorial Contest by Newspaper
For a list of winners, click here.

2018 General Excellence Winners
For a list of winners only (no places), click here

2018 General Excellence Winners
For a list of winners with places, click here.

Contest Winner Logos, click here.

 

For a copy of the BNC supplement, click here.

 


  

 

What is NNA’s BNEC/BNAC?

Each year, NNA honors the best in community journalism in the Better Newspaper Editorial Contest and the best in community newspaper advertising in the Better Newspaper Advertising Contest. The BNEC and BNAC, together, make up the association’s Better Newspaper Contest. Entries are accepted during the contest entry period, which occurs annually from Jan. 1 through April 27. All entries must be submitted online by April 27 of the current contest year. Participation is limited to NNA member newspapers in good standing a the time of the Awards Ceremony, which is held during NNA’s annual convention.

There is a contest fee of $20 for each entry in each category. Entries from NNA member newspapers must be published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of the year prior to the contest year to be eligible, with the exception of website categories, which are judged in place. There is no limit on the number of entries that may be submitted to the contest or in any one category.

 

Contest Rules

To download a copy of the BNEC and BNAC rules, click here.

 

 

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