Contests & Awards
Recognized as one of the highest and most distinguished tributes in community journalism, the Amos and McKinney Awards are presented to a working or retired newspaperman and woman who have provided distinguished service and leadership to the community press and their community.
The National Newspaper Association recognizes strong newspapers and strong educational programs go hand in hand. This award recognizes newspapers that have chosen an important civic literacy, journalism education or school support program and assisted in its success through use of the newspaper's various resources.
Each year, the National Newspaper Association honors the best in community journalism and advertising in the Better Newspaper Editorial Contest (BNEC) and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest (BNAC). Together, the BNEC and BNAC comprise the Better Newspaper Contest.
The National Newspaper Association established this award in 2007 to honor Daniel Morris “Dan” Phillips, an award-winning writer and photographer who passed away in 2005 at the age of 47.
2015 BNEC & BNAC Overview
Entries came fr om 36 states; 158 newspapers sent in a total of 1,696 entries; and 149 newspapers were selected as winners and received a total of 521 awards.
NAE Fun Facts
Entries came fr om nine states; 10 newspapers were selected as winners and received a total of 15 awards. Kidsville News!, a literacy and educational newspaper based in Fayett eville, NC, sponsored the contest.
July 9, 2015
Judging results have been processed and winners of the 2015 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest have been posted online here.
April 5, 2016
July 6, 2015
February 26, 2015
August 6, 2014