NNA's Better Newspaper Contest

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.

Rules: To download a copy of the BNEC and BNAC rules, go here

 

Winners from NNA’s 2020 Better Newspaper Editorial Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest

2020 BNC Award Ceremony
Watch Award Ceremony Recording, click here (member login required)

2020 Better Newspaper Advertising Contest by Category
For a list of winners, click here.

2020 Better Newspaper Advertising Contest by Newspaper
For a list of winners, click here.

2020 Better Newspaper Editorial Contest by Category
For a list of winners, click here.

2020 Better Newspaper Editorial Contest by Newspaper
For a list of winners, click here

Contest winner logos, click here

2020 BNC Winners supplement
Click here.

 

 


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.

For a copy of the 2019 BNC supplement, 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 2018 BNC supplement, click here.