Deadline extended for Better Newspaper Contest

The submission deadline for the 2017 Better Newspaper Contest has been extended to 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20. The deadline to postmark all hard copy entries has been extended to Thursday, Nov. 16.

The contest rules and website has been updated to reflect this change, as well as a clarification to the category description for Reporting on Local Government. The description should read:

“Each entry shall consist of three articles and may also include any sidebars. Articles must feature either local and/or county government. Criteria include news value, writing clarity, style and treatment of the subject.”

We apologize for any confusion regarding this category and invite entrants to adjust previously submitted entries accordingly, as needed.

Several entrants have also had questions about how to combine and/or downsize PDFs. We encourage you to visit the contest FAQ page for answers to these questions and more. If you have a question not answered in the FAQ, please contact WNA Member Services Director Julia Hunter.