Convention Corner: Resources available for your last-minute questions!

We’re getting down to the wire. The deadline to submit entries for the Better Newspaper Contests is Friday, October 16. All entries must be submitted and uploaded to the website by 4:30 p.m.; hard-copy examples must be postmarked on or before October 16. In past years, many entries were submitted in the 1-2 hours prior to the deadline, sometimes resulting in system slowness. To prevent any frustrations, which could be caused by internet speed, it is in your best interest to submit your entries as early as possible. If you would like to drop off your entries in person, please contact Jana Shepherd at prior to Thursday, October 15.

To view an online tutorial that was created to assist INA members in preparing and selecting contest entries, go to In the top right corner, hover over the “Convention” tab, select “Contest” and “Entry Information”.

The contest entry guide contains detailed instructions on how to prepare and upload your entries. The call for entries contains all of the entry categories and specific details for each. Both of these can be found in the Contest section of 

If you have additional questions as you submit entries call the INA between the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 515-244-2145 or email