Convention

Contest

The annual Better Newspaper Contests foster excellence through competition among like-sized newspapers. Member newspaper submit thousands of entries in news, writing, advertising and digital categories. Judging is performed by other state newspaper associations, with winners announced during the annual convention. Points awarded to the winners of select categories are used to determine the newspaper awarded the coveted title of Newspaper of the Year.

UPDATED CONTEST INFORMATION FOR 2021

  • NEW Photography Category: Best Photographer
  • NEW Photography Category: Best COVID-19 Coverage

To encourage participation, INA will offer “coupons” for three free entries to newspapers who did not enter the 2020 contests. In addition, INA will offer incentives to newspapers who prepare their entries without error. See below for more information.

If you have questions during the contest entry preparation process, please contact the INA at 515-244-2145 or ina@inanews.com.

2021 Program information coming soon!

Sponsorships & Vendor Opportunities

Networking with current customers and prospective customers can be priceless. The annual INA Convention and Trade Show provides the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle with your target customers. Throughout the event, valuable networking opportunities will be provided so that you have time to talk directly with potential customers.

The Iowa Newspaper Association Convention and Trade Show is the largest state press association convention in the nation. Approximately 700 of Iowa’s newspaper professionals come together each year to network with other INA members, vendors and sponsors in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.