Better Newspaper Contests
2018 Newspaper of the Year, the Des Moines Register
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.
2019 Contest Timeline
September 5 & 19, 2018 - Distribute 2019 Call for Entries in INA Bulletin
October 12, 2018 - Contest entry deadline
November 2018 - Contest entries judged by Indiana Press Association members
December 2018 - Winners notified by INF
February 8, 2019 - 2019 winners announced during Convention Awards Banquet
Entries must have been published between Oct. 1, 2017 and Sept. 30, 2018, to be eligible.