Better Newspaper Contests

2017 Newspaper of the Year, the Des Moines Register

See complete 2017 contest results

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.

2018 Contest Timeline

September 6 & 20, 2017 - Distribute 2018 Call for Entries in INA Bulletin

October 13, 2017 - Contest entry deadline

November 2017 - Contest entries judged by Wisconsin Newspaper Association members

December 2017 - Winners notified by INF

February 2, 2018 - 2018 winners announced during Convention Awards Banquet

Entry Information 

Entries must have been published between Oct. 1, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2017, to be eligible.