February 9, 2017
The 2017 Missouri Press Foundation Better Newspaper Contest template is now open and members can begin submitting entries. If you haven’t yet, start collecting your entries for this year’s contest now.
Don’t wait until the March 31 deadline to enter your entries in the template.
All of the information about the contest — rules, categories, entry instructions — is at http://www.mopress.com/contests.php .
Entries to the Missouri Press Foundation’s Newspaper Contest will be submitted using BetterBNC Online Journalism Awards Platform: https://betternewspapercontest.com/login
IMPORTANT: It is important to remember BetterBNC is optimized for Google Chrome. If you do not have Google Chrome, download it at http://www.google.com/chrome.
DEADLINE: There is no need to wait until the deadline to upload your entries! The contest template will close 11 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, and will not accept entries after that -- no exceptions. You may begin uploading your entries now.
ALERT: Please try to keep file sizes under 5mb to aid judges in accessing entry content. For larger files such as Special Sections, there are options provided in the contest template. You cannot upload these large entries directly to the contest template because it has space limitations.
THREE TIPS TO MAKE UPLOADING EASY:
1. If you have entries that consist of more than one piece of content, combine them into one file. This will make uploading and judging much easier. This will apply to Best Columnist, Best Front Page, etc., where an entry is more than one piece. Combine them into one file. Do the same for stories that jump to another page. Combine the pages into one file for uploading.
2. Make the category number the first element in the title of each entry.
3. Put all of your entries into a "Contest Entries" folder on your desktop.
Please read the instructions and category listings carefully!