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2017 Better Newspaper Contest

Welcome to the Washington Newspaper Publishers Better Newspaper Contest page. We are grateful to SmallTownPapers for their continued sponsorship of this event.

Here you will find links to the rules for each category and a flyer that explains contest dates and categories. Click the download buttons for the information you are interested in.

You can begin submitting entries on April 3 at The deadline for submissions is May 5, 2017 for regular entries and June 2, 2017 for Tourism and Community Guide sections.

For technical help getting logged in, making entries and general use of the BetterBNC platform, please click on the "Help and Support" button at to initiate a trouble ticket. For help with rules, eligibility and entry fees please contact WNPA at

Deadlines, rules, instructions

Advertising Division


Editorial  Division

Photography Division



Web Division