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2018 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 2 at The deadline for regular submissions is May 4, 2018 and June 1, 2018 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 Member Services Director Janay Collins at


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