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It’s almost time to submit the best work from your publication from the past year in journalism, photojournalism and advertising.

Media members of the Colorado Press Association are invited to participate in the 2018 Colorado Better Newspaper Contest. Categories include editorial, advertising, photo and design and best website. Awards will be announced at the 141st annual convention on April 13, 2019 at the Aurora Hyatt - Denver Conference Center.

The contest period is from Nov. 1, 2017 – Oct. 31, 2018. The contest will open for entries Nov. 1, 2018. Entrants are encouraged to login at the beginning of the contest to make sure there aren’t any issues with their login or the website. The contest website is www.betterbnc.com/colorado.

An early-bird rate of $5.50 per entry will apply to all entries made and paid for between Nov. 1 and noon on Nov. 30th. The regular rate of $7.50 will apply to all entries between noon on Nov. 30 and the contest closing date and time of 12 p.m. (noon) on Dec. 7. Because time is very limited to set up judging before the holidays, please note that there will not be any contest extensions.

If you need a contest guidebook, or have not participated in the contest in the past, but would like to this year, please contact Jean Williams Creel at coloradopress@colopress.net or call 303-571-5117.

New this year: The categories Best Deadline News Reporting, Online Breaking News,and Best Use of Social Media in Breaking News have been combined into Best Breaking News/Deadline Reporting.  

There are new attachment and/or entry limits on Best Series, Best Sustained Coverage, Best Editorial Special Section (Newsprint and Glossy), and Best Advertising Special Section. This was after repeated complaints from judges that they could not fairly judge the entries within the timeframe allowed due to enormous quantity.  

Click on the zipped file to view the 2018 Guidebook.