Jan 1, 2022

A BAE-146 air tanker, capable of carrying 3,000 gallons of retardant, drops its payload during the Aristocrat Fire south of campus, Friday. (FIRST PLACE, Best Breaking News Photo, Non-daily Division, circ. less than 5,000 | Brandon Davenport, The Eagle, Chadron, Nebraska)

The National Newspaper Association Foundation's 2022 Better Newspaper Advertising Contest, Better Newspaper Editorial Contest and Newspapers and Education Contests are open the NNA members and nonmembers. The NNA member fee is $20 per entry; nonmember fee is $40 an entry.

Categories and rules are available on the contest site here. Entries must be published between Jan. 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021. Exception: Best Newspaper Website in the BNEC, which is judged ‘in place.’ Digital versions (i.e. PDFs or JPEGs) of tearsheets/ads/etc. must bear the name of the newspaper and date of issue.

DEADLINE: Entries must be submitted online before 11:59 p.m. on April 29, 2022.

“EARLY BIRD” INCENTIVE: Early contest entries translate into a chance to win ONE free registration and award ceremony ticket to the Annual Convention & Trade Show in Jacksonville, Florida, valued at more than $400. One winner will be drawn. Early bird entry must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, to qualify. Each newspaper will earn one chance to win, regardless of the number of entries submitted.

Register each year at