It takes highly skilled, passionate and determined individuals to produce high quality publications. Each year the New England Newspaper & Press Association recognizes the achievements of the very best newspaper professionals in New England in the Better Newspaper Competition.
The Better Newspaper Competition is the largest and most comprehensive journalism recognition program in New England.
NENPA member newspapers in good standing from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont enter the competition each year.
Work published between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020 is eligible to be submitted in the competition.
- We extended the deadline to allow additional time to gather your entries because of office protocols in place due to COVID-19, as well as the timelines coinciding with the recent election
- Contest participants should submit links and pdfs of their best work. Please note that judges prefer pdfs over links, so we encourage you to use pdfs whenever possible.
- However, this year we have made some changes to this recommendation and if you can not access the PDF’s of your submissions we will accept links or PDF’s of your entries generated from the website version of the same story.
- General excellence and niche products may be submitted as hard copies and mailed to the NENPA office if pdf versions are not available.
The awards will be presented at the annual New England Newspaper Convention, which will be held in Spring 2021.
We encourage you to participate in this year’s Better Newspaper Competition to show off your best work, reward and recognize your staff, and share ideas so we can learn from each other!
When registering on the contest site please use the association code NENPA.