Starting in 2022, colleges and universities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont are invited to enter the New England Better Newspaper Contest in 27 competitive categories, including College Newspaper of the Year. Click here to view all categories and descriptions.

In this inaugural year, all schools may enter, regardless of membership status, and submit up to 10 entries for a low flat fee of only $100. Click here, or the link below, for information on the expanded benefits of Academic Membership.

Work published by student newspapers in print and/or online during the contest year, August 1, 2021, to July 31, 2022, is eligible for this competition.

Download the information packet for all the information necessary to prepare your entries including a list of competitive categories, complete rules and guidelines, and criteria that each contest category will be judged upon.

The deadline to submit entries is Friday, December 2, 2022.

Awards will be presented during the annual New England Newspaper Convention, which will be held in Spring 2023 (date and location to be announced).

We encourage you to participate in this year’s Better Newspaper Competition to recognize your students’ best work, compete with peers, and compare your coverage and publication.

For further information please contact

Learn more about the Better Newspaper Competition

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