We have received so many requests for an extension this week that we are extending the deadline to enter the Better Newspaper Competition until Monday, December 12.

This gives you an extra 10 days to prepare your entries and it is after the upcoming New England Newspaper Conference which will be held virtually on December 8.

This conference has a broad, strategic focus, on the state and future of the industry. It is great content for students and faculty, as they prepare to enter the industry or are teaching about it. We have created a special ticket price for colleges and universities to pay a flat rate of $95, which will give access to any and all faculty and students that would like to attend!

This is the ticket link for the academic offer:


Use the link above to purchase the group ticket. After you have registered I will contact you for a list of whom you want to include in your group.

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.

Reminder – the association code to access the contest portal is NENPA and both the email and password fields are case-sensitive.

Link to contest platform:


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 Monday, December 12, 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 students@nenpa.com.

Learn more about the Better Newspaper Competition

Learn more about NENPA Academic Membership

Submit your entries