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The New Mexico Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest winners announced at Annual Convention
Winners will be announced at the awards’ banquet on Saturday, September 24 at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort.

Contest Period: July 1, 2015 -June 30, 2016

Entry Deadline: Postmarked or Uploaded by July 22, 2016

Contest Divisions

Daily Class I:11,000 and above circulation

Daily Class II: 10,999 and below circulation

Weekly Class I: 5,000 and above circulation

Weekly Class II: 4,999 and below circulation

Publication five times a week or more constitutes a daily; publication four times a week or less constitutes a weekly.FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who Will Judge Us?

The Utah Press Association will judge our contest in late July – early August.

Who Can Enter?

The contest is open to all New Mexico Press Association members that are in good standing. The proper representative of each newspaper (e.g. publisher, editor, ad director, etc.) must submit entries, not individuals.

What Is the contest period?

Material published between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.

What Is the entry deadline?

Entries (and payment by check or credit card) must be uploaded to the BNC website or postmarked by Friday, July 22.

What’s the difference between an “example” and “entry”?

An example is one part of a full entry. In most categories, one example constitutes one entry, but some categories require or allow two or more examples to constitute an entry.

How many entries are permitted?

You may enter as many entries as you would like in most categories. In the Design & Typography and Web Site categories, the limit is one entry. See General Excellence details for required dates of publications.

What Is the cost?

The cost is $7 per entry in each newspaper category

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New Mexico Press Association

PO Box 95198 • Albuquerque, NM 87199
Phone: (505) 275-1241 • Fax: (505) 275-1449 • E-mail:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Jeff Walter • (505) 275-1377 •
OFFICE MANAGER: Holly Aguilar • (505) 275-1241 •


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