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2017 Contest Packet

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ANA is proud to present the 2017 Better Newspapers Contest (BNC) and Excellence in Advertising Contest. Please help us get the word out by sharing this page with publishers, editors, writers, ad managers and web and graphics teams.

Beginning on May 1 through May 26, participants can upload their digital entries.

In the 2017 rules packet you will have instructions on how to set up (register) an online account for your organization. Please note that previous year’s accounts and passwords are no longer valid. If you need help or assistance contact Julie O’Keefe at j.okeefe@ananews.com or call her at (602) 261-7655, xt.110.

The packet also contains rule for eligibility, circulation divisions (automatically calculated by the system to take out the guess work), which categories are for online entry, which should be entered by mail – and how to create labels for your mail-ins plus where to send them.

Mail-in entries must be postmarked or received by May 26, 2017. The online system does not allow us to accept entries after the posted deadline, so get your entries submitted as soon as possible.

The contest period (dates of publication) for entries/materials is between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017. Previous entries are not eligible.

Individual entry fees remain at a very reasonable rate of $10 per entry. So, to improve your chances, enter unlimited entries per allowable category with just a low fee for each.


78th Annual Meeting & Fall Convention

Earlier this year we sent a survey to ANA members asking for their input on the convention.

Your responses were helpful in planning a new change to the convention—this year will be a ONE-DAY only event on September 30.

We will still have workshops and training sessions held throughout the day that cover topics to help make your newsroom and design team a competing force in today’s media savvy world.

The Excellence in Advertising Awards will go on at the afternoon luncheon. The (BNC) Better Newspapers Contest Awards will be presented during the evening reception.

So, while you’re getting your entries ready, don’t forget to make plans to attend the ANA 78th Annual Meeting & Fall Convention.

Our convention will be held again at the exciting and conveniently located, Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino. Ideally located, less than 15 minutes south of Sky Harbor Airport and minutes from Metro Phoenix and all points in between.