2019 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Arts & Entertainment Story ( 1,501 to 3,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Pipestone County Star
    Entry Title: The artist among us
    Entry Credit: Sirrina Martinez
    Judge Comment: I love hidden gem in our own backyard pieces, and Ms. Monteiga seems like an incredible person and artist. A touch too much straight-plain background history, but maybe it comes out because of the fact Ms. Monteiga doesn't speak English.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Mora - Kanabec County Times
    Entry Title: Relishing absurdity: Vasa Radio Hour celebrates small-town quirks in a variety show style
    Entry Credit: Kirsten Faurie
    Judge Comment: I'm a sucker for both 'A Prairie Home Companion' and any show that attempts to replicate or refurbish its style, especially from a hyper-local angle like that. It could have had a more storytelling-type approach, but it got its point across without going overboard.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Luverne - Rock County Star Herald
    Entry Title: "No more shushing"
    Entry Credit: Mavis Fodness
    Judge Comment: Interesting topic. Would have liked to see a more feature-y angle, but it's a decent subject and an important one.
  • Competition Comment: There were a lot of entries that were more news-oriented in nature than actual arts & entertainment. Maybe that's on me; perhapsI was just looking for more feature-y pieces.