2019 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Arts & Entertainment Story ( 3,001 to 7,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: New London/Spicer - Lakes Area Review
    Entry Title: As aging takes its toll, photography brings life back in focus for mother and son
    Entry Credit: Brett Blocker
    Judge Comment: If there was more to this story, I would have kept reading. I loved the way this story was told, using photography and art as a way to describe, and connect it to, a person's relationship with his mother and the affect this disease has on a family.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Hutchinson Leader
    Entry Title: Sculpting from experience
    Entry Credit: Kay Johnson
    Judge Comment: The story's structure works well, including digging into the artist's background. It's clean, crisp copy with good quotes and an interesting story to tell.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Isle - Mille Lacs Messenger
    Entry Title: 'Ditch Ducks' roosting near Hwy. 65
    Entry Credit: Evan Orbeck
    Judge Comment: This story is a unique take on a local art installation. The reporter sharing the meanings behind some of the ducks seals the deal on an interesting piece.
  • Competition Comment: None