2019 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Headline Writing ( Under 1,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Henderson Independent
    Entry Title: Henderson Independent - Headling Writing
    Entry Credit: Rachel Wittrock
    Judge Comment: This weekly's editor puts thought into writing news headlines, subheads and teasers to entice readers. Such as, "Flooding stuck on repeat as river re-crests" and "Water woes wage at Park Elementary." The subhead for the latter headline explains the situation.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Mountain Lake - Observer/Advocate
    Entry Title: Headline Writing
    Entry Credit: Observer/Advocate Staff
    Judge Comment: Good use of active verbs and avoidance of labels for news and sports. Alliteration works well on "MLP moves to mitigate mold."
  • Competition Comment: Even the smallest circulation newspapers have the opportunity to write good news, feature and sports headlines instead of depending on label headlines.