2019 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Headline Writing ( 1,001 - 1,500)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Jackson County Pilot
    Entry Title: Jackson County Pilot - Headline Writing
    Entry Credit: Jackson County Pilot
    Judge Comment: Top-notch headlines, especially on all 3 issues' Page 1. Election headlines can be routine, but "Hiccups make for a long election night" grabs the readers' attention to find out why. And who wouldn't read the stories with "Free lunch (and breakfast too)" and "Puke: The secret to songwriting"? Well done.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Tracy Area Headlight Herald
    Entry Title: Headline Writing - Tracy Area Headlight Herald
    Entry Credit: Per Peterson
    Judge Comment: This newspaper's headlines do a good job of attracting readers' attention and giving information. The conversational "Classes in June? School board says no" and "Here we go again: Public hearing No. 2 set" with subhead "Councilman Tony Peterson will have his say at Aug. 28 hearing" get right to the point.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Monticello Times
    Entry Title: Headline Writing
    Entry Credit: Jeffrey Hage
    Judge Comment: Notable headlines were "A lemonade stand with a bark - not a bite" and "Deringer wins roller-coaster race for sheriff."
  • Competition Comment: None