2019 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Headline Writing ( 1,501 to 3,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: St. Michael/Rockford - Crow River News
    Entry Title: Crow River News
    Entry Credit: Aaron Brom
    Judge Comment: Crow River News generally uses good active verbs in news headlines that fit the stories. Stories about awards are often dry, but this one stands out: "Steve of all trades honored for 25-year multi-tasking career." Sports headlines avoid cliches.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Peqout Lakes | Pineandlakes Echo Journal
    Entry Title: Headline Writing
    Entry Credit: Echo Journal Staff
    Judge Comment: Headlines accurately reflect the stories on issues important to the communities covered by the Echo Journal.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Blue Earth - Faribault County Register
    Entry Title: Headline Writing
    Entry Credit: Staff
    Judge Comment: Good use of bold headlines to attract readers to the Page 1 stories and sports. "Demolition Derby in a farm field" over "Three sheriff vehicles damaged after high speed chase" is precise.
  • Competition Comment: There seems to be more dependence on standing heads by weeklies in this category.