2019 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Human Interest Story ( 10,000 and Over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Brainerd Dispatch
    Entry Title: When She Vanished
    Entry Credit: Chelsey Perkins
    Judge Comment: "When She Vanished" combines the best of storytelling to take the reader on a journey through Rachel Anthony's life and tragic death. Very well done.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Fargo/Moorhead - The Forum
    Entry Title: Our lives change in one night
    Entry Credit: Patrick Springer
    Judge Comment: A gentle look at a family dealing with a tragic situation, with the writing describing the struggle along with the love. Great storytelling, a gentle touch with the details but still descriptive and visual. The reader is taken into this family's home to experience what it takes to care for a special needs child.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Duluth News Tribune
    Entry Title: A memorable life
    Entry Credit: Louis St. George III
    Judge Comment: Wonderful descriptive writing, story has clear beginning, middle and end with threads in the writing to keep the reader engaged. Wonderful storytelling.
  • Competition Comment: None