2019 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Sports Feature Story ( 10,000 and Over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Fargo/Moorhead - The Forum
    Entry Title: RedHawks reliever hoping people learn from his story of drug addiction
    Entry Credit: Chris Murphy
    Judge Comment: The clear winner in this category. The writing is sharp and emotive, but what elevates this story to the next level is the way it ties in sport with the very real problem of drug addiction. Excellent work.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Grand Forks Herald
    Entry Title: Persistence pays
    Entry Credit: Brad Elliott Schlossman
    Judge Comment: A local garbage man who is also a pro hockey scout? The premise of the story is an instant winner, but good writing carries the reader from start to finish in this must-read.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Mankato - The Free Press
    Entry Title: MSU catcher's videos are a big hit
    Entry Credit: Shane Frederick
    Judge Comment: A unique, fun story, one that I bet would play well online.
  • Competition Comment: A lot of entries in this one. Several quirky stories that were some good reads.