2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Columnist ( Under 1,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Henning - Citizen's Advocate
    Entry Title: Publisher's Perspective
    Entry Credit: Chad Koenen
    Judge Comment: Coming from a small town, I relate entirely to using city landmarks to give directions! Made me feel like home. Again, another relatable tale of setting aside differences and coming together as a community to heal the city. As for the five second rule...I'm never letting that go! All column pieces were relatable and easy to read. Your words kept me interested.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: New York Mills Dispatch
    Entry Title: From my desk
    Entry Credit: Tucker Henderson
    Judge Comment: I enjoyed the history aspect in your first column "Out with old growth." Even though clearing the timbers brings on a feeling of sadness, our world is ever changing. Grandmas are special. That's it. Moving away from home is where you will find the most connections. The town where I currently live, I've met so many people connected to my hometown. That connection is strong and I love it!
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Two Harbors - Lake County Press
    Entry Title: Katya's Corner
    Entry Credit: Katya Gordon
    Judge Comment: I was captivated by your sailing life. Visually, you created a striking scene, besides the dead moose part. Striking, yes, but in a different sense. What a great treat for those kids to learn about climate related issues in your area. It takes resiliency, much like the “ignoring students” to solve the true problem. Keep it up! Keep living your dream and watching people change! Movement. Keep on moving.
  • Competition Comment: None