2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Columnist ( 1,501 to 3,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Aitkin Independent Age
    Entry Title: Columnist
    Entry Credit: Shari Horton
    Judge Comment: As a mother myself, I often wonder how I will navigate my life when my kids are grown. You gave some much appreciated insight. You had me at the candy dish. Funny how such a random item evokes such feelings! I will follow your guide to create your own family traditions and focusing on gratitude...something we all should strive for!
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Blooming Prairie - Steele County Times
    Entry Title: Hot Pursuit
    Entry Credit: Rick Bussler
    Judge Comment: Many times, we don't have smooth landings, but we keep on keeping on! In life I hope we create moments that take our breath away. I, too, am terrified of mice. So I had to keep reading to see if you found the pesky rodent!
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Sauk Centre Herald
    Entry Title: Diane Leukam: "Vincent," "The Forgotten War," "Cruising Main"
    Entry Credit: Diane Leukam
    Judge Comment: Through your research in the first column, seeing those sad statistics brought out feelings throughout the column. I'm wondering what that pig is up to! Leaving the reader asking questions or pondering the main idea...nice writing!
  • Competition Comment: None