2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Columnist ( Under 5,000 Multi-Day) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Detroit Lakes Tribune
    Entry Title: Finding Faith column entries
    Entry Credit: Devlyn Brooks
    Judge Comment: This Lutheran pastor talks about our idolization of guns, the overturning of Roe v Wade and how listening to one another is the best way to move faith forward. Refreshing!
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Grand Rapids Herald Review
    Entry Title: Together we with thrive and bloom; They're back!; Lake life
    Entry Credit: Britta Arendt
    Judge Comment: Britta Arendt touches on the importance of a strong life's partner, the lure of water and how each year visitors to the state enrich the lives of native Minnesotans.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Detroit Lakes Tribune
    Entry Title: The best thing I saw last week sports columns
    Entry Credit: Jared Rubado
    Judge Comment: Two of Jared Rabada's columns focused on why sports competition is about more than just winning. One looked at how competing gymnastics teams cheered for each other's participants and the other took on the phrase "You can't win them all." Too many of us just look at wins and losses and not what is learned simply by participating.
  • Competition Comment: None