2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Human Interest Story ( 1,501 to 3,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Blue Earth - Faribault County Register
    Entry Title: Don Bromeland-WW II
    Entry Credit: Chuck Hunt
    Judge Comment: This is a well-written, intriguing story, filled with expertly incorporated detail. It was a pleasure to read. Well done!
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Staples World
    Entry Title: My dad’s about-face journey with Covid
    Entry Credit: Dawn Timbs
    Judge Comment: This was a powerful, personal piece. The reader benefits from the author's authenticity and willingness to share a private, heart-breaking experience.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Cloquet - Pine Knot News
    Entry Title: Photos long tucked away create somber intrigue
    Entry Credit: Mike Creger
    Judge Comment: This was an interesting, well-written piece that holds the reader's interest while sharing intriguing information. The author succeeded in capturing the mystery of the photos and educating the reader about war-time practices and traditions.
  • Competition Comment: What a difficult decision this was! Thanks for sharing the story of Minnesotans and for the expert writing that marked so many of the entries.