2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Sports Feature Story ( Under 5,000 Multi-Day) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Bemidji - The Bemidji Pioneer
    Entry Title: Red Lake, Wabasso played state’s greatest game 25 years ago
    Entry Credit: Micah Friez
    Judge Comment: First place. Well written. I felt like I was in the middle of the action. The writer took me to that place in time.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Albert Lea Tribune
    Entry Title: 'Group of local officials decide to hang up the whistle'
    Entry Credit: Tyler Julson
    Judge Comment: Second place. I enjoyed this. I felt like I was part of the community. Good job.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Detroit Lakes Tribune
    Entry Title: DL graduate makes history as part of first all-Black team to conquer Everest
    Entry Credit: Barbie Porter
    Judge Comment: Third place. I think this article was an exciting topic, very well written! The only thing missing I felt was a little back story on the climbers. A little bit of what drives them.
  • Competition Comment: All were great entries. Everyone should be proud. I felt the winners captured my attention and drew me in to the moment.