2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Typography and Design ( 5,001 - 10,000 Multi-Day) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Brainerd Dispatch
    Entry Title: Nov. 18, 2021; Jan. 16, 2022; Aug. 1, 2022.
    Entry Credit: Staff
    Judge Comment: This was a difficult category because the papers were similar. The standout design was the Dispatch and its huge front page photo. The photo really jumped out at the reader and the content was unusual in two of the three examples. The third photo carried an important message. I didn't care for some of the headline fonts and on the brief headlines, they should be standardized to so many lines One had 7 lines and that is just ugly.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: St. Cloud Times
    Entry Title: Typography and Design
    Entry Credit: St. Cloud Times
    Judge Comment: The pages are crisp and clean in appearance and I like the space between elements. The one suggestion - I wasn't sure about the copy arrangement on the Page 1 governor story. It might have been easier for readers if the bdots had individual paragraphs.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Willmar - West Central Tribune
    Entry Title: Jan. 16, March 11, Aug. 10
    Entry Credit: Staff
    Judge Comment: The photos were good and well played throughout the paper. Didn't care for the headline fonts. And cemetery was spelled incorrectly in Page 1 headline. Haven't we all been there?
  • Competition Comment: Difficult category. Papers were equal for the most part.