2022 MNA College Better Newspaper Contest

Arts & Entertainment Story ( 2 Year College/University,4 Year College/University) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Clarion
    Entry Title: 'Hearing the fruit of labor and sacrifice'
    Entry Credit: Sarah Bakeman
    Judge Comment: Masterful storytelling here. The details of the sacrifice it took for him to build the violin, and then finally getting to hear his creation make music are compelling. Simply a great human-interest piece – well done!
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Bark (University of Minnesota - Duluth)
    Entry Title: The Wrong Side of War
    Entry Credit: Sammie Garbers
    Judge Comment: It's wonderful to read fiction written at this level. Use of prose and discovery within the character is unique and thoroughly enjoyable to read.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Concordian (Moorhead)
    Entry Title: Fargo Film Festival to return for 22nd year
    Entry Credit: Dominic Erickson
    Judge Comment: A well done overview of the return of this festival with lots of details for both the film lover and the audience member alike.
  • Competition Comment: There were many great pieces written in this category. It took a while to decide on first, second, and third places. Many in my opinion were top quality journalism, and you should congratulate yourself on a job well done. At the end, it was the detail or level of discovery (by the writer or character) that led to my choices. Some pieces that were rated a bit lower could have used a bit more editing and refining in my opinion, and that's something that will happen as one writes more, and hones their own particular writing style. Well done all around, and enjoyable to read. Thank you for entering, and all of your hard work.