Alaska Press Club Contest

We are now accepting entries for work completed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018. Please browse our PDF: Contest Guide 2018 for requirements and contest categories.

Early entry deadline: Jan. 25, 2019 at 9 p.m. (Deadline extended a few hours!)
$15 per entry

Late entry deadline: Feb. 8, 2019 at 6 p.m.
$20 per entry

If you are using Better BNC for the first time or an Open Call Contestant there is a validation process you have to go through. Please make sure you have working links or PDFs of your work. You may start a collection of things you might like to enter and finalize entries before deadline. REVIEW the Submit Entries links to help you get started.

Any contest related questions can be sent to

Better Newspaper Contest staff may also be able to better answer your questions. Use their online contact form.

Congratulations to all the 2017 Award winners

Click here for a full list of award winners – including judges’ comments

First Amendment Award: Lisa Demer

Public Service Award: “The Solutions Desk” – Alaska Public Media and Anne Hillman

Celebration: Award winners were announced April 21, 2018 at the Alaska Press Club Awards Celebration. 

Questions: Any contest related questions can be sent to

Nominate an individual or group for the Public Service and First Amendment Awards!

2016 Alaska Press Club Contest Results

See more past results here