The contest has been re-opened from 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 through 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 – get your entries in now! Still $20 per entry

We are now accepting entries for work completed in 2017. Please browse our Contest Guide 2017 for requirements and contest categories.

Early entry deadline: Jan. 22, 2018 at 7 p.m.
$15 per entry

Late entry deadline: Feb. 5 at Midnight! 
$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.

Payment method coming soon!

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