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2017 MNA calendar
MONTH DATES ACTIVITY
December 26 MNA office closed for the Christmas holiday
January 2 MNA office closed for the New Year holiday
January 3 2017 Better Newspaper Contest open for entries, rules and category descriptions available at: http://www.mtnewspapers.com/better-newspaper-contest-2/
January 4 2017 Montana Legislative Session begins.  Covering the Legislature: A Reporter’s Guide: http://leg.mt.gov/css/Publications/News%20Releases/covering%20legislature.asp
January 20 Deadline to submit articles for the January Press Pass
January 20 MNA and MNAS Board of the Directors meeting – 120 Reeder’s Alley, Helena
February 1 Begin accepting nominations for the 2017  Montana Newspaper Hall of Fame  and Master Editor/Publisher Awards
February 14 2017 Better Newspaper Contest is closed to entries at 10:00 pm
February 17 Deadline to submit articles for the February Press Pass
March 10 Job and Internship Fair – U of M School of Journalism  For more info, email journalism.umt.edu
March 12 Sunshine Week
March 17 Sunshine Week Event sponsored by the MNA, MT FOI Hotline and MBA – Montana Capital, Helena
March 17 Deadline to submit articles for the March Press Pass
March 30 High School Journalism Day – U of M School of Journalism
March 31 Deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 Newspaper Hall of Fame and Master Editor/Publisher Awards
April 15 Montana Corporation Annual Report filing deadline with the Montana Secretary of State
April 20 Dean Stone Lecture – U of M UC Ballroom at 7:00 pm
April 21 MNA and MNAS Board of the Directors meeting – Don Anderson Hall U of M School of Journalism
April 21 Dean Stone Banquet – Holiday Inn, Missoula
April 21 Deadline to submit articles for the April Press Pass
May 19 Deadline to submit articles for the May Press Pass
May 29 MNA office will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday
June 15 MNA and MNAS Board of Directors Meeting – Pine Meadow Golf Course, Lewistown
June 15, 16, 17 MNA office will be closed for the annual convention
June 16, 17 132nd MNA Annual Convention – Yogo Inn, Lewistown
June 16 Deadline to submit articles for the June Press Pass
June 16 Montana Newspaper Foundation Fundraising Golf Scramble – Pine Meadow Golf Course, Lewistown
June 16 Montana Newspaper Foundation Fundraising Event – Charlie Russell Chew-Choo, Lewistown
June 16 Montana Newspaper Foundation Annual Meeting – Yogo Inn, Lewistown
June 17 Montana Newspaper Advertising Service Annual Meeting – Yogo Inn, Lewistown
June 17 Montana Newspaper Association Annual Meeting – Yogo Inn, Lewistown
June 17 2017 Montana Newspaper Hall of Fame and Master Editor/Publisher Awards – Yogo Inn, Lewistown
June 17 2017 MNA Better Newspaper Contest Awards and Banquet – Yogo Inn, Lewistown
July 1 Annual deadline to file a County and Municipal Sworn Statement of Circulation
July 4 MNA office will be closed for Independence Day
July 21 Deadline to submit articles for the July Press Pass
August 18 Deadline to submit article for the August Press Pass
September 4 MNA office will be closed for Labor Day
September 15 MNA and MNAS Board of Directors Meeting – Great Falls
September 15 Deadline to submit articles for the September Press Pass
October 1 Deadline to file USPS Statement of Ownership Form 3526
October 1 National Newspaper Week
October 10 International Newspaper Carrier Day
October 20 Deadline to submit articles for the October Press Pass
November 1 MNA member rate and data survey deadline
November 7 Montana Newspaper Foundation 2018 Internship Grant opens for applications
November 10 Deadline to submit articles for the November Press Pass
November 23, 24 MNA office will be closed for the Thanksgiving Day holiday
December 1 Montana Newspaper Foundation 2018 Internship Grant application deadline
December 8 Deadline to submit articles for the December Press Pass
December 8 Montana Newspaper Foundation 2018 Internship Grant winners announced
December 25 MNA office will be closed for Christmas Day