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The 2017 Better Newspaper Contest

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The 2016 Better Newspaper Contest

The 2016 Better Newspaper Contest was judged by the West Virginia Press Association.

Billing Gazette – The Sam Gilluly Award for Best Daily Newspaper in Montana

Flathead Beacon – The Thomas Dimsdale Award for Best Weekly Newspaper in Montana

Tom Bauer, Missoulian – Mel Ruder Photograph of the Year Award

The Big Timber Pioneer – Division 1 Newspaper General Excellence

West Yellowstone News – Division 2 Newspaper General Excellence

Whitefish Pilot – Division 3 Newspaper General Excellence

Flathead Beacon – Division 4 Newspaper General Excellence

Billings Gazette – Division 5 Newspaper General Excellence

The 2016 Better Newspaper Contest results with judges’ comments:

2016 MNA BNC Results with Judges Comments

The winners of the 2016 Better Newspaper Contest:


The winners of the 2015 Better Newspaper Contest:


The winners of the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest:


The winners of the 2013 Better Newspaper Contest: