Texas Better Newspaper Contest begins!
Monday, 11 February 2013 11:45


Call for Entries

Deadline: March 29, 5 p.m.
Enter Online: www.betterbnc.com
TXBNC 2.0 Blog: www.txbnc.tumblr.com

The 2013 Texas Better Newspaper Contest is open for entries! This year, all entries must be submitted via the BetterBNC online contest platform at www.betterbnc.com by Friday, March 29 at 5 p.m.

We strongly encourage representatives from each newspaper to log onto the online contest platform early to ensure any problems are identified and resolved prior to deadline.

To get started, visit the TXBNC 2.0 blog at www.txbnc.tumblr.com. There you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about the contest, including information on rule changes and clarifications, online entry instructions, PDF requirements and helpful tutorials. The blog is an open forum for contestants, so feel free to submit questions. You can also download a copy of the 2013 Call for Entries booklet that has been mailed to publishers.

When you're ready to begin the submission process, head on over to www.betterbnc.com, select the name of your newspaper from the drop-down menu, and enter your temporary password: bnc (lower case). Contact TPA's contest coordinator, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , at any time for assistance. TPA staff is here to help!

On a related topic, we're just a few days away from the Arkansas Press Association 2013 Better Newspaper Advertising Contest judging and we need more volunteers! Judging will take place on Friday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Austin American-Statesman. Lunch will be provided. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ASAP to volunteer.

The Better Newspaper Contest swap is a great opportunity for an open exchange of ideas between two state press associations. Your efforts on behalf of Texas newspapers make it possible for us to secure judges for our own contest, which will be judged online via the BetterBNC contest platform from April 8-22.

Thank you in advance! Best of luck in the contest!