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Welcome to the 

2021 -102nd Annual

 MCNA Better Newspapers Competition Awards

 On-line Edition


Once again, we have faced many challenges with trying to get this event to happen - with many stops and starts. Covid played no small part in all of it. These last couple of years have only been predictable in their unpredictability and stresses, and thus the event was delayed somewhat. We thank you all for your patience and support during what has been a challenging time.

  A huge thank you to all of our new and returning judges! Without your dedicated efforts, we wouldn't have been able to proceed. 


 The wait is finally over. With that in mind, 

 here are 2021 Winners.


Without the unfailing and generous support of our sponsors, community partners and of course, our membership  this event would not be possible. We thank you for your most dedicated and unwavering  support of these awards and the event in some very unexpected and changeable times.


MCNA would like to congratulate all of the 

2021 BNC winners and participants!

We have uploaded the 2021 Power Point Presentation of the Winners that you would normally see at the Gala Event to this website - so you can watch it, just as if you were there in person! We hope that you enjoy watching the results being displayed for you!

 You can download the power point pdf  (letter size) and print it if you like.

 Scores will also be as pdfs in rough copy - in tabloid size.

 This will allow you to see the results individually by category.

To see the winners from the 2021 events  please click on the following links:

2021 Sponsor Welcome Loop 

2021 Panel of Judges


2021 Power Point Presentation of the Winners 


Best Advertisement

Best Agricultural Section

Best Agriculture Story

Best Arts & Culture Story

Best Christmas Edition

Best Column or Feature Article on a Business Topic

Best Columnist

Best Editorial 

Best Education Story

Best Environmental Story

Best Feature Photo

Best Feature Story

Best First Nations Coverage

Best Habitat Conservation Story

Best Health Story

Best Historical Story

Best In-House Ad

Best Local Editorial on a Business Topic

Best News Story

Best Photo Essay

Best Special Section

Best Sports Photo

Best Sports Story

Best Spot News Photo

Best Tourism Story

Better Communities Award

Photographer of the Year

Reporter of the Year

General Excellence Category 0-1,299 

General Excellence Category 1,300-3,299

General Excellence Category 3,300-9,999

General Excellence Category 10,000+

Best All Around Newspaper


2021 Summary Score Sheet of Winners 



If you have any questions regarding the Better Newspapers Competition, 

or would like to become a sponsor of the

 103rd  Annual Better Newspapers Awards in the latter part of 2022, 

 please contact Sylvia at