Membership/Convention Dues

Registration for individual contests is done through Better Newspaper Contests. The process for setting up a new account and uploading entries is described here.

Advisers: After entering contest categories at the Better BNC site, please send payment with your completed copy of the 2020 Spring Convention Pre-Registration Form. Fees are non-refundable. No on-site registration for individual contests will be accepted. Membership in Arkansas College Media ($20) is required.

    • $5 per individual entry;
    • $25 per general excellence;
    • $20 for general excellence individual entry, e.g. Editor of the Year.

No more than three entries per category per media outlet. Submissions MUST be uploaded no later than 11 p.m. CST on Feb. 28, 2020.

Send your General Excellence Yearbook or Magazine print submission to:

Ann Gardner
Central Baptist College
1501 College Avenue
Conway, AR 72034

Please have your yearbook or Magazine submission postmarked by Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.

To enter, print and submit the first two pages below, or print the 2020 pre registration form PDF. Reprint second page (or use second form) for additional media outlets.

CONTEST ENTRY FEES & DUES 

$_______= Total contest submission fees calculated by BetterBNC

$_______= $15 X  ___ (#) attendees = Delegate Fee (includes Awards Luncheon)

$_______= $20 X  ___ (#) media outlet(s) = Annual Membership Fee

$_______= TOTAL

Advisers: Please send completed copy of the 2020 Spring Convention Pre-Registration Form to Mattie Watson Bailey at NWACC. The entries are figured $5 per individual entry. A fee of $25 per general excellence entry is required. Editor, Photographer, Designer, Reporter, Producer and Anchor of the Year entries require a $20 entry fee. Fees are non-refundable. No on-site registration for individual contests will be accepted. Membership in Arkansas College Media ($20) is required.

ACMA Competition
c/o Mattie Watson Bailey
BH 1021.1
Northwest Arkansas Community College
One College Drive
Bentonville, AR 72712If you have further questions, please contact Mattie Bailey at

Cell: 479-531-5340

___________________________________________ (institution) will be represented by _____ (#) delegates at the spring Friday, April 3, 2020, at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Please fill out the following for each participating media outlet.


Media Outlet _____________________________________________________

Newspaper Yearbook Magazine TV Station Web ❍ Radio Station (check applicable) 

Editor/Station Manager _____________________________

Adviser __________________________________

Mailing Address _________________________________________________________

Email _________________  Telephone _______________________


Media Outlet _____________________________________________________

Newspaper Yearbook Magazine TV Station Web ❍ Radio Station (check applicable) 

Editor/Station Manager _____________________________

Adviser __________________________________

Mailing Address _________________________________________________________

Email _________________  Telephone _______________________


Media Outlet _____________________________________________________

Newspaper Yearbook Magazine TV Station Web ❍ Radio Station (check applicable) 

Editor/Station Manager _____________________________

Adviser __________________________________

Mailing Address _________________________________________________________

Email _________________  Telephone _______________________