Media Contest Cost & Categories

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Arkansas College Media Association encourages student staff members of any Arkansas college and university to enter any or all of the categories of individual competition or general excellence as appropriate. Each college or university may enter a maximum of three entries per category; these can be by 1, 2 or 3 different individuals or staff.

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 2021 Spring Awards 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 11:59 p.m. CST on March. 1, 2021.

Send your General Excellence Yearbook or Magazine print submission to

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

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