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2018 Better Newspaper Contest Awards

Congratulations to all our first, second and third place winners of the 2018 Better Newspaper Contest Awards held at the 133rd annual convention of the Montana Newspaper Association held on June 15 & 16 in Billings, MT.

The top awards were presented to:

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

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

Hunter D’Antuono, Livingston Enterprise – Mel Ruder Photograph of the Year Award

Big Horn County News – Division 1 Newspaper General Excellence

Choteau Acantha – Division 2 Newspaper General Excellence

Lewistown News-Argus – Division 3 Newspaper General Excellence

Flathead Beacon – Division 4 Newspaper General Excellence

Billings Gazette – Division 5 Newspaper General Excellence


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2018 MNA BNC results with judge’s comments

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