Instructions

Entries should be submitted at www.betternewspapercontest.com. See below for a step-by-step guide.
Contact awards coordinator Julie McMahon at (315) 412-1992 or jmcmahon@syracuse.com with questions.

1

On BetterNewspaperContest.com, click “Contestant Login.”

If you manage entries for a news organization, log in using the “Contestant Manager” option.

If you are a freelancer or entering independently, select “Authorized Entrant.”

2

Select “2019 SPC Professional Recognition Awards” from the dropdown menu.

Select your news organization or name.
If yours is not listed, please contact the awards coordinator.

Use temporary password “bnc” to login.
The system will prompt you to create a new password, provide updated contact information and agree to terms of service.

3

Click “My Contests” then “Submit Entry.”

Review Rules & Eligibility before submitting.

Once you’ve begun submitting entries, website admin will send an email with a validation link, which must be confirmed to continue.

Submitting Entries

Double Check Details

Be sure to select the appropriate division and category for entries

Review Rules & Eligibility before submitting.

Uploading Documents

Allowed file types are .PDF, .DOC, .TXT, .JPG, .GIF and .PNG. Please keep file sizes to 5MB or less to aid judges in accessing your entries.

For larger files, we suggest uploading to www.issuu.com; then copy and paste the URL into the Web URL field.

Web, Audio or Video Content

To add web, audio or video content: provide a link. If the content is not hosted on an organization’s website, we suggest uploading to YouTube or another streaming service.
IMPORTANT: If content is password-protected or behind a paywall, please provide a username and password in the comments section of your entry. Judges may disqualify entries that are inaccessible.

4

After content is uploaded and/or links have been entered, click next. You will then be asked to provide credits or bylines, and comments if applicable. Please keep comments to 100 words or less.

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MAKE A PAYMENT: After you have submitted entries, you will be sent back to this site for payment. 
NOTE: Entries will not be judged unless full payment has been received by the Syracuse Press Club before Jan. 31, 2020.

Don't forget to make your payment!