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A Better Way to Run Your Journalism Contest

Welcome to the next generation of journalism contests—BetterBNC® 4.3

Streamline your journalism contest with online entries, online judging and an online database built in real-time as entries are uploaded and winners selected.

Based on traditional journalism contest rules, BetterBNC 4.3 is a reliable, cost-effective solution for your online journalism contest experience.

Proven effective for hundreds of contests hosting tens of thousands of broadcasters, newspapers, and creative professionals.
> Intuitive application designed for productive use on first visit.

> Contestant ManagerSM gives publishers and editors flexibility and control over staff entries.

> Open CallSM feature allows independent journalists and non-members to make entries.

> Full technical support provided to contestants, judges and contest administrators.

> All users benefit from common industry standard platform.

Contestants love it! Judges love it, too!


"It's really refreshing to work with a company that not only listens to your ideas but incorporates them on the spot! Wow!"
- Dick Lawyer
  Pennsylvania AP Broadcasters
  Contest Administrator

"The system is fantastic."
- Richard Walker
  Journal of the San Juan Islands
  (Friday Harbor, WA), Editor

"This makes the judging a piece of cake. It goes so quickly compared to what we used to do."
- Desiree Cahoon
  Lake Stevens Journal
  (Lake Stevens, WA), Publisher

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The industry standard online journlalism contest platform selected by 134 media organizations including:
Alabama Broadcasters
Empire State Awards
   Syracuse University
Mirror Awards
   S.I. Newhouse School National Headliner Awards
Canadian Association
   of Journalists
SPJ - Oklahoma Pro Chapter
Houston Press Club
Louisiana Association
   of Broadcasters
Colorado Broadcasters
   Broadcasters Association
Kansas Association
   of Broadcasters
Michigan Association of
   Broadcasters Foundation
Illinois Broadcasters Assoc.
American Jewish Press Assoc.
Florida Scholastic
   Press Association
 > Press Associations
 > AP Bureaus
 > SPJ Chapters
 > Broadcast Associations
 > Specialty Media
 > Press Clubs

>> more

Contestant Login

Log in here if you are part of an organization assigned to a contest.
Contestant ManagerSM Help
Authorized Entrant Help

Open CallSM Login

Log in here to select and enter contests open to independent journalists and tradespeople.
Open CallSM Features & Help

Access your Scrapbooks

Create & manage your own scrapbooks and trades web pages.

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