2020 Page One Awards — Now Accepting Entries!

The Minnesota Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) recognizes the best in Minnesota journalism each year with its annual Page One Awards.

Contest entries can be submitted between now and Friday, Feb. 7. Finalists will be notified in the spring, with winners named at the annual Page One Awards banquet later this year.

Contest categories and rules are largely the same as last year, with only a few minor changes. As a reminder, we’re again opening the large newspaper division to submissions that appear in online-only publications in hopes of promoting more competition. And we’re again allowing journalists at smaller news organizations to compete against larger organizations by submitting their work in the larger circulation/employee divisions (although that entry can’t also be submitted in the smaller category).

Once again, MNSPJ has elected to hold the price of a contest entry steady at $22.


Journalists working for all print, broadcast and online news outlets in Minnesota (or news outlets in neighboring states that cover Minnesota) are eligible to enter. All work published or broadcast during the 2019 calendar year is eligible. Entries must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 7. 

The date and location for the awards banquet will be announced later.

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Please contact MNSPJ with any questionsminnesota.spj@gmail.com