2021 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 Monday, Feb. 8. Finalists will be notified in the spring, with winners named at the annual Page One Awards ceremony later this year.

Contest categories and rules are largely the same as last year, with only a few minor changes. We have made changes to the contest submission form, so that categories appear only after entrants select the tier in which they want to compete (Newspaper, Magazine, Radio, Television, Photography or Online). Also, entrants are asked to select their news outlet from a drop down menu. If a news outlet is not listed, please select “Other” — the last option — and then enter the organization’s name.

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 2020 calendar year is eligible. Entries must be submitted by Monday, Feb. 8. 

The format for the awards ceremony will be announced later.

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Please contact MNSPJ with any questions: minnesota.spj@gmail.com