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Contest reminder: Wait not until Jan. 20

Contest reminder: Wait not until Jan. 20

Start the new year off with this resolution: Don’t wait until the last minute to enter the California Journalism awards.

Deadline for uploading your best work from 2019 is Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.

Gather your great stories, photos, videos and designs, and log in to the contest website.

The BetterBNC contest system, provided by CNPA Allied Member SmallTownPapers, is fast and easy to use, but if you have questions or need help entering, contact contest administrator Simon Birch, 916-288-6010.

SmallTownPapers also provides great technical support if you run into problems.

Contest rules, entry instructions and categories are available online:

Winners Galleries from all three contests last year are also available online: