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Contest site open; gather your entries

Contest site open; gather your entries

Unnamed (1)The contest entry system for the 2020 California Journalism Awards is now open.

Entry packages with rules, categories and instructions for uploading your best work from 2020 are available online for the following contests:


Printed entry packages were mailed to CNPA Members last month.

The competition uses the BetterBNC system provided by SmallTownPapers, a CNPA Allied Member.

To upload your 2020 California Journalism Awards entries, visit the contest website ( The deadline has been extended to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1.

Program note: Entrants will need to use a credit card to pay for contest entries. Checks are not accepted.

CNPA will present the awards in March 2021.

If you have questions about the contest or need help registering, contact contest administrator Jason Schaff (916) 288-6023.