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Two months to CNPA contest deadline

Two months to CNPA contest deadline

The contest entry system for the 2019 California Journalism Awards is now open.

Entry packages with rules, categories and instructions for uploading your best work from 2019 are available online for the following contests:

Printed entry packages were mailed to CNPA member publications earlier this month.

To upload your 2019 California Journalism Awards entries, visit the contest website. The deadline for entries is Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.

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

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CNPA will present the awards at the California Journalism Awards Gala on Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Long Beach. We’ll publish more details about the event in the coming weeks.

If you have questions about the contest or need help registering, contact contest administrator Simon Birch, 916-288-6010).