Back in 2007, The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) became the first media organization to use the BetterBNC™ platform for its journalism contest. The platform was designed to be an online version of the newspaper association’s traditional tear sheet entry and judging process – the same process used by most press associations across North America.
BetterBNC moved the complete contest process online delivering fully integrated entries, judging and administration. The result is valuable time saved for everyone involved.
“Saving time has been the number one benefit for us,” explains WNPA’s executive director Bill Will. “With our reduced staff, that’s exactly what I was looking for when this project started.”
“BetterBNC makes the judging a piece of cake…it goes so quickly compared to what we used to do,” notes the publisher of the Lake Stevens Journal Desiree Cahoon.
Since its launch in 2007, with critical input and feedback from contest administrators including an Admin Advisor Group, the BetterBNC platform has been expanded with new features and capabilities added regularly including Contestant Manager™ and Open Call™ which open up a world of possibilities to freelancers across all media trades.
The list of organizations using the platform has grown significantly to 200 groups holding print and broadcast journalism, public relations and media creative contests.
So, how is BetterBNC different from other online contest platforms? Simple. It is the only platform on the market today which is designed and built specifically for the journalism and media industry.