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A Better Way to Manage a Growing Journalism Contest

NAAJ_logoDavid Hendee, the Contest Coordinator for the North American Agricultural Journalists, says this year’s NAAJ writing contest was a big improvement over previous contests.  It was this year that the NAAJ moved from physical newspaper entries and manually managing the contest to an all digital process with the BetterBNC platform.

BetterBNC is saving contests administrators, contestants and judges time by having the entire process managed online.  The administrator sets up the contest online even accepting secure payments through the system if desired, entries are easily uploaded, and judging  is conducted through an intuitive dashboard.

“The contest coordinator’s ability to track entries from writers and the ability to grab electronic versions of the entry for use in the awards ceremony slideshow” were the features that David most appreciated as NAAJ’s contest coordinator.  And that’s important with a growing contest.  NAAJ had 260 entries this year, up 30% from previous years.  Winners were announced last spring in Washington DC.

NAAJ is one of 160 journalism, broadcasting, creative, public relations and other media related contests using the BetterBNC platform today.  Contact Carter Cheston at 360.427.6300 or by emailing Carter@smalltownpapers.com  for more information about moving your contest to the BetterBNC platform or to schedule a free demo.  Click here for more information about the NAAJ.