Illinois editors:

The deadline for the 2017 Illinois APME Annual Newspaper Contest has been extended. The new deadline is Feb. 9.

The online platform for uploading entries is: www.betternewspapercontest.com/2017-illinois-newspaper

The 2017 Illinois APME Newspaper Contest rules can be found on our contest website: http://discover.ap.org/contests/illinois-newspaper

Instructions for using the digital platform are on the Better Newspaper Contest website. Tips for entering each category are included in the rules.

The temporary password is: Contest1.

If you have any questions please contact contest coordinator Ann Michelle Householder at: AHouseholder_contractor@ap.org or at 734-276-0439.

The AP-Chicago