EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

The 2017 Michigan Associated Press Media Editors annual newspaper and broadcast contest is now open and the online platform is available for uploading entries.

The contest rules are posted at http://discover.ap.org/contests/michigan . We will not be mailing out the materials, so please share this link with those at your newspaper who will be submitting or compiling entries.

Newspapers: Instructions for newspapers on using the digital platform are at the Better Newspaper Contest website: https://betternewspapercontest.com/2017-michigan-apme-newspaper . Tips for entering each category are included in the rules. The temporary password is Newspaper1.

Broadcasters: Instructions for broadcast stations on using the digital platform are at the Better Newspaper Contest website: http://betternewspapercontest.com/2017-michigan-apme-broadcast . The temporary password is Broadcast1.

Payment for contest entries must be made via credit card through the BetterBNC platform. Entry fees are due by the contest deadline date of January 12, 2018.

There have been some updates or changes to the contest categories. Please be sure to refer to the contest rules prior to submitting your entries.

If you have questions, please contact Coordinator Katie Stevenson (kstevenson@ap.org ) at 614-371-6013.