Deadline Extended To Friday, Aug. 3, For 2018 Contest Entries

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The deadline to enter the 2018 NINA competition has been extended to Friday.

“Bless you,” said Rick Hibbert of the Cook County Chronicle, after an email blast went out announcing the one-week extension.

The deadline, however, is coming quickly. According to that same e-blast,  you must submit entries by 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3.

We’re counting the minutes.

What do you get for entering the 2018 Northern Illinois Newspaper Contest? Eternal glory? Recognition in the annals of journalism history? The odd chance that Rick Nagel will buy you a drink at the awards dinner in the luxurious Sky Room at NIU?

All of the above.

Screen Shot 2018-07-30 at 8.32.05 PMIt has been noted that a few contest entrants have had minor difficulties navigating the Advanced Contest Entry System —aka ACES.

Some quick pointers:

heidi-stevens-20130507The NINA banquet is set for Oct. 18 at Northern Illinois University. Don’t miss our guest speaker, the fabulous “Balancing Act” columnist Heidi Stevens of the Chicago Tribune.

Please contact Shelley Hendricks, Northern Star adviser and communications coordinator of the NINA board, if you have any questions. Her email address is and her phone number is 815-753-4239.