Starting now is especially important because for the first time virtually all entries must be submitted online. The link required to access the online contest is https://omnicontests4.com/default.aspx?comp_id=1279. You will NOT find this link on the NFPW website, however, you will find the link and lots of good information on the NDPC Contest Rules page. NFPW does offer general contest information on its website.
If you discover glitches or have problems as you work online, please contact NDPC contest chair Jeanine Larson at JLarson@bellbanks.com or call her at 701-298-7135. If you discover ways to make filing entries easier for others, please share with your fellow NDPC members via our Facebook page or NDPC listserv: NDSU-NDPC@listserv.nodak.edu.
This process is brand new, so there will be a learning curve, but as anyone who has received an award certificate will tell you, it is worth the effort. Last year our own Karen Stensrud won the national sweepstakes award. It would be terrific if North Dakota produced another top contender.
Cathy Jelsing, NDPC president