Or you developed a marketing campaign for your organization that raised enough money to keep the town’s only grocery store open.
Maybe you wrote and published a book that makes your family and friends laugh.
But have you ever wondered how your work compares with what other communicators are producing across North Dakota and the U.S.? Would you like some recognition for your efforts? How about some constructive criticism to help you improve?
If you said “yes” to any or all of those questions, enter the NDPC communications contest. You’ll receive professional recognition for your work, whether it’s for newspapers, magazines or online publications; editing and page design; photography and graphics; radio and TV; web and social media; advertising; public relations and marketing; books; or other communication such as speeches.
The contest open to anyone over the age of 18, whether you’re male or female, professional or amateur. Enter and see how your work stacks up against the competition, and receive feedback from the pros on how you did and how you can improve.
The communications contest is a two-tiered competition. First, you compete at the state level. First-place winners at the state level are eligible to move on to the National Federation of Press Women contest.
Winners at the state level will be honored at NDPC’s awards banquet during the spring conference. National-level winners are recognized at the national conference, and will have their work featured on the NFPW webpage and shared across NFPW social media outlets.
Winners in multiple categories are eligible for sweepstakes awards. Sweepstakes awards come with a cash prize at the national level.
The 2018 communications contest is live online. See contest rules on the NDPC website or visit www.nfpw.org/communicationsContest.php for contest rules and categories.
Save $25 by entering before the early bird deadline, Jan. 23, 2018. The final deadline for entries is Feb. 6.
– Ellen Crawford