Communicator of Achievement is NDPC’s top honor
Communicator of Achievement is the highest honor NDPC can bestow upon one of its members. The COA award is presented annually to a member of NDPC and the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) who has distinguished him or herself within and beyond his or her profession.
NDPC’s honoree advances to the national NFPW competition, where COA judging is based on professional achievement, community service, and service to NFPW and NDPC.
NDPC’s 2016 COA was recognized at the state NDPC conference this past spring, and the national NFPW conference Sept. 8–10, 2016, in Wichita, Kansas.
Nominations for the 2018 COA were due in March and should be sent to 2017 COA Pamela Knudson.
Nominations need not be lengthy or detailed, but should be persuasive and address award criteria. Nominees must be NFPW members. If you are not certain your nominee is an national member, you can ask Sadie Rudolph, First Vice President, Membership, or the individual you plan to nominate.
NFPW COA Rules and Forms
Karen Stensrud named NDPC’s Communicator of Achievement 2018
Minnesota State University Moorhead is NDPC's 2016 communicator of achievement. Read more>>
Pamela Knudson named NDPC’s Communicator of Achievement 2017
Pamela Knudson, features reporter for the Grand Forks Herald, is NDPC's 2017 communicator of achievement. Read more>>
Previous NDPC Communicator of Achievement recipients