2022 NDPC Communications Contest Rules

About the contest

The NDPC Communications Contest, a state affiliate of the NFPW Communications Contest, recognizes the work of professional communicators over the age of 18 living or working in North Dakota regardless of their gender or professional status. Entrants must be both NDPC and NFPW members.
Important dates

  • All work must have been published or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021, to be eligible for entry in the 2022 contest.
  • The early bird deadline is January 19, 2022, at 11:59 a.m.
  • The book final deadline is February 2, 2022, at 11:59 a.m. Due to the extended time it takes to judge book categories, all books must be entered by this date.
  • The final deadline for entries is February 9, 2022, at 11:59 a.m. All remaining entries must be entered by this date.

Cost

Before the early bird deadline, the first entry costs $25 and each subsequent entry costs $5. After the early bird deadline, the first entry costs $50 and each subsequent entry costs $5.

Preparation

  • Before you start gathering submissions, familiarize yourself with the available categories and their descriptions. 
  • When you decide which categories to enter, please read the requirements for each category carefully.
  • Before you start entering your work online, we recommend organizing your entries into a folder.

Registration

Contest submissions will be handled online through the NDPC Communications Contest web page.

Judging

Judging will be completed by March 11, 2022. NDPC Communications Contest winners will be contacted directly and recognized at the 2022 NFPW National Conference, held in Fargo, ND.

National competition

First-place NDPC Communications Contest winners will have the opportunity to advance to the national competition, the NFPW Communications Contest. In order to compete at the national level, entrants must be members of the National Federation of Press Women and be in good standing. 

Questions

​If you have questions about the contest, you may contact NDPC President Tammy Fogle at tammy.fogle@ndscs.edu.


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