2024 NDPC Communications Contest Rules

About the contest

The NDPC Communications Contest, a state affiliate of the NFPW Communications Contest, recognizes the work ofNFPW Communications Contest Deadline Jan. 17, 2024, full rules at www.nfpw.org/professional-contest 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, 2023, and Dec. 31, 2023, to be eligible for entry in the 2024 contest.
  • The early bird deadline is January 17, 2024, at noon. A one-time $25 fee will be assessed to all entrants after this date.
  • The book final deadline is January 31, 2024, at noon. 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 7, 2024, at noon. All remaining entries must be entered by this date.


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.


  • 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.


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


Judging will be completed by March 2024. NDPC Communications Contest winners will be contacted directly and recognized by NDPC. 

National competition

First-place NDPC Communications Contest winners will 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. 


‚ÄčIf you have questions about the contest, you may contact NDPC Contest Co-Chair Heather Syverson at Heather.Syverson@ae2s.com.

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