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NDPC 2017 Communications Contest Winners

Winners of the 2017 North Dakota Professional Communicators Communications Contest were recognized at the NDPC annual conference, April 20-21, in Fargo.
 
Fifteen members of NDPC earned 84 awards for their work in print media, photography, advertising, writing for and development of the web, promotion, public relations, marketing, speeches and books.

First-place entries in all categories have advanced to national competition in the National Federation of Press Women contest. Winners in that competition will be announced at the NFPW annual conference Sept. 7–9, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala.
 
Pam Knudson, Grand Forks, was the overall NDPC sweepstakes winner, and Linda Sailer, Dickinson, was runner-up. Knudson also was recognized as NDPC's Communicator of Achievement. Sweepstakes winners are determined by a weighted point system based on place (first, second, third or honorable mention) and the number of entries in each category. The more entries in a category, the higher number of points awarded to those placing in the category.
 
NDPC is the state affiliate of NFPW, an organization of communication professionals from across the United States. NDPC is an organization of women and men employed in all aspects of communication: newspapers, public relations, education, magazines, television, radio, publishing, advertising, photography and freelance. 
 
Individual winners at the state level were:
 
Becky Koch, Fargo
First: PR Materials - Magapapers/Tabloids
First: Writing for the Web
 
Carol Renner, Fargo
First: Social Media Campaign - Nonprofit, government, or educational
Second: PR Materials - Reports (including, but not limited to, annual reports)
Honorable Mention: News or feature release – single release
 
Danielle Teigen, Fargo
First: Specialty articles - Travel
First: Editorial / Opinion - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication
Second: Feature story - Print-based newspaper
Second: Specialty articles - Business
Second: Specialty articles - History
Third: Columns - General
Third: Specialty articles - Home (interior deco, furniture, architecture, landscaping)
Honorable Mention: Personality profile - More than 500 words
 
Ellen Crawford, Fargo
First: News Story - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication
First: Specialty articles - Agriculture, Agribusiness, Aquaculture
First: Reports (including, but not limited to, annual reports)
 
Jane Ahlin, Fargo
First: Columns - General
 
Jeanine Larson, Fargo
First: Social Media Campaign - Corporate or for-profit
First: Interview (radio or television)
First: Communications programs and campaigns - Community, institutional, or internal relations
First: Speech
Second: News or feature release – single release
Third: News or feature release – single release
 
Karen Stensrud, Fargo
First: Newsletters - Corporate or for-profit
First: Marketing program or campaign for new or existing service or product
First: Web site edited or managed by entrant - Corporate or for-profit
Second: Social Media Campaign - Corporate or for-profit
Second: Communications programs and campaigns - Community, institutional, or internal relations
 
Kayley Erlandson, Fargo
Second: Web site edited or managed by entrant - Corporate or for-profit
Second: Writing for the Web
Third: Social Media Campaign - Corporate or for-profit
 
Linda Sailer, Dickinson
First: Specialty articles - Physical health, fitness, mental health, self-help
First: Personality profile - 500 words or fewer
First: Single page/Section/Supplement regularly edited by entrant - Newspaper
First: Page design - Newspaper
First: Photographer-writer
Second: Personality profile - More than 500 words
Second: Specialty articles - Arts and entertainment
Second: Specialty articles - Food
Second: Specialty articles - Green/environmental
Second: Specialty articles - Social issues
Second: Specialty articles - Religion
Third: Specialty articles - Business
Third: Specialty articles - History
 
Lisa Farnham, Fargo
First: Feature story - Online publication
First: News or feature release – single release
Second: Feature story - Online publication
 
Lisa Farnham, AnnMarie Campbell, and Betsy Beaton
First: Newsletters - Nonprofit, government, or educational
Third: PR Materials - Reports (including, but not limited to, annual reports)
 
Lisa Farnham, AnnMarie Campbell, Betsy Beaton, and Kerby Engen
Second: Web site edited or managed by entrant - Nonprofit, government, or educational
 
Merrie Sue Holtan, Perham, Minn.
First: Specialty articles - Home (interior deco, furniture, architecture, landscaping)
First: Specialty articles - Sports
Second: Specialty articles - Sports
Honorable Mention: Feature story - Print-based newspaper
 
Pamela Knudson, Grand Forks
First: Feature story - Print-based newspaper
First: Specialty articles - Social issues
First: Specialty articles - Business
First: Specialty articles - Green/environmental
First: Specialty articles - History
First: Specialty articles - Hobby or craft
First: Personality profile - More than 500 words
First: Specialty articles - Arts and entertainment
First: Specialty articles - Education
First: Specialty articles - Fashion
First: Specialty articles - Food
Second: Specialty articles - Home (interior deco, furniture, architecture, landscaping)
Third: Specialty articles - Physical health, fitness, mental health, self-help
Third: Specialty articles - Travel
 
Roxane Salonen, Fargo
First: Feature story - Print-based newspaper
First: Specialty articles - Social issues
First: Specialty articles - Religion
Second: Columns - General
Second: Specialty articles - Physical health, fitness, mental health, self-help
Second: Specialty articles - Travel
Third: Personality profile - More than 500 words
Third: Specialty articles - Religion
Honorable Mention: Columns - General
Honorable Mention: Feature story - Print-based newspaper
 
Tammy Fogle, Fargo
Second: Web site edited or managed by entrant - Nonprofit, government, or educational
 
Tracy Nicholson, Fargo
First: Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication
First: Feature story - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication
Second: Feature story - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication
Second: Editorial / Opinion - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication
Third: Editorial / Opinion - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication


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