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NDPC 2016 Communications Contest Winners

Winners of the 2016 North Dakota Professional Communicators Communications Contest were recognized at the NDPC annual spring conference in Minot, N.D.

Twenty-five members earned 103 awards for their work in print media, photography, advertising, writing for and development of the web, promotion, public relations, marketing, speeches and books.

The first-place awards have been entered in the National Federation of Press Women contest. Winners in that competition will be announced at the NFPW annual conference in Wichita, Kan., Sept. 8-10, 2016.

Roxane Salonen, Fargo N.D., won first place in the sweepstakes competition. Linda Sailer, Dickinson, N.D., took second. Anne Denholm, Valley City, N.D., took third. 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:

Jane Ahlin, Fargo, N.D.
Honorable Mention: Columns - General
Honorable Mention: Columns – Personal Opinion

Carrie Carney, Fargo, N.D.
First: Direct-mail marketing 
Second: Feature story - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper print publication 
Third: Publications regularly edited by entrant - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper publication

Ellen Crawford, Fargo, N.D.
First: Specialty articles - Agriculture, agribusiness, aquaculture
Second: News Story - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper print publication
Second: Publications regularly edited by entrant - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper publication
Third: News Story - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper print publication
Honorable Mention: Publications regularly edited by entrant - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper publication

Anne Denholm, Valley City, N.D.
First: News Story - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper print publication
First: Single photograph - News or feature photo
First: Sections or Supplements (Infrequent) - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper publication
Second: Photo Essay
Second: Photographer/Writer
Second: Personality profile - 500 words or fewer
Second: Specialty articles - Agriculture, agribusiness, aquaculture
Second: Specialty articles - Food
Third: Feature story - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper print publication
Honorable Mention: Feature story - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper print publication

Lisa Farnham, Fargo, N.D.
First: Feature story - Online publication
First: Newsletters - Nonprofit, government or educational
First: Brochures - Nonprofit, government or educational
Second: Feature story - Online publication
Third: News or feature release – single release
Third: Feature story - Online publication
Third: Columns – General

Tammy Fogle, Wahpeton, N.D.
Second: Single advertisements for print or electronic publication
Second: Social Media Campaign - Nonprofit, government or educational

Sarah Hoffbeck, Fergus Falls, Minn.
First: Website edited or managed by entrant - Nonprofit, government or educational
Second: Writing for the web
Second: News or feature release – single release

Merrie Sue Holtan, Perham, Minn.
First: Feature story - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper print publication
First: Specialty articles – Education
First: Specialty articles - Home (interior decor, furniture, architecture, landscaping)
First: Specialty articles – Sports
Second: Specialty articles - Sports
Third: Personality profile - More than 500 words
Honorable Mention: Feature story - Print-based newspaper
Honorable Mention: Personality profile - More than 500 words
Honorable Mention: Specialty articles - Home (interior decor, furniture, architecture, landscaping)

Suzanne Irwin, Grand Forks, N.D.
First: Videos for Website - Nonprofit, government or educational
First: Radio and television advertising - Television
Second: Advertising campaigns built around one subject (print, online or combination of the two)
Third: Social Media Campaign - Nonprofit, government or educational
Third: Website edited or managed by entrant - Nonprofit, government or educational

Pam Knudson, Grand Forks, N.D.
First: Specialty articles - Arts and entertainment
First: Specialty articles – Fashion
First: Specialty articles – Food
First: Specialty articles - Hobby or craft
First: Specialty articles - Physical health, fitness, mental health, self-help
First: Specialty articles - Science or technology
First: Specialty articles - Social issues
Second: Feature story - Print-based newspaper
Third: Specialty articles - Home (interior decor, furniture, architecture, landscaping)

Becky Koch, Fargo, N.D.
First: Magapapers/Tabloids
Second: Magapapers/Tabloids
Honorable Mention: Website edited or managed by entrant - Nonprofit, government or educational

Kelly Krenzel, Fargo, N.D.
First: Social Media Campaign - Nonprofit, government or educational
Second: Specialty articles - Physical health, fitness, mental health, self-help
Honorable Mention: Blogs - Nonprofit, government or educational

Jeanine Larson, West Fargo, N.D.
First: Writing for the Web
First: Community, institutional or internal relations
First: Public service
First: Speech
First: Brochures - Corporate or for-profit
First: Website edited or managed by entrant - Corporate or for-profit
Third: Social Media Campaign - Corporate or for-profit
Honorable Mention: News or feature release – single release
Honorable Mention: Social Media Campaign - Corporate or for-profit

Tracy Nicholson, Fargo, N.D.
First: Editorial/Opinion - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper print publication
First: Page/Section/Supplement regularly edited by entrant - Magazine, newsletter other non-newspaper pub
First: Page design - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper publication
Second: Editorial/Opinion - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper print publication
Second: Specialty articles - Home (interior decor, furniture, architecture, landscaping)
Second: Page/Section/Supplement regularly edited by entrant - Magazine, newsletter other non-newspaper publication

Bonnie Oeschlager, Fargo, N.D.
Third: Specialty articles - Physical health, fitness, mental health, self-help 

Carol Renner, Fargo, N.D.
First: News or feature release – single release
Second: Audiovisuals
 
Linda Sailer, Dickinson, N.D.
First: Specialty articles - History
First: Single page/Section/Supplement regularly edited by entrant – Newspaper
First: Page design - Newspaper
Second: Specialty articles - Arts and entertainment
Second: Personality profile - More than 500 words
Second: Specialty articles – Education
Second: Specialty articles - Social issues
Third: Feature story - Print-based newspaper
Third: Specialty articles - Religion
Honorable Mention: Photographer-writer
Honorable Mention: Single photograph - News or feature photo
 
Roxane Salonen, Fargo, N.D.
First: Nonfiction books for adult readers - Biography or autobiography
First: Feature story - Print-based newspaper
First: Personality profile - More than 500 words
First: Specialty articles – Religion
First: Specialty articles - Reviews (any subject, must express personal opinion)
First: Columns – General
Second: Columns - General
Second: Specialty articles – Religion
Second: Blogs - Personal
Third: Specialty articles - Social issues
Honorable Mention: Personality profile - More than 500 words
Honorable Mention: Specialty articles - Physical health, fitness, mental health, self-help
Honorable Mention: Specialty articles - Social issues

Brian Shawn, Fargo, N.D.
First: Single photograph - General photo (open competition - no subcategories as to type of publication)
Second: Public service
Second: Website edited or managed by entrant - Nonprofit, government or educational
Second: Videos for Website - Nonprofit, government or educational

Karen Stensrud, Fargo, N.D.
First: Single advertisements for print or electronic publication
First: Advertising campaigns built around one subject (print, online or combination of the two)
Second: Radio and television advertising – Television
Third: Advertising campaigns built around one subject (print, online or combination of the two)

Danielle Teigen, Fargo, N.D.
First: Blogs - Personal

Darrel Veldhouse, Moorhead, Minn.
First: News Story - Online publication
First: Specialty articles – Business
First: Publications regularly edited by entrant - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper publication
First: Social Media Campaign - Corporate or for-profit
Second: Social Media Campaign - Corporate or for-profit
Second: Brochures - Corporate or for-profit
Honorable Mention: Feature story - Online publication

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