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NDPC 2009 Communications Contest Winners

Media professionals from across North Dakota and Minnesota were honored at the 2009 North Dakota Professional Communicators awards banquet Saturday, May 2, in Minot, N.D. Members were honored for their best work in print media, photography, advertising, writing for and development of the Web, promotion, public relations, marketing, speeches and books.

Sweepstakes winners are Martin Fredricks, West Fargo, first; Karen Stensrud, Fargo, second; and Linda Sailer, Dickinson, third.

Fredricks, owner of Fredricks Communications, is a writer, creative director and strategic communication planner. Stensrud is vice president of marketing at State Bank and Trust. Sailer is lifestyle editor at the Dickinson Press.

The awards banquet was held in conjunction with NDPC’s annual conference. NDPC is the state affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women, 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.

Seventy-two first-place NDPC entries will advance to the federation’s national competition. Individual winners at the state level were:

Martin Fredricks, West Fargo
First: direct mail marketing
Second: editorial opinion, daily news
Second: editorial opinion, daily newspaper
Second: feature story, publications for general circulation
Second: feature story, publications for general circulation
Third: personality profile, 500 words or less
Third: personality profile, 500 words or less
Second: personal column, specialized
First: publication edited by entrant
Second: publication edited by entrant
First: World Wide Web, Web content
Second: World Wide Web, Web content
Second: Web site edited by entrant
Third: newspaper, trade
First: newspaper, trade
First: newspaper, trade
Second: poster, single sheet
Second: reports, external annual report
First: news or feature, news release
First: newsletter, 4 color
First: brochure, 4 color
First: brochure, 4 color
Second: news or feature, news release
First: news or feature, multiple
Second: media kit

Karen Stensrud, Fargo
Second: feature story, publication/ magazine
Second: personality profile, more than 500 words
First: section edited by entrant, publication/magazine
Second: infrequent sections, publications/magazine
First:  publication edited by entrant/publication/magazine
Second: page layout, publication/magazine
First: single ad, retail
HM: single ad, retail
First: poster, billboard
Second: poster, billboard
First: radio commercial
HM: TV commercial
First: marketing program
Second: magapaper/tabloid, 4 color
Second: brochure, 4 color
First: brochure, 4 color
First: direct mail marketing
Second: direct mail marketing

Linda Sailer, Dickinson
First: infrequent sections, daily newspaper
Second: special articles, hobby
First: single page, daily newspaper
First: special articles, fitness
First: single page, daily newspaper
First: page layout, daily newspaper
First: section edited by entrant, daily newspaper
Second: special articles, religion
Second: advertorials
First: feature story, daily newspaper
Second: special article, rotating subject
Second: photographer writer
Second: photographer daily news, photo essay
First: photographer daily news, feature

Jane Ahlin, Fargo
First: personal columns, general

Sadie Anderson, Fargo
Second: newsletter, one- to three-color

Laurie Baker, Fargo
First: section edited by entrant, publication for general circulation
Second: personality profile, more than 500 words
Second: personality profile, more than 500 words
First: creative verse, single entries
Third: feature story, publication for general circulation

Janell Cole, Bismarck
First: news reporting, daily newspaper
First: continuing coverage
Honorable Mention: feature, daily news
Second: special articles, physical health
First: special articles, government
First: special articles, history

Ellen Crawford, Fargo
First: annual report, general
First: reports, external annual report
Second: news reporting, publication for general circulation
First: special articles, agriculture
Third: special articles, education

Jennifer Dobrowski, Grand Forks
First: newsletter, one- to three-color
First: newsletter, one- to three-color
Third: special articles, physical health

Debora Dragseth, Sturgis, S.D.
First: special series
First: special articles, business
Second: feature story, magazine
Second: feature story, magazine
Second: personality profile, more than 500 words

Mary Anne Fiebig, Fargo
First: photography, feature photos
Second: features, publications for general circulation

Megan Fraase, Fargo
Second: Feature article written specifically for the Web
Second:  News article written specifically for the Web
Third:  Feature article written specifically for the Web
Second:  News article written specifically for the Web
Third: Commentary for the Web

Joel Hagen, Fargo
First: feature story, published for general circulation
Second: special articles, education

Joe Hixson, Fargo
First: Web site development/creation, corporate or for-profit organizations
Second: Web site development/creation, corporate or for-profit organizations

Merrie Sue Holtan, Perham, Minn.
Second: feature story, publication for general circulation
Second: special articles, home
Second: publication edited by entrant, publications and magazines
Second: columns, general
Second: feature story, publications for general circulation

Catherine Jelsing, Rugby
First: personality profile, more than 500 words
First: special articles, advertorials
First: special articles, travel
First: personality profile, more than 500 words
Second: personality profile, less than 500 words
First: special articles, foods
First:  special articles, arts
First: special articles, home
First: photographer/writer
First: news or feature

Pamela Knudson, Grand Forks
Second: feature story, publication for general circulation
Second: feature story, publication for general circulation
First: magazine, four color
Second: magazine, four color
First: special articles, education
Third: personality profile, more than 500 words

Becky Koch, Fargo
First: Magazine/tabloid, one- to three-color

Tim Morrissey, Fargo
Second: news or feature, feature release
First: writing for the Web
Second: Investigative reporting

Jeanine Noce, Fargo
Second: audiovisual, video
First: audiovisual, video
Second: podcasts, corporate issues
Third: podcasts, corporate issues
Second: writing for Web, news articles

Avery Nubson, Moorhead, Minn
First: children’s books
Second: poster, single sheet
Second: brochure, 4 color
Second: direct mail marketing
Second: direct mail marketing
Second: Web site development, corporate sites
First: Web site development, corporate sites

Eloise Ogden, Minot
Second: news story, daily newspaper
Third: feature story, daily newspaper
Second: special articles, science
Second: photography, news
Third: photography, photo essay
Second: photography, feature

Delores Pavicic, Fargo
First: newsletter, 4 color

Denise Pinkney, Fargo
First: news reporting, publication/magazine
Third: writing for Web, not for profit
Second: writing for Web, not for profit
Third: writing for Web, news article
First: writing for Web, news article
First: writing for Web, feature
Second: writing for web, feature
First: writing for Web, commentary
Second: writing for Web, commentary

Lana Rakow, Grand Forks
First: speeches

Anne Robinson-Paul, Moorhead, Minn.
Third: writing for Web, not for profit
First: writing for Web, not for profit
Second: writing for Web, news article
Second: writing for Web, news article
Second: feature for Web
Second: feature for Web
Second: poster, original
First: Internet communications

Roxane Salonen, Fargo
HM: feature story, publication/magazine
First: special articles, religion
First: columns, specialized
Second: columns, specialized

Jill Schramm, Minot
Second: personality profile, more than 500 words
Second: special articles, social issues
Second: special articles, government
Second: feature story, daily newspaper

Kathy Tofflemire, Fargo
Third: columns, general

Amy Wieser-Willson, West Fargo
Second: feature story, publication for general circulation
Second: feature story, publication for general circulation
First: personality profile, 500 words or less
First: page layout, publications/magazines
First: news or feature
First: news or feature

JoAnn Winistorfer, Hazen
First: book edited by entrant

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