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NDPC 2008 Communications Contest Winners

Media professional from across North Dakota and Minnesota were honored at the 2008 NDPC awards banquet Saturday, April 26, in Grand Forks, 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.

Martin Fredricks, West Fargo, N.D., won first place in the sweepstakes competition, capturing top honors in 11 categories. Fredricks is a writer, creative director and strategic communication planner with more than 17 years of experience in communications fields. The owner of Fredricks Communications, he is now a four-time NDPC sweepstakes award winner as well as the 2006 sweepstakes runner-up in the 2006 National Federation of Press Women competition.

Denise Pinkney, Fargo, N.D., is the second-place sweepstakes winner. She is an editor/project leader at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. Linda Sailer, lifestyle editor of The Dickinson Press, Dickinson, N.D., is the third-place sweepstakes winner.

The awards banquet was held in conjunction with NDPC’s annual conference. Twenty-eight professionals received awards through the contest sponsored by NDPC, the state affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women, an organization of communication professionals from across the United States.

Sixty-two first-place entries will advance to the federation's national competition this fall in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Individual winners at Saturday’s banquet included:

Martin Fredricks, West Fargo
First: Publication regularly edited by entrant, newsletters
First: Web content written for corporate or for-profit sites
First: Web site or section edited by entrant, professional
First: News release, single
First: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, b/w single ad, institutional or image 
First: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, color or spot color display, single ad, retail product or service
First: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, color or spot color display, single ad, institutional or image
First: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, single campaign, institutional or image
First: Newsletter, four-color 
First: Brochure, four-color
First: Media kit 
Second: Radio single commercial or campaign, one subject
Second: Web content written for corporate or for-profit sites
Second: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, single campaign, institutional or image
Second: Annual report, external
Third: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, color or spot color display, single ad, retail product or service
Third: Newsletter, four-color
Third: Billboard
Third: Brochure, four-color
Honorable mention: Personal column, specialized
Honorable mention Feature articles written specially for the Web
Honorable mention: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, color or spot color display, single ad, institutional or image 
Honorable mention: Radio single commercial or campaign, one subject
Honorable mention: Direct mail marketing

Denise Pinkney, Fargo
First: Web content written for not-for profit or educational sites
First: News articles written specially for the Web 
First: Feature articles written specially for the Web
First: Headlines written for the Web
First: Captions written for the Web
Second: News articles written specially for the Web
Second: Commentary written specially for the Web
Second: Headlines written for the Web
Second: Captions written for the Web
Third: Web content written for not-for profit or educational sites

Linda Sailer, Dickinson
First: Special articles, advertorials
First: Single page or pages regularly edited by entrant, lifestyle or entertainment, daily newspaper
First: Section edited by entrant, frequent or regular sections, daily newspaper
First: Sections/supplements edited by entrant-infrequent, daily newspaper
First: Feature photo, daily newspaper
First: Photographer-writer
First: Photo essay, daily newspaper
Second: Personality profile
Second: Photographer–writer
Second: Page layout, daily newspaper
Second: Special articles, rotating subject, nature
Honorable mention: Feature story, daily newspaper

Jane Ahlin, Fargo
First: Personal columns, general

Jane Brandt, Hebron
Second: Single page or pages regularly edited by entrant, non-daily newspaper
Third: Page layout, non-daily newspaper

Ellen Crawford, Fargo
First: Annual report, external
Second: Special articles, agriculture/agribusiness/aquaculture
Second: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, color or spot color display, single ad, institutional or image
Second:  News release, single 
Second: Feature release, single
Honorable mention: News reporting, publication for general or specialized circulation

Jennifer Dobrowski, Grand Forks
First: Newsletter, one- to three-color
Third: Direct mail marketing

Debora Dragseth, Sturgis, S.D.
First: Special series
Second: Special articles, business
Third: Special articles, business

Duane Eckholm, Fargo
First: Web site development/creation, professional sites

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

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

Merrie Sue Holtan, Perham, Minn.
First: Special articles, home 
First: Publication regularly edited by entrant, general or specialized magazines
First: Books, fiction/verse
Second: Feature photo, daily newspaper

Kim Jondahl, Bismarck
First: Special articles, health
First: Personality profile
First: Magazine, four-color
Second: Publication regularly edited by entrant, general or specialized magazines

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

Pamela Knudson, Grand Forks
First: Special articles, science
Honorable mention: Special articles, education
Third: Publication regularly edited by entrant, general or specialized magazines

Cathy Langemo, Bismarck
First: Books, non fiction/history

Heather Mitzel, Fargo
Second: Brochure, four color
Third: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, color or spot color display, single ad, institutional or image

Tim Morrissey, Fargo
First: Investigative reporting
Second: Investigative reporting

Jeanine Noce, Fargo
First: Prepared report, television
First: Special reporting series, television
First: Best presentation (anchor, sportscaster or play-by-play sports), television 
Second: Prepared report, television
Second: Special reporting series, television
Second: Best presentation (anchor, sportscaster or play-by-play sports), television
Second: Best news cast, commercial or non commercial station, television
Second: Web content written for not-for profit or education sites
Third: Best news cast, commercial or non commercial station, television
Third: Commentary written specially for the Web

Eloise Ogden, Minot
First: News photo, daily newspaper
Second: Photo essay, daily newspaper
Honorable mention: News reporting, daily newspaper
Honorable mention: Continuing coverage or unfolding news 
Honorable mention: Feature photo, daily newspaper

Delores Pavicic, Fargo
First:  Magazine, one- to three-color
Second: Newsletter, four-color

Carol Renner, Fargo 
First: Feature story, publication for general or specialized circulation
First: PowerPoint presentation
First: Feature release, single
Second: Feature story, publication for general or specialized circulation

Anne Robinson-Paul, Moorhead, Minn.
First: Commentary written specifically for the Web
Second: Feature article written specifically for the Web
Honorable mention: News article written specifically for the Web

Roxane Salonen, Fargo
First: News reporting, publication for general or specialized circulation
Third: Feature story, Publication for general specialized circulation

Jill Schramm, Minot
First: Special articles, agriculture/agribusiness/aquaculture
First: Special articles, business
First: Special articles, government
First: Special articles, social issues
Second: Special articles, health
Honorable mention: Feature story, daily newspaper

Karen Stensrud, Fargo
First: Billboard
First: Radio single commercial or campaign, one subject
First: TV campaign
First: Marketing campaign
First: Direct mail marketing
Second: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, color or spot color display, single ad, retail product or service 
Second: Direct mail marketing
Honorable mention: Billboard

Darrel Veldhouse, Moorhead, Minn.
First: Web site or section edited by entrant, not-for-profit or educational organization sites

LoAnn Wegh, Dickinson
First: Single sheet poster
First: Poster campaign
First: Brochure, one- to three-color
Second: Billboard
Third: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, single campaign, institutional or image
Third: Annual report, external
Honorable mention: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, color or spot color display, single ad, institutional or image


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