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NDPC 2007 Communications Contest Winners

Winners in the North Dakota Professional Communicators communications contest were announced during NDPC’s conference April 13 and 14 at the Radisson Hotel, Bismarck, N.D.

Twenty-three members earned 134 awards for their best work in print media, photography, advertising, writing for and development of the Web, promotion, public relations, marketing, speeches and books.

Fifty-two first-place awards were forwarded to the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) contest. Winners in that competition will be announced at the NFPW Annual Communications Conference, scheduled for Sept. 20–22 in Richmond, Va.

Martin Fredricks, West Fargo, N.D., was named this year’s sweepstakes winner. He is owner of Fredricks Communications, a company that helps businesses and organizations effectively, brand, advertise and market themselves. Sweepstakes winners are determined using a point system based upon the number of entries in each category and the place awarded.

Individual winners are:

Jane Ahlin, Fargo
First: Personal columns, general
Second: Personal columns, general

Judy Baer, Elk River, Minn.
First: Books, fiction
Third: Books, fiction

Jane Brandt, Hebron
First: Headline writing 
Second: Publication regularly edited by entrant, non-daily newspaper
Third: Page layout, non-daily newspaper
Honorable Mention: News reporting, non-daily newspaper
Honorable Mention: Feature story, non-daily newspaper
Honorable Mention: Personal columns, general
Honorable Mention: Single page or pages regularly edited by entrant, other than lifestyle or entertainment, non-daily newspaper

Ellen Crawford, Fargo
First: Special articles, agriculture, agribusiness, aquaculture
First: Writing for the Web, news articles 
First: Public service campaign
First: News release, single release
Second: Special articles, health and fitness 
Third: Special articles, agriculture, agribusiness, aquaculture
Third: Special articles, health and fitness 
Third: Brochure, four-color
Third: News or feature release, single release, feature release
Honorable Mention: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, color or spot color print or electronic display (single ad), institutional or image

Lori Dittmer, Mankato, Minn.
First: Writing for the Web, commentary including columns, reviews and editorials
Second: Writing for the Web, news articles 
Third: Writing for the Web, news articles

Jennifer Dobrowski, Grand Forks
First: Newsletter, three color 
Second (tie): Direct mail marketing
Honorable Mention: Photography in printed publication other than newspaper, sports photo
Honorable Mention: Photographer-writer

Julie Ellingson, St. Anthony
First: Publication regularly edited by entrant, general or specialized magazines including internal publications
First: Magazine, four-color
Second: News reporting, publication for general or specialized circulation, including international publications
Second: Feature story, publication for general or specialized circulation, including internal publications
Second: Special articles, agriculture, agribusiness, aquaculture
Second: Magazine, four-color
Second (tie): Direct mail marketing

Martin Fredricks, West Fargo
First: Feature story, publication for general or specialized circulation, including internal publications
First: Personal columns, specialized
First: Publication regularly edited by entrant, newsletters
First: Newsletter, four-color
First: Media kit, tools to gain media coverage
First: Writing for the Web, Web content written for corporate or for-profit organization sites
First: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, color or spot color print or electronic display (single ad), institutional or image 
First: Web site or section edited by entrant, professional sites 
First: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site print/electronic campaign or series built around one subject (b/w, color or spot color), institutional or image 
Second: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, black/white print or electronic display (single ad), institutional or image 
Second: Newsletter, four-color
Second: Brochure, four-color
Second: Annual report, external
Second: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, color or spot color print or electronic display (single ad), institutional or image 
Second: Single-sheet poster
Third: Public service campaign
Third: Personal columns, specialized
Honorable Mention: Writing for the Web, feature articles
Honorable Mention: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site print/electronic campaign or series built around one subject (b/w, color or spot color), institutional or image

Larry Gauper, Fargo
Third: Writing for the Web, commentary including columns, reviews and editorials

Hope Hanson, Gilette, Wyo.
First: Special articles, social issues

Merrie Sue Holtan, Fargo
First: Annual report, external
Second: Personality profile
Third: Direct mail marketing

Becky Koch, Fargo
First: Web site or section edited by entrant, not-for-profit or educational organization sites
First: Web site development / creation, not-for-profit or educational organization sites
Second: Magapaper / tabloid, one to three color

Cathy Langemo, Bismarck
First: Brochure, one to three color 
First: Book, instructional (with Jo Ann Winistorfer)
Second: Special articles, arts and entertainment
Second: Publication regularly edited by entrant, general or specialized magazines including internal publications
Third: Special articles, sports 
Honorable Mention: Special articles, business
Honorable Mention: Special articles, government or politics
Honorable Mention: Special articles, history 
Honorable Mention: Special articles, religion

Bonnie Lund
Second: Public service campaign

Eloise Ogden, Minot
First: Photography in daily newspaper, photo essay
First: Continuing coverage or unfolding news
Second: Photography in daily newspaper, feature photo
Third: Personality profile
Third: Photography in a daily newspaper, news photo
Third: News reporting, daily newspaper

Elise Pallais, Fargo
First: News reporting, non-daily newspaper
First: Personality profile 
First: Writing for the Web, Web content written for not-for-profit or educational organization sites
Second: Writing for the Web, Web content written for not-for-profit or educational organization sites 
Third: Special series
Third: Special articles, reviews 
Third: Writing for the Web, feature articles

Denise Pinkney, Fargo
First: Writing for the Web, captions
Second: Writing for the Web, feature articles
Second: Writing for the Web, commentary including columns, reviews and editorials
Second: Writing for the Web, headlines
Third: Writing for the Web, Web content written for not-for-profit or educational organization sites 
Honorable Mention: Special articles, health and fitness 
Honorable Mention: Photography on the Web or electronic publishing

Carol Renner, Fargo
First: Special articles, science, ecology, environment, energy
First: Brochure, four-color
First: News or feature release, single release, feature release
Second: News release, single release
Second: News or feature release, single release, feature release
Third: Feature story, publication for general or specialized circulation, including internal publications

Lou Richardson, Fargo
First: Cookbook
Honorable Mention: Book edited by entrant

Anne Robinson-Paul, Moorhead, Minn.
First: News reporting, publication for general or specialized circulation, including international publications
First: Writing for the Web, feature articles
Second: Photography on the Web or electronic publishing
Second: Writing for the Web, captions
Third: News reporting, publication for general or specialized circulation, including international publications 
Third: Newsletter, four-color
Honorable Mention: Writing for the Web, news articles

Linda Sailer, Dickinson
First: Special articles, health and fitness
First: Special articles, hobby or crafts
First: Section edited by entrant, frequent or regular sections, daily newspaper
First: Page layout, daily newspaper
First: Photography in daily newspaper, feature photo
First: Photographer-writer
Second: Special articles, advertorials
Second: Single page or pages regularly edited by entrant, other than lifestyle or entertainment, daily newspaper
Second: Single page or pages regularly edited by entrant, lifestyle or entertainment, daily newspaper 
Second: Headline writing
Second: Photography in daily newspaper, photo essay
Honorable Mention: Feature story, daily newspaper

Karen Stensrud, Fargo
First: Web site development / creation, corporate or for-profit organization sites 
First: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, black/white print or electronic display (single ad), institutional or image
First: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, color or spot color print or electronic display (single ad), retail product or service
First: Marketing program or campaign for new or existing service or product 
First: Direct mail marketing
Second: Speeches
Third: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, color or spot color print or electronic display (single ad), retail product or service
Third: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, color or spot color print or electronic display (single ad), institutional or image 
Honorable Mention: Brochure, four-color

LoAnn Wegh, Dickinson
First: Poster Campaign
First: Billboard
Second: Billboard 
Second: Banner

Jo Ann Winistorfer, Hazen
First: Books, history
First: Books, instructional (with Cathy Langemo, Bismarck)
First: Sections/supplements edited by entrant, publication for general or specialized circulation
Third: Special articles, history

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