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NDPC 2006 Communications Contest Winners

Media professional from across North Dakota and Minnesota were honored at the 2006 North Dakota Professional Communicators awards luncheon Saturday, May 6, in Bismarck, N.D. 

Martin Fredricks of West Fargo, N.D., won first place in the sweepstakes competition, capturing top honors in 12 categories. He is owner of Fredricks Communications, a company which helps businesses and organizations effectively, brand, advertise and market themselves.

Linda Sailer, Dickinson, N.D., placed second in the sweepstakes competition. She is lifestyle editor for the Dickinson Press.

Richard Volesky, Belfield, N.D., finished third in the sweepstakes competition. He is assistant editor for the Billings County Pioneer for Belfield and Medora, N.D.

Thirty professionals received awards through the contest sponsored by NDPC, the state affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women. Seventy-one first-place entries will advance to the federation’s national competition this fall.

Individual winners at Saturday’s luncheon included:

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

Jane Brandt, Hebron
First: Single page or pages regularly edited by entrant—other than lifestyle or entertainment, non-daily newspaper
Second: Publication regularly edited by entrant, non-daily newspaper
Second: News reporting, non-daily newspaper
Third: Feature story, non-daily newspaper
Honorable Mention: Feature story, non-daily newspaper
Honorable Mention: Headlines

Janell Cole, Bismarck
First: Investigative reporting
First: Feature story, daily newspaper
First: Special articles, government or politics
Second: News reporting, daily newspaper 
Second: Personal columns, general
Third: Special articles, business/agriculture

Ellen Crawford, Fargo
Second: News reporting, general or specialized circulation
Second: News release, single release

Lori Dittmer, Mankato, Minn.
First: News reporting, general or specialized circulation
Second: Publication regularly edited by entrant, general or specialized magazines
Second: Writing for the Web, News article
Third: Writing for the Web, Commentary

Jennifer Dobrowski, Grand Forks
First: Photography in printed publication other than newspaper, feature photo
Second: Photography in printed publication other than newspaper, feature photo
Second: Photographer-writer
Third: Newsletter, one- to three-color
Honorable mention: Newsletter, one- to three-color
Third: Brochure, one- to three-color

Julie Ellingson, St. Anthony
First: Publication regularly edited by entrant, general or specialized magazines
First: PR printed materials, magazine, one- to three- color

Martin Fredricks, West Fargo
First: Personal column, specialized
First: Writing for the Web, web content, corporate or for-profit sites
First: Writing for the Web, feature article
First: Newspaper, trade paper or magazine—color or spot color display, retail product or service
First: Newspaper, trade paper or magazine campaign or series built around one subject
First: Single-sheet poster
First: Public service campaign
First: Annual report, external
First: Newsletter, one- to three-color
First: Brochure, four-color
First: News release, single release
First: Media kit—tools to gain media coverage
Second: Newspaper, trade paper or magazine—color or spot color display, retail product or service
Second: Newspaper, trade paper or magazine—color or spot color display, institutional or image
Second: Brochure, one- to three-color
Second: Media kit—tools to gain media coverage
Third: Radio campaign built around one subject
Third: Direct mail marketing
Honorable mention: Newspaper, trade paper or magazine—color or spot color display, institutional or image
Honorable mention: Newsletter, four-color

Larry Gauper, Fargo
First: Writing for the Web, Commentary
Second: Writing for the Web, Commentary

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

Patty Hetland, Fargo
Second: Newspaper, trade paper or magazine campaign or series built around one subject
Third: Newspaper, trade paper or magazine campaign or series built around one subject
Third: Newspaper, trade paper or magazine—color or spot color display, institutional or image

Merrie Sue Holtan, Fargo
First: Personality profile
First: Manuals and handbooks
Second: Personality profile
Second: Audiovisuals, video productions
Honorable mention: Newsletter, one- to three-color

Kim Jondahl, Bismarck
First: Special articles, faces in the crowd
First: Magazine, four-color
Second: Feature story, general or specialized circulation
Third: Publication regularly edited by entrant, general or specialized magazines

Pamela Knudson, Grand Forks
First: Audiovisuals, video productions

Cathy Langemo, Bismarck
Second: PR printed materials, magazine, one- to three-color

Jennifer Munson, Fargo
First: Marketing program or campaign for new or existing service or product

Eloise Ogden, Minot
First: Photography in a daily newspaper, news photo|
First: Photography in daily newspaper, faces in the crowd
Second: Photography in daily newspaper, feature photo
Second: Photography in printed publication other than newspaper, photo essay
Third: News reporting, daily newspaper

Cindy Peterson, Dickinson
First: News reporting, daily newspaper
First: Continuing coverage or unfolding news
First: Photography in a daily newspaper, sports photo
Second: Special articles, sports and leisure
Second: Personal columns, humorous
Third: Feature story, daily newspaper
Third: Personality profile
Third: Personal columns, general

Denise Pinkney, Fargo
First: Special articles, health
First: Photography on the Web or electronic publishing
First: Writing for the Web, headlines
First: Writing for the Web, captions
First: Marketing program or campaign for new or existing service or product
Second: Writing for the Web, content written for corporate or for-profit organization site
Second: Writing for the Web, headlines
Third: Writing for the Web, content written for corporate or for-profit organization site
Honorable mention: Feature story, general or specialized circulation
Honorable Mention: Writing for the Web, News article
Honorable Mention: Writing for the Web, feature article

Barbie Porter, Fargo
First: Photography in non-daily newspaper, photo essay
Second: Feature writing, collegiate newspaper
Third: Feature writing, collegiate newspaper
Third: Photographer-writer

Carol Renner, Fargo
First: Audiovisuals, PowerPoint presentation
First: News or feature release—single release, feature release
Second: Brochure, four-color
Second: Special articles, science, ecology, environment
Third: Feature story, general or specialized circulation
Third: News release, single release

Anne Robinson-Paul, Moorhead, Minn.
First: Feature story, general or specialized circulation
First: Writing for the Web, News article
First: Newsletter, four-color
Second: Writing for the Web, feature article
Second:  Newsletter, four-color
Third: Writing for the Web, News article
Honorable Mention: Writing for the Web, feature article

Linda Sailer, Dickinson
First: Special articles, business/agriculture
First: Special articles, food
First: Special articles, religion
First: Special articles, advertorials
First: Single page or pages regularly edited by entrant—other than lifestyle or entertainment, daily newspaper
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: Headlines
First: Photography in daily newspaper, feature photo
First: Photography in daily newspaper, photo essay
First: Photography in printed publication other than newspaper, photo essay
First: Photographer-writer
Second: Feature story, daily newspaper 
Second: Special articles, social issues
Second: Page layout, daily newspaper

Roxane Salonen, Fargo
First: Juvenile book

Amanda Scurry, Grand Forks
First: Community or institutional relations

Karen Stensrud, Fargo
First: Radio campaign built around one subject
First: Brochure, one- to three-color
First: Direct mail marketing
Second: Marketing program or campaign for new or existing service or product
Second: Direct mail marketing
Third: Marketing program or campaign for new or existing service or product
Third: Brochure, four-color

Kathy Tofflemire, Fargo
First: Page layout, daily newspaper

Rebecca Trumbo, Fargo
Third: Writing for the Web, feature article
Honorable mention: Writing for the Web, News article

Richard Volesky, Belfield
First: News reporting, non-daily newspaper
First: Feature story, non-daily newspaper
First: Special articles, science, ecology, environment
First: Special articles, education
First: Special articles, sports and leisure
First: Publication regularly edited by entrant, non-daily newspaper
First: Page layout, non-daily newspaper
Second: Special articles, business/agriculture
Second: Special articles, health
Honorable Mention: Headlines

LoAnn Wegh, Dickinson
First: TV campaign built around one subject
First: Newspaper, trade paper or magazine—color or spot color display, institutional or image
Second: Single-sheet poster
Second: Radio campaign built around one subject
Second: Annual report, external
Second: Newsletter, one- to three-color
Third: Annual report, external
Honorable mention: Marketing program or campaign for new or existing service or product
Honorable mention: Newsletter, four-color

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