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NDPC 2005 Communications Contest Winners

Media professional from across North Dakota and Minnesota were honored at the 2005 North Dakota Professional Communicators awards banquet Saturday, April 23 in Fargo, N.D.

Catherine Jelsing of Fargo won first place in the sweepstakes competition, capturing top honors in seven categories. Jelsing is a writer at North Dakota State University Publications Services.

Martin Fredricks, West Fargo, N.D., placed second in the sweepstakes competition. He is owner of Fredricks Communications, a company that helps businesses and organizations effectively, brand, advertise and market themselves.

Karen Stensrud, Fargo, finished third in the sweepstakes competition. She is vice president of marketing and communications at State Bank and Trust, Fargo.

Twenty-three professionals received awards through the contest sponsored by NDPC, the state affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women. Forty-nine first-place winners will advance to the federation's national competition this fall.

Individual winners at the Saturday banquet included:

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

Doris Cooper, Jamestown
First: Audiovisuals, video productions
First: Special series
Second: Annual report, external
Second: Magazine, four-color
Second: Page layout, publication general or specialized
Third: Newsletter, one- to three-color
Third: Brochure, one- to three-color

Ellen Crawford, Fargo
First: Page layout, daily newspaper
Second: News reporting, publication general or specialized
Second: Newspaper, trade paper or magazine—color or spot color ad, institutional or image
Third: Special articles: business, agriculture, agribusiness, aquaculture
Third: News or feature release—single, news release

Lori Dittmer, Mankato, Minn.
First: News reporting, publication general or specialized
Second: Writing for the Web, news article
Second: Writing for the Web, commentary
Honorable mention: Publications regularly edited by entrant, general or specialized magazines
Honorable mention: Feature story, publication general or specialized

Julie Ellingson, St. Anthony
First: Sections/supplements edited by entrant— frequent, publication, general or specialized
First: Newspaper, trade paper or magazine—b/w single ad, retail product or service
First: Magazine, one- to three-color
Third: Publications regularly edited by entrant, general or specialized magazines
Third: “Personal column on the air” or critic’s review
Honorable mention: News reporting, publication general or specialized

Martin Fredricks, West Fargo
First: Writing for the Web, web content, corporate or for-profit sites
First: Web site development/creation, corporate or for-profit sites
First: Newspaper, trade paper or magazine—b/w single ad, institutional or image
First: Single Sheet Poster
First: Brochure, four-color
Second: Feature story, publication general or specialized
Second: Writing for the Web, feature article
Second: Radio single commercial or campaign — one subject
Second: Brochure, one- to three-color
Second: Direct mail marketing
Third: Audiovisuals, video productions
Honorable mention: Newsletter, four-color

Janet Gallagher, Audubon, Minn.
Third: Publications regularly edited by entrant, newsletters

Pamela Gibb, Moorhead, Minn.
Honorable mention: Audiovisuals, video productions
Honorable mention: Brochure, one- to three-color

Merrie Sue Holtan, Fargo

Second: Speeches

Catherine Jelsing, Fargo
First: Feature story, publication general or specialized
First: Personality profile
First: Special articles: arts and entertainment
First: Special articles: education
First: Annual report, external
First: Brochure, one- to three-color
First: News or feature release—single, feature release
Second: Special articles: business, agriculture, agribusiness, aquaculture
Second: Special articles: science, ecology, environment
Second: Newsletter, one- to three-color
Second: Newsletter, four-color
Third: Writing for the Web, web content, corporate or for-profit sites
Honorable mention: Brochure, four-color

Kim Jondahl, Bismarck

First: Special articles: home
First: Publications regularly edited by entrant, general or specialized magazines
First: Magazine, four-color
First: Book edited by entrant
Second: Special articles: health
Honorable mention: Feature story, publication general or specialized

Dee Pavicic, Fargo
Second: Magazine, one- to three-color
Honorable mention: Newsletter, one- to three-color

Denise Pinkney, Fairmount
Third: Feature story, publication general or specialized
Third: Writing for the Web, news article
Third: Writing for the Web, commentary
Third: Writing for the Web, feature article
Honorable mention: Writing for the Web, headlines
Honorable mention: Writing for the Web, captions

Eloise Ogden, Minot
First: Continuing coverage or unfolding news  
First: Feature story, daily newspaper
First: Photography in daily newspaper, news photo
Second: News reporting, daily newspaper
Second: Special articles: government or politics

Anne Robinson-Paul, Moorhead, Minn.
First: Writing for the Web, commentary
First: Writing for the Web, feature article
First: Newsletter, four-color
Third: News reporting, publication general or specialized
Honorable mention: Feature story, publication general or specialized
Honorable mention: Writing for the Web, news article

Linda Sailer, Dickinson
Second: Feature story, daily newspaper 
Second: Special articles: food
Second: Single page/pages regularly edited, Lifestyle or Entertainment, daily newspaper
Second: Section edited by entrant—frequent or regular sections,  daily newspaper
Second: Sections/supplements edited by entrant—infrequent, daily newspaper
Second: Page layout, daily newspaper
Second: Photography in daily newspaper, photo essay
Third: News reporting, daily newspaper
Third: Single page/pages regularly edited, other than Lifestyle or Entertainment, daily newspaper
Third: News reporting, daily newspaper
Honorable mention: Personality profile
Honorable mention: Photography in daily newspaper, feature photo

Roxane B. Salonen, Fargo
First: Special article, religion
Honorable mention: Special articles: business, agriculture, agribusiness, aquaculture

Elizabeth Stabenow, Moorhead
First: Internal communications
First: Media kit
Third: Annual report, external
Third: Brochure, four-color

Tracy Sayler, Casselton
First: Editorial/Opinion, publication general or specialized
Second: Personal columns, humorous
Second: Publications regularly edited by entrant, general or specialized magazines

Karen Stensrud, Fargo

First: Radio single commercial or campaign — one subject
First: Television single commercial or campaign — one subject
First: Direct mail marketing
First: Newspaper, trade paper or magazine — color or spot color ad, institutional or image
First: Newspaper, trade paper or magazine — color or spot color ad, retail product or service 
First: Newspaper, trade paper or magazine campaign—one subject, institutional or image
First: Audiovisuals, PowerPoint
Second: Internal communications
Second: Brochure, four-color
Third: Newsletter, four-color

Tammy Swift, Moorhead, Minn.
First: Special articles: business, agriculture, agribusiness, aquaculture
First: Special articles: health
First: Special articles: science, ecology, environment
First: Personal columns, humorous
First: Personal columns, general
First: Newsletter, one- to three-color
Second: Personality profile
Second: Special articles: education
Honorable mention: Annual report, external

Katherine Tweed, Fargo

First: Annual report, internal

Jo Ann Winistorfer, Hazen
First: Special articles: history
Second: Section/supplements edited by entrant—infrequent, for general or specialized circulation, including internal publications
Honorable mention: Feature story, publication general or specialized

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