Winners of the 2011 North Dakota Professional Communicators Communications Contest were recognized at the NDPC state conference April 7-8 at the Canad Inn, Grand Forks, N.D.
Twenty-two members earned 106 awards for their work in print media, photography, advertising, writing for and development of the web, promotion, public relations, marketing, speeches and books.
Karen Stensrud, Fargo, N.D., won first place in the sweepstakes competition. Linda Sailor, Dickinson, N.D., took second; and Cathy Jelsing, Rugby, N.D., third.
Stensrud is vice president of marketing and communications at State Bank and Trust in Fargo. Sailer is lifestyles editor at The Dickinson Press, and Jelsing owns CJ Communications.
Forty first-place awards will advance 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. 8-10 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Lisa Dahlen, Fargo Second: Writing for the Web – feature article written specifically for the Web
Jennifer Dobrowski, Grand Forks First: Special articles – physical health, fitness, mental health, self help Third: Personality profile – more than 500 words Honorable Mention: Newsletter – four-color print
Debora Dragseth, Sturgis, S.D. First: Special series First: Personality profile – more than 500 words First: Writing for the Web – feature article specifically for Web First: Writing for the Web – content for special interest sites Honorable Mention: Feature story – publication for specialized circulation Honorable Mention: Feature story – publication/magazine
Merrie Sue Holtan, Perham, Minn. First: Specialty articles – home Second: Speeches Second: Feature story – daily newspaper
Cathy Jelsing, Rugby First: Feature story – publication/magazine First: Personality profile, 500 words or fewer First: Specialty articles, arts and entertainment First: Specialty articles, advertorials Second: Personality Profile Second: Writing for the Web, not-for-profit, government or educational sites
Cathy Langemo, Bismarck First: Specialty articles – business Second: Publication regularly edited by entrant – publication/magazine Honorable Mention: Non-fiction book – biography Honorable Mention: Magazine – four-color Honorable Mention: Specialty articles – sports
Jeanine Larson, Fargo First: Social media campaign – corporate First: Website videos – corporate First: Marketing campaign Second: Website videos – corporate Honorable Mention: Web site development /creation – corporate site Honorable Mention: Social media campaign – corporate
Avery Nubson, Fargo First: Website development – corporate First: Website development – non-profit, government
Linda Sailer, Dickinson First: Single pages other than lifestyle – daily First: Feature story – daily newspaper First: Photos, daily – feature photo First: Photo-writer First: Specialty articles – religion Second: Page layout – daily Second: Section edited by entrant, infrequent – daily newspaper Second: Specialty articles – history Honorable Mention: Section edited by entrant, frequent – daily newspaper
Roxane Salonen, Fargo First: Blogs – Web content for special interest sites First: Speeches Second: Specialty articles – religion Second: Columns, personal opinion Third: Feature story, publication or magazine Third: Columns, personal opinion Third: Interview, radio