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NDPC 2011 Communications Contest Winners

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.

Individual winners at the state level were:

Jane Ahlin, Fargo
First: Columns, general

Ellen Crawford, Fargo
First: Specialty articles – food
First: Reports – external annual report
First: Magazine, four-color
Second: Agriculture/agribusiness
Third: Specialty articles – agriculture/agribusiness
Third: Specialty articles – education

Janell Cole, Bismarck
First: Magazine, four-color

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

Pam Gibb, Moorhead, Minn.
Honorable Mention: Feature story – publication/ magazine,  specialized circulation

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

Kim Jondahl, Bismarck 
First: Book – history

Becky Koch, Fargo
First: Website videos – not-for-profit
First: Magapaper/tabloid – one- to three-color
Second: Website development/creation – not-for-profit
Second: Manuals and handbooks – electronic
Second: Audiovisuals – PowerPoint
Third: Website development/creation – not-for-profit

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

Liz Stabenow, Fargo
Honorable Mention: External report

Karen Stensrud, Fargo
First: Magazine ad, color – retail product/service
First: Television single commercial
First: Direct mail marketing – print, single campaign
First: Single news release – news release
First: Internal communications
Second: News reporting
Second: Brochure – four-color print
Second: Marketing campaign
Third: Publication regularly edited by entrant – internal publication
Third: Brochure – four-color print
Third: Direct mail marketing – print, single campaign
Honorable Mention: Magazine ad, color – retail product/service

Sheyna Strommen, Mandan
First: Publications regularly edited by entrant – publication/magazine
First: Specialty articles – agriculture/agribusiness
Third: Specialty articles – technology
Honorable Mention: Personality profile – more than 500 words

Kathy Tofflemire, Fargo
Second: Columns, general

Enkhdulam (Angie) Tumenbayar, Moorhead, Minn.
Second: Public service
Honorable Mention: Community or institutional relations
Honorable Mention: Internal communications

Jo Ann Winistorfer, Hazen
First: Magapaper/tabloid – four-color
Second: Feature story, publication or magazine
Honorable Mention: Magazine – one- to three-color

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