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NDPC 2014 Communications Contest Winners

Winners of the 2014 North Dakota Professional Communicators Communications Contest were recognized at the NDPC state conference in Fargo, N.D.

Twenty-four members earned 91 awards for their work in print media, photography, advertising, writing for and development of the web, promotion, public relations, marketing, speeches and books.

Forty-five 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 on Sept. 4-6 in Greenville, S.C.

Linda Sailer, Dickinson, N.D., won first place in the sweepstakes competition. Ellen Crawford, Fargo, N.D., took second; and Jeanine Larson, West Fargo, N.D., third. Sweepstakes winners are determined by a point system. Points vary depending on the number of entries in each category. The more entries in a category, the higher number of points awarded to those placing in the category.

NDPC is the state affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women, an organization of communications professionals from across the United States. NDPC is an organization of women and men employed in all aspects of communication: newspapers, public relations, education, magazines, television, radio, publishing, advertising, photography and freelance. 

Individual winners at the state level were:

Jane Ahlin, Fargo, N.D.
Second: Writing, Columns – Personal Opinion

Betsy Beaton, Fargo, N.D.
Honorable Mention: PR Materials – Reports

Francie Berg, Hettinger, N.D.
Second: Books and Creative Writing – Nonfiction Book

Carrie Carney, Fargo, N.D.
First: PR Materials – Direct Mail Marketing
First: Writing – Feature story - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication

Ellen Crawford, Fargo, N.D.
First: PR Materials - Brochures - Nonprofit, government, or educational
First: Information for the Media - News or feature releases
First: Writing - Specialty articles - Agriculture, Agribusiness, Aquaculture
First: Writing - Specialty articles – Education
First: Writing - News Story - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication
First: PR Materials - Reports (including, but not limited to, annual reports)
Second: Books and Creative Writing - Book edited by entrant
Second: Writing - Specialty articles - Agriculture, Agribusiness, Aquaculture
Second: Editing and Page Design, Print Publications - Publications regularly edited by entrant - Magazine, newsletter, other non-newspaper publication
Third: Information for the Media - News or feature releases

Debora Dragseth, Sturgis, S.D.
First: Writing – Special Series
Second: Writing - Personality profile - More than 500 words
 
Sarah Hoffbeck, Fergus Falls, Minn.
First: Web and Social Media - Writing for the Web
First: Communications programs and campaigns - Marketing program or campaign for new or existing service or product
Second: Web and Social Media - Blogs - Nonprofit, government, or educational
Honorable Mention: Writing - Specialty articles - Education
Honorable Mention: Web and Social Media - Writing for the Web

Merrie Sue Holtan, Perham, Minn.
First: Writing - Specialty articles - Home (interior decoration, furniture, architecture, landscaping)
First: Writing - Specialty articles – Sports
Third: Writing - Personality profile - More than 500 words
Third: Writing - Feature story - Print-based newspaper

Carla Isom, Argusville, N.D.
First: Editing and Page Design, Print Publications - Publications regularly edited by entrant - Magazine, newsletter, other non-newspaper publication

Catherine Jelsing, Rugby, N.D.
First: Web and Social Media - Website edited or managed by entrant - Nonprofit, government, or educational
Second: Web and Social Media  - Writing for the Web

Pamela Knudson, Grand Forks, N.D.
Second: Writing - Specialty articles – Education
Third: Writing - Specialty articles - Physical health, fitness, mental health, self-help
Honorable Mention: Writing - Specialty articles - Food
Honorable Mention: Writing - Specialty articles - Social issues

Jeanine Larson, West Fargo, N.D.
First: Web and Social Media - Website edited or managed by entrant - Corporate or for-profit
First: Web and Social Media - Blogs - Corporate or for-profit
First: Web and Social Media - Social Media Campaign - Corporate or for-profit
Second: Web and Social Media - Website edited or managed by entrant - Corporate or for-profit
Second: Web and Social Media - Blogs - Corporate or for-profit
Second: Communications programs and campaigns - Community, institutional, or internal relations
Third: Web and Social Media - Writing for the Web
Third: Communications programs and campaigns - Community, institutional, or internal relations
Honorable Mention: Web and Social Media - Videos for Website - Corporate or for-profit

Delores Pavicic, Fargo, N.D.
First: Books and Creative Writing - Essay, chapter, or section in a book

Amanda Peterson, Moorhead, Minn.
First: Writing - Personality profile - More than 500 words

Denise Pinkney, Fargo, N.D.
First: Web and Social Media - Blogs - Nonprofit, government, or educational
First: PR Materials - Newsletters - Nonprofit, government, or educational
First: Writing - Specialty articles - Social issues
First: Writing - Specialty articles - Physical health, fitness, mental health, self-help
Second: Writing - Specialty articles - Business
Second: PR Materials - Newsletters - Nonprofit, government, or educational

Carol Renner, Fargo, N.D.
First: Communications programs and campaigns - Audiovisuals
First: Information for the Media  - News or feature release - single release
Second: Information for the Media - News or feature release - single release

Linda Sailer, Dickinson, N.D.
First: Writing - Specialty articles - Business
First: Writing  - Specialty articles – History
First: Editing and Page Design, Print Publications – Single page/Section/Supplement regularly edited by entrant - Newspaper
First: Editing and Page Design, Print Publications - Page design - Newspaper
First: Editing and Page Design, Print Publications - Sections or Supplements Infrequently edited by entrant - Newspaper
First: Photography and Graphics - Photographer-writer
First: Photography and Graphics - Photo essay
First: Writing - Specialty articles - Advertorials (writing done for special ad supplements or special sections
Second: Writing - Columns - General
Second: Writing - Specialty articles - Religion
Third: Writing - Specialty articles - Agriculture, Agribusiness, Aquaculture
Honorable Mention: Writing - Feature story - Print-based newspaper

Roxane B. Salonen, Fargo, N.D.
First: Writing - Specialty articles - Religion
First: Writing - Columns – General
First: Writing - Feature story - Print-based newspaper
Second: Writing - Feature story - Print-based newspaper
Third: Writing - Columns - General
Honorable Mention: Writing - Personality profile - More than 500 words
Honorable Mention: Writing - Personality profile - More than 500 words

Ryan Schuster, Fargo, N.D.
Second: Writing - News Story - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication
Third: Writing - Feature story - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication

Daron Selvig, Fargo, N.D.
First: Web and Social Media - Videos for Website - Nonprofit, government, or educational
Second: Communications programs and campaigns - Audiovisuals
Second: Web and Social Media - Videos for Website - Nonprofit, government, or educational
Second: Web and Social Media - Videos for Website - Corporate or for-profit
Second: Web and Social Media - Website edited or managed by entrant - Nonprofit, government, or educational

Karen Stensrud, Fargo, N.D.
First: Advertising - Radio and television advertising - Radio
First: Advertising Categories - Radio and television advertising - Television
First: Advertising Categories - Single advertisements for print or electronic publication
First: Advertising Categories - Advertising campaigns built around one subject (print, online, or combination of the two)
First: Communications programs and campaigns - Community, institutional, or internal relations
Second: Advertising Categories - Advertising campaigns built around one subject (print, online, or combination of the two)

Heather Syverson, Fargo, N.D.
First: Writing - Feature story - Online publication

Jo Ann Winistorfer, Hazen, N.D.
First: Editing and Page Design, Print Publications - Page design - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication
Second: Writing - Feature story - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication
Third: Editing and Page Design, Print Publications - Publications regularly edited by entrant - Magazine, newsletter, other non-newspaper publication
Honorable Mention: Writing - Personality profile - More than 500 words

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