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NDPC 2019 Communications Contest Winners

North Dakota Professional Communicators announced the winners of the 2019 NDPC Communications Contest at the NDPC Spring Conference, held March 28-29 in Bismarck. 

Twenty-eight NDPC members earned 164 awards for their work in writing, editing, photography, graphics and design, advertising, web and social media, communication programs and campaigns, public relations, information for the media and speeches.

First-place entries in all categories advanced to the national competition, the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Communications Contest. Winners in that competition will be honored at the NFPW Communications Conference on June 28, 2019, in Baton Rouge, La.

Tracy Frank, Fargo, N.D., won first place in the sweepstakes competition. Roxane Salonen, Fargo, N.D., took second; and Alexandra Floersch, Fargo, N.D., third. Sweepstakes winners are determined by a weighted point system based on place (first, second, third or honorable mention) and 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. 

The individual winners at the state level were:

Kelli Anderson, Fargo

First: Podcasts (Audio or Visual)

Third: Website Edited/Managed by Entrant - Nonprofit, Government, Educational

 

Betsy Beaton, Fargo

First: Reports (Including but not limited to, annual reports)

 

Francie Berg, Hettinger

First: Young Adult Books - Nonfiction

 

Ellen Crawford, Fargo

First: News Story - Online Publication

First: Continuing coverage or unfolding news

Second: News Story - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication

Second: Marketing program or campaign for new or existing service or product

Second: Reports (Including but not limited to, annual reports)

Third: Specialty Articles - Agriculture, agribusiness, aquaculture

Third: Specialty Article - Physical health (fitness, diet, clean lifestyle)

 

Julie Ellingson, Bismarck

First: Feature Story - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper publication

Third: Publications regularly edited by entrant -Magazine/Magpaper

Honorable Mention: Publications regularly edited by entrant -Magazine/Magpaper

 

Kerby Engen, Fargo

Honorable Mention: Website Edited/Managed by Entrant - Nonprofit, Government, Educational

 

Alexandra Floersch, Fargo

First: News Story - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication

First: Feature Story - Online Publication

First: Personality profile - More than 500 words

First: Specialty Articles - Science or Technology

First: Headlines

First: Blogs - Personal

First: Advertising Posters, Billboards and Banners

Second: Feature Story - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper publication

Second: Personality profile - More than 500 words

Second: Specialty Articles - Science or Technology

Second: Media Pitch

Third: Specialty Articles - Style (fashion, interior design, architecture, landscaping, home economics)

Third: Specialty Articles - Style (fashion, interior design, architecture, landscaping, home economics)

Third: Publications Regularly Written by Entrant - Newsletters or other non-newspaper publication, Corporate

Third: Advertising Posters, Billboards and Banners

Honorable Mention: Feature Story - Online Publication

 

Tammy Fogle, Fargo

First: Website Edited/Managed by Entrant - Nonprofit, Government, Educational

First: Videos for Web - Video for non-profit or government organization

 

Tracy Frank, Fargo

First: Specialty Articles - Ghost-written article penned for someone else

First: Publications Regularly Written by Entrant - Newsletters or other non-newspaper publication, Corporate

First: Single page, section, or supplement edited by entrant -Corporate or for-profit publication

First: Web Copy

First: Videos for Web -Web reporting feature or continuing coverage

First: Videos for Web - PR video promoting specific product or service

Second: Specialty Articles - Agriculture, agribusiness, aquaculture

Second: Specialty Articles - Style (fashion, interior design, architecture, landscaping, home economics)

Second: Headlines

Second: Publications Regularly Written by Entrant - Newsletters or other non-newspaper publication, Corporate

Second: Single page, section, or supplement edited by entrant -Corporate or for-profit publication

Second: Web Copy

Second: Videos for Web -Web reporting feature or continuing coverage

Second: Videos for Web - PR video promoting specific product or service

Second: Videos for Web - Special Interest Video

Third: Specialty Articles - Business

Third: Specialty Articles - Science or Technology

Third: Specialty Articles - Style (fashion, interior design, architecture, landscaping, home economics)

Third: Publications regularly edited by entrant-Newsletter/non-newspaper publication, corporate, for profit

Third: Feature Story - Online Publication

Honorable Mention: Publications regularly edited by entrant-Newsletter/non-newspaper publication, corporate, for profit

Honorable Mention: Specialty Articles - Agriculture, agribusiness, aquaculture

 

Pam Gibb, Moorhead

Second: Catalogs, Manuals and Handbooks

Honorable Mention: Specialty Articles - Education

Honorable Mention: Specialty Articles - Education

 

Kris Hauge, Fargo

Second: Radio and Television Advertising – Television

Third: Videos for Web - Special Interest Video

 

Pam Knudson, Grand Forks

First: News Story - Print-based Newspaper

First: Specialty Articles - Food

First: Specialty Articles - Green/Environmental

First: Specialty Articles - History

First: Specialty Article - Physical health (fitness, diet, clean lifestyle)

First: Specialty Articles - Style (fashion, interior design, architecture, landscaping, home economics)

Second: Specialty Articles - Education

Second: Specialty Articles - Government or Politics

Third: Specialty Articles - Arts and entertainment

Honorable Mention: Feature Story - Print Based Newspaper

Honorable Mention: Specialty Articles - Religion

Honorable Mention: Specialty Articles - Science or Technology

 

Becky Koch, Fargo

First: Publications regularly edited by entrant-Newsletter/non-newspaper pub, non-profit, government, Ed.

First: Crisis Communications

Third: Catalogs, Manuals and Handbooks

 

Jeanine Larson, Fargo

First: Interview (Radio or Television)

First: Blogs - Corporate or For Profit

First: Electronic Newsletter - Corporate or For Profit

First: Community, Institutional or Internal Relations

Second: Interview (Radio or Television)

Third: Radio and Television Advertising - Television

Honorable Mention: Blogs - Corporate or For Profit

Honorable Mention: Community, Institutional or Internal Relations

 

Tracy Nicholson, West Fargo

First: Editorial/Opinion - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper print publication

First: Specialty Articles - Style (fashion, interior design, architecture, landscaping, home economics)

First: Publications regularly edited by entrant -Magazine/Magpaper

First: Page Design - Magazine or Newsletter

Second: Publications regularly edited by entrant -Magazine/Magpaper

Second: Page Design - Magazine or Newsletter

Second: Personality profile - More than 500 words

Second: Specialty Articles - Arts and entertainment

Second: Specialty Articles – Food

Second: Editorial/Opinion - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper print publication

Third: Editorial/Opinion - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper print publication

Third: Specialty Articles - Food

Honorable Mention: Editorial/Opinion - Magazine, newsletter or other non-newspaper print publication

 

Dave Nilles, Fargo

Third: Specialty Articles - Social Issues

 

Bonnie Oelschlager, Fargo

Second: Website Edited/Managed by Entrant - Nonprofit, Government, Educational

 

Madalyn Pezalla, Fargo

First: Columns – General

Second: News or Feature Release - Single Release

Third: News or Feature Release - Single Release

Honorable Mention: Electronic Newsletter - Nonprofit, Government, Educational

Honorable Mention: News or Feature Release - Multiple Releases

 

Carol Renner, Fargo

First: Social Media Campaign - Nonprofit, Government, Educational

First: Electronic Newsletter - Nonprofit, Government, Educational

First: News or Feature Release - Single Release

First: Media Pitch

Third: Specialty Articles - Education

 

Linda Sailer, Dickinson

First: Feature Story - Print Based Newspaper

First: Specialty Articles - Education

First: Specialty Articles - Hobby, crafts, building, designing, construction

First: Specialty Articles - Social Issues

First: Photographer-writer

Second: Specialty Articles - Arts and entertainment

Second: Specialty Articles – Business

Second: Specialty Articles - History

Second: Specialty Articles - Reviews (any subject, must express personal opinion)

Third: Specialty Articles – Education

Third: Specialty Articles - Religion

Honorable Mention: Specialty Article - Physical health (fitness, diet, clean lifestyle)

Honorable Mention: Specialty Articles - Social Issues

 

Roxane Salonen, Fargo

First: Specialty Articles - Agriculture, agribusiness, aquaculture

First: Specialty Articles - Arts and entertainment

First: Specialty Articles - Business

First: Specialty Articles - Government or Politics

First: Specialty Article - Physical health (fitness, diet, clean lifestyle)

First: Specialty Articles - Religion

First: Specialty Articles - Reviews (any subject, must express personal opinion)

First: Columns - Personal Opinion (bylined, not editorial)

Second: Columns - Personal Opinion (bylined, not editorial)

Second: Feature Story - Online Publication

Second: Specialty Article - Physical health (fitness, diet, clean lifestyle)

Second: Specialty Articles - Religion

Third: Personality profile - More than 500 words

Honorable Mention: Specialty Articles - Business

 

Briann Sandholm, Fargo

Second: Videos for Web - Video for non-profit or government organization

 

Ryan Schuster, Fargo

First: Social Media Campaign - Corporate or For Profit

 

Karen Stensrud, Fargo

First: Publications regularly edited by entrant-Newsletter/non-newspaper publication, corporate, for profit

First: Website Edited/Managed by Entrant - Corporate or For Profit

First: Single Advertisements for Print or Electronic Publication

First: Advertising Campaigns

First: Radio and Television Advertising - Radio

First: Radio and Television Advertising - Television

First: Marketing program or campaign for new or existing service or product

First: Catalogs, Manuals and Handbooks

Second: Advertising Posters, Billboards and Banners

Second: Publications regularly edited by entrant-Newsletter/non-newspaper publication, corporate, for profit

Third: Marketing program or campaign for new or existing service or product

Third: Advertising Campaigns

Honorable Mention: Advertising Posters, Billboards and Banners

 

Laura Stoneburner, West Fargo

First: Videos for Web - Special Interest Video

Second: Blogs - Corporate or For Profit

Third: Blogs - Corporate or For Profit

 

Danielle Teigen, Fargo

Second: Feature Story - Print Based Newspaper

Second: Specialty Articles - Social Issues

 

Gregory Wald, West Fargo

Second: Single Advertisements for Print or Electronic Publication

Second: Advertising Campaigns

Third: Single Advertisements for Print or Electronic Publication

Honorable Mention: News or Feature Release - Single Release

Honorable Mention: Single Advertisements for Print or Electronic Publication

 

Michelle Wilson, Dickinson

First: Blogs - Nonprofit, Government or Educational

First: Graphics - Graphics

Third: Page Design - Newspaper
Honorable Mention: Page Design - Other non-newspaper publication

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