Winners of the 2020 National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Communications Contest were recognized at a virtual awards celebration on Saturday, June 6.
Eighteen NDPC members earned 47 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.
North Dakota won the second place in the national affiliate sweepstakes contest, scoring the second most points in the national competition. NDPC member Tracy Frank, Fargo, was the second place overall NFPW national sweepstakes winner.
The individual winners include:
Alexandra Floersch, Tracy Frank and Karen Stensrud 1st Place, Marketing Program or Campaign for New or Existing Service or Product, Minnesota United FC Partnership
Alexandra Floersch 2nd Place, Corporate or For-profit Publication, Randy Grgich Full-Page Ad Honorable Mention, News or Feature Photo, Twin Cities Summer Jam 2019 – Crowd Reacting to Pitbull Performance
Tammy Fogle 2nd Place, Website Edited or Managed by Entrant, Non-profit, Government or Educational, NDSCS.edu 3rd Place, Video for Non-profit or Government Organization, What is the Pathway Program?
Tracy Frank 1st Place, Publication Written by Entrant, Newsletters or Other Publication, Corporate or For-profit, AgViews 1st Place, Videos for Web, Web Reporting Feature or Continuing Coverage, Bell Employees Rally Around Family Devastated by House Fire 2nd Place, Specialty Articles, Ghost-written Article Penned for Someone Else, Why the Ag Economy Should Matter to Non-Farmers 2nd Place, Online Publication, Newsletter or Other Publication, Corporate or For-profit, AgViews 2nd Place, Web and Social Media, Web Copy, Bell Employees Rally Around Family Devastated by House Fire 2nd Place, Advertising Posters, Billboards and Banners, Paperless Statements 3rd Place, Specialty Articles, Style, Easy 3-Step Budgeting (for People Who Hate Budgets) 3rd Place, Headlines, Former Viking Brooks Bollinger Now Quarterbacking Clients’ Finances 3rd Place, Information For The Media, Media Pitch, Bell Bank Ag Symposium
Maxine Herr 1st Place, Social Media Presence, Non-profit, Government or Educational, Morton County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page 2nd Place, Social Media Campaign, Corporate or For-profit, Tuning in to State Radio
Pamela Knudson 1st Place, Specialty Articles, Government or Politics, North Dakota/Minnesota Veterans Honor Flight -- Greatest Generation: 'They are History' 2nd Place, News Story, Print-based Newspaper, Coming Home: DNA tests identify Cavalier native, victim of 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor 3rd Place, Continuing Coverage or Unfolding News, Grand Forks teacher contract negotiations 3rd Place, Specialty Articles, Food, Microgreens: Urban farmer's tiny greens pack a mighty nutritional punch Honorable Mention, Specialty Articles, Agriculture, Agribusiness, Aquaculture, The Colonel of Corn Honorable Mention, Specialty Articles, Science or Technology, Grand Forks engineering team to enter Red Bull Flugtag competition
Amanda Kosior 1st Place, Advertisements, Single Advertisements For Print or Electronic Publication, We don't hire women. 1st Place, Specialty Articles, Personal Essay, North Dakota Nice Honorable Mention, Brochures, Corporate or For-profit, JLG@30
Kelly Krenzel 2nd Place, Specialty Articles, Physical Health, A Sparkle that Never Left: Husband Reminisces on a Lifetime of Love & How Hospice Helped Honor Final Wishes
Jeanine Larson 1st Place, Social Media Presence, Corporate or For-profit, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier Properties “Getting Real With Real Estate” Facebook Page 2nd Place, Talk Show, Radio or Television, North Dakota Today Honorable Mention, Interview, Radio or Television, North Dakota Today – How Much Does a Brand Matter?
Tracy Nicholson 1st Place, Graphics and Design, Book Designed by Entrant, Midwest Nest Magazine - Edition 23: #Staycation 2nd Place, Specialty Articles, Hobby, Crafts, Building, Designing, Construction, Wildflower in the Woods 2nd Place, Page, Section or Supplement Edited by Entrant, Magazine, Newsletter or Other Publication, The Author's Overhaul
Zack Otteson and Heather Syverson Honorable Mention, Graphics, Infographics, 3 Tips for Journalist
Ellen Rossow Honorable Mention, Public Relations Materials, Reports, West Fargo Police Department 2018 Annual Report
Sadie Rudolph andMadison Hausauer 1st Place, Communications Programs and Campaigns, Crisis Communications, Maple View Memory Care Crisis Response 2nd Place, Communications Programs and Campaigns, Public Service, Recovery Reinvented Public Relations 3rd Place, Web or Social Media, Podcasts, Between Two Flames
Roxane Salonen 2nd Place, Specialty Articles, Religion, Faith Conversations: Fargo’s ‘Men of the Cross’ share Christ through necklace 2nd Place, Specialty Articles, Social Issues, Christ in the hallway: Diverse prison populations lead to growing need for jail ministry, including non-Christian faiths 3rd Place, Specialty Articles, Sports, Faith Conversations: Matt Cullen lives faith on — and now off — the ice Honorable Mention, Feature Story, Print-based Newspaper, Faith Conversations: 7 years after deadly crash claimed their loved ones, couple shares how God sustains them Honorable Mention, Columns, Personal Opinion, Salonen: Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro, meet Carmel/Salonen: Uncle’s reburial uncovered missing pieces
Karen Stensrud 1st Place, Advertising, Television, Landmarks 2nd Place, Communications Programs and Campaigns, Community, Institutional or Internal Relations, Bell Insurance 3rd Place, Website Edited or Managed by Entrant, Corporate or For-profit, Bell.bank
Danielle Teigen Honorable Mention, Specialty Articles, History, Tornado tragedy: Many decades before famous 1957 tornado, another Fargo family devastated by twister
Gregory Wald 1st Place, Blogs, Corporate or For-profit, Inside the Flood Fight