Winners of the 2017 National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Communications Contest were recognized at the federation’s annual conference, in Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 7-9.
Fifteen members of North Dakota Professional Communicators earned 34 awards for their work in print media, photography, radio and TV advertising, writing for and development of the Web, blogging, social media, community relations, marketing and books.
Pamela Knudson, Grand Forks, was recognized as NDPC's Communicator of Achievement at the conference.
Individual winners at the national level were:
Jane Ahlin, Fargo Third: Columns - General
Ellen Crawford, Fargo First: Reports (including, but not limited to, annual reports) Second: Specialty articles - Agriculture, Agribusiness, Aquaculture Honorable Mention: News Story - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication
Lisa Farnham, Fargo Second: Feature story - Online publication Honorable Mention: News or feature release – single release
Lisa Farnham, AnnMarie Campbell, and Betsy Beaton First: Newsletters - Nonprofit, government, or educational
Merrie Sue Holtan, Perham, Minn. First: Specialty articles - Sports Second: Specialty articles - Home (interior deco, furniture, architecture, landscaping)
Becky Koch, Fargo First: PR Materials - Magapapers/Tabloids Honorable Mention: Writing for the Web
Jeanine Larson, Fargo First: Social Media Campaign - Corporate or for-profit Third: Interview (radio or television) Third: Speech Honorable Mention: Communications programs and campaigns - Community, institutional, or internal relations
Tracy Nicholson, Fargo Second: Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication
Carol Renner, Fargo Second: Social Media Campaign - Nonprofit, government, or educational
Linda Sailer, Dickinson First: Single page/Section/Supplement regularly edited by entrant - Newspaper Second: Page design - Newspaper Second: Photographer-writer Third: Specialty articles - Physical health, fitness, mental health, self-help
Karen Stensrud, Fargo First: Marketing program or campaign for new or existing service or product First: Web site edited or managed by entrant - Corporate or for-profit Second: Newsletters - Corporate or for-profit