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NFPW 2017 Communications Contest Winners

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)

Pamela Knudson, Grand Forks
First: Specialty articles - Fashion
First: Specialty articles - Hobby or craft
Second: Specialty articles - Education
Second: Specialty articles - Food
Second: Specialty articles - Green/environmental
Second: Specialty articles - Social issues
Honorable Mention: Specialty articles - Business

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

Roxane Salonen, Fargo
Third: Specialty articles - Religion

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

Danielle Teigen, Fargo
Third: Editorial / Opinion - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication
Honorable Mention: Specialty articles - Travel

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