Winners of the 2013 National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Communications Contest were recognized at the annual fall conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Fifteen members of NDPC earned thirty-six awards for their work in print media, photography, advertising, writing for and development of the web, promotion, public relations, marketing, speeches and books.
NDPC member Karen Stensrud, Fargo, N.D., was the individual Sweepstakes Award winner in the NFPW Communications Contest. She received $250 and a plaque. 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 NFPW, an organization of communication 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 national level were:
Jane Ahlin, Fargo, N.D. Third: Columns - Personal Opinion (bylined, not editorial)
Ellen Crawford, Fargo, N.D. First: Reports (including, but not limited to, annual reports) Third: News story - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication
Jeanine Larson, West Fargo, N.D. First: Social Media Campaign - Corporate or for-profit Second: Videos for website - Corporate or for-profit Honorable Mention: Writing for the web Honorable Mention: Web site edited or managed by entrant - Corporate or for-profit
Barbara Pates, Fargo, N.D. First: Videos for website - Nonprofit, government, or educational Honorable Mention: Page design - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication
Amanda Peterson, Moorhead, Minn. First:Specialty articles - Green/environmental Honorable Mention: Feature story - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication
Denise Pinkney, Fargo, N.D. First: Blogs - Nonprofit, government, or educational Honorable Mention: Newsletters - Nonprofit, government, or educational
Carol Renner, Fargo, N.D. Honorable Mention: News or feature release - single release
Linda Sailer, Dickinson, N.D. First: Specialty articles - Hobby or craft First: Sections or supplements edited by entrant - infrequent (e.g., one-time, annual, quarterly) – Newspaper Honorable Mention: Single photograph - News or feature photo
Lisa Dahlen Steffens, Fargo, N.D. First: Feature story - Online publication First: Website edited or managed by entrant - Nonprofit, government, or educational
Karen Stensrud, Fargo, N.D. First: Advertising campaigns First: Advertising posters, billboards, and banners First: Radio and television advertising – Radio First: Direct-mail marketing Second: Single advertisements for print or electronic publication Second: Radio and television advertising – Television Third: Marketing program or campaign for new or existing service or product Third: Brochures - Corporate or for-profit Third: Media kit - tools to gain media coverage
Kathy Tofflemire, Fargo, N.D. Honorable Mention: Columns - General