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NFPW 2013 Communications Contest Winners

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 

Merrie Sue Holtan, Perham, Minn.
First: Specialty articles - Travel
Honorable Mention: Specialty articles - Sports
Honorable Mention: Specialty articles - Home (interior decoration, furniture, architecture, landscaping) 

Pamela Knudson, Grand Forks, N.D.
Third: Specialty articles – Education
Honorable Mention: Feature story - Print-based newspaper

Becky Koch, Fargo, N.D.
Third: Magapapers/Tabloids

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

Roxane Salonen, Fargo, N.D.
Second: Publications regularly edited by entrant – Newspaper

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

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