Nineteen members of NDPC won awards in the 2008 National Federation of Press Women’s communications contest. Winners were announced at the NFPW annual conference in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Sept. 11-13.
Martin Fredricks, West Fargo, earned second place in the individual sweepstakes category of the communications competition. The sweepstakes category recognizes NFPW members who earn the most points for the number of category wins and places in each category.
All entries in the national contest received first-place awards at the state level. State winners were announced at NDPC’s annual convention held in April in Grand Forks.
National winners are:
Jane Ahlin, Fargo, Forum columnist Honorable mention: personal columns
Ellen Crawford, Fargo, Ag Communications, NDSU Second: external annual report
Duane Eckholm, Fargo, Noridian Second: Web site development – professional site
Martin Fredricks, West Fargo, Fredricks Communications First: writing for the Web - corporate site First: professional Web site editing Third: black & white institutional/image print ad Third: color retail product/service print ad Second: publications editing - newsletters Third: institutional print ad campaign/series Third: media kit
Joe Hixson, Fargo, Noridian First: corporate Web site development/creation
Merrie Sue Holtan, Perham, Minn. Honorable mention: book editing
Kim Jondahl, Bismarck, Jondahl Communications First: four-color magazine
Becky Koch, Fargo, Ag Communications, NDSU First: one- to three-color magazine/tabloid
Jeanine Noce, Fargo, Noridian First: TV special reporting series Second: TV prepared report Second: TV best presentation
Delores Pavicic, Fargo, TRIO/NDSU Third: one- to three-color magazine
Denise Pinkney, Fargo, Noridian First: Web headline writing Third: writing for the Web - nonprofit/educational Third: feature article written specifically for Web
The NFPW national competition had 968 entries in 203 specialty categories pertaining to print journalism; radio, television and the Internet; marketing communications in multi-media; photojournalism; and authorship and editing of books. The judges were top industry professionals from across the U.S. selected for their expert credentials. Judges were not associated with NFPW or NFPW members.
NFPW is an organization of professional journalists and communicators. For more than 70 years, it has promoted the highest ethical standards in communications; provided professional development, youth programs and networking; and advocated for protection of First Amendment rights.
NDPC is an organization of men and women employed in all aspects of communications: journalism, public relations, education, publishing, marketing, advertising, photography and freelancing. NDPC is committed to networking, career development, and evaluation and recognition for its members.