NDPC 2021 Communications Contest Winners

North Dakota Professional Communicators announces the winners of the 2021 NDPC Communications Contest. Thirty-one NDPC members earned 145 awards for their work in writing, editing, photography, graphics and design, advertising, web and social media, communication programs and campaigns, public relations, information for the media and speeches.

First-place entries in all categories advanced to the national competition, the National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest. Winners in that competition will be announced in June.

Roxane Salonen, Fargo, N.D., won first place in the sweepstakes competition. Tracy Frank, Fargo, N.D., took second; and Pamela Knudson, Grand Forks, N.D., third. Sweepstakes winners are determined by a weighted point system based on place (first, second, third or honorable mention) and 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.

Tammy Fogle, digital marketing specialist at North Dakota State College of Science in Fargo, has been selected as the 2021 Communicator of Achievement by the North Dakota Professional Communicators. This award is bestowed annually to a member who has distinguished themselves beyond their profession.  

NDPC is the state affiliate of NFPW, an organization of communication professionals from across the U.S. 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.

The individual winners at the state level were: 

Betsy Beaton, Fargo
First: Public Relations Materials- Report 


Tyler Brown

First: Public Relations Materials - Report
Second: Graphics and Design - Graphics
Third: Graphics and Design - Graphics


AnnMarie Campbell

First: Public Relations Materials - Report

 

Taylor Corbett, Grand Forks

Second: Social Media Campaign - Corporate or for-profit

 

Ellen Crawford, Fargo

First: Specialty Articles - Physical Health
First: Publications Regularly Written by Entrant - Newsletter/other publication, non-profit, government, or educational
Second: News Story - Magazine, newsletter/ other print publication

Honorable Mention: Specialty Articles - Agriculture

 

Catherine Dorsher

First: Graphics and Design - Graphics

 

Alexandra Floersch, Fargo

First: Advertising Campaign
First: Advertising Poster, Billboard or Banner
First: Single Advertisement
First: Newsletters/other publication, corporate or for-profit

First: Online Publication

First: Video for Web - Special interest video

Second: Marketing Program or Campaign

Second: Public Relations Materials - Corporate or for-profit

Second: Specialty Articles - Business

Second: Feature Story – Magazine, newsletter/ other publication

Second: Website Edited or Managed by Entrant - Corporate or for-profit

Second: Public Relations Materials - Brochure - Corporate or for-profit

Third: Headlines

Honorable Mention: Public Relations Materials - Corporate or for-profit

Honorable Mention: Advertising Campaign

Honorable Mention: Graphics and Design

Honorable Mention: Editing for Print or Online Publications - Newsletter/other publication - corporate or for profit

Honorable Mention: Personality Profile - More than 500 words

 

Tracy Frank, West Fargo

First: Web and Social Media - Video for Web - Special interest video

First: Editing for Print or Online Publications - Single Page, Section, or Supplement Edited by Entrant - Newsletter/other publication - corporate or for profit

First: Editing for Print or Online Publications - Publication Regularly Edited by Entrant - Newsletter/other publication - corporate or for profit

First: Specialty Articles - Style

First: Specialty Articles - Government or politics

First: Specialty Articles - Ghost-written article

First: Specialty Articles - Business

First: Specialty Articles - Agriculture

First: Publications Regularly Written by Entrant - Newsletters/other publication, corporate or for-profit

Second: Public Relations Materials - Brochure - Corporate or for-profit

Second: Radio Advertising

Second: Web and Social Media- Blog - Corporate or for-profit

Second: Web and Social Media - Web Copy

Second: Publications Regularly Written by Entrant - Newsletters/other publication, corporate or for-profit

Second: Headlines

Second: Editing for Print or Online Publications -Publication Regularly Edited by Entrant - Newsletter/other publication - corporate or for profit

Second: Website Edited or Managed by Entrant - Corporate or for-profit

Third: Web and Social Media - Video for Web - PR video promoting specific product or service

Third: Web and Social Media - Electronic Newsletter - Corporate or for-profit

Third: Publications Regularly Written by Entrant - Newsletters/other publication, corporate or for-profit

Honorable Mention: Single Advertisement

Honorable Mention: Personality Profile - More than 500 words

Honorable Mention: Graphics and Design - Graphics

Honorable Mention: Advertising - Advertising Campaign

 

Carly Gaddie, Fargo

Second: Web and Social Media - Podcast

 

Sue Hass, Grand Forks

Second: Communications Programs and Campaigns - Public Relations Campaign

 

Kris Hauge, Fargo

First: Communications Programs and Campaigns - Marketing Program or Campaign

First: Advertising - Television

First: Advertising - Television

First: Web and Social Media - Web Copy

Second: Communications Programs and Campaigns - Marketing Program or Campaign

Second: Advertising - Advertising Campaign

Second: Advertising - Single Advertisement

Third: Advertising - Single Advertisement

Third: Web and Social Media - Electronic Newsletter - Corporate or for-profit

Third: Web and Social Media - Social Media Campaign - Corporate or for-profit

Honorable Mention: Web and Social Media - Social Media Campaign - Corporate or for-profit

 

Pamela Knudson, Grand Forks

First: Specialty Articles - Science or technology

First: Specialty Articles - Religion

First: Specialty Articles - Physical health

First: Specialty Articles - Food

First: Specialty Articles - Arts and entertainment

First: Feature Story - Print-based newspaper

First: Personality Profile - More than 500 words

Second: Specialty Articles - Education

Second: Personality Profile - More than 500 words

Third: Specialty Article - History

Honorable Mention: Specialty Article - Government or politics

 

Becky Koch, Fargo

First: Publications Regularly Written by Entrant - Newsletter/other publication, non-profit, government, or educational

First: Web and Social Media - Electronic Newsletter - Nonprofit, government, or educational

Second: Publications Regularly Written by Entrant - Newsletter/other publication, non-profit, government, or educational

Third: Specialty Articles - Agriculture

Third: Specialty Articles - Education

 

Amanda Kosior, Grand Forks

First: Graphics and Design - Graphics

First: Specialty Articles - Personal essay

 

Kelly Krenzel, Fargo

Second: Web and Social Media - Video for Web/ nonprofit or government organization

Honorable Mention: Specialty Articles - Physical health

 

Cassie Larson, Fargo

Second: Web and Social Media - Podcast

 

Jeanine Larson, West Fargo

First: Web and Social Media - Social Media Presence - Corporate or for-profit

Second: Radio and Television - Interview

Second: Communications Programs and Campaigns - Public Relations Campaign

 

Dave Nilles, Fargo

Second: Video for Web - Video for nonprofit or government organization

 

Amy Norstedt

First: Information for the Media - Media Pitch

Second: Web and Social Media- Electronic Newsletter- Nonprofit, government, or educational

Second: Information for the Media - News or Feature Release – Single Release

Second: Information for the Media - Media Pitch

Second: Information for the Media - News or Feature Release – Single Release

Honorable Mention: Information for the Media - News or Feature Release – Single Release

 

Zachary Otteson, Grand Forks

First: Graphics and Design - Book Designed by Entrant

First: Graphics and Design - Infographics

Second: Communications Programs and Campaigns - Public Service Program or Campaign

Second: Communications Programs and Campaigns - Public Relations Campaign

Third: Graphics and Design - Graphics

Third: Communications Programs and Campaigns - Marketing Program or Campaign

 

Carol Renner, Fargo

First: Social Media Campaign - Nonprofit, government or educational

Third: Video for Web - Video for nonprofit or government organization

Third: Advertising - Advertising Campaign

Honorable Mention: Information for the Media - News or Feature Release – Single Release

 

Roxane Salonen, Fargo

First: News Story - Print-based newspaper

First: Specialty Articles - Religion

First: Specialty Articles- Social issues

First: Specialty Articles - Education

First: Specialty Articles - Obituary

Second: Feature Story - Print-based newspaper

Second: Specialty Articles - Food

Second: Specialty Articles - Agriculture

Second: Specialty Articles - Government or politics

Second: Columns - Personal opinion (bylined, not editorial)

Third: Personality Profile - More than 500 words

Third: Feature Story - Print-based newspaper

Third: Specialty Articles - Arts and entertainment

Third: Specialty Articles - Religion

Third: Specialty Articles - Social issues

Third: Specialty Articles - Education

Third: Specialty Articles - Government or politics

Third: Columns - Personal opinion (bylined, not editorial)

Honorable Mention: Personality Profile - More than 500 words

Honorable Mention: Specialty Articles - Physical health (fitness, diet, clean lifestyle)

Honorable Mention: Specialty Articles - Arts and entertainment

Honorable Mention: Specialty Articles - History

 

Briann Sandholm, Fargo

Second: Video for Web - Video for nonprofit or government organization

 

Cody Schuler, Grand Forks

Second: Communications Programs and Campaigns - Public Service Program or Campaign

Second: Communications Programs and Campaigns - Public Relations Campaign

Second: PR video promoting specific product or service

Third: Communications Programs and Campaigns - Marketing Program or Campaign

Third: Special Programming - Television

 

Karen Stensrud, Fargo

First: Information for the Media - News or Feature Releases - Multiple Releases

First: Advertising - Radio

First: Editing for Print or Online Publications - Publication Regularly Edited by Entrant - Newsletter/other publication - corporate or for profit

Second: Video for Web - PR video promoting specific product or service

Second: Website Edited or Managed by Entrant - Corporate or for-profit

Second: Editing for Print or Online Publications - Publication Regularly Edited by Entrant - Newsletter/other publication - corporate or for profit

Second: Public Relations Materials - Brochure - Corporate or for-profit

Third: Information for the Media - News or Feature Release – Single Release

Third: Communications Programs and Campaigns - Public Relations Campaign

Honorable Mention: Advertising - Advertising Campaign

 

Heather Syverson, Fargo

First: Web and Social Media - Blog - Corporate or for-profit

Second: Information for the Media - Media Pitch

Second: Communications Programs and Campaigns - Public Service Program or Campaign

Second: Web and Social Media - Electronic Newsletter - Corporate or for-profit

Third: Communications Programs and Campaigns - Marketing Program or Campaign Honorable Mention: Information for the Media - News or Feature Releases - Multiple Releases

 

Tammy Jo Taft, Fargo

First: Single Photograph - General photo

First: Public Relations Materials - Brochure - Nonprofit, government or educational

First: Public Relations Materials - Report

First: Web and Social Media - Podcast

First: Website Edited or Managed by Entrant - Nonprofit, government or educational

Second: Communications Programs and Campaigns - Public Service Program or Campaign

Second: Web and Social Media - Video for Web - Special interest video

Second: Communications Programs and Campaigns - Public Relations Campaign

Third: Radio and Television - Special Programming - Television

Third: Communications Programs and Campaigns - Marketing Program or Campaign

 

David Teeples, Fargo

First: Video for Web - Video for nonprofit or government organization

Honorable Mention: Social Media Campaign - Nonprofit, government or educational

 

Danielle Teigen, Turton, SD

First: Books, Short Stories, Verse - Nonfiction Book for Adult Readers  - Biography or History

First: Specialty Articles - History

First: Feature Story - Magazine, newsletter/other publication

First: News Story - Magazine, newsletter/other print publication

Second: Editing for Print or Online Publications - Publication Regularly Edited by Entrant  - Magazine/Magapaper (newspaper format with magazine-style writing and design)

Second: Specialty Articles - Social issues

Second: Specialty Articles - Arts and entertainment

Honorable Mention: Personality Profile - More than 500 words


Tamara Uselman
First: Writing - Columns - Informational (how-to, Q&A, advice)


Elizabeth Winkelman, Grand Forks

First: Graphics and Design - Graphics 

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