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April 18, 2019

National awards:

Graphics

3rd: Savannah   Bullard, WVUA 23 News, Wings Over Courtland    

Page Design - Newspaper   

2nd: Savannah  Bullard            , The Crimson White, Dance Alabama Culture Spread         

Specialty Articles - Green/Environmental...

October 19, 2018

The 2019 AMP Communications Contest and the National Federation of Press Women Professional Contest are now open for submissions. This year's contest has several new categories, including Novella, Personal Essay, and E-letters, along with an updated entry system to make submitting your entry easier.

The AMP Communications Contest is for communications/media professionals in Alabama, with winners el...

June 16, 2018

 PRESS RELEASE: Released January 31, 2018 (updated on June 12)

    

Awards, skills, and work experience information of Alabama communications freelancers is at the new Find a Freelancer Program launched by Alabama Media Professionals

   

In a June 2018 Forbes article, Jon Younger notes that a report from Kleiner Perkins, a public equity firm, shows that " . . . the freelance w...

May 22, 2018

Seven Alabamians brought home awards for their professional performance in the National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest. Three of our members placed first: Olivia McMurrey in promotional materials for a magapaper ("The Retreat at Mountain Brook"), Tina Tidmore for managing the AMP website, and Verna Gates for writing a travel article ("Race to Kentucky; Revolutionary Ties").

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April 14, 2018

Our annual communications contest is a great opportunity to be acknowledged for good work and to get feedback on how to improve. And the 2018 results show the continued benefits and popularity of this annual contest. We had entries in 29 categories.

   

We need to give a thanks to the 16 judges and our contest director, Meredith Cummings, who volunteered their time for this important AMP...

February 2, 2018

Herb Patterson's profile on the Alabama Media Professionals' website says he's retired and an artist. But the skill that made an Alabama construction company hire him is writing, particularly Herb's experience in technical writing--or at least, not travel writing.

Herb has his professional profile on AMP's new Find a Freelancer section of the association's website and is helping the FAF team to spr...

February 1, 2018

 PRESS RELEASE: Released January 31, 2018

    

Awards, skills, and work experience information of Alabama communications freelancers is at the new Find a Freelancer Program launched by Alabama Media Professionals

    

In January, National Public Radio did a week-long series on the rise in freelancing, saying it is now 20% of the workforce and expected to be 50% within a d...

November 5, 2017

AMP Contest Director Meredith Cummings has announced earlier dates for entering our 2018 Alabama-level Communications Contest. The AMP Communications Contest is for communications/media professionals in Alabama, with winners eligible to compete in the National Federation of Press Women national contest (if they are NFPW members). In 2018, the NFPW conference (where national winners are announced)...

October 28, 2017

More than 100 people from 29 states poured into Birmingham September 7-9 for the 2017 National Federation of Press Women Communications Conference and 80th Anniversary Celebration hosted by Alabama Media Professionals, which was appropriately labeled "Stars Fell on Alabama," a reference to the media and writing stars our state has produced and those who visited our state for the conference.

An Oppo...

October 7, 2017

Six Alabamians brought home awards for their professional performance in the September National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest. Two standouts were Olivia Grider, who won $150 for placing 2nd in the Sweepstakes (collection of all contest awards); and Elaine Hobson Miller, who was runner up in the Communicator of Achievement category.

This national contest brings attention to the hi...

July 22, 2017

Registration Early Bird Deadline: July 24

Registration Deadline: August 15

   

Most people are familiar with the classic jazz song, “Stars Fell On Alabama,” which was inspired by a real meteor shower that lit up Alabama skies in 1833. Alabama Media Professionals is using that same theme to host the 2017 National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Communications Conference September 7-9 at Bir...

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