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) moves to June, and so contest deadlines will change accordingly. AMP winners will still be honored at the Spring Awards Banquet.
Past winners have commented that the feedback they get from the judges help them improve their skills, and they can use the positive comments from judges, in addition to the awards, in promoting their services to prospective clients. We also send out a press with the winners' names and awards.
Our News page on this website has announcements of AMP members who won in both the state and national level. The NFPW website also has Winners Showcase section.
You do not have to be an AMP member to participate. But to receive the award, you must become an AMP member.
Contest submissions are handled electronically, with exceptions for a few categories, such as books.
2018 Contest Timeline:
January 23, 2018 - Early Bird deadline (midnight Central time)
February 6, 2018 - Entries close (midnight Central time
February 7, 2018 - Judging for state affiliates begins
March 6, 2018 - Deadline for state affiliate judging.
March 7, 2018 - National contest judging begins. First place entries must be sent to headquarters by this date. (This will be done by our contest director, so you will be contacted if anything more is needed from the entrant.)
April 3, 2018 - Judging deadline for national contest.
Go to the NFPW Contest page to find out more about entering your submission, details on the categories, and about the entry fees.
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Contact Meredith Cummings with any questions.