2018 AMP Alabama Communications Contest Winners

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 benefit.

   

Donna Francavilla (pictured) was our sweepstakes winner, meaning she had the highest score resulting from the number and placement levels of her awards. The judge said of one of her entries: "Donna knows the subject matter she is covering well. It is clear she has knowledge of the candidates and the circumstances around the election. When all of the pieces are together, it makes for a good story."

    

This year we had 21 entries placing first, which means they are eligible to compete on a national level in the National Federation of Press Women's 2018 Communications Contest. In total, we had 10 winners:

   

  • Brett Bralley

    • Honorable Mention in PR Materials - Writing a Report

     

  • Donna Cornelius

    • 1st Place in Writing a Column

    • 3rd Place in Writing a Specialty Article about food

     

  • Solomon Crenshaw, Jr.

    • 1st Place in Writing a Feature Story in a print-based newspaper

    • 1st Place in Writing a Personality Profile that is more than 500 words

    • 1st Place in Writing a Specialty Article about physical health, fitness, mental health, or self-help.

    • 1st Place in Writing a Specialty Article about sports

     

  • Meredith Cummings

    • 1st Place in Writing a Special Series

    • 1st Place in Writing a Blog - personal

    • 1st Place in Writing a Blog for a nonprofit, government or educational agency

      

  • Jane Falany

    • 1st Place in Writing a News Story for an online publication

    • 2nd Place in Writing a Blog - personal

     

  • Donna Francavilla

    • 1st Place in a Prepared Report (News, Features, Sports, or Opinion) on radio

    • 1st Place in an Interview for Radio or Television

    • 1st Place in Writing for the Web

    • 2nd Place Special Programing on Radio

    • 2nd Place in On-the-Scene Report (News, Features, Sports) on radio

    • 2nd Place in Writing a News Story for a print-based newspaper

    • 3rd Place in Writing a Feature Story for a magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication

    • 3rd Place in Best Newscast on Radio (commercial or noncommercial station)

         

  • Verna Gates

    • 1st Place in Writing an Editorial / Opinion in a print-based newspaper

    • 1st Place in Writing a Feature story in a magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication

    • 1st Place in Writing a Specialty Article about travel.

      

  • Olivia McMurrey

    • 1st Place in PR Materials - Magazine

    • 1st Place in PR Materials - Magapapers / Tabloids

    • 1st Place in PR Materials - Brochures - nonprofit, government, or educational

    • 2nd Place in Writing a Specialty Article about social issues

    • Honorable Mention (two of them) in Writing a Specialty article about education

     

  • Elaine Hobson Miller

    • 2nd Place in Writing a Feature Story for a magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication

    • 2nd Place in Writing a Specialty Article about food

       

  • Tina Tidmore

    • 1st Place in PR Materials - Brochures - corporate or for-profit

    • 1st Place in PR Materials - Newsletters - nonprofit, government, or educational

    • 1st Place for Website Edited or Managed by Entrant - nonprofit, government, or educational

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