21 AMP members, 8 high schoolers recognized in NFPW Communication Contests



Twenty-one AMP members and eight Alabama high school students were recognized for their outstanding work in this year’s National Federation of Press Women Professional and High School Communication Contests.


Winners of the professional contest were announced June 25 during the NFPW conference in Fargo, N.D. AMP members received 29 awards, including nine first-place recognitions.


More than 2,000 entries were submitted in this year’s national contest. Winners in the contest first competed in contests within their state or in an at-large contest for states without contests. First-place winners in these contests advanced to the national contest. AMP members who placed are listed below. (To read the details of their awards, see the slideshow above.)

  • Bob Blalock with co/entrants

  • Michael Clay Carey

  • Chuck Chandler with co-entrants

  • Donna Cope

  • Solomon Crenshaw Jr.

  • Rebekah Crozier

  • Meredith Cummings

  • Bhavana Ravala

  • Leah Goggins

  • Rebecca Griesbach

  • Elaine Miller

  • Isabel Hope (collegiate entry)

  • Pearl Langley (collegiate entry)

  • Moriah Mason (collegiate entry)

  • Misty Mathews

  • Olivia McMurrey

  • Michael Sznajderman

  • Tina Tidmore

  • Dennis Washington

  • Tonya Williams

  • Ashlee Woods (collegiate entry)

A complete list of NFPW Professional Communications Contest winners can be found here.


Eight entries that advanced from the AMP High School Communication Contest were recognized in the NFPW High School Contest. The winners were:

  • First Place, Graphics/Photo Illustration: Olivia Lake, Sparkman High

  • Second Place, Feature Story: Tess Warren, Sparkman High

  • Second Place, Yearbook Layout: Jayanna Curry, Sparkman High

  • Honorable Mention, Best Newscast (Radio or Television): Tiger TV, Auburn High

  • Honorable Mention, Opinion: Harrison Hollingsworth, Sparkman High

  • Honorable Mention, News Story: Olivia Bodner, Sparkman High

  • Honorable Mention, Sports Story: Kyla Davidson, Sparkman High

  • Honorable Mention, Double-Truck Layout: Bria Howard, Sparkman High

See a complete list of NFPW High School Communication Contest winners here.