Alaska State Communications Contest
For more than 30 years our Alaskan organization has offered members a contest in many categories of communications work--print journalism, public relations, broadcasting, writing for the web, and literary and educational pursuits.
First-place winners go on to national judging in the competition managed by the National Federation of Press Women. Judges are recognized experts in their field, or occasionally teachers in the field at the university level.
The contest is open to Alaskans other than APC members. The entry deadlines for the 2013 contest has past. Check back for more information and deadlines for the 2014 contest. The 2014 contest will be conducted electronically.
- Books and Creative Writing entries (Categories 56-64)
- All other entries
Entry fees are $20 per entry for members, $30 for nonmembers. In keeping with National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) regulations, nonmembers who win first place in the Alaska contest must join APC if they want their entries to be sent forward to the national competition. If you have questions about the contest, please contact Diane Walters email@example.com or Carolyn Rinehart firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following were national winners from Alaska:
Susy Buchanan--First--9B Personality profile - More than 500 words
David Holthouse--First--15B Publications regularly edited by entrant--Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication
Dean Potter--Second--16B Page design - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication
Bonnye Matthews--Second--56 Novels for adult readers (full-length, 40,000 words and up)
Monica Devine--Second--58A Children's books - Fiction
Rebecca Goodrich--First--61A Creative verse - Single poem
Diane Walters, Coordinator
2013 Rules and Categories (PDF file)
2013 Entry Form (Word file -- you should be able to fill in online and then print to submit with your entry)
Pay your entry fee online
View Past Winners and Judges:
2013 APC Contest Winners
2012 APC Contest Winners
2012 APC Contest Judges
2011 National Federation of Press Women Winners
2011 APC Contest Winners
2010 Contest Winners
2009 Contest Winners
2008 Contest Winners
2007 Contest Winners
2006 Contest Winners