2017 Communications Contest Winners

Amy Armstrong
First Place: Personality Profile – More than 500 words

“Mom Hopes to Raise Awareness of Rare Disease”
Publisher: The ECHO News

Second Place: Feature Story – Print Based News Paper
“Aviation Father”
Publisher: The ECHO News

Third Place: Specialty Articles – Sports
“Chugiak Gymnastics Team Remains Undefeated”
Publisher: The ECHO News

Barbara Brown
Second Place: Web and Social Media – Blogs – Personal

“Our Third Thirds”

Bonnye Matthews
First Place: Fiction for Adult Readers – Novella

Freedom, 250,000 BC: Out from the Shadow of Popocatepetl
Publisher: BooksbyBonnye

Rhonda McBride
First Place: Special Programming – Television
Co-entrants: Gina Romero, Executive Producer; Will Mader, Photojournalist/Editor; Jessica Stugelmeyer, Web Producer; John Thain, Photojournalist; and Rick Rysso, Photojournalist
“The Lullaby Project: Wings over the Walls”
KTVA – TV Channel 11, Denali Media Alaska

First Place: Prepared Report – Television
Co-entrants: Gina Romero, Producer; Will Mader, Photojournalist; and John Thain, Photojournalist
“The New Norm: Life without Ice”
KTVA – TV Channel 11, Denali Media Alaska

First Place: Talk Show – Television
Co-entrant: Gina Romero, Producer
“Frontiers with Rhonda McBride”
KTVA – TV Channel 11, Denali Media Alaska

Elizabeth O’Connell
Second Place: Web and Social Media – Podcasts

“Tutakoke River Research Camp”

Second Place: Special Programming – Television
Clark James Mishler Alaska Portraits

MaryLee Hayes
Second Place: Nonfiction Books for Adult Readers – General Nonfiction

Publisher: EQUILUX