2020 Communication Contest Winners

Amy Armstrong
Third Place
Writing: Children’s Books – Fiction
Gizmo the Goofy Cow: A New Farm
Armstrong Communications

Second Place
Writing, Feature Story – Print-based newspaper
Kikkan vs Cancer
Anchorage Press

Second Place
Writing, Personality Profile – More than 500 words
One Flower at a Time Heals a Mother’s Heart
The Frontiersman

Barbara Brown
First Place
Blogs – Personal
Our Third Thirds, a Personal Blog

Dave Emmert
First Place
Special Programming – Radio
Encountering the Life & Work of Richard Nelson
KCAW FM Radio

Taylor Hoku Hayden
First Place
Writing, Children’s Books – Non-fiction
Hello Water: Snowflakes to Glaciers, A wild Alaska Story
Ember Press

Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan
First Place
Writing Columns – General
The Education of Lily Blue/Making Memories: Presence over Presents
Echo Magazine

First Place
Writing, Personality Profile – More than 500 words
Coffe and Quaq
Alaska Magazine

First Place
Writing, Specialty Articles – Agriculture, Agribusiness, Aquaculture
Chasing Sweet Cherry Rumors
Alaska Magazine

First Place
Writing, Specialty Articles – History
A Potato in His Pocket
Alaska Magazine

First Place
Writing, Specialty Articles – Reviews
Narrative preservation: A Review of Three Ways to Disappear
North American Review

Second Place
Writing, Specialty Articles – Travel
Options: Stay or go
Echo Magazine

Third Place
Writing, Personality Profiles – More than 500 words
The Secret Life of Nookie Swift
Alaska Magazine

Third Place
Writing, Specialty Articles – Travel
Riding the Yanert Fork
Alaska Magazine

Rhonda McBride
First Place
On-the-Scene Report – Television
Violence: Alaska’s Invisible Epidemic
KTVA-TV, Channel 11

First Place
Prepared Report – Television
Hiland Lullaby Project: Dads in Yellow
KTVA-TV, Channel 11

First Place
Special Programming – Television
Dick Proenneke: At Home in the Wilderness
KTVA-TV, Channel 11

Erin McGroarty
Second Place
Writing: Specialty Articles – Green/Environmental
Clold Climate Housing Research lends a hand as Newtok relocates
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Third Place
Writing: Specialty Articles – Social Issues
Alaska Attorney General urges SCOTUS to rule against transgender workers’ rights
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Honorable Mention
Writing: News Story – Print-based Newspaper
Most Alaska prisons are over crowded, FCC is one of them
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Honorable Mention
Writing: Specialty Articles – Social Issues
A crack in The Door: Youth Shelter struggling after budget cuts
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Honorable Mention
Writing: Specialty Articles – Green/environmental
Hundreds in Fairbanks strike to demand action against climate change
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Keenan Powell
First Place
Fiction for adult readers, Novels
Hemlock Needle

Daniella Rivera
First Place
Writing, News Story – Online Publication
Alleged serial rapist known to authorities roamed Anchorage freely for months
KTVA-TV, Channel 11

First Place
Writing, Specialty Articles – Sports
Trinkets, photos & a beloved volunteer’s ashes: Mushers carry more than gear to Nome
KTVA-TV, Channel 11

Second Place
Special Programming – Television
Death in Detox: Kellsie Green’s Story
KTVA-TV, Channel 11

Second Place
Writing, Specialty Articles – Education, Online Publication
Title IX investigation reveals decades of sexual misconduct by former UAA professor
KTVA-TV, Channel 11

Second Place
Writing, Specialty Articles – Sports
Iditarod is our Super Bowl’: Fans celebrate along ceremonial start route
KTVA-TV, Channel 11

Nanette Stevenson
First Place
Graphics and Design – Book designed by entrant
Hello Water: Snowflakes to Glaciers, A Wild Alaska Story
Ember Press

Molly Trainor
First Place
Graphics and Design – Graphics
Hello Water: Snowflakes to Glaciers, A Wild Alaska Story
Ember Press