Communications Contest

What is the Alaska Professional Communicators (APC) Communications Contest?

For more than 30 years our Alaska affiliate of NFPW has offered members a contest in many categories of communications, including:

  • print journalism
  • public relations
  • broadcasting
  • writing for the web
  • literary (books, magazines, poetry)
  • educational pursuits

Categories include Personal Essay, Social Media Campaign, and Ghostwriting.

Entries must have been published in 2021.

Who can enter?

The 2022 contest is open to both APC members and nonmembers.

When is the deadline?

  • Entries must have been published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2021, to be eligible for the contest.
  • The deadline for entries is noon Alaska Standard Time, Jan. 19, 2022. However, late entries for books will be accepted until noon Feb. 2, 2022, and until noon Feb. 9, 2022, for all other entries. A one-time late fee of $25 will be charged per entrant for entries submitted after Jan. 19.

How do I enter?

Click Here to go to the contest website through NFPW and check out the complete list of categories.

What is the cost?

Members: $30 for the first entry; $20.00 for each additional entry
Nonmembers: $40 for the first entry and $30.00 for each additional entry

How are the winners recognized?

Alaska Professional Communicators provides award certificates to the first, second, third, and honorable mention recipients at the spring awards luncheon.

Eligible first-place winners are entered into the NFPW national competition. Entrants must be members of APC/NFPW to be forwarded to the national NFPW contest. Nonmembers who win first place in the Alaska contest may join APC/NFPW in order to have their entry(ies) be submitted to the national competition. The entry fee for NFPW is paid by APC. National winners will be notified in April and honored in June 2022, at an awards ceremony in Fargo, North Dakota.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Diane Walters 

Where can I find out who won previous Communications Contests?

Winners since 2006

Contest Committee

Diane Walters, Coordinator
Carolyn Rinehart
Judy Griffin
S.E. Thomas

Volunteer for the Contest Committee

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