Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Feb. 4 is deadline for Alaska Professional Communicator's 2010 contest

This note comes to us from Alaska Professional Communicators, a local group that affiliates with a national press association and its annual competition. Here is the deadline and rules for their annual competition, as provided by their member, Elise Patkotak:

See How Your Work Compares With the Best!
Have you done something at work this past year that you're especially proud of? Ever wonder how it would stack up against the best in Alaska and the nation? Then the Alaska Professional Communicators' 2010 contest is for you.

Alaska Professional Communicators, formerly Alaska Press Women, is made up of both women and men in journalism, writing, photography, public relations, and related fields. For more than 30 years the organization has offered a contest in many categories of communication with winning entries going to the national competition run by the National Federation of Press Women.

The contest is open to all Alaska resident communicators, not just APC members. (Contestants who win first place at the state level must join APC to compete nationally.) The contest includes 78 categories for print journalists, Web writers, book authors, photographers, and more. There's a separate Collegiate Contest for college undergraduates.
Winners get feedback from recognized experts from outside Alaska, as well as certificates and recognition from their peers. Entry fees are low--$20 for APC members, $30 for nonmembers.

The deadline for entering is Feb. 4. Complete contest information is at

Monday, January 18, 2010

Alaska Press Club 2010 news

Thank you for your patience as the Alaska Press Club organizes for J-week 2010, the journalism competition and the annual conference of workshops and banquet.

Here's some current information:

CONTEST DEADLINE: Alaska Press Club entries must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. The membership form and the contest entry form are both available as PDFs for download from this page. Review contest rules in the December 2008 Polar Bear available by PDF on this page.

CONFERENCE DATES: J-Week will be Thursday through Saturday, May 6 - 8 in two locations. Thursday, May 6, with a focus on radio, will be held at APTI (home of APRN, KSKA, KAKM). While the focus is on radio reporting, all APC members are welcome. The conference moves to Rasmuson Hall on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus for May 7-8, Friday and Saturday. We have the option of using this space on Sunday, May 9, if we have any spillover workshops.