Writers, editors, broadcasters, photographers, publicists—have you done something at work this year that you’re proud of?
Ever wonder how it would stack up against the best in Alaska and in the nation? Then the 2018 contest of Alaska Professional Communicators is for you.
The annual APC Communications Contest encourages and rewards excellence in communication in a wide range of categories, with entries judged by leaders in their fields of expertise.
All contest entries must have been published, e-published, or broadcast between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017. All work must be submitted electronically, except for the categories of adult fiction and non-fiction books edited or authored by entrant.
The contest is open to all Alaska resident communicators over the age of 18; in the Collegiate Division, college students do not have to be 18 to enter any categories. Entrants do not have to be members of APC. The 2018 competition has 64 categories, including 4 exclusively for undergraduate college students.
Winners receive feedback from recognized experts from outside Alaska, as well as certificates and recognition from their peers. For entries submitted by the early-bird deadline of January 23, 2018, the contest entry fees for APC members are $25 for the first entry and $15 for each additional entry; and for non-members, $30 for the first entry and $25 for each additional entry. After January 23, 2018, and until February 6, 2018, an additional $25 fee is required for each entrant.
Winners of the APC state contest are automatically entered in the NFPW National Communications Contest; nonmembers will have the option to become APC members to qualify their first-place-awarded entries for the national contest.
Complete information for entering the 2018 contest is available on the Communications Contest pages of the APC website at akprocom.org/awards/communications-contest and on the NFPW website at nfpw.org/wp/communications-contest.
Alaska Professional Communicators, founded in 1961, is an organization of members committed to promoting high ideals in print, broadcast, and electronic journalism; exchanging journalistic ideas and experiences; offering continuing education opportunities to members; and serving the public’s right-to-know.