Alabama Media Professionals is a statewide organization of professional communicators who meet monthly to network, share common problems, exchange ideas and keep abreast of changes in the media and journalism-related industries. AMP is affiliated with the National Federation of Press Women.
2013 AMP Media Winners in Annual Contest
Alabama Media Professionals handed out 2013 Communications Contest Awards at the Arlington House on Thursday May 9, 2013. An impressive total of 18 first-place entries traveled forward to the National Federation of Press Women (www.nfpw.org) annual contest. AMP is an affiliate of the national organization.
Print media categories included news, editorial and feature writing with divisions for daily and non-daily newspapers as well as magazines. There also were winners in topic-specific categories such as business, sports, food, travel, and arts. Winners in print categories were Donna Francavilla, Verna Gates, Ann Halpern, Jane Newton Henry, Mary Eloise H. Leake, Elaine Hobson Miller, Carolanne Roberts, Dale Short, and Mary Wimberley.
Radio and television categories included on-the-scene spot reports, prepared reports, interview, talk show, best newscast, and best presentation. Donna Francavilla dominated the categories with wins for her radio reporting. Jane Newton Henry was recognized for a non-fiction book.
Web writing categories brought awards to Meredith Cummings, Donna Francavilla, Herb Patterson, Dale Short, and Mary Wimberley.
The Sweepstakes Award of $100 went to Donna Francavilla, while Verna Gates received a certificate as the Sweepstakes Runner-up. The awards are based on a point system ,with more points awarded for higher placement and for winning awards in categories with more entries.
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