Editors: Entries now being accepted for 2021 Awards
PPA awards entry deadline May 10
The 2021 PPA Awards Program will include first place and honorable mention awards in 15 categories.
Serving on the2021 PPA Awards Committee are: Jenny Gust, editor, Ohio Postal Worker, Black Swamp Outrider, Toledo Ohio; Cathy Hanson, editor, Minnesota Postal Worker, The Northern Light, Minneapolis, Minnesota; James Krivonak, editor, The Virginia Postal Worker, Mount Vernon, Virginia; Patricia Sartain, editor, Newscaster, Panorama City, California; James Gabe, editor, The Spectrum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
With the exception of the website category, the awards committee has the responsibility of independently reviewing and rating each entry using a point system. The results will be tabulated to determine the top eight finalists in each category. A judge from outside the Postal Press Association and APWU will then review the finalist entries and select the award recipients. All website entries will be sent directly to the outside judge for review and final selections.
Originally called the Biennial Award of Merit Program, it was established at the August 1967 conference in Cleveland, Ohio.
The purpose of instituting an awards program was to recognize Association editors for outstanding work in editing, publishing and writing. The first awards were presented at the 1968 conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Over the years, the awards program has been modified several times to reflect changes in technology and production methods.
Awards Program rules and entry form will be mailed to editor members. A copy of this material is also available by clicking on the link below.
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