The 2015 PPA Awards Committee completed its work of designating the award categories and formulating the rules of this year's PPA Awards Program. Serving on the committee are Chairperson Jenny Gust, editor, Ohio Postal Worker and Black Swamp Outrider, Toledo, Ohio; Loren Adams, Editor Arkansas Postal Worker, Razorback Scheme, Fayetteville, Arkansas; Phillip Breunig, Editor Tour’s End, Gainesville, Florida; Valerie Schropp, Editor Redwood Empire Area Local News, Santa Rosa, California; John Stevens, Editor Nevada State APWU, Reno, Nevada.
First place and honorable mention awards in 15 categories will be presented at an awards banquet on Saturday, August 22 in Madison, Wisconsin at the conclusion of the 2015 PPA Conference.
With the exception of the website category, the awards committee also 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 were mailed to editor members. A duplicate copy of this material is available by clicking on the file below. Deadline for receipt of entries is Monday, May 18.
2015 PPA Awards Program rules -entry forms.pdf