Virginia Professional Communicators

Contest Live!

NFPW has published the categories and rules for the 2017 communications contest. Are you ready? The early bird deadline is Jan. 17.

Get all the details on the NFPW website.

Here are a few tips to make entering easier:

Compile your entries into an online folder. Doing so gives you additional time to think about metrics, which are crucial for public relations entries. If you are entering in writing categories, you may remember that you wrote several articles throughout the year on one topic. Now instead of a single entry, you could enter in a theme category.

Check categories and identify the ones in which you think your entry would fit. If you aren’t sure, ask the contest coordinator so you don’t enter your work in the wrong category, which could disqualify the entry.

Print the rules – and more importantly, read them. You want to be sure that you are entering the correct category and providing the necessary supporting documentation.

Start early in your submission preparations.

It’s important to give yourself plenty of time to prepare your entries. Set aside a few hours to compile your entries, including the supporting material. Make a master list. On another day, review your materials and include any additional supporting material.

Good luck!