Winners — 2018 Pennsylvania Communications Contest
Each January, Pennsylvania Press Club members are invited to enter their best work in the state communications contest, which encourages and rewards excellence in communication.
The contest is open to all Pennsylvania Press Club members, providing an opportunity to compete in a broad range of categories.
First-place winners in the state competition are eligible for entry in the National Federation of Press Women National Communications Contest.
Here is the list of statewide winners in the 2018 contest, for entries published or broadcast between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2017.
* Entries which went on to win in the national contest are indicated in red.
PPC SweepstakesWinner | Lini Kadaba, Newtown Square (For most points collected based on placings)
1A – News Story – Print-based Newspaper* 1st | National third place | Kay Stephens, Altoona — “Governor derails McClure lawsuit”
8A – Feature Story – Print-based Newspaper* 1st | National third place | Lini Kadaba, Newtown Square — “The Upside of Dirt”
2nd | Lini Kadaba, Newtown Square — “Sweet Streams”
3rd | Kay Stephens, Altoona — “Health Start: Kiwanis Health Farm”
8B – Feature Story – Magazine, Newsletter or Other Non-newspaper Publication* 1st | National first place | Lini Kadaba, Newtown Square — “A Place for the Uninvited”
2nd | Melissa P. Nelson, New Kingstown — “The Little Brown Bug Challenging the Grape Industry”
3rd | Kim de Bourbon, Delaware Water Gap — “The Art of Transformation”
9B – Personality Profile — More than 500 WordsHonorable mention | Carin Smilk, Philadelphia — “Meet the newest bearded captain”
10C – Specialty Articles – Arts and Entertainment* 1st | National first place | Lini Kadaba — “Bridging Connections” and “Beauty in Aging”
10I – Specialty Articles – Green/Environmental* 1st | National third place | Lini Kadaba — “Twenty years of growth” and “The Liberator”
11C – Columns – Informational (How-To, Q&A, Advice)* 1st | National second place | Melissa P. Nelson, New Kingstown — “Straying off the Beaten Path” and “Ending on a Strong Note”
16B – Page Design – Magazine, Newsletter, or Other Non-newspaper Publication* 1st | National first place | Susan Kilcoyne — “A River Runs Through It” and “April in Paris”
2nd | Susan Kilcoyne — “Spacing Out” and “History on Your Plate”
19 – Photographer/Writer1st | John Beale, Pittsburgh — “Saying Goodbye: Lessons from an Ordinary Mother”
2nd | R. Thomas Berner, Bellefonte — “Capturing the Light”
20C – Graphics and Design – Book Designed by Entrant* 1st | National second place | Kim de Bourbon, Delaware Water Gap — “The Revolutionary War Over the Pocono Plateau: The Road to Battle”
28A – Website Edited or Managed by Entrant (Nonprofit, Government or Educational)* 1st | National second place | Kim de Bourbon, Delaware Water Gap — Monroe County Historical Association
52B – Collegiate/Education — Writing: Features3rd | Kristen Cervenak, Bethlehem — “A Look at the Laurel and the Long Run”
Honorable mention | Kristen Cervenak, Bethlehem — “From the Grassroots to the East 40”