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Sailer places third overall in sweepstakes competition at 2008 NDPC awards

GRAND FORKS - The Dickinson Press' lifestyle editor placed third overall in the sweepstakes competition of the 2008 North Dakota Professional Communicators awards that were here presented Saturday during the organization's annual conference.

Linda Sailer's seven first-place entries now automatically advance to the National Federation of Press Women competition with the results to be announced this fall in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Also collecting honors in the North Dakota awards competition is LoAnn Wegh of Dickinson, who has three entries advancing to the national federation competition.

The state awards won by Sailer and Wegh are as follows:

Linda Sailer, Dickinson

First: Special articles, advertorials; single page or pages regularly edited by entrant, lifestyle or entertainment, daily newspaper; section edited by entrant, frequent or regular sections, daily newspaper; sections/supplements edited by entrant-infrequent, daily newspaper; feature photo, daily newspaper; photographer-writer; photo essay, daily newspaper

Second: Personality profile; photographer-writer; page layout, daily newspaper; special articles, rotating subject, nature.

Honorable mention: Feature story, daily newspaper.

LoAnn Wegh, Dickinson

First: Single sheet poster; poster campaign; brochure, one- to three-color.

Second: Billboard.

Third: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, single campaign, institutional or image; annual report, external.

Honorable mention: Newspaper, trade paper, magazine, newsletter or Web site, color or spot color display, single ad, institutional or image.