IAM Announces Opening of 2013 Newsletter and Website Contest; Enter Your Publication Today!


The 2013 IAM Newsletter and Website Competition is officially underway! NFFE locals and the national office smashed records with a total of 19 awards last time, and we’re looking for an even more impressive performance this year.

Honoring excellence in both print and digital labor journalism, the contest awards IAM districts and locals for their contributions to building the union movement. The contest is open to all local and district lodges in good standing having publications that are regularly distributed or mailed to members and/or maintain regularly-updated IAM websites. This contest will consider newsletters published between April 2012 and April 2013 and websites operating online during the judging period.

“NFFE locals have stepped up their communications in a big way these past few years, and it shows,” said NFFE National Communications Director Cory Bythrow. “I encourage every NFFE local to enter their newsletters and websites and get the recognition they deserve.”

Click here to download the Official Entry Forms and Contest Rules. The deadline to submit entries is Friday, May 10, 2013. Please read the Contest Rules carefully.

Awards for newsletters will include:

• General Excellence • Best Layout & Design • Best Feature

Awards for web sites will include:

• General Excellence • Best Layout & Design • Best Social Media

An independent panel of judges will review submitted newsletters and websites and will then

select the winners. Contact the IAM Communications Department at 301-967-4520 if you have any questions.

To learn more about what your local can do to communicate with members more effectively, visit the NFFE Communicators Toolkit.