NFFE Local 1998, National Office, Win Big in 2009 IAM Communications Contest


Thursday, the IAM announced the winners of its annual Newsletter and Website Contest, a competition that honors excellence and innovation in both print and digital media.

Out of a field of hundreds of Locals and Districts, one name appeared time and time again: NFFE-IAM. In fact, NFFE Local 1998 and the National Office won a combined seven awards spanning across five separate categories – an unprecedented feat for NFFE.

In the Newsletter category, NFFE Local 1998 garnered three awards for its publication, One Voice, Union Strong, taking home Third place for General Excellence and two Honorable Mentions for Best Layout & Design and Best Feature. NFFE National’s quarterly newsletter, the Federal Employee, also had a strong showing, winning Second place for General Excellence and Third place for Best Layout and Design.

In the Website category, NFFE’s National website,, swept the field, taking home First place awards in both General Excellence and Best Layout & Design.

“My heartfelt congratulations go out to both the union officials of Local 1998 as well as to our staff in the National Office who are involved in putting together the newsletters and website,” said NFFE National President William R. Dougan. “Winning these awards confirms the high priority that NFFE prides itself on when it comes to communicating with our members.”

“In these times of tremendous change, it is crucial that our communications be timely, concise and on point; being recognized by IAM for their tremendous efforts reinforces the commitment to keeping our membership informed and educated on the issues facing federal workers,” said Dougan.

NFFE Communications Director Cory Bythrow will be on hand at the 2009 IAMAW Communications Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to accept the awards.

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