NFFE Recognized With Ten Awards in 2011 IAM Newsletter and Website Contest


Yesterday, the IAM announced the winners of the 2011 Newsletter and Website Contest, an annual competition that recognizes excellence in print and digital union publications. Building on the past two years’ stellar performances, NFFE locals and the national office again came out strong, winning a record total of ten awards across every category.

In the district websites category, the NFFE National Office won first place in both General Excellence and Best Layout and Design for its website, Among local websites, NFFE Local 2109 made an impressive second place showing in the General Excellence category for its website, This is the second year in a row that local 2109 has claimed the award.

In the district newsletter category, the national office scored three more awards, with a first place finish in both General Excellence and Best Feature, and a second place award for Best Layout and Design. More exciting was the reaction to two first-time entrants into the competition, NFFE Local 125 and NFFE Local 1450. In the local newsletters category, local 125 locked in a third place finish in the Best Feature category for their publication, The Communicator. Local 1450 made a strong showing as well, receiving honorable mentions across each of the three categories for its publication, Making It Happen!

“We are so proud of all of the work that our locals have put in to improving communication with their members,” said NFFE National President William R. Dougan. “It gives us all great pride to see our union honored with such prestigious awards. Congratulations to our winners, and keep up the great work.”

You can view a complete list of 2011 IAM Newsletter and Website Contest winners by clicking here. To learn more about what your local can to start a newsletter, website, or generally improve your communications with membership, visit the Communicator’s Toolkit on our website,