NFFE Takes Home Nine Awards in 2010 IAM Communications Contest


Last week, the IAM announced the winners of its annual Newsletter and Website Contest, a competition that honors excellence in both print and digital labor journalism. Out of a field of hundreds of Locals and Districts, one name appeared time and time again: NFFE.

All together, NFFE Locals and the National Office won a combined nine awards spanning across five separate categories, easily surpassing last year’s record of seven. The National Office took home five awards, and NFFE Locals 1998 and 2109 each won two.

“This is a proud day for our union,” said NFFE National Communications Director Cory Bythrow. “These awards are just one example of all of the great work our members, officers, and staff have done with their communications this past year.”

In the Newsletter category, NFFE National’s quarterly newsletter, the Federal Employee, was awarded First place in both General Excellence and Best Layout & Design. The Federal Employee also won an Honorable Mention in Best Feature for its story “Remembering Rick Brown.” In addition, NFFE Local 1998 garnered two awards for its publication, One Voice, Union Strong, taking home Second place for Best Layout & Design and an Honorable Mention for Best Feature.

In the Website category, NFFE’s National website,, took home First place in Best Layout & Design in addition to placing Second in General Excellence. NFFE Local 2109 made their first appearance in the Newsletter and Website Contest this year, whose website,, won Second place for General Excellence as well as Third place in Best Layout & Design.

“I’d like to congratulate all of our winners in this year’s contest,” said Bythrow. “Now let’s go ahead and try to make it ten awards next year!”

Click Here to See the Winners of This Year’s IAM Newsletter & Website Contest