Coloradans raked in four first-place awards and four honorable mentions when they entered the NFPW 2017 At-Large Communications Contest. Those first-place wins qualify them to compete in the NFPW national contest, with awards presented at the 2017 NFPW Communications Conference Sept. 7-9.

·         Chelsey Baker-Hauck, First Place in public relations news or feature release: “Study Predicts Positive Impact of Minimum-Wage Increase on Colorado Women and Families”

·         Chelsey Baker-Hauck, Honorable Mention in speeches: Graduate School of Social Work Dean’s Award luncheon keynote

·         Jane Bock Ph.D., First Place in general nonfiction books for adult readers: “Forensic Plant Science”

·         Jane Bock, Ph.D., Honorable Mention in novels for adult readers: “Coronado’s Trail”

·         Donna Bryson, Honorable Mention in news story-online: “The Teen Nazi Suicide That Wasn’t”

·         Donna Bryson, Honorable Mention in continuing coverage/unfolding news stories (up to six): “Colorado’s Ethnic Mosaic”

·         Sonja Marie Horoshko, First Place in continuing coverage/unfolding news: “Tribal coalition pulls out of Utah legislative process”; “Crunch time for a public-lands bill: Will Utah’s ‘Grand Bargain’ succeed, or be quashed by opponents?”; “PLI legislation is introduced at last: Supporters say it’s the right solution; critics, that it’s too little, too late”; “Sparks fly over differing Bears Ears proposals

·         Sonja Marie Horoshko, First Place in special articles – government or politics: “San Juan County, Utah, told to redraw districts: Order could mean changes for the county commission”; “Are mail-in ballots unfair to Navajo voters?: The question spawns conflicting suits in San Juan County