Call for Contest Entries

The 2016 AMP Communications Contest is now underway. Watch the video to learn the categories. You do not have to be an AMP member to enter, but the work must have been done and completed between January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

  • Earlybird deadline: January 18
  • Final deadline: February 1

Entry fees: $25 for the first entry, and $20 for subsequent entries. An additional $25 late-submission fee will be added to the total if your submission is after January 18 and before the final February 1 deadline.

Anyone who wins first place in the AMP Contest is eligible to participate in the National Federation of Press Women's national contest, if appropriate fees for national participation are paid.

The contest instructions are here. And the categories and subcategories with descriptions and criteria are here.

If you have any questions, please review this step-by-step document or contact our contest director, Elaine Miller, by email or call her at 205-410-5020.

November's Meeting Topic: How to Shamelessly Promote yourself in 30 Seconds-Without being Obnoxious

At our November regular meeting, we learned how to effectively network and promote ourselves in face-to-face contacts without being obnoxious. Marlene Wallace is an experienced career counselor in the Birmingham, Alabama area.

Our next meeting will be January 14. Please contact Peggy Gargis if you would like more information on attending.

It’s official. The National Federation of Press Women’s 2017 Communications Conference will be held in Birmingham, Alabama!

“You and your team put a great package together, and the NFPW officers have unanimously voted to hold the 2017 NFPW conference in Alabama,” NFPW president Teri Ehresman wrote in a June 23 email to conference co-director Elaine Miller.

“Congrats to all!!!” . . . Read More

AMP President Discusses Freedom of the Press on the Radio

(with audio)

For the second time in 2015, Alabama Media Professionals participated in a radio discussion about media issues with BizTalk show host Roy Williams. In honor of Independence Day, when it aired on, the recorded program's topic was Freedom of the Press History and How It Applies in Today's Electronic Age.

Wade Kwon, a communications consultant and Y'all Connect director, gave his perspective on whether a blogger could accurately be termed a "reporter" or "journalist" and whether bloggers should have the same access and legal protections that reporters have.. . . . Listen to the Recording