UIPA Nominee Resources

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Dear Utne Independent Press Award Nominee,

To help spread the word about your nomination, we’ve also assembled a press release template you might find useful in your own PR efforts. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance and, if possible, copy me on any press materials you send out. The only thing we ask is that when you reference the awards you use the full name: Utne Independent Press Awards.

Please let us know if you have any questions. And good luck!


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Sample press release – nominees




Sample Press Release

The following is a sample press release that you can personalize to spread the good news. Please take note that the name of this award is the “Utne Independent Press Awards.” [Print on your publication’s letterhead]



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[Date]

Contact:
[Your Publication]
[Your spokesperson]
[Telephone number]
[Email/URL]


Utne Marketing
marketing@utne.com

612.338.5040 ext. 338

[Your Publication] Nominated For Prestigious 2005
UTNE INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARDS

[Your city, Your State, Month day, year] — Utne, a national magazine that celebrates the best of the independent press by reading and reprinting from 1,500 independent magazines, newsletters, blogs and more, announces the nomination of [YourPublication] for an Utne Independent Press Award in the category of [YourCategory].

Since 1989 these prestigious awards have showcased the BEST of the independent press in categories ranging from best new title to political, environmental, cultural, and personal life coverage.

“Given that the media landscape is increasingly dominated by the shrill, the shallow, and the corporate-owned, it’s a comfort to know that there are still independent outlets such as [Your Publication] that care about groundbreaking journalism, telling engaging stories, and publishing thought-provoking prose. And it’s a pleasure to count you amoung the best of the best with this Utne Independent Press Award nomination,” said editor David Schimke.

(A little personal information here is always a good idea, such as a description of your company’s latest and/or greatest achievement.)

The Utne Independent Press Awards (www.utne.com/uipa) recognize the excellence and vitality of alternative and independent publishing. Utne‘s editors select nominee publications through their extensive reading process and careful examination, rather than a competition requiring entry forms and fees. In this way, Utne honors the efforts of small, sometimes unnoticed publications that provide innovative, thought-provoking perspectives often ignored or overlooked by mass media.


About Utne magazine


Utne is the nation’s leading digest of alternative media and has an audience of nearly 600,000. For 20 years, Utne has been bringing readers the “other side of the story” on issues ranging from the environment to the economy and from politics to pop culture. Utne provokes thought and inspires action by offering the best of the independent press as well as original writing. www.utne.com.

(Be sure to include a description of your company too.)


Sample press release – winners



Sample Press Release

The following is a sample press release that you can personalize to spread the good news. Please take note that the name of this award is the “Utne Independent Press Awards.”

[Print on your publication’s letterhead]



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[Date]

Contact:
[Your Publication]
[Your spokesperson]
[Telephone number]
[Email/URL]


Utne Marketing
marketing@utne.com

612.338.5040 ext. 338

[Your Publication] Winner of the Prestigious 2005
UTNE INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARDS

[Your city, Your State, Month day, year] — Utne, a national magazine that celebrates the best of the independent press has named [YOUR PUBLICATION] an Utne Independent Press Award winner in the category of [YOUR CATEGORY].

“Throughout the year, we scan the media horizon for bold journalism and beautiful writing that challenges our preconceptions, or inspires us to action, or simply takes us away from the grind for a page or two. And because [YOUR PUBLICATION] is consistently challenging and surprising, it’s a pleasure to honor its achievement with an Utne Independent Press Award,” said executive editor David Schimke.

(A little personal information here is always a good idea, such as a description of your company’s latest and/or greatest achievement.)

The Utne Independent Press Awards (www.utne.com/uipa) recognizes the excellence and vitality of alternative and independent publishing. Utne‘s editors select nominee publications through their extensive reading process and careful examination, rather than a competition requiring entry forms and fees. In this way, Utne honors the efforts of small, sometimes unnoticed publications that provide innovative, thought-provoking perspectives often ignored or overlooked by mass media.

Since 1989, the magazine has showcased the BEST of the independent press in categories ranging from best new title to political, environmental, cultural, and personal life coverage.


About Utne magazine

Since 1984, Utne has been a leading voice in independent media, bringing an audience of nearly 700,000 a visceral and informed point-of-view on issues ranging from the environment to the economy and from politics to pop culture. Utne taps into the pulse of what’s emerging in culture by engaging with the most visionary thinkers and doers of our time and by reading thousands of indie publications, web sites, blogs, newly published books, films and other off-the-beaten-path sources to offer readers the information and inspiration they need to transform their world… and yours. www.utne.com.

(Be sure to include a description of your company too.)



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