UIPA Nominee Resources

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Information for Nominees of the Utne Independent Press Awards

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 2004
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.

“[Your Publication] stands out as an important independent media voice. We are pleased to honor your accomplishments with an Utne Independent Press Award nomination,” said editor Karen Olson.

(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.


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 2004
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 has named [YourPublication] an Utne Independent Press Award winner 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.

“[Your Publication] has stirred, provoked, challenged, and enlightened us. We are thankful for its contributions to the world of ideas and pleased to honor its achievements with an Utne Independent Press Award,” said Utne editor Karen Olson.

(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.


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.)

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