Proudly displaying awards at the August 3 awards banquet during the 2019 Biennial Conference of the APWU National Postal Press Association (PPA) in Altoona, Iowa are (seated left to right) John Greathouse, editor, Michigan Messenger and The Pacer, Lansing, Michigan; Carlos Barrios, editor, San Antonio Alamo Area Local Dispatch, San Antonio, Texas; Jolanda Bell, editor, Voice & Views, Jacksonville, Florida; Michelle Hewett, editor, The Auxiliary Spirit, Saint Charles, Missouri; Steve Beyersdoerfer, editor, First Class Worker, Cincinnati, Ohio; (second row left to right) John Miceli, editor, The Hi-Lites, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roscoe Woods, associate editor, The Communicator, Ferndale, Michigan; Mark Sarcone, editor, DMI News & Views, Des Moines, Iowa; Drew Stevenson, editor, The Philadelphia Postal Worker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (third row left to right) James Parker Jr., editor, The Rank & Filer, Raleigh, North Carolina; APWU President Mark Dimondstein, PPA President Tony Carobine, Robert Dyer Jr., editor, Evergreen State Postal Worker, Mountlake Terrace, Washington. (Photo by Lance Coles)
First place and honorable mention awards in 14 categories were presented at this year’s conference. The PPA Awards Program was established at the 1967 conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Originally called the Biennial Award of Merit Program, it was established for the purpose of recognizing editors, and newsletter contributors for outstanding work in writing, editing and publishing. The first awards were presented at the 1968 PPA Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Click on the link below for a complete list of award recipients.