IMCOM communications winners announced

By Susan A. Merkner, IMCOM Public AffairsMarch 9, 2022

Public affairs professionals from the U.S. Army Installation Management Command were named winners in the 2021 U.S. Army Materiel Command David G. Harris Public Affairs Competition Feb. 25 and have advanced to the Armywide Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Communications Contest.

A news photo from a portfolio entered by Terrance Bell, Fort Lee, in the civilian photographer of the year category, depicts Fort Lee fire and emergency services personnel extinguishing a house fire  April 20 in a duplex on the installation. The duplex was under renovation when the fire broke out. Neither side was occupied, and there were no injuries.
A news photo from a portfolio entered by Terrance Bell, Fort Lee, in the civilian photographer of the year category, depicts Fort Lee fire and emergency services personnel extinguishing a house fire April 20 in a duplex on the installation. The duplex was under renovation when the fire broke out. Neither side was occupied, and there were no injuries. (Photo Credit: Photo by Terrance Bell) VIEW ORIGINAL

“This competition recognizes the best of the best across our AMC enterprise,” Col. James Scott Rawlinson, Director of Public and Congressional Affairs, U.S. Army Materiel Command, said Feb. 25.

“We received 98 submissions from across the command. Our three judges, not affiliated with AMC, had quite the challenge in selecting this year’s winners.”

A significant development this year allowed AMC to submit four entries per category to the Army's Ware competition. In many categories, entries were scored first, second, third and honorable mention. Each of these will be moving forward into the Army’s competition.

IMCOM public affairs professionals’ entries represented nearly half of AMC's winning entries (30 of 59) that advanced to the Armywide level. The Army winners will compete for the Department of Defense Media Awards for calendar year 2021.

“Congratulations to all of the IMCOM PA pros whose outstanding work has been recognized at the AMC level,” said Scott Malcom, IMCOM Public Affairs Director. “They and their colleagues work tirelessly day in and day out to help tell the Army’s story during times of peace and conflict. We commend them for this well-deserved recognition.”

AMC-level winners

The following winners at the AMC level have advanced to the Armywide competition. (IMCOM winners are shown in boldface.)

Category A: Army Communicator of the Year

1.       Daniel Malta, Fort Stewart

2.      Jason Tudor, USAG Rheinland-Pfalz

The Department of Defense updated its mask mandate across the enterprise May 14. Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield recently updated General Order 1 to fall in line with this directive. Molly Cooke created this graphic of when to wear a mask on post.
The Department of Defense updated its mask mandate across the enterprise May 14. Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield recently updated General Order 1 to fall in line with this directive. Molly Cooke created this graphic of when to wear a mask on post. (Photo Credit: Graphic by Molly Cooke) VIEW ORIGINAL
GRAPHIC ARTS
Category D1: Manual or Digital Illustration

1.       Molly Cooke, Fort Stewart, “DOD updates mask policy”

Category D3: Layout and Design

1.       Kimberly Spinner, “Motorcycle Safety”

2.       Lindsay Grant, “CAAA Ribbon Cutting”

3.       Dori Whipple, “Joint Munitions Command Fostering Diversity and Inclusion”

Honorable Mention: Aleah Castrejon, Fort Carson, “Pool season closes with Dog Splash"

As part of a portfolio submitted for civilian photographer of the year, Dustin Perry, USAG Japan, entered this photo of Mila, an 8-year-old border collie, resting at the edge of the Sagamihara Family Housing Area Outdoor Pool after retrieving a tennis ball during Doggie Dip Day Sept. 25.
As part of a portfolio submitted for civilian photographer of the year, Dustin Perry, USAG Japan, entered this photo of Mila, an 8-year-old border collie, resting at the edge of the Sagamihara Family Housing Area Outdoor Pool after retrieving a tennis ball during Doggie Dip Day Sept. 25.

(Photo Credit: Photo by Dustin Perry)
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PHOTOGRAPHY
Category E: Civilian Photographer of the Year

1.       Terrance Bell, Fort Lee

2.       Dustin Perry, USAG Japan

Category G1: News Photograph

1.       Alexandra Shea, Fort Jackson, “A bird like this saved my life: Trainees get first taste of medevac training”

2.       SFC Corinna Baltos, “ASC NCOs compete for best warrior”

3.       Lindsay Grant, “Col. Vasquez Speaks at IU Veterans Day Ceremony”

Honorable Mention: David Poe, Fort Bliss, “Fort Bliss Soldiers support first evacuee flight”

Category G2: Feature Photograph

1.       Kimberly Spinner, “SDDC Year in Review”

2.       Samantha Tyler, “AMC NCO of the year”

3.       Molly Cooke, Fort Stewart, “Prescribed burns keep troop training hot”

Honorable Mention: Winifred Brown, Presidio of Monterey, “Monterey service members strive for German Armed Forces badge”

Category G3: Training Documentation Photograph

1.       Scott Sturkol, Fort McCoy, “Fort McCoy CWOC holds largest session of season with class 21-04; graduates 36 Airmen, Soldiers”

2.       Terrance Bell, Fort Lee, “Student performs delicate task under shadow of 6-ton, hovering aircraft”

3.       Katie Nelson, “TACOM LARs Support Army Watercraft Systems”

Honorable Mention: Kimberly Spinner, “SDDC kicks off support to DEFENDER-Europe 21”

VIDEO
Category H: Clark Taylor Civilian Videographer of the Year

1.       Jose Sanchez-Alonso, USAG Japan

2.       Daniel Malta, Fort Stewart

3.       Dorianne Whipple

Category J1: News Video

1.       Paul Harris, “Army Divers Help Protect Billions of Dollars in Kuwait”

2.       Dustin Perry, USAG Japan, “New Outdoor R/C Track Opens at Sagamihara Family Housing Area”

3.       Ben Williams, “Museum Support Center – Anniston”

Honorable Mention: Brady Gross, USAG Wiesbaden, “September 11th 20th Anniversary Reflection”

Category J2: Feature Video

1.       Ben Williams, “Anniston Army Depot Pathways Program”

2.   Tim Hanson, “MLK Message to the Workforce”

3.   Jose Sanchez Alonso, USAG Japan, “U.S. Army Japan Band: SGT Heath Bain” 

Honorable Mention: Rebecca Nappi, “APG Patriot Day 2021 (Episode1)”

Category J3: Multimedia Video

1.       Rebecca Nappi, “246th Army Birthday”

2.       Jose Sanchez Alonso, USAG Japan, “Army Emergency Relief Kick Off”

3.       Molly Cooke, Fort Stewart, “Manny on the Street”

Category J4: Training Documentation Video

1.       Tim Hanson, “Civilian Fitness and Health Promotion Program”

2.       Jose Sanchez Alonso, USAG Japan, “Co-Operative Work Program Co-Op 101”

3.       Sarah Patterson, “First Runner Up - AMC NCO of the Year: SFC Jonathan Tyndall”

Honorable Mention: Scott Sturkol, Fort McCoy, “CWOC Class 21-04 student completes cold-water immersion training at Fort McCoy, Part I”

One of 27 photos submitted by Scott Sturkol, Fort McCoy, in Category G3, training documentation photograph, shows Soldiers participating in a Cold-Weather Operations Course Feb. 26, 2021, at Big Sandy Lake on post.
One of 27 photos submitted by Scott Sturkol, Fort McCoy, in Category G3, training documentation photograph, shows Soldiers participating in a Cold-Weather Operations Course Feb. 26, 2021, at Big Sandy Lake on post. (Photo Credit: Photo by Scott Sturkol) VIEW ORIGINAL
WRITING
Category K: Moss-Holland Civilian Writer of the Year

1.       Katherine Nelson

2.       Samantha Tyler

3.       Cameron Porter

Honorable Mention: Terrance Bell, Fort Lee

Category M1: News Article

1.     Scott Wakefield, “Modernization is main focus of TACOM Depot and Arsenal Commanders’ Forum”

2.     Ben Gonzalez, “MICCC provide contracting support to Operation Allies Refuge”

3.   Cameron Porter, “Dülmen town hall first step to regionally align APS-2 operations in Europe, pivot to Poland”

Honorable Mention: Lindsay Grant, “From Crane to Kabul: depot employees provide surge support to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan”

Category M2: Feature Article

1.       Rebecca Nappi, “Ties of service: the unexpected brotherhood between two military families”

2.       Eric Pilgrim, Fort Knox, “Black female leader’s biography showcases her influence on Fort Knox race relations during, after WWII”

3.       Mallory Haag, “Crane Army Celebrates Long Legacy of Serving the Warfighter”

Honorable Mention: Kari Hawkins, “Worldwide career brings AMC’s top executive assistant to retirement in Alabama”

Category M3: Commentary

1.       Katie Nelson, “One Spouse’s Experience with Mental Health in the Military”

2.       Eric Pilgrim, Fort Knox, “Holocaust Remembrance Day an opportunity to reflect on price of lies and hate”

3.       Terrance Bell, Fort Lee, “Rethinking what we know about AAFES, military retail”

Honorable Mention: Cameron Porter, “Women’s History Month: women serving in the Army deserve our utmost respect”

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTS
Category Q: Kathy Canham-Ross Award of Distinction

1.       Rebecca Nappi

2.    Amber Kurka, USAG Japan

3.   Kari Hawkins

Honorable Mention: Kaleen Holliday, Fort McCoy, “Commemorative Area and History Center Summer Program”

David G. Harris Competition Winners

Category A: Printed Publication (Unit Category)

1.       Stuttgart Citizen, Marcus Fichtl, USAG Stuttgart

2.       APG News: Final Print Edition

3.       Crane Quarterly Magazine Vol. 5, Issue 2

Honorable Mention: The Frontline Newspaper, Molly Cooke, Fort Stewart

Category B: PDF or Online Publication (Unit Category)

1.     The CECOM Dash: October 2021

2.   The MICC Communicator

3.   The Army Flier, June 3, 2021

Honorable Mention: Presidio of Monterey INBrief, October 2021, Winifred Brown, Presidio of Monterey