My feature article, “Memories of Minidoka,” which I wrote for Sun Valley Magazine (www.sunvalleymag.com/Sun-Valley-Magazine/Winter-2010/Memories-of-Minidoka/), received the Excellence Award from Capital City Communicators in the 2010 IMPACT competition. The article chronicled the weekend that several Japanese Americans returned to the Minidoka Internment Camp, where they had been imprisoned during World War II. It told the story of their feelings and memories at returning to the camp and how old and new friendships were kindled.
The IMPACT (Idaho Marketing, PR and Communications Talent) Awards recognize the top work of Idaho’s communicators in a variety of categories, ranging from public relations and marketing, to websites and video scripts. “Minidoka” received the highest award in the Feature Writing category.