PRP 1996-1999

1999 - 1996

1999 Print Web199819971996


1999 — Donna Sommer, Chair
This year's program saw an expansion of the Web page competition from the single award to four specific category awards, plus Owls for small, medium and large group Web sites.

1999 PRINT AWARDS

 Category/Newsletter  Editor(s)    Individual

The Owl Award

Large Group
Matrix, Denver Mensa

Gary Campbell
 
Medium Group
Tampa Bay Sounding,
Tampa Bay Mensa

Sylvia &
George Zadorozny
 
Small Group
The 4M, Manasota Mensa

Edgar F Coudal
 


Service

Calendar
Beacon, Boston Mensa

Paul Mailman,
calendar editor
 
Forum
Matrix, Denver Mensa

Gary Campbell
 
Reporting
L.A.Mentary,
Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa

Mary Kimball
 
Member Recognition
Tampa Bay Sounding,
Tampa Bay Mensa

Sylvia &
George Zadorozny
 
Membership Roster
Tampa Bay Sounding,
Tampa Bay Mensa

Sylvia &
George Zadorozny
 
Overall
Tampa Bay Sounding,
Tampa Bay Mensa

Sylvia &
George Zadorozny
 


Entertainment 

Puzzles & Games
Mid-Mensan, Mid-Hudson Mensa 

Bill Zigo
 
Humor
HMMmm...,
High Mountain Mensa

Dennis Lenahan  
 
Fiction
Matrix, Denver Mensa

Gary Campbell
 
Theme Issue
The Oracle,
Orange County Mensa

William G Raley
 
Poetry
Mensagenda, Minnesota Mensa

Jane Gmur
 
Overall
Matrix, Denver Mensa

Gary Campbell
 


Presentation

Details
The Oracle,
Orange County Mensa

William G Raley
 
Layout
Mensokie,
Central Oklahoma Mensa

The Joyce Lundeen
 
Artwork
WiscoM, Mensa of Wisconsin

Robert J Swiderski
 
Photography
Tampa Bay Sounding,
Tampa Bay Mensa

Sylvia &
George Zadorozny
 
Overall
Mensokie,
Central Oklahoma Mensa

The Joyce Lundeen
 


Individual Achievement

Puzzles & Games
Mid-Mensan,
Mid-Michigan Mensa

Bill Zigo

Jim Jelacic -
"TV Trivia"
& "Trivia"
Poetry
Mensagenda,
Minnesota Mensa

Jane Gmur

Susanne Heimbuch -
"Remembering";
"Moon Setting"; &
"Radio Repair"
Artwork
Mensokie,
Central Oklahoma Mensa

The Joyce Lundeen

Dorothy Shaw -
covers
Photography
Matrix, Denver Mensa

Gary Campbell

Marcia Lannan -
"Music and Philosophy"
Fiction
Matrix, Denver Mensa

Gary Campbell

Lura Dungan -
"Music Hath Charms"
& "Icing on the Cake"
Humor
HMMmm...,
High Mountain Mensa

Dennis Lenahan

"April Fool Issue"
Essay
The Flame,
Central Florida Mensa

Patti Schwindt

George Trepal -
"Lies & Rumors"
Continuing Item
Menzia, New Mexico Mensa

Karen Elder

Karen Elder,
Roger Holloway,
Ken Kloppenborg -
"Travel Page"
Editor’s Column
i.e., Inland Empire Mensa

Don Beatty &
Lynda Kay

"From Both Sides
of the House"
LocSec’s Column
Capital M,
Metropolitan Washington Mensa

Ed Gordon

Jim Gross -
"Ugottawanna"


Special Mention Awards

"Quality of articles"; "Chock full of great stuff; consistently good."
Forvm, Central NJ Mensa Judy Matray-Devoti  
"Personalizing each issue with reader's name as a new editor is
perhaps greatest gag in Mensa history; tremendous volume of
appreciative mail and calls [in] following [issues] testifies to
success of gag."
HMMmm...,
High Mountain Mensa
Dennis Lenahan  
"Number of SIGs and activites"; "Number of SIGs and activities
shows fantastic local group spirit and enthusiasm."
Mensagenda, Minnesota Mensa Jane Gmur  
"Interviews with several Vietnamese Persons"; "Real honest-
to-goodness journalistic interviews."
The Oracle,
Orange County Mensa
William G Raley  
"Best RG Reporting"; "Wonderful before and after coverage,
certain to encourage participation."
Tampa Bay Sounding,
Tampa Bay Mensa
Sylvia &
George Zadorozny
Shirley Denton

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1999 ELECTRONIC MEDIA AWARDS

 Category/Newsletter  Webmaster(s)    Individual

The Owl Award

Large Group
Gulf Coast Mensa

Lori Crews
 
Medium Group
Columbus Area Mensa

David Smith
 
Small Group
Coastal Carolina Mensa

Gill Krebs
 

 

Use of Graphics
Columbus Area Mensa

David Smith
 
Use of Text
Gulf Coast Mensa

Lori Crews
 
Use of Links
Alaska Mensa

Kerry Williams
 
Most Revisitable
Columbus Area Mensa

David Smith  
 


Special Mention Awards

"Best use of chat"; "Group uses a Yahoo! chat session for
monthly meetings, bridging physical distance among its
members."
Alaska Mensa Kerry Williams  
"Consistency"; "All pages correspond to the new Mensa
brochure."
Chicago Area Mensa Dave Angulo  
"Best use of humor for both the articles and 'komix'"
Coastal Caroline Mensa Gill Krebs  
"Best use of animation and 'rollover buttons'"; "This site
has planets on the home page that change to the name
of the section they link to when the cursor is hovered
over the link.  Other small animations make it a very
entertaining page."
Columbus Area Mensa David Smith  
"Excellent puzzles, including cryptograms and logic
puzzles, updated monthly."
Columbus Area Mensa David Smith  

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1998 — Donna Jadis, Chair
As in 1997, the standard of presenting three Owl Awards for small, medium and large groups continued in 1998, and the awards continued with the prior year's format.

 Category/Newsletter  Editor(s)    Individual

The Owl Award

Large Group
Matrix, Denver Mensa  

Sarah Boe
 
Medium Group
Flamenco, Miami Mensa

Marlene Adams
 
Small Group
Northern Lou-Men-Essence,
Northern Louisiana Mensa

Daniel Tobias
 


Service

Calendar
Tampa Bay Sounding,
Tampa Bay Mensa

Sylvia &
George Zadorozny
 
Forum
LAMENT,
Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa

Mary Kimball
 
Reporting
LAMENT,
Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa

Mary Kimball  
 
Member Recognition
Tampa Bay Sounding,
Tampa Bay Mensa 

Sylvia &
George Zadorozny
 
Membership Roster
Tampa Bay Sounding,
Tampa Bay Mensa 

Sylvia &
George Zadorozny
 
Overall
Tampa Bay Sounding,
Tampa Bay Mensa 

Sylvia &
George Zadorozny
 


Entertainment 

Puzzles & Games
The 4M, Manasota Mensa   

Dwight Gill
 
Humor
The Flame, Central Florida Mensa

Patti Schwindt  
 
Fiction
Matrix, Denver Mensa

Sarah Boe 
 
Theme Issue
Matrix, Denver Mensa

Sarah Boe
 
Poetry/Limericks
Tampa Bay Sounding,
Tampa Bay Mensa

Sylvia &
George Zadorozny
 
Overall
Matrix, Denver Mensa

Sarah Boe
 


Presentation

Details
Capital M,
Metropolitan Washington Mensa

F Suzanne Tilton
 
Layout
Northern Lou-Men-Essence,
Northern Louisiana Mensa

Daniel Tobias
 
Artwork
Mensagenda, Minnesota Mensa  

Bill Conlan
 
Photography
Matrix, Denver Mensa

Sarah Boe
 
Overall
Matrix, Denver Mensa

Sarah Boe
 


Individual Achievement

Artwork
La Plume de NOM,
New Orleans Mensa

Patricia DiGeorge
 
Photography
Matrix, Denver Mensa

Sarah Boe

Radiotelescope cover
Fiction
Matrix, Denver Mensa

Sarah Boe

Paul Roasberry -
"Peabody's"
Humor
Phoenix,
Western Pennsylvania Mensa

Hank Roll

Hank Roll -
"Mr. Fixit"
Essay
M-Press,
Coastal Carolina Mensa

Gill Krebs 

Howard Elgison -
"The Alpha Mensan's
Commandments"
Continuing Column
HMMmm...,
High Mountain Mensa

Dennis Lenahan

Peggy Madsen -
"Increasing your Baby's
Intelligence"
Tampa Bay Sounding,
Tampa Bay Mensa
Sylvia &
George Zadorozny
Ben Crumpton -
"Ben Thinkin'"
Editor’s Column (tie)
i.e., Inland Empire Mensa

Don Beatty &
Lynda Kay

"From Both Sides
of the House"
Mid-Mensan, Mid-Hudson Mensa Bill Zigo  
LocSec’s Column
MPHASIS,
Greater New York Mensa

Bob Buethe

Susan Heimlich -
"Heimlich's Manuevers"
Web Page Award
Alaska Mensa

Kerry Williams,
Webmaster
 


Special Mention Awards

Roger Holloway's member profiles
Menzia, New Mexico Mensa Sue Gibson  
Young Mensan's Page
MPHASIS,
Greater New York Mensa

Lili Bernstein
 
"The 1997 Artists" reprise of 1997 covers with bios and photos
of the artists
LAMENT,
Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa
   
Most Thorough RG Reporting
Tampa Bay Sounding,
Tampa Bay Mensa
Kent Akselsen,
supplement Editor
photos by Phoebe
Solomon McCann;
The Vice President's Column
M-Provise,
Richmond Area Mensa
Adele Klein Sharon L Davis

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1997 — Donna Jadis, Chair
Three Owl Awards were made in 1997, one to the best overall newsletter in the three size categories.  The other award categories generally followed 1996’s format, with the replacement of the “Editorial” categories with “Individual Achievement” categories.

 Category/Newsletter  Editor(s)    Individual

The Owl Award

Large Group
ChiMe, Chicago Area Mensa  

Vickie McGraw
 
Medium Group
Col-M, Columbus Area Mensa

Dick Nuenke
 
Small Group
MensaLink, Lincoln Mensa 

Erin Koffler
 


Service

Calendar (tie)
Matrix, Denver Mensa

Sarah Boe
 
MensaLink, Lincoln Mensa Erin Koffler  
Forum
Mensagenda, Minnesota Mensa  

Lin Rockler
 
Reporting
Mension, Mid-America Mensa  

Susan Ramsdell  
 
Member Recognition
ChiMe, Chicago Area Mensa    

Vickie McGraw
 
Membership Roster
OMEN, Oregon Mensa  

Scott Kauffman
 
Overall
Mensagenda, Minnesota Mensa 

Lin Rockler
 


Entertainment 

Puzzles & Games
Col-M, Columbus Area Mensa    

Dick Nuenke
 
Humor
M-Press, Coastal Carolina Mensa  

Gil Krebs  
 
Fiction
Matrix, Denver Mensa   

Sarah Boe  
 
Theme Issue
Matrix, Denver Mensa       

Sarah Boe

“Going to the Dogs”
Poetry/Limericks
ChiMe, Chicago Area Mensa  

Vickie McGraw 
 
Overall
Matrix, Denver Mensa   

Sarah Boe
 


Presentation

Details
Mensagenda, Minnesota Mensa

Lin Rockler
 
Layout
Mensagenda, Minnesota Mensa  

Lin Rockler
 
Artwork
Mensagenda, Minnesota Mensa  

Lin Rockler
 
Photography
The SacraMensan
Sacramento Mensa

Steev Schmidt
 
Overall
ChiMe, Chicago Area Mensa

Vickie McGraw
 


Individual Achievement

Artwork
The Flame, Central Florida Mensa  

Patti Schwindt  

Tommy Bragg
Photography
The SacraMensan
Sacramento Mensa

Steev Schmidt 

Steev Schmidt -
Photo Essay on Mensa’s
50th Anniversary
Fiction
Matrix, Denver Mensa   

Sarah Boe  

Tami D. Cowden -
“Play it Again Sam”