Wow! It was a great 2015 for members new and experienced, in so many communications disciplines!
The judges of the National Federation of Press Women’s annual Communications Contest have rewarded 23% of Illinois Woman’s Press Association’s members for their brilliant work in 2014. We are so very proud to announce the names of these amazing professionals and congratulate them on being among the best of the best in our field! Our winners will be feted at a dinner on Saturday, September 12 in Anchorage, Alaska – part of the 2015 NFPW National Conference.
Their deserved success serves as an inspiration to continue producing our finest work in preparation for the 2016 Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest!
Here are the winners….
|F. Name||L. Name||Place||Category|
|Teresa||Albano||First||News story – Online publication|
|Teresa||Albano||First||Editorial/Opinion – Online publication|
|Teresa||Albano||Third||Speciality articles – Green/environmental|
|Teresa||Albano||HM||Columns – Personal Opinion (bylined, not editorial)|
|Susan||Brauer||First||Book Edited by entrant|
|John||Dick||HM||Columns – Personal Opinion (bylined, not editorial)|
|Lolita||Ditzler||Second||Interview (radio or television)|
|Cecilia||Green||HM||Single advertisements for print or electronic publication|
|Earchiel||Johnson||First||News story – Online publication|
|Tim||Libretti||Second||Feature story – Online publication|
|Tim||Libretti||First||Essay, chapter, or section in a book|
|David||Mathews||Second||Creative verse – Single poem|
|Lori||Rader-Day||Second||Novels for adult readers (full-length, 40,000 words and up)|
|Elise||Sims||Second||News or feature release – single release|
|Patricia||Szpekowski||Third||Reports (including, but not limited to, annual reports)|
|Patricia||Szpekowski||HM||Brochures – Nonprofit, government, or educational|
|Mary||Wagner||Second||Blogs – Corporate or for-profit|
|Mary||Wagner||HM||Nonfiction books for adult readers – Biography or autobiography|
|Susan||Webb||First||Editorial/Opinion – Online publication|
|Susan||Webb||Third||Speciality articles – Green/environmental|
|Elizabeth||Wheeler||Second||Young-adult books – Fiction|
|John||Wojcik||First||Editorial/Opinion – Online publication|
|Marianne||Wolf-Astrauskas||HM||Personality profile – 500 words or fewer|
|Marianne||Wolf-Astrauskas||Second||Short stories – Single story|
|Marianne||Wolf-Astrauskas||First||Book Edited by entrant|