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About Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas

Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas is the author of “Joliet,” Images of America Series with Arcadia Publishing, of “The Joliet Rivals Club – a centennial celebration,” and her newest book, “Leadership 1937-2003, The First Forty Presidents of the National Federation of Press Women”, a short-story author, and community volunteer. Her writing has won top awards from the National Federation of Press Women and the Illinois Woman’s Press Association. She is co-editor of the 2014 IWPA anniversary anthology.

IWPA Celebrates the Best in Professional and High School Writing

This year IWPA celebrates the 83rd Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest. Begun in 1941 in memory of IWPAs ninth president, Mate E. Palmer, it would be Sadie Quayle, Palmer’s caregiver who had cared for her during her last days of illness, who approached then president, Helen Miller Malloch requesting the Association establish a writing contest [...]

IWPA’s 2024 Communicator of Achievement: Josh Friedberg

  Illinois Woman’s Press Association Since 1885 www.iwpa.org For immediate release April 3, 2024 Contact: Art Brauer, IWPA President P.O. Box 567 Palos Park, Illinois 60464 IWPA1885@gmail.com IWPA Announces 2024 Communicator of Achievement Friedberg Takes Top Award Palos Park, IL – The Illinois Woman’s Press Association, an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women [...]

Newman Wins IWPA 2024 Silver Feather Honors

2024 Silver Feather Winner, Janice Newman Entrepreneur Janice Newman has won the 2024 Silver Feather Award for the 83rd Illinois Woman’s Press Association Mate E. Palmer Professional Communications Contest. Her entries earned her five First Place Awards, and five Second Place, captured three Third Place and claimed three Honorable Mentions in the competition. [...]

IWPA Announces 2024 Mate E. Palmer Professional Communications Contest Winners

The Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2024 IWPA Mate E.  Palmer Professional Communications Contest. 114 awards will be presented in May at the annual awards luncheon to be held at The Public Landing in Lockport, Illinois. This year, 41 First Place winning entries have moved on to [...]

NFPW Announces 2022 National Contest Results, Including Illinois Winners

Outstanding communications entries from throughout the United States have won honors in the 2022 National Communications Contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women. Nearly 300 professional communicators earned honors during the celebration at the 2022 NFPW Conference in Fargo, ND on June 25, 2022. Over 2,000 entries were submitted in this year’s contest. Winners [...]

IWPA’s 2022 Silver Feather Award Winner: Suzanne Hanney

The Illinois Woman's Press Association (IWPA) is proud to announce that Suzanne Hanney has won its Silver Feather Award in the 2022 Mate E. Palmer Professional Communications Contest. A long-time member of IWPA, StreetWise Editor-in-Chief Suzanne Hanney is doing what she set out to do in high school and college: editing a news magazine in her hometown [...]

IWPA Announces 1st Place Winners in 2022 Communications Contest

The Illinois Woman’s Press Association is proud to announce the First Place winners of the 2022 Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest. Begun in 1941, the writing contest was established in memory of the ninth president of IWPA. The state contest has expanded widely since those early years to parallel categories set forth by the National [...]

IWPA Announces Full List of 2021 Professional Contest Winners

The Illinois Woman’s Press Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest. Begun in 1941, the writing contest was established in memory of the ninth president of IWPA. The state contest has expanded widely since those early years to parallel categories set forth by the National Federation of [...]

IWPA Celebrates 1st Place Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest Winners

The Illinois Woman’s Press Association is pleased to announce the following First Place Winners in the Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest. These entries have moved forward to compete on the national platform at the 2021 National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest. National results will be announced in April. Katie Scarlett Brandt Writing > 05 [...]

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