IWPA Announces 2024 NFPW Professional Communications Contest Winners

Outstanding communications entries from throughout the United States have won honors in the 2024 National Communications Contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women. The Illinois Woman's Press Association is proud to announce the results of those from our affiliate that captured national awards this past weekend. The winners include: Tracy Ahrens, Illinois 3rd Place -- [...]

IWPA’s 2024 Communicator of Achievement: Josh Friedberg

  Illinois Woman’s Press Association Since 1885 For immediate release April 3, 2024 Contact: Art Brauer, IWPA President P.O. Box 567 Palos Park, Illinois 60464 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. [...]


Last year's SWAN Day had weather that was not so great. If you missed it, check out last year's event on our YouTube channel. And see our tribute to Loretta Lynn, which was displayed throughout the venue. Look forward to seeing you this year on March 30th!

National Federation of Press Women Announces National Award Winners

National Federation of Press Women, Inc. 140B Purcellville Gateway Dr., Suite 120, Purcellville, VA 20132 (571) 295-5900 · · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2023 Media Contacts: Teri Ehresman, NFPW National Contest Director (; 208-521-5171) Cate Langley, NFPW Executive Director (; 571-295-5900) More information: A list of all winners: PRESS RELEASE The [...]

Longtime IWPA Member Marion E. Gold Releases Debut Novel

MARION E. GOLD, a 28-year member of the National Association of Press Women—and long-time dual member of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association and Arizona Professional Writers—has launched her first novel, co-authored with acclaimed novelist Jerry Marcus. "Escape from Heaven" is a provocative and insightful in which Moses and Jesus meet in Heaven and decide to work together [...]

IWPA 2023 High School Communications Contest Results

The IWPA is excited to announce the winners of our 2023 High School Communications Contest! This year, we had 107 entries from a total of 8 high schools, and we are excited to announce the winner of the Silver Pen award for the most points across categories is Huntley High School! First Place winners go [...]

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