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Three IWPA High School Contest Winners Take First Place at National Level

Illinois student communicators again proved they are among the best in the country by taking top honors at this year’s National Federation of Press Women’s High School Communications Contest.  First-place winning entries in the IWPA High School Communications Contest were eligible to compete at the national level where, this year, nearly 2,000 students participated. Students [...]

Winners of the 2021 IWPA High School Communications Contest

The 2021 IWPA High School Communications Contest celebrated the work of high school communicators from students across the Chicagoland area with a total of 106 entries from seven schools.  COVID-19, reevaluations of gender and racial standings and the 2020 presidential elections, made the 2020-2021 academic year both challenging and inspiring for student journalists. All were [...]

Meet the 2021-2023 IWPA Board: High School Contest Chair Josh Friedberg

In the absence of a live event this spring, which would have allowed us to introduce our talented new slate of leaders to membership and the public, we’re using our digital platforms to get virtually acquainted. Up next: meet Josh Friedberg, IWPA’s High School Contest Chair and a much-lauded creative. When did you first become [...]

Meet the 2021-2023 IWPA Board: President Art Brauer

In the absence of a live event this spring, which would have allowed us to introduce our talented new slate of leaders to membership and the public, we're using our digital platforms to get virtually acquainted. First up, meet Art Brauer, IWPA's 51st President, a longtime member, and the first male to occupy the seat.  [...]

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 [...]

2021 Professional Communications Contest Now Open!

The 2021 NFPW Communications Contest is now live! Launched on Oct. 1, 2020, like last year, the contest will use the OpenWater software system to submit entries. It is open to members and non-members alike, although IWPA/NFPW members receive an application fee discount.  Affiliates, including Illinois have finalized entry fees for those entering the contest. [...]

Illinois Students Win National Recognition for Communications Efforts

      The National Federation of Press Women, Inc. 140B Purcellville Gateway Dr., Suite 120, Purcellville, VA 20132 · (571) 295-5900) ·info@nfpw.org · www.nfpw.org Media contact: Teri Ehresman, NFPW High School contest director, 208-521-5171, islandpark723@gmail.com PURCELLVILLE, VA – Students from throughout the United States are being honored for their outstanding communications efforts. Thirteen winners [...]

Illinois Woman’s Press Association Names Nikoleta Morales 2020 Communicator of Achievement

Illinois Woman’s Press AssociationChicago, Illinoiswww.iwpa.org Chicago – March 31, 2020 – The Illinois Woman’s Press Association is pleased to announce that Nikoleta Morales of Chicago, has been recognized as its 2020 Communicator of Achievement. This award is given to a member in recognition of exceptional achievement in the communications fields, as well as contributions made [...]

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