Pat Szpekowski Recognized by Catholic Press Association

Longtime IWPA Member Pat Szpekowski Pat Szpekowski, APR, a 20-year member of the Illinois Woman's Press Association, recently received a first place recognition in the category of "Best coverage of a routine, sacramental event: weekly Diocesan newspaper, circulation 25,000 or less," from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada at [...]

Photographer Takes Honors at NFPW High School Contest!

Nellie Murphy, a student at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School in Chicago, took third place honors in the Yearbook Photo category at the NFPW High School Contest. Murphy's winning photo, Lollapalooza, was awarded first place in the same category in the IWPA High School Communications Contest. The IWPA contest judge said of Murphy's photo: [...]

2016 Senior Lifestyle Expo Hosts Writing Challenge This August!

The 21st Annual Senior Lifestyle Expo will be held Tuesday August 23 - Wednesday August 24, 2016! The Expo's continuing mission is to bring seniors together with the products and services that are invaluable to maintaining their quality of life. It will feature over 100 booths, an entertainment stage, health and wellness info, interactive activities and educational [...]

2016 Communicator Of Achievement: Art Brauer

Art Brauer has been selected 2016 Communicator of Achievement by the Illinois Woman’s Press Association. This prestigious award is the highest honor given by the IWPA to members who have distinguished themselves within and beyond their profession. Each year an award recipient, chosen from nominees selected by state affiliates is nationally recognized for exceptional achievement [...]

IWPA’s 2016 High School Contest Winners

Category Entry Title First Name Last Name Company/Organization Score Title Editorial "The Elephant in the Classroom" Bridget Ryan Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School 5 Editor-in-Chief - Inscape - Newsmagazine Editorial More Space for Raider Nation Adam Reckamp Huntley High School 4 Editor In Chief, The Voice Editorial Project Based Learning Needs to Improve Courtney [...]

Illinois Woman’s Press Association’s 2016 Mate E. Palmer Professional Communications Contest Results Announced

Illinois Woman’s Press Association P.O. Box 180150, Chicago, Illinois  60618 CHICAGO – March 28, 2016 -- The Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA), in cooperation with the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), honors the best professional journalists, writers and communicators in the state through the annual Mate E. Palmer Professional Communications Contest. Today, IWPA [...]

Joining the IWPA Executive Board: What’s In It For You?

The IWPA Executive Board does a phenomenal job of keeping the Association running and growing. Its commitment to continuing the mission of our founders over 130 years demonstrates passion for communications in general, and the importance of our unique place in history. The dedicated work of our Board members promotes IWPA’s ability to continue shaping [...]

Social Media: Why You Should Engage IWPA!

Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter are the three most visited and utilized social media sites of 2015. They allow users to connect with friends, family, and coworkers, establish professional networks, promote personal achievement, and advertise business organizations. Chances are almost everyone you know has an account on one or all of these platforms, making use in [...]

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