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 [...]

2023 NFPW High School Contest Results

The National Federation of Press Women’s High School Communications Contest results are in for 2023, and once again, Illinois students did exceptionally well! Each year, every First Place winner in the IWPA’s High School Communications Contest goes on to the NFPW contest to compete with winners in other states and regions across the country. The [...]

IWPA’s 2022 High School Communications Contest Results

The IWPA is excited to announce the winners of our 2022 High School Communications Contest! This year, we had 90 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 [...]

IWPA Celebrates 2020 Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest Winners

The 79th Annual Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest attracted the best work from profession communicators from over the past year. There were 86 entries from members and non-members with a record number coming from outside the Chicago city limits. The staff at Chicago Health Magazine is the recipient of the Silver Pen Award for the [...]

Illinois Woman’s Press Association Announces 2019, NFPW High School Contest Winners

Illinois Woman’s Press AssociationChicago, Illinoiswww.iwpa.org Chicago – May 3, 2019– The Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA), an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), honors the best student journalists, writers and communicators in the state with the annual Illinois High School Communications Contest.   Students enter their best work published or broadcast through [...]

IWPA Summer Internship Perspective: It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Calling

I entered Northeastern Illinois University in the Spring of 2017 as a 25 year-old undergraduate. After stumbling from one career choice to another, I decided to finally focus on area of study that also brought joy to my life: English Literature. There where moments when the realization that I'm still working towards my degree caused [...]

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