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NFPW Announces 2022 National Contest Results, Including Illinois Winners

By |July 10th, 2022|News|

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 [...]

2022 NFPW High School Contest Results Highlight Illinois Students

By |May 21st, 2022|News|

The National Federation of Press Women’s High School Communications Contest results are in, and Illinois students did exceptionally well! Every First Place winner in the IWPA’s High School Communications Contest went on to the NFPW contest to compete with winners in other states and regions across the country. The results are a testament to the [...]

IWPA’s 2022 Silver Feather Award Winner: Suzanne Hanney

By |April 25th, 2022|News|

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 [...]

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

By |June 21st, 2021|News|

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

By |June 21st, 2021|News|

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

By |June 9th, 2021|News|

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

By |June 6th, 2021|News|

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

By |May 28th, 2021|News|

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 [...]

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