2024 NFPW High School Contest Results

By |May 10th, 2024|News|

The National Federation of Press Women’s High School Communications Contest results are in for 2024, 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 [...]

Spotlight on Excellence: Winslow, Zerkel and Carlisle

By |April 15th, 2024|So We All May Be Heard|

Seventy-five years after an active group of suffragettes and temperance workers founded the Illinois Woman's Press Association (IWPA), the oldest active organization of women writers began honoring an individual from within its membership with a distinctive award. Today, that honor is known as the Communicator of Achievement.  IWPA is an affiliate of the National Federation [...]

IWPA Celebrates the Best in Professional and High School Writing

By |April 4th, 2024|So We All May Be Heard|

This year IWPA celebrates the 83rd Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest. Begun in 1941 in memory of IWPAs ninth president, Mate E. Palmer, it would be Sadie Quayle, Palmer’s caregiver who had cared for her during her last days of illness, who approached then president, Helen Miller Malloch requesting the Association establish a writing contest [...]

IWPA’s 2024 Communicator of Achievement: Josh Friedberg

By |April 3rd, 2024|News|

  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

By |March 21st, 2024|News|

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. [...]

IWPA Announces 2024 Mate E. Palmer Professional Communications Contest Winners

By |March 17th, 2024|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

IWPA Announces 2024 High School Contest Winners

By |March 12th, 2024|News|

The IWPA is excited to announce the winners of our 2024 High School Communications Contest! This year, we had 122 entries from a total of 7 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 [...]


By |February 26th, 2024|News|

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!

CALLING ALL AUTHORS! Join IWPA Under the Tent at Printer’s Row Lit Fest 2023

By |June 30th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Saturday September 9 & Sunday September 10 10 AM - 6 PM Author Station(s) 2023 Lit Fest Saturday & Sunday: $250.00 USD Saturday Station: $140.00 USD Sunday Station: $130.00 USD Enter name for your nametag: Phone number

National Federation of Press Women Announces National Award Winners

By |June 27th, 2023|News|

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 [...]

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