2020: Nikoleta Morales

By |July 29th, 2020|Mate E. Palmer Award Winners' Showcase|

Nikoleta Morales is an award-winning entertainment journalist and author. She won five awards in this year's IWPA Mate E. Palmer Communications contest: first place in the reviews category, second place in personal essays, third place in the print-based newspaper category, and third place in the arts and entertainment category, as well as an honorable mention [...]

Illinois Students Win National Recognition for Communications Efforts

By |May 8th, 2020|News|

      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

By |March 31st, 2020|News|

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 [...]

Update on Mate E. Palmer Awards Luncheon 2020

By |March 22nd, 2020|News|

Illinois Woman’s Press Association values its history and traditions. One of the most treasured is the annual awards luncheon, where tribute is paid to the winners of our Mate E. Palmer Professional Communications Contest and the High School Communications Contest. We all look forward to this annual event, so it is with great sadness that [...]

IWPA Announces 2020 High School Communications Contest Winners

By |March 12th, 2020|News|

The Illinois Woman’s Press Association proudly celebrates the winners of the 2020 High School Contest. This year, IWPA will move 12 first-place winners, representing three Illinois High Schools, on to compete in the National Federation of Press Women High School contest. Those students, categories and their schools are: Nick Decatoire, Jacob Habel, Lauren Courtney, Andrew [...]

The Illinois Woman’s Press Association High School Contest

By |November 8th, 2019|News|

IWPA offers Illinois high school students the opportunity to participant in the Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest on the state level as well as advance to the national spotlight in conjunction with the National Federation of Press Women. Entering is easy, inexpensive, rewarding and a fantastic professional or freelance resume boost. We encourage student communicators [...]

Fighting Fake News & Preserving Our Rights

By |September 17th, 2019|FAN-Fair|

In Late May, a doctored video of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi began trending on Twitter. President Trump’s lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani commented on her slurred speech in a now deleted tweet, with many others using their handles to suggest that Pelosi was unfit, unwell, and/or crazed.  Not long after the video went viral, it [...]

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