IWPA members had quite the showing in the 2017 National Federation of Press Women’s annual Communications Contest! We are very proud of our successful community. All winners are invited accept their awards at the 2017 NFPW Communications Conference in Birmingham, Alabama.
Lolita Ditzler, who won first place for her essay Life with Linda, stated she was “elated” upon receiving the news. “The judges comments were an ego boost,” according to Ditzler. Becky Sarwate also won first place in the Reviews category, an honor to which she referred to as “creative affirmation for doing what you love!” Like Sarwate, member Terrie Albano was also “honored” and grateful for the recognition.
IWPA is proud of all members who entered the NFPW Contest. We look forward to celebrating more great work next year!
|IWPA Member||Prize||Entry Title|
|Terrie Albano||Second||School funding slashed by $750 million…|
|Terrie Albano||Second||The Cable Splicer: A Story About Guts…|
|Terrie Albano||Third||NEIU students tell lawmakers to fund education|
|Terrie Albano||Honorable Mention||Labor grapples with Standing Rock and Dakota…|
|Lolita Ditzler||First||Life with Linda|
|Tim Libretti||Second||What makes a quality job?: Job Talk series…|
|Becky Sarwate||First||Ultra American: A Patriot Act;Phantom of the…|
|Becky Sarwate||Honorable Mention||CNN’s Donna Brazile Latest Victim in 2016’s…|
|Patricia Szpekowski||Second||Dundee Township Meadowdale Raceway…|
|Patricia Szpekowski||Honorable Mention||Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce…|
|Stephanie Taylor||Second||Chicago Filmmaker Will Adams|
|Mary Wagner||Third||“Why the Hell Not?”; “Red Shoes and the Rocky Steps”|
|Mary Wagner||Third||Finnigan the Circus Cat|
|Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas||Third||Celebrating Our COA History 1957~2015|