Welcome to the National Federation of Press Women's National Communications Contest

 

The NFPW National Communications Contest is a two-tiered contest open to anyone over the age of 18 regardless of age, gender, professional status or location. Contestants in the colleigiate division do not need to be 18 years of age. 

The first tier of the contest is run at the state level. Entrants in states without an affiliate-level contest and international entries are welcome to enter the at-large section of the contest. When entries warrant, the at-large section of the contest may be split into regions to create a more level playing field. 

First-place winners from the state-level contest and the at-large contests are then advanced to the national level of judging. To be eligible to compete at the national level, the entrant must be a member in good standing with the National Federation of Press Women.  Entrants can join NFPW once they learn of their winning status.  

Who We Are 

The National Federation of Press Women is a dynamic nationwide organization of professional women and men pursuing careers across the communications spectrum.

Membership in NFPW is a solid investment in your career, providing opportunities to develop your professional skills, receive recognition for your work, network with peers, protect the First Amendment, and nurture the next generation of communicators. For more information on joining the NFPW, please CLICK HERE. 

 

Let's get started!

1. Read through the categories and descriptions to decide which category you would like to enter. 

2. Read the rules for entry under the rules tab.

3. Register using the purple tab in the top right corner of this page.

  • If you already have registered, log in using your user name and password. If you wish to register as a member, your membership dues must be paid before you register.  Please contact NFPW for membership information.
4. Add your entries 
  • Once you register, you will see "Add Entry" and "View/Edit Entry and Pay" tabs in the top navigation bar. Use the "Add Entry" tab to add each entry. If you are entering multiple catagories, an "Add Entry" form must be filled out for each submission.
  • Fill out the information required in each tab of the entry form. 
  • Please submit all entries before paying. This will allow multiple-entry discounts to be applied. 

5. Check your entries. 

  • Once you have completed an entry form for each of your entries, go to the "View/Edit and Pay" tab. Check to see that the word "completed" is listed in each of your entries. If you see "Incomplete," click on the word and it will let you know what you are missing. Use the yellow pencil to edit your entries and try again. 
  • If you are having trouble getting an entry submitted, please contact us for a little guidance.· 

6. Settle up your bill. All entries must be paid before midnight in your time zone on the February 6, 2018, deadline to be considered for entry. Entries submitted before midnight in your time zone on January 23, 2018, will receive a $25 early bird discount. 

  • Once you have paid for your entries, you should see a "submit" button come up for your entries. 
  • Click submit and you are all set. Check to see that your status has changed from "completed" to "accepted." If you have paid and do not see this status change, please contact us for help. 

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State Affiliate Contest Directors

 

State

Director

Email Address

Alabama

Meredith Cummings

meredithcummings@gmail.com

Alaska

Diane Walters

dwalters@gci.net

Arkansas

Helen Plotkin

haplotkin@outlook.com

At-Large

Becky Funke

rfunke3@cox.net

California

Betty Packard

bettypackard@comcast.net

Connecticut

Uco Jillert Weirsma

uco@ucomail.com

Delaware

Katherine Ward

delawarepress@aol.com

Idaho

Teri Ehresman

islandpark723@gmail.com

Illinois

Ana Mendez

mendez.school@gmail.com

Indiana

Tara Puckey

tarapuckey@me.com

Iowa

Julie Hoffman

marjuliowa@msn.com

Kansas

Gwen Larson

gazettegl@yahoo.com

Missouri

Janice Denham

denham3@sbcglobal.net

Nebraska

Terri Hahn

terri.hahn@theindependent.com

New Mexico

Carolyn Carlson

ctcarlson03@gmail.com

North Dakota

Kayley Erlandson

kayleye@westernproducts.com

Ohio

Sandi Latimer

sandlot17@juno.com

Pennsylvania

Kay Stephens

kstephens@altoonamirror.com

South Carolina

Karen Rhodes

krhodes@sherman.edu

South Dakota

Susan Smith Susan.Smith@sdstate.edu

Texas

Kay Casey

pwt@presswomenoftexas.org

Virginia

Laura Fortunato

Lauralu730@gmail.com