NFPW Takes Communications Contest Online
"If you build it, they will come." We now bring you "Field of Dreams: The Contest." NFPW has built an all-electronic communications contest, with an allowance for a hard-copy component, for all of our members, and many have flocked to it.
We're excited about launching the first NFPW electronic communications contest and want to thank all of our members for being interested and supportive whether they chose to use the electronic framework or stay with the hard-copy contest for another year. Your questions have been helpful; your comments have been instructive; and your enthusiasm has been buoyed us along through the planning and development stages. And now we're moving to the next phase: the action we've all been waiting for.
The links to the three affiliate contests, each encompassing a number of affiliates with similar requirements, have been sent to the affiliate contest directors within the past few days. Several contests are up and running; others are at the starting line and will take off as soon as the call for entries is sent to the respective affiliate members.
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Lori Potter, immediate past president, wrote her most recent blog post about the new online communications contest. Let me share the headline and first two paragraphs of her blog:
If I can do it
I spent a couple of hours of this Saturday morning downloading entries for the Nebraska Press Women contest on the Omni contest site in hopes that some will qualify to advance to the National Federation of Press Women online contest.
I'm here, as one of the world's least proficient or confident computer and Internet users, to tell you this: It's easy and if I can do it, you can do it.
Read the entire blog post at: http://potterspix.wordpress.com/.
We're glad we built it; we're glad you came. Best wishes for successful 2014 communications contests all around!"
AFFILIATE NEWS: New Florida Affiliate Forming
Suki Eleuterio, a Delaware Press Woman member who recently moved to Florida, has started the Florida Press Women group in South Florida. Interested? Join the LinkedIn Group or contact Suki for more information.
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Hot Off The Press
NFPW 2013 Communicator of Achievement is Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas of Illinois (press release: doc, pdf).
Sweepstakes Winners Announced (press release: doc | pdf).
Talking With Teri
Current NFPW President Teri Ehresman highlights some of the Unique and Unbelievable members of the National Federation of Press Women.
Potterspix: Prose from the Prairie
Prose from the prairie about the people (and places) of NFPW by Lori Potter, NFPW Immediate Past President.
Insights on communication trends and techniques from former NFPW President and 2012 Communicator of Achievement Cynthia Price.
In this edition of the NFPW newsletter:
* Online contest information
* A look at the 2014 conference
* Resolve to learn in 2014
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