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NFPW Competitions

The National Federation of Press Women sponsors several annual competitions to honor excellence in communications:

  • NFPW Communications Contest encourages and rewards excellence in communications in a wide range of categories. Entries are judged by leaders in their fields of expertise. NFPW contest winners are honored at the NFPW Annual Communications Contest Awards Banquet at the organization's annual conference.
  • NFPW High School Communications Contest honors excellence in student journalism. The only nationwide communications competition for high school students, the contest is endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Dow Jones announces first-place winners and promotes the competition in its publication distributed to journalism advisers across the nation, giving students and their teachers/advisers local and nationwide recognition.
  • Communicator of Achievement is the highest honor bestowed by NFPW upon members who have distinguished themselves within and beyond their profession. The recipient, chosen from nominees selected by state affiliates, is recognized for exceptional achievement in the communications field, service to NFPW and to the community.
2009 COA Nominees
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The Communicator of Achievement Affiliate winners gather around the 2009 COA winner Heloise.

Sweepstakes winner Tammy Keith receives award from NFPW President Cynthia Price

Tammy Keith, left, receives her sweepstakes award from NFPW President Cynthia Price at the 2011 conference in Council Bluffs, Iowa.