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Coloradans do well in national competition

By | 2017-10-26T21:37:18+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Club News, Professional Contest|

Colorado Press Women members don’t enter the professional communications contest often these days, but when they do, they fare well against tough competition – two first-place awards, one second place and one third! Sonja Marie Horoshko of Cortez, writing for the Four Corners Free Press, took first in the Specialty Articles-Government or Politics category for her [...]

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Ruth Anna, 2017 Winner

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:28+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

In work spanning more than 45 years, Ruth Anna has ardently defended the First Amendment and Colorado’s open records laws as a board member of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, led both CPW and NFPW as president, founded Anna Public Relations Consultants – shepherding a wide range of clients – and volunteered for many community [...]

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Congratulations to CPW contestants

By | 2017-05-17T23:29:34+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: Club News, Competitions, Professional Contest|

Coloradans raked in four first-place awards and four honorable mentions when they entered the NFPW 2017 At-Large Communications Contest. Those first-place wins qualify them to compete in the NFPW national contest, with awards presented at the 2017 NFPW Communications Conference Sept. 7-9. ·         Chelsey Baker-Hauck, First Place in public relations news or feature release: “Study Predicts Positive [...]

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Carol Anderson, 2016 Colorado Winner

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:29+00:00 July 9th, 2016|Categories: Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

Carol Anderson is Colorado Press Women's 2016 Communicator of Achievement. Her career demonstrates, yet again, that a journalism degree can take its holder into wide-ranging professional realms. Much of Anderson's career has focused on involving more people in local and regional issues that affect them. She has been a firm believer in encouraging diverse people to [...]

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Barbara “Bobbi” Gigone, 2015 Colorado and National Winner

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:29+00:00 July 18th, 2015|Categories: Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

In a wide-ranging career spanning more than 40 years, Barbara "Bobbi" Gigone compiled an impressive list of "firsts." First regular female news reporter at the Boulder (Colorado) Daily Camera First public information officer for Boulder County First director of the county's newly formed Department of Community Services In addition to her professional achievements, Bobbi has given [...]

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Sandy Graham, 2014 Winner

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:30+00:00 July 9th, 2014|Categories: Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

Sandy Graham has parlayed a successful journalism career into grant writing for a beloved Colorado institution, the Children's Museum of Denver. While the transition may have surprised some people, Sandy saw it has an opportunity to use her research, interviewing and writing skills for a great cause. Despite only dabbling in small-time fundraising at her children's [...]

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2014 CPW High School Communications Contest Awards

By | 2016-09-09T17:39:52+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|Categories: Competitions, High School Communications Contest|

Names in bold had entries in the national competition, and their placement (if any) is shown at the end of the line. Emily Anderson, Rocky Mountain High School, 2nd, Editorial, "Cost of college causes concern for Colorado" 2nd, Feature Story, "Make Way for the 5K" 1st, News Story, "Marking the Spot of Lost Innocence" — national: [...]

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Mary Alice Parmelee, 2013 Winner

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:30+00:00 July 28th, 2013|Categories: Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

An editorial innovator, inspiring leader, patience of a saint, the most ethical person I know, walks her talk, a big heart, extraordinary sense of humor. This is how colleagues and friends describe Mary Alice Parmelee, Colorado Press Women's 2013 Communicator of Achievement. The award, given annually, recognizes a member who exemplifies professional achievement, community service and [...]

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2013 CPW Scholarships

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:33+00:00 June 12th, 2013|Categories: College Communications Scholarship, Competitions|

Lee Ridley CPW has awarded a $1,000 scholarship in 2013 to Lee Ridley, a senior at Metropolitan State University in Denver. She carries a straight-A average with a major of social and mobile media journalism. As a nontraditional student, she has returned to college to pursue a second bachelor's degree and seek a career [...]

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Gay Porter DeNileon, 2012 Winner

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:33+00:00 July 18th, 2012|Categories: Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

We all know what two molecules of hydrogen and one of oxygen make. For Colorado's 2012 Communicator of Achievement Gay Porter DeNileon, H2O has made the main ingredient in her successful career. Graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder with a bachelor's degree in journalism, Gay landed a dream job that involved H2O in all its [...]

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