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Karen Pochert Petersen, Colorado 2021 Communicator of Achievement

By |2021-04-13T00:07:55-06:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Club News, Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

When the highest level of government was intent on suppressing the truth about the environmental damage inflicted by the actions of humankind, forbidding phrases such as “climate change,” “global warming,” carbon footprint,” and “greenhouse gas emissions” to appear in federal websites and publications, Karen Pochert Petersen spoke up. After her first thought of quitting her [...]

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Coloradans capture 14 firsts in NFPW’s At-Large Contest

By |2021-03-28T22:11:29-06:00March 27th, 2021|Categories: Club News, Competitions, Professional Contest|

Colorado Press Women entered the NFPW At-Large Communications Contest in the largest numbers yet and hauled home fourteen first-place awards. All but one are going on to the national competition. Three people entered the At-Large contest as nonmembers and joined CPW/NFPW after winning first places for their entries. Donna Bryson scored the most first places [...]

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Sandy Nance, 2020 National & Colorado Winner

By |2020-07-02T18:16:55-06:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Club News, Communicator of Achievement|

At the University of Colorado-Boulder in the mid-1960s, Sandy Michel decided to study advertising in the journalism school. First, though, she was required to take an introductory newswriting class. Her focus changed: Newswriting was more creative than she expected and she put advertising aside. “I decided I’d rather write about people than products,” said Sandy, now [...]

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2020 At-Large Colorado Contest Winners

By |2020-03-29T23:48:24-06:00March 29th, 2020|Categories: Professional Contest|

Colorado Press Women members again fared well in NFPW's At-Large Communications Contest for members in states that don't run their own contest. This contest is increasingly competitive and this year featured entrants from Kentucky, South Dakota, Louisiana, New York, Oregon, North Carolina, Arizona, New Jersey, Maine, Michigan and Georgia. First place winners in the At-Large Contest [...]

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Donna Bryson, 2019 Colorado winner

By |2019-05-07T00:28:49-06:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Club News, Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

Veteran journalist and award-winning author Donna Bryson decided to become a reporter in her teens – after giving up her childhood dream of being a tightrope walker! Donna’s work for The Associated Press has taken her to Europe, Africa and Asia. She has written two acclaimed books. Her byline has appeared in top publications including The [...]

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Colorado Contestants Fared Well

By |2019-04-14T16:18:48-06:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Club News, Competitions, Professional Contest|

Colorado’s bumper crop of At-Large contest winners has yielded two national first place winners, two second places and an honorable mention in the National Federation of Press Women 2019 Communication Contest. Certificates will be presented to national winners at the awards banquet at the NFPW Conference Saturday, June 29, in Baton Rouge, LA. Colorado's national winners [...]

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Colorado writers rock!

By |2018-05-28T22:30:29-06:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: Club News, Competitions, Professional Contest|

The results are out for the 2018 National Federation of Press Women National Communications Contest. Colorado Press Women’s website has a link to the complete results. Colorado’s entrants via the At-Large Contest did really well — three first-place wins, two third-place wins and two honorable mentions. Congratulations everyone. 07A -Editorial / Opinion - Print-based newspaper Placing: [...]

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Coloradans do well in national competition

By |2017-10-26T21:37:18-06:00October 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 |2018-02-19T18:00:05-07:00May 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 |2017-05-17T23:29:34-06:00May 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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