Congratulations to Colorado Press Women’s entrants in the National Federation of Press Women’s top contest! All six earned awards for outstanding work against 1800+ entries in the tough nationwide competition. They won three 1st places, two 2nds, two 3rds and two Honorable Mentions. The winners and their awards and entries are (in alphabetical order):

Donna Bryson

  • 2nd Place — Specialty Articles > Social issues for “How history, race and politics divide Tennessee on gun legislation”
  • 1st Place — Feature Story > Online publication for “All we are is memory”

Buffy Gilfoil

  • Honorable Mention — Blog > Personal for “Twitter Files Reveal Coordinated Censorship: Battle for free speech ensues in public square and courtrooms”

Kerrin Jeromin

  • 1st Place — Public Relations Materials > Report for “State, Local, and Tribal Program Accomplishments: Fiscal Year 2023”

Kathryn Mayer

  • 1st Place — Writing > Nonfiction Book for Adult Readers > Biography or History for “Disneyland on the Mountain: Walt, the Environmentalists, and the Ski Resort That Never Was”

Karen Petersen

  • Honorable Mention — Electronic Newsletter > Nonprofit, government, or educational for “A Word From Juan”
  • 2nd Place — Blog > Nonprofit, government or educational for “Memorandum of Understanding Supports Navajo Nation’s Energy Transition”

Anna Squires

  • 3rd Place — Specialty Articles > Government or politics for “Building the 2030 National Charging Network: NREL Study Identifies Nationwide Charging Needs for Accelerating EV Adoption”
  • 3rd Place — Information for the Media > Single Release for “All Aboard! NREL Releases First Comprehensive, Open-Source Software for Freight Rail Decarbonization”

Those present at the annual NFPW conference in St. Louis enjoyed applause and cheers at the June 22 awards ceremony. The full list of winners and their entries can be found at