In conjunction with the professional contest, the NFPW Education Fund is also accepting entries for the NFPW High School Communications Contest for all middle and high school students throughout the United States. The student entries must have been published between Feb. 1, 2022, and Jan. 31, 2023.
The contest is open to middle and high school students throughout the United States. Affiliates in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania are hosting state contests. Students in other states – including Colorado – are welcome to enter the high school at-large contest.
The deadline for all student entries is Feb. 8, 2023 (at noon in their time zone). First-place entries in the affiliate and at-large contest automatically advance to the national level of competition. A second round of judging will take place for the first-place winners in the national competition. Then three judges will select a “best of the best” winner from all the winning entries. All the national winners will be announced during a Zoom ceremony in May and further honored at a luncheon on Saturday, June 24, 2023, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The NFPW high school contest is available here.
2014 CPW High School Communications Contest Awards
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 [...]
2011 CPW High School Communications Contest Awards
Tess Halac, Rocky Mountain, 1st, Single-Page Layout, Front Page, Jan. 21, 2011 Cassa Niedringhaus, Rocky Mountain, 2nd, Single-Page Layout, "Day of Recognition" Joanie Lyons, Mountain Vista, 3rd, Single-Page Layout, "Perfect Act" Macy Morgan & Jack [...]
2010 CPW High School Communications Contest Awards
First-place Winners Editorial: Connor Morgan, Kent Denver School, Englewood, Colo., "The Definition of a Hero" and first place at the national level Opinion: Caleb Cunningham, Kent Denver School, Englewood, Colo., "The New News" and first [...]
2009 CPW High School Communications Contest Awards
Twenty-five students from three Colorado high schools submitted 50 entries in the 2009 communications contest. Thirty-five awards, ranging from first place to honorable mention, were handed out. Summary Kent Denver School, Sun Devils' Advocate, 21 [...]
2007 CPW High School Communications Contest Awards
Nearly 60 Colorado high school journalists have been recognized by Colorado Press Women for their writing and graphic design skills. The students are learning journalism skills by participating in the creation and production of their [...]