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NFPW Communications Contest encourages and rewards excellence in communications in a wide range of categories — writing, editing, page design, photography, graphics, radio, television, web and social media, advertising, public relations/promotion/publicity, speeches, collegiate/education, books and creative writing.

Colorado members of NFPW are urged to enter the At-Large Contest run by the National Federation of Press Women for states without an active contest (like Colorado). First-place At-Large winners are automatically entered in NFPW’s national contest if they are NFPW members.  Competitors are often from New York, New Hampshire, Maryland, Louisiana, Nevada, Tennessee, Kentucky, New Jersey, Maine, Oregon, Wyoming, Georgia, Florida, Connecticut and Michigan.

  • NFPW’s 2023 contest is open!

    The annual National Federation of Press Women’s communications contest has officially opened!

    The contest is open to writers, authors, copy editors, public affairs professionals, photographers, publishers or others in the communications field. Entries must be published in 2022, and entries are open to writers of all ages. The contest is sponsored by NFPW affiliates, and people living in states without an affiliate hosting a contest are eligible to enter the NFPW at-large contest. First-place winning entries in the affiliate and at-large contests are eligible to advance to the national competition. To enter the national contest, the entrants must be NFPW members or must join by March 15, 2023.

    2023 Professional Contest


    • Early Deadline, January 18, 2023 (noon in your time zone)
      A one-time $25 fee will be assessed to all entrants after this date.
    • Book Final Deadline, February 1, 2023 (noon in your time zone)
      Due to the extended time it takes to judge book categories, all book entries must be entered by this date.
    • Final Deadline, February 8, 2023 (noon in your time zone)
      All remaining entries must be entered by this date.
    • In late April, entrants will be notified if they’ve won something.
    • The results will be announced during an awards dinner on June 24, 2023, at the NFPW Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Click here to see a list of NFPW professional communications contest and sweepstakes winners in 2022, 2021 and 2020.

2020 At-Large Colorado Contest Winners

By |March 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 [...]

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Colorado Contestants Fared Well

By |April 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 [...]

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