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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 closed.

    The entries for the 2024 National Federation of Press Women’s communications contest will be accepted beginning Oct. 1, 2023!

    The contest is open to writers, authors, copy editors, public affairs professionals, photographers, publishers or others in the communications field. 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.

    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.

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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Colorado writers rock!

By |May 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 [...]

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Coloradans do well in national competition

By |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 [...]

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Congratulations to CPW contestants

By |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 [...]

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