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Mary Jane Skala Named COA - Nebraska Press Women named Kearney Hub lifestyles reporter Mary Jane Skala its Communicator of Achievement (COA) Oct. 17 at the group’s virtual fall conference. Skala honed her journalistic skills at the Sun News chain in Cleveland, Ohio, where she worked her way from reporter to senior editor in charge of 22 suburban newspapers. She currently works for the Kearney Hub. Learn more about Mary Jane.

Mary Jane Skala Wins NFPW Sweepstakes Award - The Kearney Hub’s Mary Jane Skala is the overall sweepstakes award winner in the National Federation of Press Women’s 2020 Professional Communications Contest. The award was announced June 20 in an NFPW online event. The 2020 national conference in Little Rock, Ark., was canceled because of COVID-19. Click here to read more.

NPW Members Win National Awards - Congratulations to the Nebraska Press Women members who received awards in the 2020 National Federation of Press Women Contest. There were more than 1,800 entries from across the country this year, with nearly 300 award winners. NPW members won 11 first-place, 12 second-place, 5 third-place and 11 honorable mention awards. Click here to see the list of winners.

Students Win National Awards - Nine Nebraska students are among award winners throughout the United States who are being honored for their outstanding communications efforts. Nebraska students earned one first-place award, one second-place award, four third-place awards and three honorable mentions. Click here to see the national winners from Nebraska.

Students Win NPW Contest Awards - Twenty-two first-place entries in the Nebraska Press Women (NPW) High School Communications Contest have advanced to the National Federation of Press Women competition, with national awards to be announced soon. State award winners are from nine schools, with Westside High School in Omaha taking the Sweepstakes Award. Click here to see the complete list of state winners.

Nebraska COA Named - Nebraska Press Women (NPW) has tapped long-time journalist Jill Claflin of Cozad as the organization’s new Communicator of Achievement (COA). Click here to read more about Jill.

Wirth named NFPW Communicator of Achievement - Eileen Wirth was named the National Federation of Press Women's 2019 Communicator of Achievement at the national conference June 28, 2019. Click here here for full story.

Brown, Mobley named to NPW Hall of Fame - Ruth Brown and the late Maggie Mobley were named to the Marion Andersen Women Journalists Hall of Fame at NPW's spring convention in Broken Bow on April 26, 2019. Click here for full story.

Jan. 27, 2021 - NPW Professional Contest early entry deadline
Feb. 10, 2021 - NPW Professional Contest final deadline
Feb. 10, 2021 - NPW High School Communications Contest deadline
Feb. 10, 2021 - NPW Scholarship application deadline

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Each year, the Nebraska Press Women organization sponsors a Professional Communications Contest. A collegiate communications contest is a separate division of the professional contest. Award winners in both contests are recognized at the state level with top prizes being first, second and third place Sweepstakes Awards. All NFPW first place winners from Nebraska are eligible to compete in the national contest. For more information, go to the menu above and click on Contests, then Contest Rules.

NPW also holds an annual High School Communications Contest with 23 categories encompassing newspaper, yearbook and video work done by students. The first-place entry in each of the categories advances to the national contest held by the National Federation of Press Women. This is the only existing high school journalism contest that feeds into a national competition. For more information on the high school contest, go to the menu above and click on Contests, then High School.

Click the link below to find out more about NPW's contests.