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Spring Conference - Omaha is the place to be the weekend of May 4 and 5 when Nebraska Press Women holds its spring conference. “Who Knew? Media’s Evolution” features national speakers, interesting and relevant programs, awards, two meals and more. The conference will be held at the Regency Lodge, 909 S. 107th Ave. Keynote speaker is Paula Lavigne, an ESPN investigative reporter working primarily for the Outside the Lines brand on television and online. Click here to find out more about the conference and register.

COA Award - Nebraska Press Women (NPW) extended their highest honor, the Communicator of Achievement (COA) Award, to Judy Nelson, a 45-year member of NPW during their fall meeting in Osceola. Preparations are now underway to send Nelson’s COA packet to the national office for judging ahead of the September 2018 national conference in Bethlehem, Penn. Click here to read more.

NFPW Awards - Fourteen members of Nebraska Press Women have earned awards in a national communications contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women. All entries in the national competition earned first-place awards at the state level before advancing. Click here to see the list of winners.

Writer's Network - Need a pro? Nebraska Press Women has a talented group of communications professionals available for freelance work in a variety of areas – from writing, editing and photography to public relations, corporate communications and more. Click here for more information.

Hall of Fame Recipients - Willa Cather and Eileen Wirth were inducted into the Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame on April 29, 2017. Click here to read about these accomplished women.

Scholarship Winners - NPW's 2017 $1,000 Memorial Scholarship went to Baylee Vrtiska of UNL, and the $500 Marianne Beel Memorial Scholarship was awarded to graduating high school senior Abigail Moody. Click here to read more.

Sweepstakes Awards - LuAnn Schindler of Clearwater won the top award in the Nebraska Press Women Communications Contest. Second place went to Carla Chance of Omaha, and Lori Potter of Kearney was third. Honorable mentions went to Kamie Stephen of North Platte and Erika Pritchard of Kearney. Click here to see the complete list of contest winners.

High School Contest - Bellevue West High School was sweepstakes winner in the NPW High School Communications Contest. Overall, students from across the state won awards in 20 categories. Click here to read more.

May 4-5, 2018 - NPW Spring Conference, Omaha, Neb.

Oct. 6, 2018 - NPW Fall Conference, Neligh, Neb.

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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.