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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.

Scholarship Winners to be Honored - Nebraska Press Women will honor two outstanding journalists with NPW scholarships this spring. The Marianne Beel Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior, while the Memorial Scholarship will go to a college student.

NPW's Spring Conference Postponed - Nebraska Press Women’s “First Amendment – First Editions” Spring Conference scheduled for April 24-25 in Seward has been postponed. Watch for information on the rescheduled date. Click here to find out more.

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.

Students Win National Awards - Nebraska high school students have won awards in 10 categories of the 2019 National Federation of Press Women’s (NFPW’s) High School Communications Contest. Honors include one first-place award, one second-place award, five third-place finishes and three honorable mentions. Click here to read more and see the list of winners.

Potter, Skala earn 2nd and 3rd place in National Communications Contest - Lori Potter and Mary Jane Skala took prizes in the National Federation of Press Women's Professional Communications Contest. Click here here for full story.

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.

2019 NPW Awards - Lori Potter, a reporter, columnist and photographer, for the Kearney Hub, won the Marianne Beel sweepstakes award in the Nebraska Press Women's 2019 Professional Communications Contest. Luann Schindler, managing editor for the Clearwater Record-Ewing News, placed second, and Irene North, a reporter-photographer for the Scottsbluff Star-Herald, placed third in the sweepstakes competition.
October 16 and 17, 2020 - NPW Fall Conference, Seward.



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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.