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Four Inducted into Hall of Fame --

Four journalists who worked in Nebraska over the last three centuries were inducted into the Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame Oct. 9 in Grand Island.
Because the induction was delayed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Rheta Childe Dorr and Lori Potter, who were chosen for the hall of fame in 2020, were inducted along with the 2021 inductees, Mary Blythe Packwood and Jill Claflin, during Nebraska Press Women’s 2021 fall convention.

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LuAnn Schindler Named COA --The publisher of one of the state’s newest weekly newspapers was named the Nebraska Press Women (NPW) Communicator of Achievement (COA), according to Ruth Brown, NPW COA director. LuAnn Schindler, who publishes the Summerland Advocate Messenger in northeast Nebraska, received the award at the group’s fall conference in Grand Island. Read more.

Mary Jane Skala Is Runner-up for National Award--Mary Jane Skala of Kearney was named national runner-up for the 2021 Communicator of Achievement Award. The announcement was made June 12 during the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) virtual convention. Read more.

NPW Members Win National Awards --Eleven Nebraska Press Women members who won a total of 34 awards in the National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest. Two members, Mary Jane Skala and Lori Potter, placed second and third in the national sweepstakes contest. See the list of winners.

Nebraska Students Win 16 National Awards --Nebraska high school students earned two first places, four second places, three third places and seven honorable mentions in the National Federation of Press Women High School Communications Contest. Winners were announced during a May 22 awards ceremony held via Zoom. See the complete list of award winners.

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.

October 8, 2021 -NPW board meeting, Grand Island

October 9, 2021 - NPW Fall Conference and 75th Anniversary Celebration, Grand Island

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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.