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Spring Conference 2017 - “Striking the Balance” is the theme for the Nebraska Press Women’s spring conference April 29 in North Platte. We’ll be talking about work-life balance and about balancing the “post it now” demands of social media with the need to produce well-written, error-free copy. Our speakers will be Melissa Matczak and Gerri Berendzen. Additionally, we'll recognize new inductees into the Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame, high school communications contest winners, scholarship recipients and professional communication contest winners. Click here to read more and to register online.

Scholarship Applications Due March 25 - NPW will award two scholarships this year: A $1,000 scholarship to woman pursuing a career in mass communication and a $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior. Click here to read more.

Bette Pore Named 2016 COA - Bette Pore, a senior editor and columnist for the Grand Island Independent, was named 2016 Communicator of Achievement during Nebraska Press Women’s (NPW’s) recent fall conference. Click here to read more.

Cedar Creek Editor Places Third in NFPW Contest--Carla Chance of Cedar Creek won the third-place individual sweepstakes award in the National Federation of Press Women annual communications contest. Click here to read more.

Nebraska Students Win NFPW Awards--Nebraska high school journalism students from Omaha, Grand Island, Fremont and Hastings won a combined 15 awards in the 2016 National Federation of Press Women High School Communications Contest. Click here to read more.

April 6, 2017 - NPW Omaha Network event, Swanson Library, Omaha.

April 28-29, 2017 - NPW Spring Conference, North Platte, Neb.

Sept. 7-9, 2017 - NFPW Communications Conference, Birmingham, Ala.

Sept. 29-30, 2017 - NPW Fall Conference, Osceola, 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.