Carla Chance of Cedar Creek won the third-place individual sweepstakes award in the National Federation of Press Women annual communications contest.

Chance, who is the marketing and communications director for Video King in Omaha, won eight awards in various categories.

Results were announced at the group’s annual conference held in September in Wichita, Kan.

Twelve Nebraska Press Women members earned awards at the national level. All entries in the national contest had earned first-place honors at the state level to move on. NPW sent 51 entries to the national contest.

NFPW contest results:

  • Barb Batie of Lexington, freelancer and columnist: third place in personal opinion columns, and honorable mentions in news story (magazines or newsletters), and education articles.
  • Carla Chance of Cedar Creek: second place in publication editing (magazine or newsletter, infographics), and direct-mail marketing, third place in social media campaigns (corporate), catalogs or manuals, and videos for website (corporate), and honorable mentions in audiovisuals and brochures (corporate).
  • Mary Pat Finn-Hoag of Norfolk, agriculture and youth editor for the Norfolk Daily News: second place in news or feature photo.
  • Terri Hahn of Osceola, features editor for The Grand Island Independent: first place for section editing (infrequent).
  • Jesse Harding of Kearney, assistant farm director for KRVN and the Rural Radio Network in Lexington: first place for interview (radio), and second place in special programming (radio), and prepared report (radio).
  • Heather Johnson of North Platte, area communications specialist for Mid-Plains Community College: third place in news or feature press release (single), news or feature release (multiple), and magapapers/tabloids.
  • Delores Meister of West Point, freelancer and correspondent for the Norfolk Daily News: third place in continuing coverage or unfolding news.
  • Bette Pore of Grand Island, senior editor for the Grand Island Independent: first place in headlines, and page design (newspaper).
  • Lori Potter of Kearney, staff writer, photographer and columnist for the Kearney Hub: first place in special series, and general photos; and honorable mentions for agriculture articles, and photo-writer.
  • LuAnn Schindler of Clearwater, managing editor of the Clearwater Journal-Ewing News: second place in feature story (magazine or newsletter), third place in humorous columns, and honorable mentions in government or political articles, informational columns, and single advertisement.
  • Mary Jane Skala of Abiquiu, N.M., freelance columnist for the Kearney Hub: second place in sports articles.
  • Sherry Thompson of Omaha, communications consultant: second place in reports and honorable mention in social media campaigns (nonprofit, government or educational).