Professional Communications Contest

2018 sweepstakes winners are Lori Potter, first; LuAnn Schindler, second; and Mary Jane Skala, third.

Communications professionals who are paid members of Nebraska Press Women may enter the Professional Communications Contest. The contest is judged by experts in the field, and each entry receives feedback from the judge.

General categories include writing; editing and page design; photography and graphics; radio and television; web and social media; advertising; public relations/ promotion/ publicity; speeches; books and creative writing. Each category has several subcategories.

All who place in the state contest are notified and invited to attend the spring NPW convention Communications Contest Awards Banquet. The top three winners (those scoring the most points in all of the categories entered) receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Sweepstakes Awards.

All state first place winners who are paid members of the National Federation of Press Women have their entries advanced to the national contest. Winners of the national contest are invited to the NFPW annual convention in the fall for the Communications Contest Awards Luncheon where certificates are presented and an overall National Sweepstakes Winner is announced and presented a plaque.

See the Contest Rules page for more specific information or email the NPW Contest Director listed on the  Contact NPW page.

Find out more about the contest and entry categories.  Note that the deadline for 2019 has passed.

Lori Potter receives NFPW Sweepstakes Award.

Lori Potter, right, receives the Sweepstakes Award in the NFPW 2018 Professional Communications Contest.