NPW 2020 Communications Contest Rules

It’s not too early to begin assessing what you’ve written, photographed, blogged, videotaped, designed, edited, headlined and more in 2019 for the Nebraska Press Women communications contest.

The contest is open to NPW members.  If you are not a member and are interested in joining so you can enter the contest, visit NPW’s Join Now page.

All work must have been done in 2019. Entries must be (digitally) submitted by midnight Jan. 28, 2020, except for books, which have a deadline of midnight Feb. 4, 2020. Late entries will be accepted through midnight Feb. 11, 2020, along with a single $25 late-entry fee. (There is no late entry for books; Feb. 4 is the absolute deadline for them.)

Entry fee is $15 for the first entry and $7 for all subsequent entries.

Categories are

  • Writing (Categories 1-17)
  • Editing (Categories 18-20)
  • Photography (Categories 21-23)
  • Graphics and Design (Categories 24-26)
  • Radio and Television (Categories 27-32)
  • Web and Social Media (Categories 33-41)
  • Advertising (Categories 42-45)
  • Communications Programs and Campaigns (Categories 46-50)
  • Public Relations Materials (Categories 51-53)
  • Information for the Media (Categories 54-56)
  • Speeches (Category 57)
  • Collegiate/Education (Categories 58-61)

For a complete list of categories and entry guidelines visit the Categories and Requirements page on the NFPW contest site.

First, second, third and honorable mention awards will be given unless a judge decides that no entry merits a first place (or another) award.

First-place entries automatically go on to the NFPW contest if the winner is also a member of NFPW. You must join NFPW by March 15, 2010, to have work compete nationally.

Questions? Submit questions regarding categories to Teri Ehresman.  For local questions, contact NPW contest co-chairs Mary Jane Skala or Terri Hahn.

Find out more and enter the contest.