I joined Nebraska Press Women for the communications contest and stayed for the friendships. NPW is essential for my professional development, through conventions and leadership positions.”

Stephanie Geery-Zink, communications coordinator,
Center for People in Need, Lincoln

NPW’s Contest for High School Students

The only nationwide communications competition for high school students, the NFPW contest is endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Dow Jones announces first-place winners and promotes the competition in its publication distributed to journalism advisers across the nation, giving students and their teachers/advisers local and nationwide recognition. The high school contest begins at the state level with first place entries sent on to compete at nationals. To learn more, click here.

NPW’s Contest for Collegiates

Collegiate members of Nebraska Press Women may compete in the statewide contest with first place entries sent on to national competition. The college student contest is held simultaneously with the NPW contest for professionals in communications although the categories differ. Collegiate categories include newswriting, feature writing, sports, editorial, column, design, graphics/illustration, photography, and advertising, all of which have subcategories of newspaper/magazine, radio/TV, and web. There is also a category for public relations with subcategories of campaigns for non-profit/education, and campaigns for a business or company. To learn more, click here. For contest rules, categories, and entry form, click here.

NPW’s Contest for Professionals

Professional and retired members of Nebraska Press Women may submit their entries to the state contest. First place entries move on to the national contest. Categories for professionals include the following: print media, photography, radio/TV, electronic/web, advertising, public relations, speeches, books/verse, research. To learn, click here. For contest rules, categories, and entry form, click here.