Our membership year runs the calendar year from January 1 to December 31. If you haven’t sent in your dues, it’s time to do so!
Click on the ABOUT tab and then on Join. You’ll find the link to NFPW website to renew. You must renew by December 31 to be eligible to participate in the Communications Contest. For APW only members, you’ll find a link to download the application for renewal and instructions on where to send your application and check.
Don’t miss out!
APW Members — Please click on the 2015 Communications Contest flyer with directions and links to the annual Communications Contest. APW is having their own contest but entries will be submitted electronically.
Entry deadline is Monday, Feb. 9. For work that must be submitted in hard-copy format, the entry deadline is Monday, Feb. 2.
Co-chair, Communications Contest
Arizona high school students planning to study journalism at an Arizona university or Arizona community college in the fall of 2015 are invited to apply for the $1,000 June Payne Memorial Journalism Scholarship.
Arizona Professional Writers, a statewide organization of professional communicators formerly known as Arizona Press Women, established the annual scholarship with funds honoring the memory of June Payne, a longtime member, journalist and photographer.
Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who intend to major in journalism at an accredited Arizona university or community college. Requirements include filling out an application, a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, two published [print, online or video] writing/reporting samples and a one-page letter from the student that describes her/his background and the reasons she/he wants to pursue a career in journalism.
Download the application here at APW Scholarship Application for 2015. For additional questions or to receive an application by email, contact the scholarship chair Joan Westlake – 480-968-8902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Communications Contest page has been updated with instructions for uploading your submissions. This year entries from APW members will be electronically submitted. Arizona will participate in the At Large group for one more year. For more information see Communications Contest.
APW winners in the 2013 NFPW at-large communications contest were recognized at the May 4 conference. Photos are of those in attendance being presented their certificates by Brenda Warneka, President. The at-large contest takes the place of our state contest. The winners are as follows:
- 1st Place, 57B Nonfiction Book, history, for Visitors to the Past: A Cultural Historian Unlocks the Mysteries Behind Five Sacred Shrines
- 1st Place, 11C Columns, informational, for Workamper Viewpoint column for Workamper News
- 1st Place, 57E Nonfiction Book, General, for Retire to an RV: The Roadmap to Affordable Retirement by Jaimie Hall Bruzenak and Alice Zyetz (deceased)
- 1st Place, 16B Page Design, magazine, newsletter, etc., for Arizona Press Women Typerider
- 2nd Place, 15B Pubs Regularly Edited by Entrant, magazine, etc., for Arizona Press Women Typerider
- HM, 63 Essay, Chapter, or Section In a Book, for Skirting Traditions, Chapter 28: Pam Knight Stevenson
- 3rd Place, 63 Essay, Chapter or Section in a Book, for Skirting Traditions, Chapter 17: Esther Clark
- 1st Place, 19 Photographer/Writer for Riding High on a Bubble Bath
- 1st Place, 41 PR Reports for the Tucson Medical Center 2011 Report to Our Community
- 1st Place, 10C Specialty Articles, arts & entertainment, online or print for two articles: Paris Jazz Diary 2011; All That Jazz Month @ MIM
- 1st Place, 51 Speeches for Jazz Goes to the Movies (Paris Soirees, July 2012); Myers’ second consecutive year to win first-place in at-large speech category
- 2nd Place, 11D Columns, personal opinion, for Riffs
- 3rd Place, 8C Feature Story, online for Paris Jazz Diary 2012
- 3rd Place, 10O Specialty Articles, online or print for two reviews: Newport Beach Jazz Party; Lewis Nash-Wynton Marsalis Concert @ MIM
- 1st Place, 63 Essay, Chapter, or Section in a Book, for Skirting Traditions, Chapter 4: Mary Kidder Rak
- 2nd Place, 63 Essay, Chapter, or Section in a Book, for Skirting Traditions, Chapter 15: Meredith Howard Harless
Carol Hughes, Lois McFarland, June P. Payne (deceased), Sheila Roe, Pam Knight Stevenson, and Brenda Kimsey Warneka (JOINT ENTRY)
- 1st Place, 64 Book Edited by Entrants for Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Writers and Journalists: 1912-2012
The first-place winners will compete with first-place winners from other states in their category in the national NFPW contest. National winners will be honored at the 2013 NFPW annual communications contest in Salt Lake City in August.
Feb. 1 is the postmark deadline for At-Large entries for the 2013 National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest. Arizona will not have a state contest this year.
Work that wins a first place in the at-large or state contests goes on to the national contest. Winners of the national contest will be notified by June 1 and will be recognized at the NFPW annual conference in Salt Lake City in August.
The contest year is Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2012.
The deadline is Feb. 1, 2013, for all entries, including books.
The entry fee is $20, with checks made payable to the National Federation of Press Women.
Contest categories and the national entry form can be found at NFPW Communications Contest. Check the at-large box and submit two forms with each entry.
At-large contest entries should be mailed to Cathy Petrini, NFPW At-Large Contest Director, 10 W. Alexandria Ave, Alexandria VA 22301-2015
Questions have come up about Category 63 (essay, chapter or section of a book) and whether entering multiple parts of a single book should constitute a single entry or multiple entries with multiple entry fees. Contact Brenda Warneka if you have this issue.
New members or former members who did not renew their dues in 2012 can still enter the contest by paying dues now. Please contact Brenda Warneka for more information.