Communications Contest

Deadline for 2015 communications contest: Feb. 2 for hard-copy entries, Feb. 9 for all others

It’s time to find your best work from 2014 to enter in the annual 2015 APW Communications Contest. First-place winners are eligible for the National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest. The contest provides an opportunity to compete in a wide range of categories, and encourages and rewards excellence in communication. Entries are judged by leaders in their fields of expertise.

Arizona winners will be honored at the annual membership meeting in the spring, and national contest winners will be featured at the NFPW 2015 Annual Communications Contest Awards Banquet during the national conference, Sept. 10-12, in Anchorage, Alaska.

All 2015 national contest entries must have been published, issued, broadcast or e-published between Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2014. All work must be submitted electronically with exceptions for a few categories where electronic entry may not be possible: publications edited by entrant (for example, entire newspapers or magazines) and books. The entry deadline is Monday, Feb. 9. For work that must be submitted in hard-copy format, the entry deadline is Monday, Feb. 2.

APW members pay $20 per entry. First-place winners who are also members of NFPW will have their entries automatically entered into the national contest. First-place winners who are only members of APW will have the option of joining NFPW in order to be eligible for their winning entries to compete in the national contest.

To enter the 2015 contest, click this direct link NFPW Communications Contest. The web page also provides links for easy navigation to  information that will make entering easy.

Once you are on the contest Welcome (login) page, click the white REGISTER link in the upper left corner of the contest site, you will get an entrant form that prompts you to select “member” or “non-member” status (only APW members can enter the state contest) and the name of the affiliate (Arizona). These selections will put you into the Arizona affiliate contest. All directions needed to enter the contest are contained in the pages of the contest site. But if you have questions or need help entering, click the FAQ or Contact Us tabs on the contest navigation bar.

Although all directions needed to enter the contest are contained in the pages of the contest site, you can click steps for easy entry, a good guide to get you started.

Click for 2015 NFPW contest divisions and categories.

For any questions NFPW can’t answer, please contact contest co-director Cheryl Kohout.


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