Illinois Woman's Press Association sponsors statewide high school journalism contest

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[January 23, 2013]  CHICAGO -- All Illinois high school students at public and private schools are invited to enter their best work from newspapers, news video and yearbooks in the Illinois Woman's Press Association's annual High School Communications Contest. In association with the National Federation of Press Women, the contest is listed on the National Association of Secondary School's National Advisory List of Contests and Activities.

Details on the 20 categories, contest guidelines and forms can be downloaded from

To be submitted for the contest, students' work must have been completed between Feb. 15, 2012, and Feb. 28, 2013. The postmark deadline is March 4.

IWPA presents the Silver Pen Award and $100 to the high school achieving the highest number of points. State honors are presented during a luncheon at the Union League Club of Chicago on May 18.

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First-place winners go on to compete nationally, where first-place winners receive $100 at the annual NFPW conference in Salt Lake City Aug. 22-24.

For more information, contact IWPA at or 630-632-3053.

[Text from file received from the Illinois Woman's Press Association]

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