Details on the 20 categories, contest
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.
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
[Text from file received from the
Illinois Woman's Press Association]