Entries that won first place in the NMPW Communications Contest can be forwarded to compete in the National Federation of Press Women’s Communications Contest if the following qualifications are met:
- The entrant must be a current member of NFPW (the national organization) by February 19 (join at https://nfpw.org/join).
- If the entrant was a current member of NMPW (the state organization) as of January 31, 2019, NMPW will pay for one first-place entry to be sent on to the national contest. If the entrant won first place in more than one category, she/he can have additional entries sent on to national by paying the $23/entry fee for each additional entry at our online store .
- If the entrant was not a current member of NMPW (the state organization) as of January 31, 2019, she/he must pay the $23/entry fee for every first-place winner she/he wishes to sent on to the national contest. Pay at our online store.
If you would like guidance with the electronic entry process for the New Mexico Press Women’s Communications Contest, you are welcome to attend a free workshop on January 5 from 12:15 until 1:15. This will follow the Southwest Writers meeting at the Center for Spiritual Living, on the northwest corner of Louisiana and Claremont (north of Menaul). This is a very broad contest that includes all types of communications, and state winners can move on to national competition. For more information on the contest categories, deadlines, and submission requirements, see newmexicopresswomen.org/2019-communications-contest. All submissions, including books, must be done electronically via the contest entry website. NMPW board members will be available to guide you through the process. We will have a few computers available, but please bring your own laptop if you can.
The theme of New Mexico Press Women’s 2019 conference is “A Salute to the New Mexico Film and Media Industries.” It will be held at the beautiful, serene Four Hills Country Club’s Canyon Club on April 26-27. So far, our confirmed speakers include Alisa Valdes (author of The Dirty Girls Social Club), Craig Butler (writer and director of The Righteous and the Wicked), and Don Bullis (author of No Manure on Main Street).
Special pre-registration is open until November 30, 2018, with prices the same as the 2018 conference: $125 for NMPW members and $160 for nonmembers. (Nonmembers can save by joining NMPW for 2019 at a fee of only $15.) Mark your calendar and register now at our online store.
SPECIAL NOTE: The New Mexico Writers organization offers scholarships for writers for purposes such as attending writing-related programs. If you would like to apply for a grant to cover your registration for the 2019 NMPW conference, you can find out how at the NMWriters scholarship web page.
The Albuquerque Museum’s Author Festival is offering four outstanding workshops on Friday, November 2, 2018. See the 2018Author Festival Flyer for more information. The last day to register for the workshops is September 30, so don’t put it off!
Anyone who joins or renews their membership with New Mexico Press Women between now and October 25, 2018, will be entered into a drawing for admission to the “Journalism Under Fire” conference sponsored by the Santa Fe Council on International Relations. The conference will be held December 5-7, 2018, at the Santa Fe Convention Center. This is admission ticket is valued at $385. Annual NMPW dues are $15, and all dues paid between now and the end of this year will be for 2019. New Mexico Press Women is open to anyone (yes, you guys too!) involved in communications living and working in the state. Local chapters are active in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces. All are welcome. Join or renew here!