About nmpw

New Mexico Press Women (NMPW), organized in 1950, is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women. It is an organization of professional journalists and communicators that promotes the highest ethical standards while looking to the future in professional development, networking and protecting First Amendment rights.

Congratulations to the 2016 NMPW contest winners!

The 2016 NMPW Communications Contest is in the books! With 170 entries in 56 categories, 50 entries were awarded first place and qualified to move on the NFPW contest. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists.
Thanks to our Communications Contest Committee: Marissa Bond, Bud Russo, and Tracy Roy for all their hard work in making this year’s contest a reality. Thanks, also, to our judges around the country for supporting our contest. We couldn’t do it without you! Of course, we appreciate everyone who entered the contest and hope that you’ll save up your best work of 2016 to enter in next year’s contest.
Download the winners list: NMPW 2016 Contest Winners with City (PDF)
(Corrected 4/26/2016)

Unable to attend all of the NMPW Annual Conference on April 22-23 at the Bosque Retreat Center in Albuquerque?

Then, please consider joining us for just part of your day on Saturday, April 23. You’ll enjoy New Mexico thought leaders discussing important issues for our state.
We would love to have you join us for one, two, or all three panel discussions at the conference.
The cost per panel is $15, which may be tax deductible for you. See the panel descriptions here to decide which to attend.
Sign up online no later than April 20, so we’ll be ready to greet you on April 23. You may also register at the door for panels only.
Also, consider making time for a stroll through the bosque to enjoy spring in a special urban forest. It’s steps away from the Bosque Retreat Center, 6400 Coors Blvd. in Albuquerque.
Please note that these panel attendance fees do not include any meals or special events that are part of the full conference. 
Remember — if you’re not able to attend the whole conference, we would love for you to join us for part of it!
Questions? E-mail conference chair Karen Wentworth at presswomen@yahoo.com.

April 1–no fooling–is the early bird registration deadline for the New Mexico Press Women Annual Conference set for April 22-23 in Albuquerque.

The last day to get the early bird conference registration rate for the New Mexico Press Women state conference is April 1. Register now to get the best rates! The conference takes place April 22 – 23 at the Bosque Retreat Center in Albuquerque. Our conference planning committee has put together a great program featuring an opening champagne reception with storyteller Susi Wolf, three thought-provoking panel discussions, plus our annual meeting and election of officers, the Zia Book Awards luncheon, and awards banquet with this year’s keynote speaker, Winthrop Quigley. He is one of the Albuquerque Journal’s UpFront columnists.

The conference theme is “Shaping New Mexico’s Future: Our Role as Citizens and Journalists”. For more details go to our conference page.

New Mexico Press Women Holding 2016 State Conference in Albuquerque


New Mexico Press Women will hold their 2016 state conference at the Bosque Retreat Center in Albuquerque on April 22-23. The conference theme is “Shaping the Future of New Mexico: Our role as citizens and journalists.” The speakers and panelists will explore what’s not being discussed in the public conversation or mainstream media about important issues.

Registration for members and non-members is available on the conference registration page. The deadline for registration is April 10.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Winthrop Quigley, columnist for the Albuquerque Journal. Conference Panelists will discuss how law and public agencies deal with land and water issues as though there were no connection between them. They will also talk about gaps in the criminal justice system and the way the media handles crime and punishment.

This conference will raise issues to make you think. It may also inspire you do find a way to talk about the important things that make a state a worthwhile place to live. Anyone who wants to look beyond the surface of daily life in New Mexico is invited to participate.

Dear NMPW members and friends, 

Our Albuquerque chapter has planned an outstanding program for this year’s New Mexico Press Women annual conference! The theme is “Shaping New Mexico’s Future, Our role as citizens and journalists” and the program is packed with important and interesting topics. In addition, you won’t want to miss the Zia Book Awards Luncheon and the evening awards banquet. For more information go to our conference page. for full conference details and to register online.

Please note that this year you will reserve and pay for your lodging at Bosque Retreat Center through our website. There are different types of rooms available and the sooner you register, the more choices you have!
We look forward to seeing you in April at the Bosque Retreat Center!