Writing Contest Honors Jacob von Kutzleben

Jacob von Kutzleben

Jacob von Kutzleben

Everyone is invited to enter the Jacob von Kutzleben Memorial Scholarship Writing Contest.

This contest commemorates the dreams of von Kutzleben, a New Mexico State University student who was killed in a car accident. His family sponsors the contest in honor of von Kutzleben, a criminal justice major who also wrote science fiction and urban fantasy.

For details about the writing contest and prizes please visit the website.

Contest Stickers

If your book entry in the NMPW Communications Contest or Zia Book Award Contest was a winner (First Place) or a finalist (Second Place, Third Place, Honorable Mention), you can purchase stickers to place on your book covers. The stickers do not have a date printed on them, so even if your book was honored in a previous year, you can still use the stickers. Place your order ($21.00 for 100 stickers, including postage) now!

Job Opportunity

Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center has an immediate opening for a marketing & communications director. The successful candidate would need to find housing near the ranch in Abiquiu or El Rito, etc. Ghost Ranch is an hour and 20 minutes northwest of Santa Fe. See more information here.

New Mexico Press Women 2017 Awards

New Mexico Press Women have presented their 2017 communications awards in a variety of categories at their annual conference, held this year in Las Cruces. The awards were presented to those present a a gala banquet that ended the NMPW annual conference Saturday evening, April 22. Awards will be mailed to those who did not attend the banquet.

Here is a full list of awards. Congratulations to all!

Winners (First Place) and Finalists (2nd Place, 3rd Place, Honorable Mention) can purchase stickers for their books.

Wanted: Contest Judges for NC City and County Communicators

The NC City and County Communicators is looking to partner with another state organization in judging the NC3C Excellence in Communications Awards. NC3C is dedicated to the professional development and networking of local government communication professionals.

They are planning to issue a call for contest entries in January 2017 and will require judging assistance in February 2017. The contest is structured much like the 3CMA Savvy Awards with categories in TV/Video, Printed Publications, Communication Technology, Citizen Participation, Community Visioning, Service Delivery and Communication or Marketing plans. In 2016, contest organizers received a total of 80 entries in these categories.

If New Mexico Press Women members have experience in one of those categories and are interested in volunteering as a judge, please send Bud Russo a message including a description of your relevant experience.