The 2020 NMPW Communicator of Achievement is Damien Willis of Las Cruces. As a member of the NMPW Board since 2016, Damien has enthusiastically taken on—and volunteered for—duties as needed. He is a model of professional dedication and positive attitude. Read more about Damien and why he was chosen for New Mexico Press Women’s highest honor in the press release.
Congratulations to Annalisa Miller and Luis Rios, the recipients of this year’s scholarship awards. Both are students at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. See more about them in the press release.
Winners and Honorable Mention recipients have been named in two subcategories: Children’s Books and Youth Books. See the results on our Zia Book Awards page. Congratulations to all!
Out of concern for the health of our members, conference participants, and the staff at the Canyon Club, the 2020 New Mexico Press Women Conference has been postponed until March of 2021. Conference panelists and registrants, along with winners of the Communications Contest, Zia Awards, Scholarships, and Communicator of Achievement, will receive additional notifications. On or before March 21, NMPW will post the winners of all awards and scholarships on its website and on its Facebook Page.
Upon further reflection and consultation of with the Chairs of the Silent Auction, the New Mexico Press Women will not conduct a Silent Auction online as previously contemplated. Rather those wishing to contribute to the Doris Gregory Memorial Scholarship will be given other options to do so.
The Annual Meeting will be conducted by Zoom and members will be sent a link to participate if they so choose by the internet or by telephone on Saturday, 21 March, at 8:30 a.m.
The NMPW Board wishes all its members and supporters good health during this unexpected public health emergency declared by the governor of the State of New Mexico.