Albuquerque Press Women and Friends April Meeting

Albuquerque Press Women and Friends will meet virtually by Zoom on Monday, April 11, at 12 noon to discuss the guardianship issue, which could potentially affect any one of us. 

Our invited speakers are Kent Walz, senior editor at the Albuquerque Journal, who has written several stories about this, and Colleen Heild, investigative reporter, who has also covered the topic.

To attend, you must RSVP to Karen Wentworth at
no later than 9 p.m. Sunday, April 10, so she can put you on the list to be allowed into the Zoom meeting. To protect our privacy and prevent unwelcome spammers, etc., only those on this approved list are allowed in. If you have not previously participated with Albuquerque Press Women and Friends, please give Karen one sentence identifying yourself–that is a safety measure for all our participants.

High School Contest Results

Congratulations to the Albuquerque School of Excellence! Their at-large entries in the National Federation of Press Women won the following awards:
> Student Sama Lilo: Honorable Mention for a News/Feature Photo
> Student Sydney Noranyi: Second Place for a Cartoon and Honorable mention for an Editorial
> The school’s newspaper, the Phoenix Times: First Place for Best Newscast

As a First Place winner in the at-large group, the Phoenix Times will compete against winners in state-affiliated contests in the national phase of the contest.

Updated Communications Contest Results

The updated Communications Contest results include co-entrants and names of content creators instead of the person who submitted their entries. Winners and Finalists in book categories can order stickers.

Congratulations to the winners of the Sweepstakes Awards:
KUNM Programming, First Place
Tumbleweeds Magazine, Second Place
New Mexico Source, Third Place
Diane Joy Schmidt, First Place
Colleen Keane, Second Place (tie)
Arin McKenna, Second Place (tie)

Conference Deadline Approaching!

We have to notify the conference hotel of our meal numbers soon, so conference registrations must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 25. To register, go to the 2022 Conference page. Please note the following:
> If you want to register by mail (with a check), please email NMPW Treasurer Loretta Hall and let her know by the February 25 deadline.
> If you have registered by the deadline, you will receive an email on Saturday, February 26, asking for your meal choices. Please respond promptly.
> Remember that attendees will be required to show COVID vaccination records or a negative COVID test within the past 3 days.

You are also welcome to register at the Farmington Marriott  (505-325-5111) at the incredible NMPW rate of $89 (plus taxes) per night. The hotel is newly remodeled and features a Pueblo style.