Recognize one of your outstanding communications colleagues

Folks, it’s that time of year again, time to start thinking about nominating someone from your affiliate for the prestigious Communicator of Achievement. 

The Communicator of Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by New Mexico Press Women and the National Federation of Press Women upon those members who have distinguished themselves within and beyond their profession. The recipient will travel to Wichita, KS, in early September, where she or he will compete from other nominees from other states. The national winner is recognized for exceptional achievement in the communications field, service to NFPW and to the community. The COA Award winner and the runner-up are announced at the Communicator of Achievement Award Banquet at NFPW’s annual conference. Each nominee is featured in NFPW’s AGENDA newsletter prior to the conference and spotlighted at the awards banquet. 

All nominees must be living members, in good standing for at least two years in an affiliate and NFPW (To check on a member’s status, please e-mail  A previous nominee can be named by an affiliate again, as long as he or she has not been honored as NFPW’s national COA winner. For specifics on building a nomination packet, rules for entry, nomination form and more, visit: Communicator-of-Achievement.  Also, there is nothing barring self-nomination.

Send nomination packets to NMPW CoA Chair Diana Sandoval-Tapia, 19 Aldea Place, Los Lunas, NM 87031. All nomination packets must be received by Friday, March 25, 2016.

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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.

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