Washington Press Association
Deanna Duff, writing for multiple publications, and Kate Martin of the Skagit Valley Herald were the Sweepstakes Award winners in the 2012 Washington Press Association communications contest.
In the first sweepstakes competition for college programs, Western Washington University and Eastern Washington University were the winners.
Washington Press Association, an organization dedicated to career development and networking for professional and student journalists and communicators, presented awards at its annual luncheon at the Museum of Flight in Tukwila April 20.
Duff was the overall sweepstakes winner, based on the number of awards and placings, while Martin was runner-up. Each received a small cash stipend and a plaque in recognition of their accomplishments.
In the student category, WWU was the overall sweepstakes winner while EWU was runner-up. Washington Press Association has made a donation to the scholarship funds of both schools, with a request that the amounts be directed toward students in the schools’ journalism programs.
WPA’s contest drew 250 entries, up from 170 the previous year. The contest also drew a record number of college programs participating; in addition to Western and Eastern, University of Washington’s Bothell and Tacoma campuses, Bellevue College and Peninsula College submitted student entries.
Don Nelson, owner, publisher and editor of the Methow Valley News, was the guest speaker at the luncheon, discussing the fun and challenges of community journalism.
About the Washington Press Association
- Peer competition through our annual Communications Competition
- Opportunities for networking
- A members-only online forum
- A members-only jobline
Membership fees cover membership for the calendar year in which they are submitted, regardless of when the fees are paid. Thus, all entrants in our 2012 contest will need to pay membership dues for 2013 to be eligible.
Our membership list is strictly confidential. We will neither sell it nor make it available to anyone or any organization for any reason.