Awards


WPC members earn awards in NFPW, KPC communications contests

Nine WPC members were recognized with 14 awards during the virtual NFPW communications contest awards ceremony June 6. The annual contest attracted 1,800 entries this year, according to NFPW officials. Congratulations to the following members on their awards: Jennifer Eaton: second place, electronic newsletter, nonprofit, government or educational Debbi Elmore: […]


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Olivia Babin mixes communications, politics for scholarship win

Olivia Babin, a Wichita State University student entering her senior year, is the winner of WPC’s 2020 scholarship. Babin’s work ethic and quality combined with her depth of experience made her a clear standout from a field of 13 candidates for WPC’s $2,000 award. While working on a double major […]


KPC conference is March 21

The annual Kansas Professional Communicators conference, open to both KPC members and nonmembers, is happening Saturday, March 21, at the Wichita Art Museum. Special pre-conference tours of creative and news agencies, followed by a mixer at Cocoa Dolce, 235 N. St. Francis, are scheduled for Friday, March 20. The theme […]

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Nominations being accepted for KPC Communicator of Achievement Award

The deadline for nominations for the 2020 Kansas Professional Communicators’ Communicator of Achievement (COA) award is Friday, Feb. 7. The KPC competes for the national COA award from the National Federation of Press Women. The COA award is the highest award given by both KPC and NFPW. It’s given to […]


Enter the KPC communications contest!

You did some amazing work in 2019, and now is the perfect time to compile your entries for the Kansas Professional Communicators contest! There are a wide range of categories to choose from, from writing and editing to photography, graphic design, social media, advertising, public relations and more. Here’s what […]


Nominations for COA due in March 2020

Deadlines for the annual Communicator of Achievement award were announced during the NFPW conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. March 23 will be the deadline that nominations will be due from all state affiliates. Deadlines are much earlier because the annual conference is now in June instead of September. “We have […]


News about WPC members

Three WPC members who work for KMUW public radio recently received awards in the Kansas Association of Broadcasters contest. Carla Eckels received three awards: first place in the large market, special program’s category about the 60th anniversary of the Dockum Sit-in; second place for large market, DJ personality aircheck for […]


Student, editor, legal eagle wins scholarship

Courtney Klaus, a Newman University junior majoring in communication and history with a minor in journalism, is WPC’s 2019 scholarship winner. She serves as editor-in-chief of the university’s weekly student newspaper The Vantage, previously working as a Vantage reporter, then managing editor. As Vantage editor, Klaus is a fierce advocate […]


KPC announces Angie Prather as 2019 Communicator of Achievement

Angie Prather is a gifted communicator who can “relate to a room full of Rotarians, connect with 20- somethings on social media or craft a pointed message for a legislative agenda.” With more than 30 years in her marketing and communications career, she has served and strengthened her Kansas communities. […]


Words from the WPC president: Let’s celebrate some winners

It’s time to celebrate some winners. At our April meeting, we announced the winner of our $2,000 scholarship: junior Courtney Klaus, a communications major at Newman University who is also the student newspaper editor there. Read more about her here. WPC also has cause to celebrate some winners among our […]