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Nominate a peer for Communicator of Achievement award   Recently updated !

Nominations are being sought for Kansas Professional Communicators’ highest professional award, its annual Communicator of Achievement. Nominees are judged on professional achievement (50%), community service (20%), and affiliate service to KPC and National Federation of Press Women (30%). The recipient of the KPC COA award goes on to compete for […]


Apply for $2,000 WPC scholarship by March 1

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 scholarship awarded by Wichita Professional Communicators. Our dynamic professionals work in advertising, digital media, editing, graphic design, journalism, marketing, photography, public relations, public speaking, writing and more. WPC offers an annual $2,000 scholarship to students pursuing degrees in these fields of study […]


Enter soon: KPC communications contest open to members, nonmembers

Get recognized for the great work you do and enter the Kansas Professional Communicators 2021 communications contest. Entries are being accepted now; all work entered must have been produced in calendar year 2020. Entries received after the early bird deadline of Jan. 27, through the contest’s final closing date of […]


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: […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]