Wayne Community College’s Public Information Officer has earned two national writing awards.
Tara Humphries was among nearly 300 professional communicators from throughout the United States who earned honors in the 2020 National Communications Contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women. More than 1,800 entries were submitted for the competition.
Humphries was awarded third place in the Information for the Media: News or Feature Release, Single Release Category for the story “WCC and Chinese Forestry Programs Connect” and an honorable mention in the Speech Category for “President’s Graduation Speech – December 2019.”
“You placed in an extremely competitive contest,” said NFPW President Gwen Larson. “The communications professionals who judged this year’s contest praised the number of outstanding entries in our competition. They commented the contest continues to attract high caliber entries, making their decisions tough.”
The awards were presented during a virtual celebration on June 6, 2020. The awards celebration was scheduled in Little Rock, Arkansas, but because of the expected size of the celebration, it was moved to a virtual celebration to protect the health and safety of participants.
The National Federation of Press Women was established in 1937 to “provide a means of communication between woman writers nationally; make possible the expression of a common voice in matters of national interest to press women, and otherwise advance the professional standards of press women.” Today, the organization remains true to those original concepts and seeks to find a strong voice for all working in and studying for careers across the communications spectrum in the United States.
NFPW proactively supports literacy, women’s issues, and journalism education. It also maintains a vigorous advocacy program for issues related to the First Amendment and freedom of information.