Virginia Professional Communicators

Communicator of Achievement Award Nominations due Feb.28

Communicator of Achievement Award is the highest award bestowed by National Federation of Press Women upon those members who have distinguished  themselves within and beyond their profession. The recipient, chosen from nominees selected by state affiliates, is recognized for exceptional achievement in the communications field, service to NFPW and to the community.

Any VPC member is eligible for nomination but must also be a NFPW member for the nomination to be forwarded for consideration as NFPW Communicator of Achievement. If the nomination is sent to NFPW, the COA Award winner and the runner-up will be 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.

Nominators must submit a rationale for their nominee, which should include:

·         Brief statement as to why the nominator feels the nominee deserves the award;
·         Biography of the nominee (of sufficient length to show the nominator’s point of why the award is deserved, such as professional achievement and community service);
·         Ways in which the nominee has contributed to the VPC (and NFPW, if applicable).

Nominations are due Feb. 28 and can be sent to VPC Awards Committee Chair Marcella Germanotta at, or mail to: Marcella Germanotta ,1601 Waterway Circle,Chesapeake, VA 23322.