Connecticut Press Club Announces Communications Contest Winners

Connecticut Press Club Announces Communications Contest Winners

The Connecticut Press Club is proud to announce its 2021 Communication Contest award winners. Winners were notified by email, and the Club will salute them with an awards ceremony and celebration on June 8th.

The professional contest is held annually and spans 61 categories—e.g., news writing, specialty articles, speeches, columns, personality profiles, photo essays, books, and more.

“The caliber of work submitted by journalists, writers, editors, and other communications professionals has reached new heights,” said Connecticut Press Club President Michele Turk.

The Club announced the winners of its first high school contest in March. Current students and recent high school graduates statewide entered work into 23 categories, including op-ed columns, blog posts, news and feature stories, radio, video, photographs, and cartoons. “We’re thrilled to have included young talent from throughout the state in this year’s competition and the judges were quite impressed by their submissions,” said Turk. “We look forward to expanding the reach of the high school contest in the future.”

The Connecticut Press Club will salute both professional and high school winners with a cocktail party and awards ceremony at The Old Post Tavern in Fairfield on June 8th. Award recipients, their guests, current and prospective members, and the community at large are invited to attend the event. Local author (and former journalist) Jane Green will be the emcee.

Jane's latest novel, Sister Stardust, was published on April 5th. She is published in more than 25 languages and has over 10 million books in print worldwide. The Connecticut Press Club is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) and includes both male and female members. First-place winners in the statewide contest are also eligible for awards in the nationwide contest sponsored by the NFPW.

Once comprised solely of print and broadcast journalists, the club now welcomes all types of communicators: writers, editors, bloggers, authors, educators, public relations professionals, media photographers, students, and others. More information on the club is available on the organization’s website.

The Connecticut Press Club welcomes sponsors for its annual contest and the awards ceremony and celebration. For more information regarding the Connecticut Press Club, their awards contest and ceremony, sponsorship, or membership, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Visit the Connecticut Press Club’s website for the complete list of contest winners. PHOTO CAPTION: New York Times bestselling author, Jane Green, will emcee the Connecticut Press Club Awards Night on Wednesday, June 8th, at The Old Post Tavern in Fairfield, Conn.