MPC Member News
MPC Member News
2016
2016
August 11, 2016
August 11, 2016
‘Painting for Peace’ book captures first nationally

‘Painting for Peace’ book captures first nationally

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MPC President Janice Denham (center) is pictured with NFPW national award winners (from left) Carol Swartout Klein, Alice Handelman, Linda Jarrett and Terri Gates. Suzanne Corbett, not pictured, won three national awards.

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MPC President Janice Denham (center) is pictured with NFPW national award winners (from left) Carol Swartout Klein, Alice Handelman, Linda Jarrett and Terri Gates. Suzanne Corbett, not pictured, won three national awards.

Carol Swartout Klein of Clayton received first place for her children’s book, “Painting for Peace in Ferguson” in the 2016 Communications Contest of the National Federation of Press Women. Her entry, which a state judge said was a “message of a community coming together,” was one of 20 first-place entries to receive first place in the annual contest of the Missouri Professional Communicators.

Suzanne Corbett, food historian from St. Louis, paced the second-place awards. She earned three – two of them for a cookbook, “The Gilded Table: Recipes and Table History from the Campbell House,” and a blog – plus one third-place award.

Terri Gates of Fenton captured a second-place award for a news release about the debut of “The Legend of Stan the Man Musial” and honorable mention for editing nineMagazine for NINE Network, the PBS affiliate in St. Louis.

Linda Jarrett of Manchester took second place for a pair of specialty articles in the travel category. Alice Handelman, Westwood, took a similar award in the hobbies or crafts category for two “Art Speaks” articles.

National winners will be honored Sept. 10, 2016, at the final banquet of the NFPW Communications Conference in Wichita, Kansas.

The 2017 contest for Missouri Professional Communicators (www.MPC-NFPW.org) will open for entries in late November. MPC is the Communication Arts section of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild.


Carol Swartout Klein of Clayton received first place for her children’s book, “Painting for Peace in Ferguson” in the 2016 Communications Contest of the National Federation of Press Women. Her entry, which a state judge said was a “message of a community coming together,” was one of 20 first-place entries to receive first place in the annual contest of the Missouri Professional Communicators.

Suzanne Corbett, food historian from St. Louis, paced the second-place awards. She earned three – two of them for a cookbook, “The Gilded Table: Recipes and Table History from the Campbell House,” and a blog – plus one third-place award.

Terri Gates of Fenton captured a second-place award for a news release about the debut of “The Legend of Stan the Man Musial” and honorable mention for editing nineMagazine for NINE Network, the PBS affiliate in St. Louis.

Linda Jarrett of Manchester took second place for a pair of specialty articles in the travel category. Alice Handelman, Westwood, took a similar award in the hobbies or crafts category for two “Art Speaks” articles.

National winners will be honored Sept. 10, 2016, at the final banquet of the NFPW Communications Conference in Wichita, Kansas.

The 2017 contest for Missouri Professional Communicators (www.MPC-NFPW.org) will open for entries in late November. MPC is the Communication Arts section of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild.


January 6, 2016
January 6, 2016
Joan Barthel's ebooks launch in January

Joan Barthel's ebooks launch in January

Joan Barthel's true-crime books—A Death in Canaan, A Death in California, and Love or Honor—will be released as ebooks through Open Road Integrated Media. The launch is set for Jan. 19, 2016. Visit www.openroadmedia.com for more information. Congratulations, Joan!

Joan Barthel's true-crime books—A Death in Canaan, A Death in California, and Love or Honor—will be released as ebooks through Open Road Integrated Media. The launch is set for Jan. 19, 2016. Visit www.openroadmedia.com for more information. Congratulations, Joan!

2015
2015
September 12, 2015
September 12, 2015
Contest entrants win at national after state firsts

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MPC President Janice Denham (left) joins first place state winners of the 2015 Missouri Professional Communications Contest, who were announced at MPC’s May 16 luncheon. To Janice’s left are Kathie Sutin, Margaret “Peggy” Koch, Karen Glines, Suzanne Corbett, Alice Handelman, Cynthia Kagan Frohlichstein, and Jessica Z. Brown-Billhymer. Not pictured: Roberta Duyff, Susan Fadem, Allison Stein.

Contest entrants win at national after state firsts


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MPC President Janice Denham (left) joins first place state winners of the 2015 Missouri Professional Communications Contest, who were announced at MPC’s May 16 luncheon. To Janice’s left are Kathie Sutin, Margaret “Peggy” Koch, Karen Glines, Suzanne Corbett, Alice Handelman, Cynthia Kagan Frohlichstein, and Jessica Z. Brown-Billhymer. Not pictured: Roberta Duyff, Susan Fadem, Allison Stein.


We applaud and thank the members of MPC who entered the 2015 Missouri Professional Communications Contest through the National Federation of Press Women’s online competition. Of the 37 statewide entries, the following members’ 23 entries ranked first place and were forwarded to the national contest:

Jessica Z. Brown-Billhymer (1)
Suzanne Corbett (7)
Roberta Duyff (1)
Cynthia Kagan Frolichstein (1)
Karen Glines (1)
Alice Handelman (1)
Margaret “Peggy” Koch (1)
Allison Stein (3)
Kathie Sutin (7)

HUGE congratulations to the following seven winners of national awards, including two who won first place in a category. These winners were recognized at a September 12 banquet at the annual national conference of NFPW held in Anchorage, Alaska:

Susan Fadem won first place for specialty articles-religion, a submission of two stories she wrote for St. Louis Jewish Light's OY! Magazine.
Suzanne Corbett took first place for a feature story in an online publication, "Canines take center stage at West County's own Museum of the Dog," in the West Newsmagazine. Her travel features also captured third place.
Allison Stein took third place in the same category of writing for the web.
Jessica Z. Brown-Billhymer took third place for editorial/opinion in a magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication for her reaction in "Revisiting the Jayson Blair story."
Roberta Duyff captured second place nationally for her specialty articles about food in Food and Nutrition magazine.
Kathie Sutin's award also was second place for her online news story on the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Center website about the opening of the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge.
Cynthia Kagan Frohlichstein received honorable mention for her fiction children's book, The Peanut Butter Birthday Party.

Each year Missouri Professional Communicators sponsors a contest for members who find impartial evaluation of their work helps increase their ability to produce quality material. Information about the online Communications Contest becomes available in November on the NFPW website www.nfpw.org and on the Missouri organization’s website www.mpc-nfpw.org.


We applaud and thank the members of MPC who entered the 2015 Missouri Professional Communications Contest through the National Federation of Press Women’s online competition. Of the 37 statewide entries, the following members’ 23 entries ranked first place and were forwarded to the national contest:

Jessica Z. Brown-Billhymer (1)
Suzanne Corbett (7)
Roberta Duyff (1)
Cynthia Kagan Frolichstein (1)
Karen Glines (1)
Alice Handelman (1)
Margaret “Peggy” Koch (1)
Allison Stein (3)
Kathie Sutin (7)

HUGE congratulations to the following seven winners of national awards, including two who won first place in a category. These winners were recognized at a September 12 banquet at the annual national conference of NFPW held in Anchorage, Alaska:

Susan Fadem won first place for specialty articles-religion, a submission of two stories she wrote for St. Louis Jewish Light's OY! Magazine.
Suzanne Corbett took first place for a feature story in an online publication, "Canines take center stage at West County's own Museum of the Dog," in the West Newsmagazine. Her travel features also captured third place.
Allison Stein took third place in the same category of writing for the web.
Jessica Z. Brown-Billhymer took third place for editorial/opinion in a magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper publication for her reaction in "Revisiting the Jayson Blair story."
Roberta Duyff captured second place nationally for her specialty articles about food in Food and Nutrition magazine.
Kathie Sutin's award also was second place for her online news story on the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Center website about the opening of the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge.
Cynthia Kagan Frohlichstein received honorable mention for her fiction children's book, The Peanut Butter Birthday Party.

Each year Missouri Professional Communicators sponsors a contest for members who find impartial evaluation of their work helps increase their ability to produce quality material. Information about the online Communications Contest becomes available in November on the NFPW website www.nfpw.org and on the Missouri organization’s website www.mpc-nfpw.org.


2014
MPC members capture awards in NFPW Communications Contest

2014
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Allison Stein of Kansas City receives her certificates and the congratulations of Teri Ehresman, NFPW president, for her winning work in the national communications contest. The awards were given Sept. 6 at the final banquet of the annual conference in Greenville, S.C.

MPC members capture awards in NFPW Communications Contest

Top state entries of four Missouri Professional Communicators received honors in the 2014 contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women.

Suzanne Corbett of south St. Louis County received two second-place awards, one for travel articles about Nashville’s Christmas past and the other about sites related to Elvis Presley – the “King” – in Germany, which both appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The other award was for guest blogs about gooey butter cake and Soulard Market written for the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission.

Allison Stein, Kansas City, also took a second-place award for a single short story among three in “Death Is Only Skin Deep.”

A third-place honor was awarded to Elaine Alexander, Creve Coeur, for two reviews of novels. They appeared in the St. Louis Jewish Light.

Alice Handelman of Westwood received honorable mention for specialty articles on social issues that highlighted the work of Vida Prince and Susie Knopf. Both appeared in the Ladue News.

Allison Stein was among those contest winners who attended the annual NFPW Conference in September in Greenville, S.C., where they were honored.


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Allison Stein of Kansas City receives her certificates and the congratulations of Teri Ehresman, NFPW president, for her winning work in the national communications contest. The awards were given Sept. 6 at the final banquet of the annual conference in Greenville, S.C.

MPC Board of Directors

Top state entries of four Missouri Professional Communicators received honors in the 2014 contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women.

Suzanne Corbett of south St. Louis County received two second-place awards, one for travel articles about Nashville’s Christmas past and the other about sites related to Elvis Presley – the “King” – in Germany, which both appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The other award was for guest blogs about gooey butter cake and Soulard Market written for the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission.

Allison Stein, Kansas City, also took a second-place award for a single short story among three in “Death Is Only Skin Deep.”

A third-place honor was awarded to Elaine Alexander, Creve Coeur, for two reviews of novels. They appeared in the St. Louis Jewish Light.

Alice Handelman of Westwood received honorable mention for specialty articles on social issues that highlighted the work of Vida Prince and Susie Knopf. Both appeared in the Ladue News.

Allison Stein was among those contest winners who attended the annual NFPW Conference in September in Greenville, S.C., where they were honored.


MPC Board of Directors

​​President and ​St. Louis ​Artists’ Guild ​l​iaison: Janice Denham
Vice ​p​resident: Roxanne​ T.​ Miller
Secretary: Pat​ricia A.​ Treacy
​Communications ​Contest ​c​hai​r​: Janice Denham
Archivist: Dee Rabey
​Members at large: Karen Glines, Linda Jarrett

​​President and ​St. Louis ​Artists’ Guild ​l​iaison: Janice Denham
Vice ​p​resident: Roxanne​ T.​ Miller
Secretary: Pat​ricia A.​ Treacy
​Communications ​Contest ​c​hai​r​: Janice Denham
Archivist: Dee Rabey
​Members at large: Karen Glines, Linda Jarrett

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