Connie Wilson & Deidre Sommerville with the Silver Feather Award.

The Chicago chapter of IWPA (Illinois Women’s Press Association) awarded its Silver Feather award for literary excellence in a variety of genres to Connie (Corcoran) Wilson on Saturday, June 2nd, at the Union Club in downtown Chicago.

Entries were awarded points for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Honorable Mention(s) in a wide variety of journalistic areas, including print and online and radio and television media. Awards can also be awarded for Best Press Releases, Best Videos, brochures, online journalism and a host of other areas. The Mate Palmer writing awards also recognize young journalists from high school entrants with a Silver Pen award. Approximately 48 IWPA members of the local chapter, plus guests, were present for the 4 hour ceremony and luncheon.

The Silver Feather top winner then goes on to National Competition at the NAWP level, to be announced later.