Columbia Scholastic Press Association

CSPA is an international student press association, founded in 1925, whose goal is to unite student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges, textbooks, critiques and award programs.

2016 - Awards For Student Work Gold Circle Awards - Collegiate Recipients

NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announces the winners from its 33rd Gold Circle Awards program. For yearbooks and digital media categories this year attracted 4,232 entries and for the print news and magazines attracted 6,420 entries produced by students at colleges, universities and secondary schools throughout the United States.

Entries were accepted from student yearbooks and digital media publications published from October 11, 2014 through October 13, 2015 and announced in February 2016. Student journalists working on these print or electronic media chose from 42 yearbook categories and 50 digital media categories. For print news and magazines published June 11, 2015 through June 10, 2016 and chose from 51 print news categories and 35 magazines categories for individual or staff entries.

Judges cited a total of 1,267 winners for either First, Second or Third Place or for Certificates of Merit for those deemed worthy of honorable mention in a category. Entry categories included those for newspapers, magazines, yearbooks and for digital (online) media, in its annual competition for individual achievement by student writers, editors, designers and photographers.

 

Newspapers

These awards reflect entries produced between June 11, 2015 through June 10, 2016. Because CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given, they are given, they are known as the 2016 Gold Circle Awards for Newspapers.

N1. News writing

1. Shannon McCarty, “Choice: Class or Caucus,” Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University, Ames, IA;
2. Taylor Telford, “Trumping the Opposition,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
3. Alex Hanson, “Students Can Help Sway Iowa Caucus, Election,” Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

N2. In-depth news/feature story
1. Anthony Lombardi, “A Look at Delaware County’s Struggle with Meth,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Morganne Mallon, “Waiting Game,” The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA;
3. Megan Jula, “Untreated,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Sabrina Childers and Allie Kirkman, “Get in Line,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Lauren Feiner, “Learning Differently,” The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

N3. Editorial writing
1. Staff, “More Aid Needed for Low-Income Students,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Rae Jefferson, “Isolation Does Not Equal Equality,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Staff, “Mental Health Editorial,” The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
CM. Staff, “Keeping Us in the Dark,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Andrew Gleinser, “Nail’s Actions,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Staff, “Rubber-Stamp Regents,” The Oklahoma Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

N4. Personal opinion: On-campus issues
1. Annie Cappetta, “So-Called Farmers’ Market Fails to Live Up to Its Name,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Helena Hunt, “Women Seen But Not Heard,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Jarrod Miller, “Students Should Demand,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Daniel Brount, “Why We Need More Classes on Empathy,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

N5. Personal opinion: Off-campus issues
1. Nick Siano, “State ID Requirements Unfair to Voters,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Jarrod Miller, “High Textbook Prices,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Morgan Mickavicz, “Last Word: Flush Prejudice,” The Voice, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA;
CM. Matthew Moret, “Don’t Let the Airstrike Fly Under the Radar,” The Pitts News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA;
CM. Marlo Safi, “Support Arab Women,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

N6. General or humor commentary
1. Bri Kirkham, “Women Finally Get Body Advice from CDC,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.                                                         

N7. Sports commentary
1. Tori Fater, “The Way IU Continues to Compete Well But Still Lose is Baffling,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Robby General, “Three Reasons Soccer had Best Season in History,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Brody Miller, “Senior Night,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Evin Hartsock, “Eagles Look to Soar,” The Voice, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA;
CM. Diego Gaytan, “Tubby Smith Handled,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Elizabeth Lepro, “Football is So Gay,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

N8. First person experience
1. Anicka Slachta, “Waking Up,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Paulina Cajigal, “Out of the Fire,” The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA;
3. Brady Vardeman, “I Stutter,” The Oklahoma Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
CM. Laura Arwood, “Too Fat for an Eating Disorder,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

N9. Sports news
1. Brady Vardeman, “Two Weeks of Hell,” The Oklahoma Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Robby General, “The $1-2 Million Game,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Morganne Mallon and Erin McCarthy, “Breaking Point,” The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA;
CM. Robby General, “Caught in the Middle,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Taylor Lehman and Brody Miller, “Bucket in Bloomington,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Joe Mussatto, “Recruiting Costs,” The Oklahoma Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

N10. Sports features
1. Greg Gottfried, “Undefeated and Unapologetic,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Max Dible, “The Long Way Home,” Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University, Ames, IA;
3. Taylor Lehman, “Line of Defense,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Robby General, “Caught in the Middle,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Michael Hughes, “Pitching Like Joey,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Diego Gaytan, “Fan Keeps Tradition,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

N11. News feature
1. Alden Woods, “The Unsettled,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;\
2. William Riggin, “Law School Alumnus Senator Marco Rubio Running for U.S. President,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Anthony Lombardi, “A Look at Delaware County’s Struggle with Meth,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

N12. Personality profile
1. Matt Guerry, “Leaving His Post,” The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA;
2. Danielle Ferguson, “Where the Traffic Stops,” Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University, Ames, IA;
3. Emily Cunningham, “The Bearded Biker of Burkhardt,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Kaitlin Lange, “The Man Behind the Mic,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Hannah Alani, “The Little Sister,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Andy Tsubasa Field, “On Common Ground,” Flux, University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication, Eugene, OR.

N13. General feature
1. Mary Katherine Wildeman, “Messes of Meth: The Clean-Up Man,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Francesca Fontana, “Mixed,” Flux, University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication, Eugene, OR;
3. Mark Fischer, “Clean Sweep,” The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA;
CM. Amanda Belcher, “A Cappella Group to Perform in Semifinals,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Nadijah Campbell, “Students Donate Extra Dining Hall Takeout Meals to Homeless,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Elizabeth Lepro, “Diversity Includes Disability,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

N14. Cultural feature
1. Kate Halliwell, “Whitewashing,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Helena Hunt, “Diners, Drive-by’s & Dives: El Pollo Palenque,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Mary Smith, “Mountain Men,” The Oklahoma Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

N15. Entertainment reviews
1. Joshua Lloyd, “Ure Bids Farewell,” The Voice, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA;
2. Chloe Moores, “Arcadia,” The Oklahoma Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Madelyn Paquette, “Miracle Theatre Takes on Timeless Musical ‘West Side Story’,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Anna Bowman, “‘Hardcore Henry’ is Hardcore Horrendous,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Anna Bowman, “The Massive Weakness of ‘Black Mass’,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

N16. Headline writing
1. Staff, The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Staff, The Oklahoma Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Staff, The Voice, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA;

N17. Caption writing
No awards given in this category.

N18. Briefs writing
1. Staff, The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

N19. Sidebar writing
1. Alan Hovorka, The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

N20. Alternative Story Form
1. Marlo Safi, “Q&A: Jackie Fuchs,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA;
2. Betsy Kiel, “What is House Bill 1337?” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Staff, “Get to Know These Seniors Before Graduation,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Staff, “Chirp x Factors,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Helena Hunt, “It’s All So Complicated,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Kathryn Agee, Tina Marie Reed and Kaelie Wike, “ On in Four,” The Flare, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX.

N21. Art/illustration: Hand-drawn
1.Karleigh Santry, “The Force is Strong,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
2. Caroline Corley, “Debt,” The Oklahoma Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Sarah Hooten, “Cultural Misrepresentation,” The Flare, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX.

N22. Computer generated art/illustration
1. Asher Freeman Murphy, “Honor the Fallen, Not the Felon,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Asher Freeman Murphy, “Justice is Blind, Not Silent,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Anna Boone, “Superhero Showdown,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

N23. Art/illustration: Portfolio of work
No awards given in this category.

N24. Cartoons
1. Mikey Higgens, “To the Graduating Class of 2016,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Mikey Higgens, “420 Beginnings,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Sarah Hooter, “Flare Comics - Star Wars,” The Flare, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX;
CM. Victor Gonzalez, “Who Makes a Better James Bond?” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

N25. Cartoon Portfolio of work
1. Asher Freeman Murphy, The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

N26. Photo story
1. Sierra Baldwin, “Squirrel Meets World,” The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA;
2. Maggie Kenworthy, “Strong, Body, Strong Mind,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Emma Rogers, “A Morning at Deluxe Donuts,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Richard Hirst, “Wide Open Spaces,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Cole Kresch, “Big Event Cleans House,” The Voice, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA;
CM. Staff, “Crawfish Boil,” The Flare, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX.

N27. Single spot news photograph
1. Bari Goldman, “Smedley, Wang Vigil,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Stephanie Amador, “HB1337 Protesters,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Abigail Self “Hello Milo,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA;
CM. Lani Tons, “An Uncomfortable Truth,” Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University, Ames, IA;
CM. Wenhao Wu, “Not a Criminal,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

N28. Single feature photograph
1. Kendall Scott, “Black Arts Festival,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
2. Adam Kiefer, “Light for Life,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
3. Richard Hirst, “Outdoor Fun,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Reagan Allen, “Dance Marathon Head Shaving,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Trey Honeycutt, “Labour of Love,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Theo Schwarz, “Buc’s Life for Me,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

N29. Single sports photograph
1. Tamara Rodgers, “Team Saddles Up for Spring,” Wingspan, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY;
2. Stephen Nunnelee, “Quarterback Concussion,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Duncan Stanley, “Texas Tech Guard Devon,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Haley Ward, “Blocked Pass,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM.  Tamara Rodgers, “Jump and Kick,” Wingspan, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY;
CM. Kendall Scott, “Women’s LAX Falls,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.

N30. Photo illustration
1. Duncan Stanley, “You & Me,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Tyson Bird and Breanna Daugherty, “Between Two Worlds,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Emma Deardorff, “Republican Candidates to Debate at UM,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Tyson Bird and Breanna Daugherty, “Year-in-Review,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Richard Hirst, “One Bloody Weekend,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Kathryn Agee and Tina Marie Reed, “Stifling Education,” The Flare, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX.

N31. Photography Portfolio of work
1. Richard Hirst, The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Sarah Pyo, The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

N32. Photo Illustration: Portfolio of work
No awards given in this category.

N33. Informational graphics
1. Maureen Langley, “Germ,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Anna Boone, “25 Years of IU Football,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
3. Betsy Kiel, “Cut Down Meth,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

N34. Informational graphics: Portfolio of work
No awards given in this category.

N35. Typography: The look of one page or spread
1. Rori Kotch, “The New Face of Miami Football,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

N36. Typography: A designed or art headline
1. Emma Deardorff, “Game Over, Golden,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Stacie Kammerling, “Body Camera Footage Not for Public Viewing,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

N37. Newsmagazine Cover
1. Anna Boone, “Kanye Issue,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Karleigh Santry, “PSAC Wars,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
3. Katelyn Rowe, “Little 500 Guide,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

N38. Page One Design
1. Anthony Estolano, “Keep it Green,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Ashley Downing, “541 Days,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
3. Anthony Estolano, “Drawing Up New Plans,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Maureen Langley, “Mac to Mac,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
CM. Anthony Estolano, “1,000th Game,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Anthony Estolano, “Monopoly,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;

N39. News Page Design
1. Dana Branham, “Budget Crisis,” The Oklahoma Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

N40. Editorial Page Design
1. Maleesa Johnson, “Don’t Limit Your Own Creativity,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

N41. Op-Ed or News Analysis Page Design
No awards given in this category.

N42. Feature Page Design
1. Emma Deardorff, “Modern Dating Crosses Cultural Divides,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

N43. Sports Page Design
1. Karleigh Santry, “PSAC Wars,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
2. Dana Branham, “Unanimous,” The Oklahoma Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Garrett Ross and Darian Somers, “State Surprise,” The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA;
CM. John Baranoski, “Leap Year,” The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA;
CM. Garrett Ross, “Simply the Best,” The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA;
CM. Nick Buchta and Ilana Wurman, “Bringing It Home,” The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

N44. Cultural Feature
1. Vanessa Giedosh, “Bloomsburg Breaks Language Barrier,” The Voice, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA.

N45. Alternative Story Presentation
1. Staff, “Nail Resigns,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

N46. Design Portfolio of work
1. Anna Boone, “Weekend,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

N47. Photo layout: Full page
1. Taylor Griffin, “Wide Open Spaces,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

N48. Photo layout: Portfolio of work
No awards given in this category.

N49. Single Subject News or Feature Package, Single Page Design
1. Ashley Downing, “A Look at Delaware County’s Struggle with Meth,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

N50. Single Subject News or Feature Package, Double-truck (two-facing pages)
1. Staff, “Modern Dating Crosses Cultural Divides,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

N51. Single Subject News or Feature Package, 3 or more pages or special section
1. Staff, “Mental Health,” The Oklahoma Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Staff, “March Madness,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Staff, “1 Year Later,” The Oklahoma Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
CM. Staff, “Revels,” The Flare, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX;
CM. Staff, “We Were Always Told,” The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
CM. Staff, “Campus Carry,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

 

Magazines

These awards reflect entries produced betweenJune 11, 2015 through June 10, 2016. Because CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given, they are given, they are known as the 2016 Gold Circle Awards for Magazines.

M1. Open (free) form poetry
1. Christine Nichols, “Face Value,” Grub Street, Towson University, Towson, MD;
2. Dejon Brice, “They Tried to Jump Me for My Stuff (Boy in Pink),” Skald, Villa Maria College, Buffalo, NY;
3. Jennifer Leary, “The Lovely Girls,” Lighted Corners, Mount St Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD;
CM. James Holbert, “At the Gallows,” The Bridge, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA;
CM. Bryan Troya, “River on 49th St.” Café Cultura, Miami Dade College - Hialeah Campus, Hialeah, FL;
CM. Cari Villareal, “Communion,” Gallery, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX.

M2. Closed (traditional) form poetry
1. Austin Graczyk, “Sonnet for a Funeral,” Legacy, Reading Area Community College, Reading PA;
2. Jordan Wilner, “Tangier,” Grub Street, Towson University, Towson, MD;
3. Melia Quinn, “Covenant,” The Mountain Laurel, North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC.

M3. Experimental fiction
1. Julia Fine, “The Beatty High Blowers Bring Home the State Cup,” Hair Trigger 38, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
2. Alba Machado, “Squat!” Hair Trigger 38, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
3. Bryan Troya, “LaCosa Bonitz Dances with Boredom,” Café Cultura, Miami Dade College - Hialeah Campus, Hialeah, FL;
CM. Malaya Harris, “How to Look as Good as a White Girl,” Hair Trigger 38, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
CM. Victoria McNorrill, “The Forgotten Case of the Phantom Lady,” The Mountain Laurel, North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC.
CM. Laura Gonzalez, “How to Ruin,” Gallery, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX.

M4. Traditional fiction
1. Anna Brüner, “The New Furnace,” Hair Trigger 38, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
2. Alexa Michalow, “Corporeal Punishments,” Hair Trigger 38, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
3. Bethany Rainey, “Jack-in-the-Box,” Lighted Corners, Mount St Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD;
CM. Fallon J. Gallagher, “Light, My Light,” Hair Trigger 38, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
CM. Mirah Jorge, “Spring of New Beginnings,” Axis Creative Arts, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL;
CM. Sarah Belles, “Charlie,” Legacy, Reading Area Community College, Reading, PA.

M5. Essays
1. Robert Hobson, “Vulgar Death,” Hair Trigger 38, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
2. Amy Kisner, “Holes Shaped Like You,” Hair Trigger 38, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
3. Daniel Udell, “A Man’s Call for Open Dialogue About Sexual Assault,” The Independent, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL;
CM. Amy Crumbaugh, “Rookieville,” Hair Trigger 38, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
CM. Kristen McCurdy, “Giving Up the Ghost,” Grub Street, Towson University, Towson, MD;
CM. Ashley Smith, “On Writing by Steven King,” Skald, Villa Maria College, Buffalo, NY.

M6. Humor
1. Alexander Singleton, “Super massive,” Hair Trigger 38, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
2. Brent Davis, “The Moral Implications of Chick-fil-a,” Gallery, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX;
3. Samantha Solis, “The Cadence of Canine Influenza,” Lighted Corners, Mount St Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD;
CM. Charlie Harmon, “Service Inquiry #G3N13,” Hair Trigger 38, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
CM. Lexi Williams, “A New Spin on Fitness,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.  

M7. Non-fiction article
1. Lexia Banks, “An Ancient Faith,” Inside, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Melissa Anneccini, “Prime Amazon, The Race to Now,” Marist Fashion Magazine, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY;
3. Asmae Fahmy, “Science Behind Nostalgia,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

M8. Non-fiction interview
1. Adrianna Cicnelli, Isabelle Hanke and Sabrina Whitford, “Cobblery The Practice of Problem Solving,” Marist Fashion Magazine, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY;
2. Stephanie Reyes, “Drawing a Bug’s Life,” Focus, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Melissa Wankiewicz, “Assessing a Web for All,” Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario;
CM. Lauren Bishop and Morgan McConnell, “Answering Questions, About Visual Impairment,” The Independent, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL.

M9. Non-fiction column
1. Lexia Banks, “Just a Different Shade,” Inside, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Katie Lahatte, “Editor’s Note,” Grub Street, Towson University, Towson, MD;
3. Jen Schwartz, “Please Don’t Keep It 100,” SCAN, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

M10. Headline writing
1. Staff, UMiami Scientifica Magazine, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

M11. Caption writing
No awards were given in this category.

M12. Briefs writing
1. Asmae Fahmy, Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

M13. Sidebar writing
No awards were given in this category.

M14. Alternative Story Form
1. Rori Kotch, “Is This Too Cheesy?” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Emily Monster and Adrien Montoya, “You Too,” Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario;
3. Kate Betts, “What’s Your Learning Style?” SCAN, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Alexa Abrams and Isabelle Hanke, “60 Hours,” Marist Fashion Magazine, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY;
CM. Rori Kotch, “Retro UM,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Melissa Ostroff, “A College Students Holiday Gift Guide,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

M15. Cover design for Literary or Literary/Art Magazine
1. Katie Lahatte, Alison Requa and Jordan Wilner, Grub Street, Towson University, Towson, MD;
2. Alison-Juliette Dunn and Philip Talleyrand, Miambiance, Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, Miami FL;
3. Staff, Skald, Villa Maria College, Buffalo, NY
CM. Anthony Giberti, Tarnished, Lasell College, Newton, MA;
CM. Tyler Casamassa, The Mountain Laurel, North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC;
CM. Julie Campbell, Kyra Krenitsky and Hanna Tangeman, Signatures, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.

M16. Cover design for General or Feature Magazine
1. Staff,  Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Valentina Escotet, Claudia Fernandez-Hernandes and Rori Kotch, Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Celeste Escotet and Rori Kotch, Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Celeste Escotet, Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Celeste Escotet, Rori Kotch and Claudia Fernandes-Hernandez, Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Anderson Carman, SCAN, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

M17. Table of contents page
1. Rori Kotch and Claudia Fernandes-Hernandez, Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Alison Requa, Grub Street, Towson University, Towson, MD;
3. Ashley Blue and Tyler Casamassa, The Mountain Laurel, North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC;
CM. Meaghan Morton and Richard Nguyen, The Flare, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX;
CM. Staff, Axis, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL;
CM. Alison-Juliette Dunn, Miambiance, Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, Miami, FL.

M18. Use of typography on one page or spread
1. Shayna Engler, “Who’s Talking,” Flux, University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication, Eugene, OR;
2. Reann Nathan, “Race Through Time,” Flux, University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication, Eugene, OR;
3. Claudia Fernandes-Hernandez, “Campus Confessions,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Alison-Juliette Dunn, “Lost and Found in Miami,” Miambiance, Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, Miami, FL;
CM. Rori Kotch and Claudia Fernandes-Hernandez, “How to Tailgate Like a Pro,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

M19. Use of a designed or art headline
1.  Yurika Asai and Allie Whitham, “Mixed,” Flux, University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication, Eugene, OR;
2. Carmen Cheng, “Answering Questions About Visual Impairment,” The Independent, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL;
3. Meghan McEldowney, “Race & Identity,” Flux, University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication, Eugene, OR;
CM. Rori Kotch, “Is This Too Cheesy?,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Allison Pakrosnis, “A Steak Lover’s Guide to Veganism,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Romann Mrzljak, “Hidden Gems,” Ampersand, Webster University, St. Louis, MO.

M20. Single illustration: hand-drawn
1. Stephanie Olguin, “B,” Café Cultura, Miami Dade College -Hialeah Campus, Hialeah, FL;
2. Jessica Kesaris, “The Most Magical Shoes on Earth,” The Bridge, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA;
3. Estelle Erdmann, “Dar Martin,” The Mountain Laurel, North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC;
CM. Jamel Jones, “Self Portrait,” SCAN, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Emily Parker, “Water Bird,” Windhover, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. Kelly Thies, “Crashing on the Rocks,” The Bridge, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA.

M21. Single illustration: computer generated
1. Anderson Carman, “Fall Wrap Cover,” SCAN, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
2. Rori Kotch, “Sexxx Uncensored,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Alison-Juliette Dunn, “Title Page,” Miambiance, Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, Miami, FL;
CM. Valerie Thakkar, “Steer Your Own Ship,” SCAN, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Melissa Vega, “Governed,” Gallery, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX;
CM. Dusty Kennon, “Wasting Away,” The Mountain Laurel, North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC.

M22. Portfolio Illustration
1. Josie del Castillo, Gallery, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX;
2. Andres Evangelista, Axis, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL;
3. Claudia Fernandes-Hernandez, Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Stephanie Olguin, Café Cultura, Miami Dade College - Hialeah Campus, Hialeah, FL;
CM. Jasbir Kaur, The Dulcimer, Mercer University, Macon, GA.

M23. Photography — Single Artistic photograph
1. Ian Benboe, “Through the Shadows - Face,” SCAN, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
2. Tom Horak and Sophie Weidhaas, “Natural Light,” Polished, Lasell College, Newton, MA;
3. Erik Lopes, “Cheese Celebration,” The Bridge, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA;
CM. Julia Whalen, “Through the Locking Glass,” The Bridge, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA;
CM. Philip Talleyrand, “Renovations,” Miambiance, Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, Miami, FL;
CM. Valentina Escotet, “Clark Christian on the Stairs,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

M24. Photography —Single News feature photograph
1. Jenna Mucci, “Free the Nipple,” Polished, Lasell College, Newton, MA;
2. Corinne Ciraldo, “The Definition of Consent,” Polished, Lasell College, Newton, MA.

M25. Photography: Portfolio of work
1. Philip Talleyrand, Miamibiance, Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, Miami, FL;
2. Valentina Escotet, Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Luanne Demeo, SCAN, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Dan Mrotek, Hair Trigger 38, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
CM. Curtis Nelson, Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario;
CM. Frederick Vicaretti, Skald, Villa Maria College, Buffalo, NY.

M26. Photo illustration
1. Julie Campbell, Kyra Krenitsky and Allison Arssi, “Bryce Canyon,” Signatures, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY;
2. Celeste Escotet and Valentina Escotet, “Feminism Cover,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Haley Ward, “The body,” Inside, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Acquille Dunkley, “In Living Color-Blind,” SCAN, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Celeste Escotet, “Retro Cards Lover,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Yurika Asai, Whitney Bradshaw and Gina Mills, “Spring Cover,” Flux, University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication, Eugene, OR.

M27. Photo Illustration: Portfolio of work
1. Celeste Escotet, Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

M28. Informational graphics
1. Celeste Escotet, “Battling Your Body,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Carmen Cheng and Mary Catherine Pflug, “The Independent Student Opinion Survey,” The Independent, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL;
3. Anna Boone, “IRL,” Inside, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Claudia Fernandes-Hernandez, “Sinking City,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Rori Kotch, “Retro UM,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Rori Kotch, “What’s in Your Fridge,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;

M29. Informational graphics: Portfolio of work
1. Rori Kotch, Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

M30. Design of a single spread
1. Staff, “Page 80-81,” The Bridge, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA;
2. Shayna Engler, “Who’s Talking,” Flux, University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication, Eugene, OR;
3. Valentina Escotet and Claudia Fernandes-Hernandez, “What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin’,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Claudia Chavira, “An Ancient Faith,” Inside, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Alison-Juliette Dunn, “Splashes,” Miambiance, Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, Miami, FL;
CM. Vania Ho and Duc Ngo, “Student Showcase: Juan David Geraldo Hoyos,” SCAN, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

M31. Design Multi-page presentation
1. Claudia Fernandes-Hernandez and Rori Kotch, “How to Tailgate Like a Pro,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Rori Kotch, “Retro Miami,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Claudia Fernandes-Hernandez, “The Sinking City,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Luanne Demeo, Acquille Dunkley and Vania Ho, “ Cooking 101,” SCAN, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Claudia Fernandes-Hernandez and Rori Kotch, “No Pain, No Game,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Yurika Asai, Whitney Bradshaw and Gina Mills, “Who are You?" Flux, University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication, Eugene, OR.

M32. Design portfolio
1. Frances Esenwa and Winnie Wong, Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario;
2. Theresa Nguyen,Flux, University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication, Eugene, OR;
3. Vania Ho, SCAN, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Kate McGuire, Focus, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Kaanchee Gandhi, Windhover, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. Hanna Tangeman, Signatures, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.

M33. Single Subject Feature Package, Single Page Design
1. Celeste Escotet, “Pseudoceince,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Claudia Fernandes-Hernandez and Palina Vascilko, “Grandma Knows Best,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Celeste Escotet, “‘60s Dance,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Kyra Krenitsky, “Michelle Envelope,” Signatures, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY;
CM.  Rori Kotch, “H2O Sports,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Theresa Nguyen, “The Source,” Flux, University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication, Eugene, OR.

M34. Single Subject Feature Package, Double-truck (two-facing pages)
1. Yurima Asai, Whitney Bradshaw and Gina Mills, “What are You?” Flux, University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication, Eugene, OR;
2. Claudia Fernandes-Hernandez, “Learning a Second Language,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Claudia Fernandes-Hernandez, “How to Be One with Nature in Miami,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

M35. Single Subject Feature Package, 3 or more pages or special section
1. Rori Kotch, “Retro UMiami,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Claudia Fernandes-Hernandez, “The Sinking City,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Celeste Escotet, “Overcoming An Eating Disorder,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Rori Kotch, “Sexxx Uncensored,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Claudia Fernandes-Hernandez and Rori Kotch, “No Pain. No Game,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Katie Dineen, Pevon Haynes and Romana Mrzljak, “Monochromatic,” Ampersand, Webster University, St. Louis, MO.


Yearbooks

These awards reflect entries produced between October 11, 2014 through October 13, 2015. Because CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given, they are given, they are known as the 2016 Gold Circle Awards for Yearbooks.

Y1. Student life feature writing
1. Samantha Schmidt, “Caught in the Gray Zone,” Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Staff, “The Sunday After,” Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
3. Megan Jula, “When Students Die,” Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Y2. Sports reporting,
1. Brady Vardeman, “Dreary Season Sparks Hope,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Torie Abbott, “Undisputed Champs,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Abby Belknar, “Way of Life,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.

Y3. Sports feature writing
1. Michael Hughes, “Stepping up to Bat,” Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Brady Vardeman, “Finding a New Normal,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Norah Garcon and Emily Eidelman, “The Only Quarterback for U,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y4. Academic writing
1. Charelle Thomas, “Distinguished within Rawls,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Kymbre Kupatt, “Engineering Abroad,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y5. Organization/Greek writing
1. Ali Klima, “SAE Chant Coverage,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Torie Abbott, “Adventure is Out There,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Davian Hopkins, “Tradition with a Ring to It,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y6. Personality profile
1. Helen Gibson, “Comeback Kid,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
2. Sarah Zinn and Evan Hoopfer, “Karlijn Keijzer Remembered,” Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
3. Jeni Swope, “Jordan Lynch & Orchid,” The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO.

Y7. Sidebar writing
1. Ashley McBride, “Holi Hues,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y8. Headline writing,
1. Alize Ramirez, “Working Around,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y9. Caption/cutline writing,
1. Staff, “Something Unexpected, the Unheard, Norman Music Festival,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Y10. Theme and concept,
1. Sydny Shepard, “Baylor Roundup: Expand,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

Y11. Cover design
1. Aly Smith, “The Bubble,” The Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR.

Y12. End sheets
1. Holly Bensur and Sera Takata, Ibis, Univeristy of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y13. Title page,
1. Holly Bensur and Nick Gangemi, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y14. Table of contents,
1. Holly Bensur, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y15. Sports action photo
1. Nick Wagner, “Steeple Chase,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
2. Maddie Vosburgh, “Dreary Season Sparks Hope,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Constance Atton, “Heads Up,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

Y16. Sports feature photo
1., Sean Cummings, “A New Tradition,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Emily De Santos, “Omah-Awe,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Holly Bensur, “Doubling Up,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y17. Academic photo
1. Ari Bennett, “Helping Hand,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y18. Feature photo
1. Cory Ewing, “Ice Bucket Challenge,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Duncan Stanley, “Tuba Twist,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Brian Powers, “Doughty,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
CM. Kirby Crumpler, “Pitbull,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Duncan Stanley, “Bonfire Scorpion,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Sean Cummings, “The Unheard,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Y19. Advertising photo
No awards given in this category.

Y20. Photo portfolio
1. Ryan Parry, “Bookstacks,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
2. Caide Wooten, “Tran Pottery,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
3. Kristi Townsend, “Mischael Cetoute,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y21. Single photo illustration image
1. Hannah Melster and Michelle Lock, “Pinterest Living,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Kristi Townsend and Michelle Lock, “Spelling B-E-E,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Duncan Stanley, “Out of Bounds,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y22. Feature presentation
1. Staff, “Grow,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
2. Staff, “Homecoming,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
3. Emily Russ, Holly Bensur and Ashley McBride, “Holi Hues & Culturas de Miami,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y23. Index
1. Staff, “Index,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y24. Single informational graphics
1. Emily Russ, “Best of Academics,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Holly Bensur, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Sera Takata and Holly Bensur, “Campus Construction,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y25. Informational graphics portfolio
1. Staff, “Best of Academics,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y26. Opening and closing spread design
1. Mason Cullen, “One for all,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Y27. Division page design
1. Aly Smith, “The Bubble,” The Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR.

Y28. Student life spread
1. Michelle Lock and Holly Bensur, “Once upon a Tinder,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Michelle Lock, “Spelling B-E-E,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Holly Bensur, “A Guide to Surviving FSU,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y29. Student life spread multi-page presentation
1. Holly Bensur and Michelle Lock, “The Shalala Years,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Stephanie Miles, “Homecoming,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Michelle Lock and Sera Takata, “Homecoming,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;

Y30. Sports spread
1. Emily Russ and Michelle Lock, “Dive Right In,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Staff, “Football,” Le Souvenir, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA;
3. Marcus Maurer, “Be the Standard,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

Y31. Sports page multi-page presentation
1. Sera Takata, “The Only Quarterback for U,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y32. Academic spread
1. Emily Eidelman and Michelle Lock, “A Broader Education,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Emily Russ, “Best of Academics,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
3. Holly Bensur, “Sink or Swim,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y33. Academic spread multi-page presentation
1. Josh Beal and Deron Millay, “Robots in Tights,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.

Y34. People spread with mug photos
1. Staff, “Spring Graduates,” Le Souvenir, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA.

Y35. People spread with mug photos multi-page presentation
1. Staff, “Spring Commencement,” Le Souvenir, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA.

Y36. People spreads without mug photos
1. Holly Bensur, “Senior Spotlights,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y37. People spreads without mug photos multi-page presentation
1. Michelle Lock, “Senior Spotlights,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y38. Single advertisement layout
1. Claudia Fernandez, “Congratulations Chris,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y39. Advertising layout
1. Claudia Fernandez, “Parent Ads,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y40. Organization or Greeks spread
1. Sera Takata, “Under the Sea Mammals,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Emily Russ, “Breaking Borders,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Aly Smith and Robert DeSoto, “Just Kids at Heart,” The Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR.

Y41. Organization or Greeks spread multi-page presentation
1. Staff, “SAE Chant Coverage,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Y42. Design portfolio
1. Holly Bensur, “Holly Bensur Design Portfolio,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

 

Digital Media

These awards reflect entries produced between October 11, 2014 through October 13, 2015. Because CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given, they are given, they are known as the 2016 Gold Circle Awards for Digital Media.

DM1. Breaking news
1. Megan Jula, “Women Sentenced to 20 years for Aborting and Discarding Baby,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Christopher Stephens, “Ball State Professor, Wife’s Injuiries Limited,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Michael Majchrowicz, “Gov. Pence Signs RFRA Fix,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

DM2. Secondary coverage
1. Staff, “The Sunday After,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

DM3. News writing
1. Anthony Lombardi, “Delaware County’s Struggle with Meth,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Gabriel Sandoval and Nicholas Baltz, “Former Sun Photographer Impersonated Police Chief,” The Sun | theswcsun.com, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA;
3. Chris Gordon, “’Mega Parties’ Spur Discussion of Student Safety, Reputation,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.

DM4. News feature
1. Megan Jula, James Benedict & Kathrine Schulz, “Waiting for Help,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

DM5. In-depth news/feature story
1. Anthony Lombardi, “Delaware County’s Struggle with Meth,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Mary Kathrine Wildeman and Anna Boone, “Healing and Punishment,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
3. Samanta Schmidt, Matthew Bloom & Lacey Hoopengardner, “Caught in the Gray Zone,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

DM6. Editorial writing
1. Brandon Pena, “Safeguarding Freedom of Expression is Essential,” The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX.

DM7. On-campus personal opinion issue
1. Jackie Yang, “Drugs, All-Nighters Prove Detrimental to Finals Preparation,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM8. Off-campus personal opinion issue
1. Ash Jackson, “A Fear I Never Knew I’d Have,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
2. Leah Johnson, Abby Llorico & Ben Mikesell, “The Color of Conscience,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
3. Anna Wright, “Wrinkles, Gray Hair and Mortar Board,” The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX.

DM9. General or humor commentary
1. Rebecca Alberico and Joshua Del Rosario, “Femvertising,” Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, ON.

DM10. First person experience
1. Lyndsay Jones, “I’m Not Afraid to Tell My Story,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

DM11. Sports commentary
1. Dakota Crawford, “Full-Court Press: University of Alabama at Birmingham,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM12. Sports news
1. Robby General, “Ball State Pockets $1.2 Million,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM13. Sports features
1. Evan Hoopfer and Ben Mikesell, “Sold, Not Told,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Dakota Crawford, “’Grown-Man Decision’,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM14. Personality profile
1. Alden Woods, Ike Hajinzarian & Anna Boone, “House of the Love Dog,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Michael Majchrowicz and Ben Mikesell, “The Guardian,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
3. Emily Cunningham, “The Bearded Biker of Burkhardt,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM15. General feature
1. Alden Woods, “Last Call at Joker’s Wild,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Danielle Grady and Dara Metcalfe, “Straight Outta Muncie,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Sheman Hewitt and Lyssa Goldberg, “Digital Dating Sparks Relationships, One Swipe at a Time,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM16. Entertainment reviews
1. Scott Russell, “Swimming in ‘Sound and Color’: Alabama Shakes Come Up Aces,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
2. Anna Bowman, “Film Annalysis: Nolan Creates Groundbreaking Film with ‘Interstellar’,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Kevin Nwankwo and Erfan Al-Keilani, “Capturing the Cinema Experience on 4K TV,” Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, ON.

DM17. Fiction
No awards given in this category

DM18. Essays
No awards given in this category.

DM19. Humor
1. Brandon Carusillo and Yili Wu, “8 Ways The United States Would Change if Kanye West Became President,” DistractionMagazine.com, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM20. Non-fiction article
1. William Riggin, “Coral Gables Police Houses Military-Grade Weapons,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM21. Non-fiction interview
1. John Samuels, “Crews Eskape Reality,” Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, ON.

DM22. Non-fiction column
1. Jonathon Platt, “What Makes a Journalist,” baylorlariat.com, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

DM23. Headline writing
No awards given in this category.

DM24. Caption writing
No awards given in this category.

DM25. Briefs writing
No awards given in this category.

DM26. Single spot news photograph
1. Kara Berg, “Candle-Lit Vigil,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM27. Single feature photograph
1. Emma Rogers, “Pretty in Pink,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Bianca Quilantan, “Buscamos Empleados: Day Laborers Search for Work,” The Sun | theswcsun.com, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA;
3. Breanna Daugherty, “Lynyrd Skynyrd,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM28. Single sports photograph
1. Alex Mowrey, “Rock Football Blown Out in Big House Battle,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
2. Nick Gangemi, “Winning Streak Winds Down,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Rebecca Dietrich, “Rock Women’s Soccer Senior Places in Fall Top 10,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
CM. Skye Duncan, “Antwan Goodley First Down,” baylorlariat.com, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Breanna Daughtery, “Football vs. Toledo,” Ball State Daily News, Baylor University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Breanna Daughtery, “Gymnastics vs. Western Michigan,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM29. Photography Portfolio of work
1. Allison Terry, The Hub@TTU, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Luanne Demeo, The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
3. Karli Evans, DistractionMagazine.com, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM30. Photo illustration
1. Staff, “Savor Global Flavors,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM31. Hand-drawn art/illustration
1. Mercer Suppinger, “A Racial Time Bomb,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

DM32. Computer generated art/illustration
1. Michelle Brenner, “Survive the Lines,” DistractionMagazine.com, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM33. Editorial cartoons
1. Anderson Carman, “Fish Head: Trump is Trolling…’” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

DM34. Sports cartoons
No awards given in this category.

DM35. Comic cartoons
1. Amanda Beard, “Cyclops and Daredevil Go to the Eye Doctor Cartoon,” The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX.

DM36. Informational graphics
1. Joshua Del Rosario and Erfan Al-Keilani, , Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, ON.

DM37. Typography: overall look of the entire website
1. Ian McDougald, Christina Gomga & William Burden, “Emerge 2015 Home & Femvertising & Hockey,” Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, ON.

DM38. Advertisement
1. Staff, “Emerge Conference 2015,” Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, ON.

DM39. News online design website
1. Staff, “Baylorlariat.com,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

DM40. Magazine online design website
1. Taylor Griffin and Hannah Weumann, “Focus Magazine,” baylorlariat.com, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

DM41. Yearbook overall design website
No awards given in this category.

DM42. Photo slideshow
1. Constance Atton, “This Land,” baylorlariat.com, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Travis Taylor, “You Should’ve Seen it in Color,” baylorlariat.com, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Nick Gangemi and Eddie Sanchez, “Front Row at Ultra Music Festival Opening Night,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM43. Photo and audio slideshow
1. Rae Jefferson, “Vessel,” baylorlariat.com, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

DM44. Podcast
1. Jeffrey Swindoll and Joshua Davis, “Don’t Feed the Bears: Taylor Young Returns,” baylorlariat.com, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

DM45. Interactive graphic
1. Aidan Feay, “What Time is Your Final,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM46., Video commercial
No awards given in this category.

DM47. Video PSA
No awards given in this catergory.

DM48. Video news Package
1. Alexa Brackin, “College Game Day,” baylorlariat.com, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

DM49. Video feature package
1. Jeni Swope, “The Pirates of Penzance,” The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, St Joseph, MO;
2. Alexa Brackin, “The Justin Sports Medicine Team,” baylorlariat.com, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Leah Won-Morales and Paul Tristan, “Hawks Remark on ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’,” The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX;
CM. Alexa Brackin, Jonathon Platt & Madison Miller, “Gaitway to the Good Life,” baylorlariat.com, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Adriana Heldiz, “Tim Nader’s Top Five Reasons for Riding the Trolley,” The Sun | theswcsun.com, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA;
CM. Sarah Self-Walbrick and Anibal Galimoo, “Ajax the Campaign Dog: ‘Woof’,” The Hub@TTU, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

DM50. Video documentary
1. Jesse Espana, Mark Onufer & Mat Torresano, “Toronto’s Night Life: Last Call Parts 1 & 2,” Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, ON;
2. Allison Terry, Dale Tice & Quint Brantley, “Students, Lubbockites Reveal Meaning Behind Body Art,” The Hub@TTU, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

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