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.

2017 - Awards For Student Work Gold Circle Awards - Collegiate Recipients

NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announces the winners from its 34th Gold Circle Awards program. For yearbooks and digital media categories this year attracted 4,166 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 12, 2016 through October 11, 2017 and announced in March 2017. Student journalists working on these print or electronic media chose from 42 yearbook categories and 50 digital media categories for individual or staff entries.

Judges cited a total of  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 yearbooks and for digital (online) media, in its annual competition for individual achievement by student writers, editors, designers and photographers.

 

Newspapers

CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given, the entries that have been produced during the 2016-2017 academic year have not been submitted yet, once they are judged they will be known as the 2017 Gold Circle Awards for Newspapers.

 

Magazines

CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given, the entries that have been produced during the 2016-2017 academic year have not been submitted yet, once they are judged they will be known as the 2017 Gold Circle Awards for Newspapers.

 

Yearbook

These awards reflect entries produced between October 14, 2015 through October 10, 2016. Because CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given, they are given, they are known as the 2017 Gold Circle Awards for Yearbooks.

Y1. Feature writing: Student Life
1. Davian Hopkins, “Discovering Diversity,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Tanner Cole, “The Ides of March,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
3.  Davian Hopkins, “Masked with Art,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Lauren Friederman, “Making a Difference,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Austin Ilg and Alysa Schols, “The John J. Hemmingson Center,” Spires, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA;
CM. Kaitlin Montgomery, “Learning Two is Better Thank One,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Y2. Sports reporting
1. Joe Buettner, “Revenge Tour,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Helen Gibson, “Running on Empty,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
3. Emily Eidelman, “Run,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Lauren Friederman, “Refuse to Lose,” Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Devon Powers, “We Conquered It,” Cabin Log, Berry College, Mt. Berry, GA;
CM. Emily Eidelman, “Tee Time,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;

Y3. Sports feature writing
1. Jeremy Krakosky, “Breaking Barriers,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Kaitlin Montgomery, “Griff Wilson,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
3. Justina Coronel and Emily Eidelman, “Adidas and the University of Miami Team Up,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y4. Academic writing
1. Monica Kast, “Incarcertion Vegetation,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
2. Courtney Duckett, “Searching for Answers,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Kayley Smith, “Dedman College,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
CM. Kaitlin Castillo and Sabrina Cheikhali, “Encore: Do You Want More?” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y5. Organization/Greek writing
1. Jonna Hewitt, “Define Your Line,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Eliza Eisenhardt, “Concert Controversy,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
3. Helen Gibson, “Capitol Gains,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
CM. Jonna Hewitt, “Ushering in Change,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Kaitlin York, “New Addition,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
 
Y6. Personality profile
1. Torri Sperry, “Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks, Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Kaitlin Castillo and Sabrina Cheikhali, “A Day in the Life,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Monica Kast, “The President’s Keeper,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.

Y7. Sidebar Writing
1. Emily Eidelman, “Muscle Memory,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Kaitlin Castillo and Sabrina Cheikhali, “Charlie Watts,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Kaitlin Castillo, “Work is Worth It,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y8. Headline writing
1. Casey Lue and Katya Sarria, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Courtney Fox, Tyler Hooper and Devon Powers, Cabin Log, Berry College, Mt. Berry, GA.

Y9. Caption/cutline writing
1. Kaitlin Castillo and Sabrina Cheikhali, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y10. Alternative Story Form
1. Kaitlin Castillo, Sabrina Cheikhali and Caey Lue, “Road to Clinicals,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Emily Hicks, "Bear with Us,” Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Kaitlin Castillo and Catya Sarria, “I Graduate, Now What?,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Jacque Larson, “Gonzaga University 2016 Fact Sheet,” Spires, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA;
CM. Kaitlin Castillo, Sabrina Cheikhali and Catya Sarria, “By the Numbers,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y11. Theme and concept
1. Staff, Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Staff, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Hannah Neumann, Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

Y12. Cover design
1. Emily Eidelman and Katya Sarria, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Hannah Neumann, Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Rachel Campbell, Mason Cullen and Adrianna Doyal, Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Y13. End sheets
1. Gabby Kempter and Cameron Love, Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
2. Molly Donovan, Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
3. Staff, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y14. Title page
1. Emily Eidelman, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Gabby Kempter and Cameron Love, Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
3. Hannah Neuman, Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

Y15. Table of contents
1. Staff, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.
 
Y16. Sports action photo
1. Kai McNeil, “UNC Game,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
2. Nick Wagner, Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
3. Gabriel Scarlett, “Boxing,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
CM. Edward Bell and Abbey Sicuro, “Men’s Basketball,” Spire, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA;
CM. Duncan Stanley, “Fournette Forges Ahead,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Duncan Stanley, “Gray Skies,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y17. Sports feature photo
1. Abey Sicuro and Ryan Sullivan, “Volleyball,” Spire, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA;
2. Ben Salama, “Opener,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
3. Kirby Crumpler, “Through the Smoke,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Duncan Stanley, “Tortilla Toss,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Madihah Abri, “Olmpics,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.

Y18. Academic photo
1. Alysa Schols and Matt Weigand, “Academics,” Spire, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA;
2. Sean Cummings, “Breaking the Mold,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Y19. Feature photo
1. Tyler Sanders, “HC – Band,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
2. Chris Allen, “Molten Masterpiece,” Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Shihui Liu, “Closing Pages,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
CM. Justin Rex, “Carol of Lights,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Derrick Spencer, “ROTC Ceremony,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Skyler Ballard, “Tug,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.

Y20. Photo illustration: single image
1. Katya Sarria, “Batter Up,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Katya Sarria, “Downright Smashin’,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Sean Cummings, “In a Galaxy Far, Far Away,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Y21. Photo portfolio
1. Kai McNeil, Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
2. Sean Cummings, Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Chris Allen, Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX.
 
Y22. Index
1. Staff, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Rachel Campbell, Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Y23. Informational Graphics: single
1. Casey Lue, “Steps to Success,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Casey Lue, “Road to Clinicals,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Casey Lue, “Creating Your Hurricane,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Emily Hicks, “Big 12 Conference Rankings,” Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Amanda Pearlswig, “Same-Sex Marriage,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. Katya Sarria, “It’s Great to Be a Miami Hurricane,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y24. Informational Graphics: Portfolio
1. Casey Lue, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Katya Sarria, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Molly Donovan, Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Y25. Opening and closing spread design
1. Rachel Campbell and Mason Cullen, Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Staff, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Hannah Neumann, Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

Y26. Division page design
1. Mason Cullen, Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Leah Johnson, Cameron Love and Sally Jean Vegert, Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
3. Davian Hopkins, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y27. Feature presentation
1. Staff, “A Day in the Life,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Sean Cummings, Adrianna Doyal and Noor Jaffery, “Camp Crimson Coverage,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Staff, “By the Numbers,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Chris Coyne, Calley Ellison and Jessie King,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
CM. Staff, “It’s the Final Countdown,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Staff, “Just Turned 21,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;

Y28. Student Life spread: one spread
1. Kaitlin Castillo, Rori Kotch and Alize Ramirez, Guys and Dolls,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Davian Hopkins and Victoria Lainez, “Suffering in Silence,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Victoria Lainez, “Academic Achievers,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Edward Bell, Gavin Doremus and Jacque Larson, “The Kennel & Kennel Club,” Spire, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA;
CM. Staff, “Freshman Favorite,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Mason Cullen, “Censored Performance,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Y29. Student Life spread: multi-page spread
1. Staff, “Homecoming,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Davian Hopkins and Talia Quigley, “JAB Fest,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Davian Hopkins, “Discovering Diversity,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y30. Sports spread: one spread
1. Gabrielle Velasco, “Back on the Map,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Staff, “’Canes vs. ‘Noles,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. McKenzi Morris, “Serving Justis,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Emily Hicks, “Redemption,” Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Staff, “Just Keep Swimming,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Emily Eidelman, “Go for the Gold,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y31. Sports spread: multi-page spread
1. Rachel Campbell and Mason Cullen, “Revenge Tour,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Staff, “Baseball,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Tamara Alexander, Le Souvenir, “Football,” Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA.

Y32. Academic spread: one spread
1. Staff, “A Day in the Life,” Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Mason Cullen, “Behind the Curtain,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Bryant Scott, “The Next Convocation,” The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO;
CM. Marcus Mauerer, “A Whole New World,” Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Staff, “Road to Clinicals,” Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Staff, “By the Numbers,” Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;

Y33. Academic spread: multi-page spread
1. Katya Sarria, “Edward T. Foote II,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y34. People spread with mug photos
1. Staff, “Seniors,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Staff, “Underclassmen,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y35. People spreads without mug photos one spread
1. Talia Quigley, “Time Wilson,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Rachel Campbell, “New History,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Staff, “Hetch,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y36 People spreads without mug photos: multi-page spread
1. Staff, “American Students/ International Students,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y37. Organization or Greeks spread: one spread
1. Staff, “Marching into New Gear,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Chloe Calloway, “Arts NC State,” Argomeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
3. Staff, “Mix It UCP,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Madison Green, “Wrapped in Tradition,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Staff, “It was in the Cars,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Staff, “Alpha Delta Pi,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y38. Organization or Greeks spread: multi-page spread
1. Mason Cullen and Gabrielle Velasco, “The Pride Goes Marching One By One,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Staff, “Alpha Delta Pi,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Y39. Design portfolio
1. Casey Lue, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Molly Donovan, Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
3. Katya Sarria, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Adrianna Doyal, Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

 

Digital Media

These awards reflect entries produced between October 14, 2015 through October 10, 2016. Because CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given, they are given, they are known as the 2017 Gold Circle Awards for Yearbooks.

DM1. Breaking news
1. Kara Berg and Casey Smith, “Update: University Police Find, Question Suspects in Gun Incident,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. McKenna Middleton and Gavin Pugh, “Baylor Reeling from Lockdown,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Amy Cunningham, “Nail Resigns,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

DM2. Secondary coverage
1. Breann Robinson, “#IStandWithNail: Yes or No?” The Hub @TTU, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Erin Shanahan, “Fordham Prep Copes with Student Deaths,” The Fordham Ram, Fordham University, Bronx, NY;
3. Kara Berg, Jake Fox and Bri Kirkham, “Reason for Ferguson’s Resignation Still Unknown,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM3. News writing (planned news)
1. Christopher Stephens, “Mizzou President’s Resignation Makes Ball State Look at Own Diversity Challenges,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Erin Shanahan, Laura Sanicola and Joe Vitale, “Fordham Responds to Two More Bias Incidents,” The Fordham Ram, Fordham University, Bronx, NY;
3. Thomas Gomez, “Plans in Motion to Revitalize Houston Bike Trails,” The Signal, University of Houston — Clear Lake, Houston, TX.

DM4. News feature
1. Michael Cantu, “Former Tech President…” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Casey Smith, “Ball State Students Return to Kokomo to Help with Tornado Relief,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Rachel Fobar, “House of Lies,” The Medill Justice Project, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL;
CM. Robby General, “Ball State Student Fights Preachers by Playing Bagpipes,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Staff, “Crime and Punishment,” The Medill Justice Project, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

DM5. In-depth news/feature story
1. Staff, “Death Denied,” The Medill Justice Project, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL;
2. Tanner Cole, “Because, I Said So,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
3. Kaitlin Lange, “Indiana Fake ID Citations Doubled in 2015,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Kara Berg, “Special Project: A History of Ball State’s Transparency in Presidential Decisions,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Staff, “A Mother’s Care,” The Medill Justice Project, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL;
CM. Sherman Hewitt, “Conversation Continues to Address Lack of Graduate Student Housing,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM6. Editorial writing
1. Editorial Board, “OUR VIEW: The University Needs to Be More Transparent About Ferguson’s Resignation,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Editorial Board, “OUR VIEW: Blocking Interviews for Class Assignments Devalues Ball State Degree,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Editorial Board, “What Administration Does Not Care If You Know,” The Fordham Ram, Fordham University, Bronx, NY;
CM. Editorial Board, “Unfair Adjunct Wages Go Against Jesuit Values,” The Fordham Ram, Fordham University, Bronx, NY.

DM7. Personal opinion: On-campus issues
1. Levi Todd, “Koch Brothers’ Donation to Ball State Raises Red Flags,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM8. Personal opinion: Off-campus issues
1.  Levi Todd, “Being Politically Correct is More Important Thank You Think,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Brianna Kirkham, “Indiana’s Abortion Law Presents Opportunity to Break Party Lines,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Annie Cappetta, “Senate Republicans Gamble with Merrick Garland Nomination,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Michael Cantu, “Cantu: Haggard’s Death,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

DM9. General or humor commentary
1. Brianna Kirkham, “The CDC Advice Column Women Never Knew They Needed,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM10. Blogging
1. Amanda Herrera, “UBUZZ: Thoughts From My Experience at Donald Trump’s Rally in Miami,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM11. First person experience
1. Allison Terry, “Surviving a Week on Free Food,” The Hub @TTU, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Mackenzie Karbon, “Imperfection: Nothing to Feel Sorry For,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Melissa Wankiewicz, “So You Want to Be a Grown-Up?” Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Canada;
CM. Sarah Self-Walbrick, “Forever 22,” The Hub @TTU, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Tanner Cole, “Suicide,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
CM. Helen Gibson, “Dorm,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.

DM12. Sports commentary
1. Trey Gregory, “KD Cannon Needs to Chill,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Diego Gaytan, “Gaytan: Tubby Smith…” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Jake Fox, “Ball State Men’s Basketball Shows Progress with Valparaiso Win,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM13. Sports news
1. Tyler Cagle, “Drenched in Disappointment,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Diego Gaytan, “Close Call: Tech Closes,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Alexander Goldman, “Hurricanes Beat Yellow Jackets,” Distraction Magazine Online, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Colin Grylls, “Nathalie Fortaine Breaks Ball State Women’s Basketball All-Time Scoring Record,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
CM. Ryan Flanery, “Ball State Men’s Basketball Makes Significant Improvement from Previous Year,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
CM. Robby General, “Ball State Men’s Volleyball Emulates Championship Team from 14 Years Ago,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM14. Sports features
1. Colin Grylls, “Ball State International Athletes Adjust to Live in Muncie,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Jordyn Bennet, “SRU Freshman Working to Make Her Olympic Dream a Reality,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
3. Adrien Montoya, “Fighting for Equality,” Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Canada;
CM. Jordyn Bennett, “Four Former Linebackers Transition from the Field to the Sideline,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
CM. Amanda Beard, “ A Kickball Game to Remember,” The Signal, University of Houston — Clear Lake, Houston, TX;
CM. Mark Singer, “Record-Holder Shakima Wimbley Races Against Self-Doubt,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM15. Personality profile
1. Brooke Wanser, “From Incarcerations to Freedom: A Journey of Faith,” The Medill Justice Project, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL;
2. Colin Grylls, “Muncie Entrepreneur Strives to Improve Town with Barbecue Business,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Blaime Hill, “Photography Gives Sight, Opportunities to Student,” The Hub @TTU, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Isabella Cueto, “African-American Professor Emeritus Whittington Johnson Broke Racial Barriers at UM,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM16. General feature
1. Emily Dabau and S. Molly Dominick, “Modern Dating Crosses Cultural Divides The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Christina Gonzalez, “Houston, the Shuttle has Landed,” The Signal, University of Houston — Clear Lake, Houston, TX;
3. Asmae Fahmy, “The Sinking City,” Distraction Magazine Online, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Breann Robinson, “Does Towing Make You Trucking Mad?” The Hub @TTU, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

DM17. Entertainment reviews
1. Teddy Wilson, “A British Artist Makes a Stop in Miami,” Distraction Magazine Online, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

DM18. Headline writing
1. Diana Gareth, Lauren Huston and Daniela Napoli, Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Canada.

DM19. Caption writing
There are no winners in this category.

DM20. Briefs writing
There are no winners in this category.

DM21. Sidebar writing
1. Kara Berg, “University Could Pay Ferguson More than Half a Million Dollars Despite Resignation,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM22. Single spot news photograph
1. Rebecca Dietrich, “FMLA Takes Back the Night,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.

DM23. Single feature photograph
1. Kendall Scott, “Hunter Hayes’ Concert Showcases a Twist on Traditional Country Music,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
2. Makenzie Harrison, “Tour of Gymnastics Champions,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. JB Rasor, “Marrakech Market,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Reagan Allen, “Bid Day 2016,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Duncan Stanley, “Stretching with a Buddy,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Lauren Huston, “Dating in the Digital Age,” Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Canada.

DM24. Single sports photograph
1. Elise Bressler, “Hayden Howard Pitches,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Duncan Stanley, “Toddrick’s Toss,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Sarah Pyo, “Horsecollar Penalty,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

DM25. Photo illustration
1. Duncan Stanley, “Sex Issue,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;

DM26. Photography Portfolio of work
1. Grace Ramey, Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Samantha Brammer, Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Reagan Allen, Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM27. Art/illustration: Hand-drawn
1. Ahmara Smith, “Hillary Clinton and Her Bottle of Hot Sauce,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

DM28. Computer generated art/illustration
1. Maureen Langley, “College Students at High Risk of Victimization During ‘Red Zone’,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Karleigh Santry, “Rock Basketball Prepares to Go Head-to-head with PSAC Rivals,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
3. Devin Wilhelm, “So You Want to Be a Grown-Up?” Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Canada.

DM29. Cartoons
1. Mikey Higgins, “Ball State Boardroom,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Nate Wells, “Did You Do the Homework?” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Catherine Munsey, “Do You Believe in Magic?” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Connie Hernandez, “Week One: Alone,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Dave Silverio, “Vote for Yourself, IE,” The Signal, University of Houston — Clear Lake, Houston, TX.

DM30. Cartoon Portfolio of work
1. Mikey Higgins, Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM31. Informational graphics
1. Maureen Langley, “Germs on Campus,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Ashley Downing, “Everything You Need to Know About 4/20,” Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Jericho Rosas, “Hydraulic Fracturing,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

DM32. Photo slideshow
1. Justin Rex, “WWE Live,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Trey Honeycutt, “Baylor Football vs. Iowa State,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Rebecca Dietrich, “Rock Football vs. New Haven,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
CM. Blaine Hill, “Rain or Shine: Selling Newspapers, Every Sunday,” The Hub @TTU, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Victoria McKaba, “Republican Debate,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM33. Photo and audio slideshow

DM34. Podcast
1. Fallon Schlossman, “Death Denied,” The Medill Justice Project,” Northwestern University, Evanston, IL;
2. Jakob Brandenburg and Thomas Mott, “Baylor, AP Poll and More,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

DM35. Interactive graphic

DM36. Informational graphics: Portfolio of work
1. Maureen Langley, Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM37. Video Commercial
Judging results to come, not completed.

DM38. Video PSA
Judging results to come, not completed.

DM39. Video News Package
Judging results to come, not completed.

DM40. Video Feature Package
Judging results to come, not completed.

DM41. Video Documentary
Judging results to come, not completed.

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