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.

2018 - Awards For Student Work Gold Circle Awards - Collegiate Recipients

NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announces the winners from its 35th Gold Circle Awards program. This year, these categories attracted 4,979 yearbook and digital media entries.

These entries come from publications produced by students at colleges, universities, and secondary schools through the United States and abroad who follow the American education plan.

Entries for print newspaper and magazines produced during the 2017-2018 academic year are due June 11, 2018, will be judged in August 2018 and announced in September 2018.

Entries were accepted from student yearbooks and digital media publications published from October 11, 2016 through October 10, 2017 and announced in March 2018. Student journalists working on these print or electronic media chose from 42 yearbook categories and 50 digital media categories.

Judges cited a total of 655 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

Entries that have been produced during the 2017-2018 academic year will be judged in August 2018 and announced in September 2018. The deadline for these entries is June 11, 2018.

 

Magazines

Entries that have been produced during the 2017-2018 academic year will be judged in August 2018 and announced in September 2018. The deadline for these entries is June 11, 2018.

 

Yearbooks

CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given, the entries that have been produced during the 2016-2017 academic year. Because CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given, they are known as the 2018 Gold Circle Awards for Yearbooks.

Y1. Feature writing: Student Life
1. Abby Cambiano, “Active Military,” Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
2. Abby Cambiano, “K-State Rodeo,” Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
3. Francis Hartinez, “Campus Carry,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Jorge Chabo, “Clinton Takes the Lead,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y2. Sports reporting
1. Tara Magaña, “Women’s Basketball,” Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
2.  Alize Ramirez-Canas and Zach Silberberg, “Opening Weekend” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Jack Densmore and Ariana Hernandez, “Raider Regeneration,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Kaii McNeil, “Ram Leftovers,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. Alize Ramirez-Canas and Zach Silberberg, “Not Going Down,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;

Y3. Sports feature writing
1. Derek Peterson, “From the Ground Up,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Meredith Wynn, “A Grypping Team,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
3. Candice Clark and Naba Siddiq, “Farewell Patrick Mahomes,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y4. Academic writing
1. Tori McGee, “Protecting the People,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Lynsey Akin, “Vet Med,” Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
3. Lauren Friederman, “The Restoration,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

Y5. Organization/Greek writing
1. Tori McGee, “Fighting for Freedom,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Tori McGee, “Embracing Sisterhood,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Eliza Eisenhartdt, “Refocusing Recruitment,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. Tara Magaña, “Cats for Inclusion,” Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
CM. Alize Ramirez-Canas, “Make Some Noise,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Ronald Braithewaite and Kendall Eisenberg, “New Year, New Home,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y6. Personality profile
1. Candice Clark, “A Day in the Life of the Masked Rider,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Madison Hostetter, “Lucky Charm,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Emily Thompson, “Making History,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Savannah Rattanavong, “Richard B. Myers,” Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
CM. Angela Spevak, “Senior Profile,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
CM. Candice Clark, “Love on the Field,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y7. Sidebar Writing
1. Alize Ramirez-Canas, “Musical Legend,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Grace Ballard and Elise Cobb, “What is Your Funniest TWIRP Memory?” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR;
3. Norah Garcon, “The Physics of Making A..” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y8. Headline writing
1. Alize Ramirez-Canas, Kaitlin Castillo and Casey Lue, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Staff, Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Rachel Gan and Alicia Smiley, Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Y9. Caption/cutline writing
1. Alize Ramirez-Canas and Kaitlin Castillo, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y10. Alternative Story Form
1. Alize Ramirez-Canas and Casey Lue, “The Tassel was Worth the Hassle,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Casey Lue, “Renovating, Remodeling, Rebuilding,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Casey Lue, “Grant Money & Research,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Tucker Love, “Election,” Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
CM. Jessie King and Kylie Madry, “Best Films of 2016,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
CM. Morgan Thompson, “Rankings,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y11. Theme and concept
1. Alize Ramirez-Canas, Kaitlin Castillo and Casey Lue, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Staff, Sooner University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Daviann Hopkins, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y12. Cover design
1. Casey Lue, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Daviann Hopkins, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Alicia Smiley, Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Y13. End sheets
1. Staff, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Amanda Pearlswig, Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
3. Alicia Smiley, Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Y14. Title page
1. Kaitlin Castillo, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Daviann Hopkins, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y15. Table of contents
1. Daviann Hopkins, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
2. Kaitlin Castillo and Casey Lue, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Alicia Smiley, Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Y16. Sports action photo
1. Kyle Dinh, “Sliding into Home,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Ryan Blitzer, “Men’s Soccer - Michael King,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
3. Ryan Ortegon, “Hey Batter, Batter,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
CM. Nick Faulkner, “Bva’Lon Cherry,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. Elizabeth Hertel, “Swing for the Fences,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y17. Sports feature photo
1. Ellie Thorne, “Stunning Dismount,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Megan Ross,” A Rocky Road,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Y18. Academic photo
1. Ryan Blitzer, “Scott Martin,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Y19. Feature photo
1. Anna Matthews, “Talley Student Union ‘Die-In’,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
2. Ellie Thorne, “Bubble Run,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Ryan Ortegon, “Through the Fog,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Harley Harrell, “Five-Star Future,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Y20. Photo illustration: single image
1. Megan Ross, “State of Education,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Elise Bressler,” Adderall,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;

Y21. Photo portfolio
1. Megan Ross, Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Y22. Index
1. Staff, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y23. Informational Graphics: single
1. Casey Lue, “A Dollar Today is a Dollar…” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Morgan Thomson, “As a Matter of Fact,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Casey Lue, “Renovating, Remodeling, Rebuilding,: Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Casey Lue, “More than Just Numbers,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Morgan Thomson, “Welcome,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Levi Wiltfong, “Camp Crimson 101,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Y24. Informational Graphics: Portfolio
1. Amanda Pearlswig, Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Y25. Opening and closing spread design
1. Kaitlin Castillo, Casey Lue and Alize Ramirez-Canas, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2.  Levi Wiltfong and Gabrielle Velasco, Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Daviann Hopkins, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Y26. Division page design
1. Kaitlin Castillo and Casey Lue, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y27. Feature presentation
1. Casey Lue, “Sebastian the Ibis,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Casey Lue, “Lifestyles,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Casey Lue, “Miss UM,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y28. Student Life spread: one spread
1. Morgan Thomson, “First Day, Move In,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Tucker Love, “Election,” Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
3. Daviann Hopkins, “How Do YOU See Yourself,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Daviann Hopkins and Victoria Lainez, “Casting Your Vote,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Casey Lue, “Trends,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Eric Kevin Cecil, “Commencement Ball,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y29. Student Life spread: multi-page spread
1. Casey Lue, “Homecoming,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Casey Lue, “International Week,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Laura Camacho and Casey Lue, “Elections,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Daviann Hopkins, “Campus Carry,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Staff, “Take a Chance Be a Leader,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
CM. Ryan Blitzer, Rachel Gan and Kylie Madry, “Life in Dallas,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Y30. Sports spread: one spread
1. Katya Sarria, “Olympics,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Katya Sarria, “Women’s Soccer,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Emma Hansen, “500 Wins,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

Y31. Sports spread: multi-page spread
1. Laura Camacho and Katya Sarria, “Football,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Daviann Hopkins, “Farewell Patrick Mahomes,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Laura Camacho, “Basketball,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y32. Academic spread: one spread
1. Morgan Thomson, “Rankings,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Morgan Thomson, “Frost School of Music,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Casey Lue, “More than Just the Numbers,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Victoria Lainez, “Spreading the Movement,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Laura Camacho, “Miller School of Medicine,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Casey Lue, “School of Communication,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y33. Academic spread: multi-page spread
1. Laura Camacho, “College of Arts & Sciences,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y34. People spread with mug photos
1. Casey Lue and Morgan Thomson, “Underclassmen,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y35. People spreads without mug photos one spread
1. Kaitlin Castillo, “Graduation Caps,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Victoria Lainez, “Love on the Field,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y36 People spreads without mug photos: multi-page spread
1. Kaitlin Castillo and Casey Lue, “Sabastian the Ibis,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y37. Organization or Greeks spread: one spread
1. Casey Lue, “A Dollar is…” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Morgan Thomson, “Banding Together,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Kaitlin York, “Embracing Sisterhood,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Tori McGee, “Back to Basics,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Kaitlin York, “Beta Barnyard,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Laura Camacho, “Bid Day,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y38. Organization or Greeks spread: multi-page spread
1. Staff, “Soonerthon,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Y39. Design portfolio
1. Casey Lue, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Morgan Thomson, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Levi Wiltfong, Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

 

Digital Media

CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given, the entries that have been produced during the 2016-2017 academic year. Because CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given, they are known as the 2018 Gold Circle Awards for Digital Media.

DM1. Breaking news
1. Nick Reimann, “Chaos Erupts as David Duke Debates,” The Maroon Online, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA;
2. Malika Andrews and Clare Duffy, “Student Decries Conduct Process in Sexual Assault Case,” The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR;
3. Adam Zook, “Passhe Chancellor Frank Brogran Steps Down,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
CM. Nick Reimann, “Bayou Bridge Hearing Disrupted,” The Maroon Online, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA;
CM. Starlight Williams, “Protesters Fired Up Outside of Sen.” The Maroon Online, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA;
CM. Victoria Davis and Daniel Difabio, “Two SRU Students Arrested in National,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.

DM2. Secondary coverage
1. Megan Armstrong, “Explaining the Fairness Ordinance in Bowling Green,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
2. Anthony Alongi, “New Orleans East Resident Recounts,” The Maroon Online, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA;
3. Helen Gibson, “Open Records 101: Understanding the Herald Lawsuit,”  Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

DM3. News writing (planned news)
1. Joy Moton, “Racial Incident Sparks Outrage,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Rachel Rippetoe, “Portland Shark Attack Survivor Begins to Pick Up the Pieces,” The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR;
3. Adam Zook, “New Title IX Restrictions to Have Little Impact on SRU students,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.

DM4. News feature
1. Daley Wilhelm, “No Answers: YouTube Blocks LGBT + Content,” Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Vanessa Ford, “The Ripple Effect,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Staff, “Wrong Place, Wrong Time,” The Medill Justice Project, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL;
CM. Yasmeen Gomez, “UHCL’s Faces of Immigration,” The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX;
CM. Rachel Ramirez, “Goodbye Howard Hall,” The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR.

DM5. In-depth news/feature story
1. Staff, “Wrong Place, Wrong Time,” The Medill Justice Project, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL;
2. Miller Kern, “Our Digital Destiny,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Jeff Dean and Emma Henderson, “When Corporations Move In,” OR Magazine, UO School of Journalism and Communication, Eugene, OR;
CM. Abby Beach, “Environmental Protection: It’s on Us,” OR Magazine, UO School of Journalism and Communication, Eugene, OR;
CM. Ian Mullin, “Closed Doors: Open Questions,” OR Magazine, UO School of Journalism and Communication, Eugene, OR;

DM6. Editorial writing
1. Malika Andrews and Olivia Sanchez, “Questions About Student Conduct Process Need Answers,” The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR;
2. Brandon Peña, “Student Body Unfairly Represented,” The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX;
3. Megan Rule,” Stop Editing Our Bodies,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

DM7. Personal opinion: On-campus issues
1. Erica Bernal, “More Buildings Should Equal More Parking,” The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX;
2. Thalia Garcia, “The Point of Protests, Distractions Magazines, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM8. Personal opinion: Off-campus issues
1. Kerry Kiehl, “Learning to Adult at 33,” The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX.

DM9. General or humor commentary
1. Sam Savell, “Debriefing the Dudes,” The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX;
2. Erin Bothwell, “Do’s and Don’ts of Dating a Killer,” The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR;
3. David Hormell, “Review,: The Den, By Denny’s,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
CM. Meredith Wagner, “Digital Age Threatens Spatial Reasoning,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Michael Cantu, “World May End..” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

DM10. Blogging
1. Liz Davis, “A Night with the Editor,” The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX.

DM11. First person experience
1. Savannah Cooper, “A World From Calm Yet Poignant Minority,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Samantha Stevenson, “Cutting Through the Noise,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Meredith Wagner, “Our Bodies are Art, Not Objects,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Emily Reuben, “Studying Abroad in Japan: The Weebs are Wrong,” Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Ben Sapet, “Did the Streamys Neglect Up-and-Coming YouTubers?” Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Catrina Cooksey, “Claiming My Space,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.

DM12. Sports commentary
1. Nathan Keil, “Time for Pitino for Surrender,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

DM13. Sports news
1. Nathan Keil, “West Virginia Stuns Baylor on Overtime Free Kick,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Nathan Keil, “Baylor Shows Signs of Life,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX.
3. Alex Goldman, “Miami Bows Out Early in NCAA Tournament,” Distraction Magazine, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Phillip Russomanno, “First Game Recap,” Distraction Magazine, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM14. Sports features
1. Nathan Keil, “Brusek Stands Tall,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Nathan Keil, “Injuries Bring Perspective,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Jordyn Bennett, “Former All-American Headed to Canada for a Second Chance,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
CM. Ben Arthur,” Benji Michel Leads Charge,” The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR;
CM. Rachel Ramirez, “UP Kenyan Runner Finding His Way,” The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR.

DM15. Personality profile
1. Tony Piedmonte, “The Science Scoop: Dr. Skeleton,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
2. Crystal Sauceda, “Friendswood Rapper,” The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX;
3. Staff, “Code of Silence,” The Medill Justice Project, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL;
CM. Michael Blackwood, “North Greenville Student to Release His Third Album,” TheVisionNGU.com, North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC;
CM. Akhila Reddy, “Meat the Pro…” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Olivia Sanchez, “Gap Year: 2016 Alumna Defers Grad School to Fight Cancer,” The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR.

DM16. General feature
1. Staff, “Stranger Than Fiction,” The Medill Justice Project, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL;
2. Rachel Phelps, “Squirrel Girls: A Tale of Terror,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
3. Paulomi Mukherjee, “Visit Atlanta’s Most ‘Purrfect’ Cat Cafe,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Lara Vronick, “Forasing Makes…” Glue Magazine, Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario;
CM. Phoebe Suy, “Redemption From Addiction,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Reece Nations, “Smoke Shop Owners…” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

DM17. Entertainment reviews
1. David Hormell, “Review: The Very Best Music of 2017 (So Far),” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
2. Tanner Kinney “‘Neo Yokio’ is a Magical Disasterpiece,” Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Ryan Fine, “Mount Eerie’s ‘A Crow Looked at Me’ is Phil Elverum’s Simplest, Most Genuine Album Yet,” Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Preston Radtke, “‘American Dream’ by LCD Soundsystem is Brooding Introspective and Real,” Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Emily Reuben, “Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ Grossly Misunderstands Why the Original was a Success,” Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Jorge Chabo, “Gag’s Comeback,” Distraction Magazine, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM18. Headline writing
No awards given in this category.

DM19. Caption writing
No awards given in this category.

DM20. Briefs writing
No awards given in this category.

DM21. Sidebar writing
No awards given in this category. 

DM22. Single spot news photograph
1. Annika Gordon, “We Are the Human Race,” The Beacon, University of Portland, OR;
2. Justin Rex, “Emergency Officials Respond to…” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Rebecca Gerhard, “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain 1st Photo,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

DM23. Single feature photograph
1. Aboubacar Kante, “‘Sugar’ Ain’t So Sweet…” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
2. Liesje Powers, “Stilt Dancers,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Jessica Hubble, “Bailey Brammer,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;    

DM24. Single sports photograph
1. Annika Gordon, “Men’s Soccer: Champions at Last,” The Beacon, University of Portland, OR.

DM25. Photo illustration
1. Kylee Kaetzel, “What Halloween Candy Does to Your Teeth,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
2. Anthony Estolano, “Spring Break 101,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Bailey Shelton, “Censored,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Justin Rex, “Finals Frenzy,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Justin Rex, “Techsans in Mourning,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

DM26. Photography Portfolio of work
1. Sequoyah Wildwyn-Dechter, The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
2. Regan Bjerkeli, The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX.

DM27. Art/illustration: Hand-drawn
No awards given in this category.

DM28. Computer generated art/illustration
1. Ally Schroy, “Mike Pence,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
2. Alexandra Badiu, “NFL Protests,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
3. Jason Yun, “Closed Doors; Open Questions,” OR Magazine, UO School of Journalism and Communication,” Eugene, OR.

DM29. Cartoons
1. Ahmara Smith, “Killing Time,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

DM30. Cartoon Portfolio of work
1. Richard Goodwin, “The Current State,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

DM31. Informational graphics
1. Rachel Ramirez, “Meet the 2021 Pilots,” The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR;
2. Tyler Wheatley, “Samurai Jack Timeline,” Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Tt Shinkan,  “The X-Men Cinematic Universe timeline Explained,” Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM32. Photo slideshow
1. Liesje Powers, “Women’s March,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Staff, “Freewheeling,” The Medill Justice Project, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL;
3. Skyler Ballard and Mhari Shaw, “Inside Rocky Horror,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
CM. Justin Rex, “Blink 182,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM.  Staff, “Fallen Officer Memorial,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

DM33. Photo and audio slideshow
1. Katie Miller, “Meet Fashion Student Martine Beauvais,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

DM34. Podcast
1. Jakob Brandenburg and Thomas Mott, “Don’t Feed the Bears: BU Carmelo and NFL Week 3,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Danielle Garcia, “Wolf of Loyno Podcast,” The Maroon Online, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA;
3. Ashley Curry, Daley Wilhelm and Matthew Yapp,” Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM35. Interactive graphic
1. Tony Piedmonte, “Alternatives to Attending the Kanye Concert in Louisville,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
2. Lillie Eastham, “Navigating Sorority Recruitiment,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
3. Rachel Rippetoe, “UP: Then and Now,” The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR.

DM36. Informational graphics: Portfolio of work
1. Krista Kamp, “Infographics,” The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake,” Houston, TX.

DM37. Video Commercial
1. Staff, “Emerge Conference, PRO- File Rachel David,” Emerge, University of Guelph Humber, Toronto, Ontario.

DM38. Video PSA
No awards given in this category.

DM39. Video News Package
1. Lester Duhe, “Confederate Monuments to Come Down,” The Maroon Online, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA;
2. Danielle Garcia, “Loyola Adds Braille,” The Maroon Online, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA;
3. Jessica Babb, “Trump Inauguration,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

DM40. Video Feature Package
1. Tyger Williams, “Inside Rocky Horror,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
2. Juan Gil, “Paul’s Project: Grace Campus,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Helen Werner, “Closing of the Roseburg Oregon Libraries,” OR Magazine, UO School of Journalism and Communication, Eugene, OR;
CM. Jessica Babb, “Head Over Heels,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Elisabeth Tharp, “The Blue Hat,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Staff, “DT Fair Food Fight,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

DM41. Video Documentary
1. Eric Davies, “Students March in Support of Faculty Union,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.

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