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 and 6514 print news and magazines.

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 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 39 yearbook categories and 41 digital media categories. Entries for print newspaper and magazines produced during the 2017-2018 academic year were published from June 13, 2017 to June 11, 2018.

Judges cited a total of 655 winners for yearbook and digital media and 720 for print newspaper and magazine 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.
 

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.

M1. Open (free) Form Poetry
1. Andrew Mendoza Aguilera, “After My Father,” Grub Street, Towson University, Towson, MD;
2. Alba Sarria, “Drive-Thru,” Lighted Corners, Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD;
3. Daniel Yim, “Blue Collar Poem,” Unbound Journal, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR;
CM. D.S. Hooker, “Inheritance,” The Bridge, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA;
CM. Kayla Marie Spagna, “Bones,” The Bridge, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA;
CM. Vivian Goodwin, “A Lemon Juice City,” The Dulcimer, Mercer University, Macon, GA.

M2. Closed (traditional) Form Poetry
1. Divinia Shorter, “A Mixed Sestina,” Grub Street, Towson University, Towson, MD;
2. Megan Conley, “Love Poem to Tagalog or Five Days in the Philippines,” Stylus, University of Maryland, College Park, MD;
3. Austin Graczyk, “The Preservation Sonnet,” Legacy, Reading Area Community College, Reading, PA;
CM. Amy Su, “Dry,” Maya Literary Magazine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA;
CM. Jill Doyle, “Consent,” Lighted Corners, Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD;
CM. Caleb Willingham, “An Elegy for Sleep,” The Mountain Laurel, North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC.

M3. Experimental Fiction
1. Elena Kalodner-Martin, “Locking,” Grub Street, Towson University, Towson, MD;
2. Olivia Braley, “Softening,” Stylus, University of Maryland, College Park, MD;
3. Austin Graczyk, “Three Vignettes,” Legacy, Reading Area Community College, Reading, PA;
CM. Tyrell Collins, “Baby Doll,” Hair Trigger 40, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

M4. Traditional Fiction
1. Jamiece Adams, “Be Well,” Hair Trigger 40, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
2. Janey Bell, “Pink as Peaches,” Hair Trigger 40, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
3. Elizabeth Tammi, “Rebecca and Alex,” The Dulcimer, Mercer University, Macon, GA;
CM. Alexandra Dumas, “A White Christmas,” Hair Trigger 40, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
CM. Maddy Ipema, “Baby May,” Hair Trigger 40, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
CM. Alexandra Kindahl , “Smile,” Stylus, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

M5. Essays
1. Berlin J. Mair, “Down by the Highway,” Hair Trigger 40, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
2. Joy Perez, “A Big Brother's Arms,” Gallery Magazine, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX;
3. Gina Vitale, “A Plastic Cup,” Maya Literary Magazine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA;
CM. Sarah Mulroe, “Attachment,” Hair Trigger 40, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
CM. Victoria Smith, “A Spider,” Maya Literary Magazine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

M6. Humor
1. Kala Wahl, “The Vibrator,” Hair Trigger 40, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
2. William Darragh, “Advice from a Freshman Writer,” The Dulcimer, Mercer University, Macon, GA;
3. Amanda Pena, “Nicole's a Nice Name,” Gallery Magazine, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX;
CM. Maria Schrater, “How to Fight the Emu War,” Hair Trigger 40, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
CM. Yarien Suarez, “I Am A Knight (No, You're Not),” Cafe Cultura, Miami Dade College - Hialeah Campus, Hialeah, FL;
CM. Christopher Castillo, “Menudo,” Gallery Magazine, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX.

M7. Non-fiction Article
1. Angela Huang and Ariana McGinn, “Dating while Asian at Penn,” 34th Street Magazine (The Daily Pennsylvanian), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
2. Taylor Brown, “Playing House,” Unbound Journal, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR;
3. Carmen Wong, “Mind the Gender Gap,” Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario;
CM. Rob Jowett, “Experimenting with the Future,” Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario;
CM. Makayla Manning, “Fingerprints of Death,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Jorge Chabo, “Perception of Time,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

M8. Non-fiction Interview
No winners were awarded in this category.

M9. Non-fiction Column.
1. Ellen Vallonga, “From the Editor,” Grub Street, Towson University, Towson, MD;

M10. Headline Writing
1. Hannah Neumann, Kristina Valdez and Taylor Wolf, Focus Magazine, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Staff, Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
3. Staff, Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario.

M11. Caption Writing
1. Staff, “#KC Loves,” FM/AM, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY;

M12. Briefs Writing
1. Isabella Vacarro , “South Beach,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Teddy Willson , “Hot Spots at the University of Miami,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

M13. Sidebar Writing
No winners were awarded in this category.

M14. Alternative Story Form
1. Zora Gordon, Ehtan Vannatta and Sam Flick, “Paving the Way,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
2. Maile Sur and Emily Harris, “Representation Matter/How Do You Identify?,” Flux, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR;
3. Elizabeth Wilcox , “Museum of Ice Cream,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Staff, “Face Paint,” FM/AM, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY;
CM. Emma Dakin, Anya Haber and Ashley Stewart, “What 90s Cartoon Character are You?,” SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

M15. Cover Design for Literary or Literary/Art Magazine
1. Travis Springer, Shelby Braidich and Emily Kaczynski, “SKALD Cover Design,” SKALD, Villa Maria College, Buffalo, NY;
2. Roderique Julien and Jerel Ramsey, “Elegance and Free,” AXIS Creative Arts Magazine, Miami Dade College North Campus, Miami, FL;
3. Nicholas Bellman, “Cover XVIII,” Legacy, Reading Area Community College, Reading, PA;
CM. Matthew Napolillo, Emerald Smucker and Emily E. Turek, “Maya Literary Magazine 2018 Cover,” Maya Literary Magazine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA;
CM. Sabrina Mendoza, “Ni Aqui Ni Alla,” Cafe Cultura, Miami Dade College - Hialeah Campus, Hialeah, FL;
CM. Sabah Rana and Amy Win, “Planes; Duplicity,” Stylus, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

M16. Cover Design for General or Feature Magazine
1. Dana Sanmar, “Perspectives issue cover,” SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
2. Sidney Sherman, “Drag Race cover,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Hannah Neumann, “Focus Magazine: Rebuild,” Focus Magazine, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Staff, “FM/AM Cover,” FM/AM, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY;
CM. Sidney Sherman and Alexa Aguilar, “Face of Miami,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Emily Johns, “Power, Issue 03 Cover,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.

M17. Table of Contents Page
1. Julia Dimarzo and Caroline Denoyer, “2018 Issue,” FM/AM, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY;
2. Katie Dineen, “Fall 2017” Ampersand, Webster University, Saint Louis, MO;
3. Marissa Vonesh, “Winter,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Kristina Valdez and Taylor Wolf, “Waco Unseen,” Focus Magazine, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Ashley Burke, “Fall 2017,” Polished, Lasell College, Newton, MA;
CM. Ashley Burke, “Winter 2018,” Polished, Lasell College, Newton, MA.

M18. Use of Typography on One Page or Spread
1. Ana Gonzalez, “In Bloom,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Alexa Mendoza, “Unstable + Rebels,” Gallery Magazine, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX;
3. Sarah Vann, “Shouted,” The Mountain Laurel, North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC;
CM. Lauren Bruno, “90s to Now,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Alexa Aguilar, “Distraction Birthday Cover 2,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Alexa Aguilar, “Taco Time Opener,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

M19. Use of a Designed or Art Headline
1. Mariel Cathcart, “Balencing the Equation,” Flux, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR;
2. Cody Delong, “Into the Wild,” SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
3. Ana Gonzalez, “Addicted,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Alexa Aguilar, “Taco Time Opener,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Lauren Bruno, “90s to Now,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Mina Rhee, “Embrace the Ugly Apple,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

M20. Single Illustration: Hand-Drawn
1. Stephanie Dovale, “Diana's Roots,” Miambiance, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL;
2. José Suarez, “Survival,” Gallery Magazine, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX;
3. Mia Fan , “Anger,” Stylus, University of Maryland, College Park, MD;
CM. Elizabeth Langlois , “Queen,” Stylus, University of Maryland, College Park, MD;
CM. Kristen Lowe , “Blue Lulling,” Stylus, University of Maryland, College Park, MD;
CM. Anakaren Suarez , “Eccentric Life,” Gallery Magazine, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX.

M21. Single Illustration: Computer Generated
1. Beatriz Espinosa, “Recollections and Reason illustration,” SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
2. Jessica Garza, “Frozen Time,” Gallery Magazine, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX;
3. Richard Goodwin, “Into the Wild illustration,” SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Emma Helstrom, “Light In The Sky by Emma Helstrom,” Tarnished, Lasell College, Newton, MA;
CM. Dwayne Brown, “Letting Go,” The Dulcimer, Mercer University, Macon, GA;
CM. Tricia Knope , “Untitled,” Unbound Journal, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

M22. Illustration: Portfolio of Work
1. José Suarez, Gallery Magazine, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX;
2. Stephanie Dovale, Miambiance, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL;
3. Sabrina Mendoza, Cafe Cultura, Miami Dade College - Hialeah Campus, Hialeah, FL;
CM. Annadore Fern, Legacy, Reading Area Community College, Reading, PA.

M23. Photograph - Single Artistic Photograph
1. Sasha Manning, “Mellifluous photo,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

M24. Photography - Single News Feature Photograph
1. Silas Walker, “The Right to Dream,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
2. Josh White, “Turnover Team photo,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Chris Kohley, “Come Together,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
CM. Trey Honeycutt, “Angel Paws,” Focus Magazine, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Silas Walker, “Cash Cows,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.

M25. Photography: Portfolio of work
1. Corrie Coleman, Focus Magazine, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Elizabeth Godefoy, Cafe Cultura, Miami Dade College - Hialeah Campus, Hialeah, FL;
3. Sasha Manning, Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Atticus Jay Berry, Maya Literary Magazine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA;
CM. Emily E. Turek, Maya Literary Magazine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA;
CM. Sidney Sherman, Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

M26. Photo Illustration
1. Will Paul McDonald, “Sight,” The Mountain Laurel, North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC;
2. Andy Lopez, “Giallo,” Cafe Cultura, Miami Dade College - Hialeah Campus, Hialeah, FL;
3. Hannah Neumann, “Rebuild,” Focus Magazine, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Aadil Sheikh, “Me & Her,” Focus Magazine, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Ryan Barrett, “Shattered,” Focus Magazine, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Ana Gonzalez and Sidney Sherman, “Special Section March Opener,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

M27. Photo Illustration: Portfolio of work
1. Andy Lopez, Cafe Cultura, Miami Dade College - Hialeah Campus, Hialeah, FL;
2. Ana Gonzalez and Sidney Sherman, Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

M28. Informational Graphics
1. Kate Pantone, “Ecosystem of SCAD Atlanta,” SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
2. Teddy Willson and Sidney Sherman, “Breakfast Club infographic,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Marissa Vonesh, “Greetings infographic,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Taylor Wolf, “Poverty in Waco,” Focus Magazine, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

M29. Informational graphics: Portfolio of Work
No winners were awarded in this category.

M30. Design of a Single Spread
1. Sidney Sherman and Muguang Chen, “Turnover Team Opener,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Joey Haas, “Guide to Shots,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Hannah Neumann, “Stomping the Stigma,” Focus Magazine, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Hannah Neumann, “Battles We Still Fight,” Focus Magazine, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Cody Delong, Katie Howard and Arundhati Prasad, “Unplugged,” SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Sam Flick, “Shrimp and Grits,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.

M31. Design Multi-page Presentation
1. Alexa Aguilar and Sidney Sherman, “Taco Time,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Alexa Aguilar and Mina Rhee, “Embrace the Ugly Apple,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Kristina Valdez, “The Blue House,” Focus Magazine, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Taylor Wolf, “Rise Above,” Focus Magazine, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Jake Bowen, “Experimenting with the Future,” Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario;
CM. Joey Haas, “Minimalism,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

M32. Design Portfolio
1. Joey Haas, Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Alexa Aguilar, Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Marissa Vonesh, Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Hannah Neumann, Focus Magazine, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Jake Bowen, Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario;
CM. Maile Sur, Mariel Cathcart and Sierra Pedro, Flux, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

M33. Single Subject Feature Package, Single Page Design
1. Staff, “That's A Wrap,” Ampersand, Webster University, Saint Louis, MO.

M34. Single Subject Feature Package, Double-Truck (two-facing pages)
1. Sam Flick, “Balancing House & Home,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.

M35. Single Subject Feature Package, 3 or More Pages or Special Section
1. Staff, “Special Section Technology,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Emily Johns, “Cash Cows,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
3. Hannah Neumann, “Battles We Still Fight,” Focus Magazine, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Kristina Valdez and Taylor Wolf, “On the Streets,” Focus Magazine, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Margaret Brochu, “Getting to Know Joseph Paul Leighton,” Tarnished, Lasell College, Newton, MA;
CM. Staff, “Special Section Existence,” Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

 

Newspapers

CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given, the entries that have been produced during the 2017-2018 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 print news. This includes entries that were published from June 13, 2017 through June 10, 2018.

N1. News writing
1. Dana Branham, “Security Breach,” OU Daily, University of OK, Norman, OK;
2. Anna Bauman, “Restricted Access,” OU Daily, University of OK, Norman, OK;
3. Giovanna Paz, “Students Uncover Penn's Ties to Slavery,” The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
CM. Grace Elletson, “LGBTQ Students Say Protestant Group is Exclusive,” The Ithacan, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY;
CM. Amanda Herrera, “UM Students Spearhead March for Our Lives Miami,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Nick Hazelrigg, “Shrouded in Secrecy,” OU Daily, University of OK, Norman, OK.

N2. In-depth News/Feature Story
1. Carley Lanich, “The System,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Samantha Stevenson, “The Human Experience,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Dana Branham, “Confronting History,” OU Daily, University of OK, Norman, OK;
CM. Taylor Brown, “Childfree and Happy,” Flux, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR;
CM. Haley Suh and Aliza Ohnouna, “When a Student Dies, Faculty are Often the Last to Know,” The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
CM. Delaney Holt and Hunter Frint, “Passing the Towel,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.

N3. Editorial Writing
1. Staff, “Florida's Former Felons Deserve Second Chance,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Staff, “Forced Drinking Threatens Pledges’ Lives — and the Future of Greek Life,” The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
3. Meredith Wagner, “Title IX Training Needs More Student Involvement,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Meredith Wagner, “True Transparency,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Lonnie Ross, “Without Support,” The Flare Magazine, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX;
CM. Staff, “We Must Stay Alert on DACA,” The Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

N4. Personal Opinion: On-campus Issues
1. Jeremy Wang, “Tasers, Taping, Training: Pitt Police, Community get Safety Upgrade,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA;
2. Isabella Simonetti, “Lonely at the ‘Social Ivy’,” Forced drinking threatens pledges’ lives — and the future of Greek life, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
3. Dana Munro, “Take a Moment to Appreciate Unsung Heroes on Campus,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Jamie Zega, “Letter from the Editor,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Emma Lane, “White Students' Activism isn't Productive,” The Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

N5. Personal Opinion: Off-campus Issues
1. Robert Avila, “Second Amendment Rights Difficult to Simplify,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Annie Goodman, “Decoding the Barcode Tattoo,” The Lion's Roar, Southeastern LA University, Hammond, LA;
3. Brian Gentry, “When Environmental Groups Overstep, Progress Halts,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA;
CM. Cassidy Daniel, “Gun Safety Debate- More than One Solution,” The Flare, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX.

N6. General or humor commentary
1. Jeremy Wang, “Lamb Misses the Mark on Gun Issues,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA;
2. Didi Martinez, “Teach Students About the Various Disabilities,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Lucas Strough, “Breathe In: Treating Depression,” The Flare, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX;
CM. Brian Abbate, “Only 90's Kids will Remember This!!!,” The Voice, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA;
CM. Sarah Lally, “The Agony and the Anguish of Sparkling Water,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Dana Munro, “Glass Half Full,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

N7. Sports Commentary
1. Jordan Mondell, “Women's Sports Need Female Leaders,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA;
2. Ben Everett, “ESPN Takes Sides with Hill,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Tim De Vries, “FBI Arrests Raise Questions about LMU Recruiting,” The Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;
CM. Nathan Keil, “NBA All-Stars,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Murphy Wheeler, “Under the Radar,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

N8. First Person Experience
1. Hannah McCarthy, “Flesh Memories,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
2. Meredith Wagner, “Our Bodies are Art, Not Objects,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Jake Taylor, “Boys will be Better,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Mahad Olad, “Escaping Gay Conversion Therapy in Kenya,” The Ithacan, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY;
CM. Alexandra Diaz, “My 'feminist' Cuban Mother,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Henry Glitz, “What I Learned from Chris Dayer,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

N9. Sports News
1. Cole Jacobson, “Penn Returns to March Madness,” Lonely at the ‘Social Ivy’, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
2. Austin Watts, “Smith Formally Declares for NBA,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Justin Kraus, “Success with Less,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
CM. Nathan Keil, “Strong Outing Shows Life in Loss to OK,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Austin Watts, “Season to Remember,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Isaiah Kim-Martinez, “Walker IV, Lykes Save the Day Against Boston College,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

N10. Sports Features
1. Emily Sabens, “Bigger Bodies,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Dan Spinelli, “An Unexpected Hurdle,” The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
3. Hayley Robb, “Game, Set, Unmatched,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
CM. Nathan Keil, “Roger Bannister's Legacy,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Andrew Hussey, “Ascent,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Grant Burgman, “The Forgotten Champions,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

N11. In-depth News/Feature Story
1. Jack Evans, “Something in the Night,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Caroline Simon, “Paradise Papers Reveal Penn’s Private Offshore Investments,” Lonely at the ‘Social Ivy’, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
3. Vanessa Ford, “Developing Differently,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Sarah Gardner, “Dreamers Deferred,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

N12. Personality Profile
1. Jack Evans, “The Man in Black,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Merritt McLaughlin, “Diary of a Derby Mom,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. John Hamilton, “A Few Wrong Turns,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA;
CM. Evan Popp, “Behind the Illusion,” The Ithacan, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY;
CM. Amanda Herrera, “The Name on Drake's $50,000 Check,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Phi Chu, “Reaching Redemption,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.

N13. General Feature
1. Katie Grieze, “‘Thank You, God, For Making Me Gay and Catholic’,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Zoe Spilker, “The Unrecognized,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
3. Laurel Demkovich, “Pride of Paoli,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Liz Meuser, “Answering the Call,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Taylor Brown, “Childfree and Happy,” Flux, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR;
CM. Max Zambrano, “Cash Cows,” Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.

N14. Cultural Feature
1. Sarah Connor, “Lingering Laughter: Pitt's LGBTQ+ Community Takes on the Comedy Scene,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

N15. Entertainment Revew
No winners were given in this category.

N16. Headline Writing
1. Meredith Wagner, The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Staff, Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Staff, The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

N17. Caption Writing
No winners were given in this category.

N18. Brief Writing
No winners were given in this category.

N19. Sidebar Writing.
1. Taylor Meyers, “From the Outside Looking In,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

N20. Alternative Story Form
1. Staff, “End of the Line,” The Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;
2. Sarah Redford, “The Flare Magazine- Introduction,” The Flare Magazine, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX;
3. Cody Nespor and Paris Malone, “The Race Issue,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.

N21. Art/Illustration: Hand-drawn
1. Raka Sarkar, “Talk Amharic to Me: Pitt Offers New Language,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

N22. Computer Generated Art/Illustration
1. Camille Rapay, “A Growing Minority,” The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
2. Emily Abshire, “Bob Dylan,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
3. Lydia Olsen, “The Divide in Access,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Rewon Shimray, “Reversing Roles,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Rewon Shimray, “Good News / Bad News,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

N23. Art/illustration: Portfolio of Work
1. Raka Sarkar, The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA;
2. Isabella Cueto, The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

N24. Cartoons
1. Gabrielle Walter, “Parents Weekend,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Riana Braselman , “Dear College: 9/19/17,” The Lion's Roar, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA;
3. Rewon Shimray , “Facebook Data Mining,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

N25. Cartoon Portfolio of Work
1. Gabrielle Walter, The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Rewon Shimray, The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Riana Braselman, The Lion's Roar, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA.

N26. Photo Story
1. Miranda Daviduk, “Blazing a Trail,” Todd Milbourn, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR;
2. Hannah Neill, “Childfree and Happy,” Todd Milbourn, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR;
3. Staff, “Not Your Average Rodeo,” The Flare, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX;
CM. Justin Rex, Dean Whitelaw and Rachel Halloran, “Campus Community Challenged,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Christopher Edwards, “South High Joins National Walk Out,” Wingspan, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY;
CM. Justin Rex and Ciara Perozzi, “El Paso Memorial,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

N27. Single Spot News Photograph
1. Julio Sosa, “Fly, Eagles, Fly,” The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
2. Thomas Yang, “Black Lives Matter and Never Again Protest,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA;
3. Jason Munoz, “Bannon Criticizes Catholic Church's Support of DACA Program,” The Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

N28. Single Feature Photograph
1. Noble Guyon, “Something in the Night,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Justin Rex, “Long Live the Matador,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Grace Garcia, “Lineman: Students Demonstrate Skills,” The Flare, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX;
CM. Baylee VerSteeg, “Painting Outside the Lines,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Liesje Powers, “Bruiser & Marigold,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Grant Worley, “Moises Ela- Interpretive Dance with Flag,” The Flare, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX.

N29. Single Sports Photograph
1. Rachel Halloran, “Bowl Bound,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Dean Whitelaw, “Season of Struggle,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Jonathan Rhodes, “Lion's win Game Despite Rainout,” The Lion's Roar, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA.

N30. Photo Illustration
1. Taliayah Clark, “How to Save a Life,” The Flare, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX;
2. Stephanie Amador, “Temporary Roots,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Lucas Strough, “It's Not Easy Being Green,” The Flare, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX;
CM. Jessica Hubble, “RecoverED,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

N31. Photography: Portfolio of work
No winners were given in this category.

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

N33. Informational Graphics
1. Kevin Chan, “LMU Alumna Shot in Las Vegas Attack,” The Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;
2. Christine Fernando, “A Closer Look at Tattoos,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

N34. Informational Graphics: Portfolio of Work
No winners were given in this category.

N35. Typography: The Look of One Page or Spread
1. Alexa Mendoza, “Unstable + Rebels,” Gallery Magazine, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX;
2. Lindsay Neilson, “Typographic Exploration,” SKALD, Villa Maria College, Buffalo, NY;
3. Michael Morganti, “Surface Matter,” SKALD, Villa Maria College, Buffalo, NY;
CM. Katie Dineen, “Voices,” Ampersand, Webster University, Saint Louis, MO.

N36. Typography: A Designed or Art Headline
1. Emily Wright, “From Fashion to Faerie Tale,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Elise Lavallee, “Artist Most Wanted,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA;
3. Annelise Hanshaw, “Having the Talk,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

N37. Newsmagazine Cover
1. Raka Sarkar, “Spring De-Stress Edition Cover,” The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA;
2. Jacob DeCastro, “Housing Guide,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

N38. Page One Design
1. Allison Taliaferro, “How to Save a Life,” The Flare, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX;
2. Staff, “Welcome Home!” The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
3. Mia Torres, “The System,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Emily Wright, “You have a Choice,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Kaitlyn DeHaven, “Hurricane Harvey,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Hunter Crenian and Emily Dulohery, “Enough is Enough',” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

N39. News Page Design
1. Staff, “May 4, 2018,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
2. Daniel DiFabio, Lauren Ault and Cody Nespor, “Orientation Special,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
3. Jesi Lofink, “Fox Trot? More like Goat Trot,” Wingspan, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY.

N40. Editorial Page Design
1. Staff, “October 17, 2017,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
2. Emily Dulohery, “#SaveStudentNewsrooms,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Jesi Lofink, “Capital Campaign,” Wingspan, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY.

N41. Op-Ed or News Analysis Page Design
1. Sarah Redford and Lonnie Ross, “The Power of Protest,” The Flare, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX;
2. Emily Dulohery, “Defiant NFL Athletes Demonstrate True Patriotism,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

N42. Feature Page Design
1. Christine Fernanado and Matt Rasnic, “The Game of IU,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Brooke Hill, “Mellow Yellow Yoga,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Bailey Ketcham and Amaree Martin, “Griffons Taking It to the Next Level,” The Griffon News, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO;
CM. Emily Wright and Elliott DeRose, “Living Form,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Meredith Wagner, “Schmidt Happens,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Morgan Doyle and Jessica Kopp, “Cheering for the Chiefs,” The Griffon News, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO.

N43. Sports Page Design
1. Regina Mack, “Play 13,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Bailey Brammer, “Basketball is Back,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Alec Reyes, Lonnie Ross and Korinne Stroud , “Cinderella Run Ends for Rangers,” The Flare, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX;
CM. Emily Wright, “Jamaican Bobsled Team,” The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Bailey Ketcham and Amaree Martin, “Griffons Taking It to the Next Level,” The Griffon News, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO.

N44. Cultural Feature
1. Emily Dulohery, “Campus Fashion Roundup: Spring has Sprung,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Creighton Grove, “Galaxy Burrito Remains Undefeated,” Wingspan, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY;
3. Kelsea Hall, “Rock and Roll,” The Griffon News, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO.

N45. Alternative Story Presentation
1. Kevin Chan, Jason Munoz and Jose Aguila, “End of the Line,” The Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;
2. Lydia Olsen, “Living on the Road,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Staff, “Starting Five,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.

N46. Design Portfolio
1. Mia Torres, Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Emily Dulohery, The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Meredith Wagner, The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

N47. Photo Layout: Full Page
1. Jessica Hubble, “All-University Sing,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

N48. Photo Layout: Portfolio of Work
No winners were given in this category.

N49. Single Subject News or Feature Package, Single Page Design
1. Cody Nespor and Paris Malone, “The Race Issue,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.

N50. Single Subject News or Feature Package, Double-truck (two-facing pages)
1. Staff, “Our Campus. Our Mental Health.” The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
2. Bailey Ketcham and Amaree Martin, “Griffons Taking It to the Next Level,” The Griffon News, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO;
3. Hope Daluisio, “Climate Change,” Loquitur, Cabrini University, Radnor, PA;
CM. Hannah Patton, “My America,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Cody Nespor, “George Mihalik's Coaching Tree,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
CM. Emily Dulohery, “#MeToo: It Happens Here, Too,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

N51. Single Subject News or Feature Package, 3 or more pages or special Section
1. Mia Torres, “The System,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Staff, “Color-Coded,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Staff, “It's Not All Bad News, Bears,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Staff, “Hurricane Irma Special Edition,” The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

 

 

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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