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.

2019 - Awards For Student Work Gold Circle Awards - Collegiate Recipients

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announces the winners from its 36th Gold Circle Awards program. This year, these categories attracted 5309 yearbook and digital media entries submitted in 91 categories.

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


Entries were accepted from student yearbooks and digital media publications published from October 11, 2017 through October 1, 2018. Student journalists working on these print or electronic media chose from 39 yearbook categories and 41 digital media categories.

In summary, judges cited a total of 747 winners for yearbook and digital media 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.


The deadline for entries for the 2019 print news and magazines is June 10, 2019. Entries must be published from June 11, 2018 through June 10, 2019.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Yearbooks

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 2019 Gold Circle Awards for yearbooks. This includes entries that were published from October 12, 2017 through October 1, 2018.

Y1. Feature writing: Student Life
1. Kaylie McLaughlin, “Message of Tolerance,” The Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
2. Michael Cantu, “Raiders in Mourning,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Sophie Holmes, “Vie Apartments,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. Nathaly Moreno, “DREAMing Out Loud,” The Scroll, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR;
CM. Samantha Budd and Alizé Ramirez-Cañas, “And Our Pick Is....,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Alizé Ramirez-Cañas, “Welcome to the Queendom,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y2. Sports reporting
1. Madison George, “Keepers of the Court,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Cameron Bocanegra, “Battle Against the Odds,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Alizé Ramirez-Cañas, “The 'Canes are Back in Town,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y3. Sports feature writing
1. Cameron Bocanegra, “Natalie Chou: Against Stereotypes,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Joe Buettner, “Walk On Wonder,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Anna Plybon, “Rubik's Tourney,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. Lane Dickinson, “Not Throwing Away My Shot,” The Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
CM. Madison George, “Cuban Links,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y4. Academic writing
1. Alizé Ramirez-Cañas, “Creating Advanced Spaces,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Cameron Bocanegra, “Environmentally Friendly,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Alizé Ramirez-Cañas, “It's a Match,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Alizé Ramirez-Cañas, “Is This Real Life?” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y5. Organization/Greek writing
1. Kaylene Veliz, “A New Sisterhood,” The Scroll, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR;
2. Cameron Bocanegra, “What's the Rush?” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Zach Silberberg, “Winning a Different Way,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y6. Personality profile
1. Cameron Bocanegra, “Sierra Smith,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Savannah Rattanavong, “I Identify as a Fighter,” The Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
3. Cameron Bocanegra, “Define Eric Soo,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Kacie Rohlman, “I Identify as a Survior,” The Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

Y7. Sidebar Writing
1. Alizé Ramirez-Cañas, “Shalala for Congress,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Alizé Ramirez-Cañas, “And the Winner Is,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y8. Headline writing
1. Megan Garland, Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Monica Sanders, The Scroll, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR;
3. Anna Long and Megan Wong, Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Y9. Caption/cutline writing
No awards given in this category.

Y10. Alternative Story Form
1. Casey Lue, “It's a 'Cane Thing,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Samantha Budd, “Tailgate Trends,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Casey Lue and Kaitlin Castillo, “Grant-ful,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Rachel Cole, “News Across the States,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Alizé Ramirez-Cañas, “What's on the Menu?” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Sabrina Cheikhali, “Pooch Perfect,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y11. Theme and concept
1. Anthony Estolano, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Casey Lue and Alizé Ramirez-Cañas, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Maddy Payne, Megan Ross and Supriya Sridhar, Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
CM. Staff, The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO;
CM. Isabella Barnello, J. Wade Dykes and Monica Sanders, The Scroll, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR.

Y12. Cover design
1. Hyeyeon Park, The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO;
2. Megan O'Herron and Sydney Schmidt, Spires, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA;
3. Anthony Estolano, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y13. End sheets
1. Casey Lue, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Rachel Cole, Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Anna Long, Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Y14. Title page
1. Casey Lue, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Anthony Estolano, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Rachel Cole, Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

Y15. Table of contents
1. Anthony Estolano, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Maddy Payne, Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Casey Lue, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. J. Wade Dykes, The Scroll, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR.

Y16. Sports action photo
1. Bryan Murphy, Top Left, “Women's Basketball,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
2. Erica Thorpe, “When Push Comes to Shove,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Dean Whitelaw, “Gaining Access,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. John Ellis, “Softball (catcher),” The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO;
CM. Ciara Perozzi, “Perfect Play,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Stephen Singleton, “Full Swing,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y17. Sports feature photo
1. Katie Spradlin, “Team Effort,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Dean Whitelaw, “Raider Spirit,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Dean Whitelaw, “Raider Run (Bullpen),” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Erica Thorpe, “Lines and Signs and Bears,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Stephen Singleton, “Firing Energy,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Winsor Luke, “Match Point,” The Scroll, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR.

Y18. Academic photo
1. Noor Eemaan Jaffery, “Academics Divider,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Drew Martin, “Spotted,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Y19. Feature photo
1. Justin Rex, “Standing for Family,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Rachel Halloran, “Walk Through,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Dean Whitelaw, “Practice Makes Perfect,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Gavin Doremus, “The Cove,” Spires, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA;
CM. Nicholas Faulkner, “Eclipse Day Above,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. McKenzie Gerber, “Igniting Tradition,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;.

Y20. Photo illustration: single image
1. Megan Ross, “Mental Health Misgivings,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Amanda Ford and Ryan Snow, “Handstand,” Spires, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA;
3. Casey Lue, “Curve Ball,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y21. Photo portfolio
1. Libby Kamrowski, Spires, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA;
2. Kyle Wang, Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Chase Merwin, The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO;
CM. John Crawford, The Scroll, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR;
CM. Jackie Abreu, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y22. Index
1. Staff, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Megan O'Herron, Spires, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA;
3. J. Wade Dykes, The Scroll, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR.

Y23. Informational Graphics: single
1. Morgan Thomson, “Hurricane Irma,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Casey Lue, “Philanthropy,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Anthony Estolano, “OPC Adventures,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y24. Informational Graphics: Portfolio
1. Casey Lue, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y25. Opening and closing spread design
1. Anthony Estolano, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Casey Lue, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Maddy Payne and Megan Ross, Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
CM. Monica Sanders, The Scroll, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR.

Y26. Division page design
1. Casey Lue, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Anthony Estolano, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Staff, The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO;
CM. Isabella Barnello and Monica Sanders, The Scroll, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR;
CM. Maddy Payne and Megan Ross, Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Y27. Feature presentation
1. Casey Lue and Morgan Thomson, “Hurricane Irma,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Casey Lue and Morgan Thomson, “Sebastian the Ibis,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Emma Dimig, Dhruvi Fulfagar and Megan Wong, “Free Expression Tunnel,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. Julia Harrison and Maggie He, “NC State Cyphers,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. Morgan Thomson, “College Game Day,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Morgan Thomson, “Butler Center,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y28. Student Life spread: one spread
1. Casey Lue, “Campus Food,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Anthony Estolano, “Elite Squad,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Staff, “Coming Out in College,” The Tower, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;
CM. Andrew Nevins, “Campus Confessions,” The Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
CM. Anthony Estolano, “Opt Outside,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Morgan Thomson, “Move In,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y29. Student Life spread: multi-page spread
1. Casey Lue and Morgan Thomson, “Hurricane Irma,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Casey Lue, “Living in Miami,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Morgan Thomson, “Homecoming,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Hyeyeon Park and Bethany Vonseggern, “Producing a Yearbook,” The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO;
CM. Anthony Estolano, “Raiders in Mourning,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Morgan Thomson, “International Week,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y30. Sports spread: one spread
1. Casey Lue, “Football, Turnover Chain,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Nathan Jones, “Season of Change,” The Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
3. Casey Lue, “Outdoor Track,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y31. Sports spread: multi-page spread
1. Anthony Estolano, “Red Raider Recap,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Staff, “Gonzaga Basketball,” Spires, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA;
3. Casey Lue, “Baseball,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y32. Academic spread: one spread
1. Morgan Thomson, “School of Nursing and Health Studies,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Morgan Thomson, “Miller School of Medicine,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Megan O'Herron, “Bulldog Battalion,” Spires, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA;
CM. John Biggs, J. Wade Dykes and Ly-Lan Hunt, “Milestone Moment,” The Scroll, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR;
CM. Morgan Thomson, “Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Rachel Schaub and Zheng Qu, “Standout Season,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Y33. Academic spread: multi-page spread
1. Morgan Thomson, “Commencement,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Casey Lue, “College of Arts & Sciences,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Megan Ross, Rachel Schaub and Mary Smith, “Notable Professor - Stephanie Pilat,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Y34. People spread with mug photos
1. Casey Lue, “Graduates,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Casey Lue, “Underclassmen,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. J. Wade Dykes, “People,” The Scroll, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR;
CM. Maddy Payne and Gabby Velasco, “Grad portraits,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Y35. People spreads without mug photos one spread
1. Casey Lue and Morgan Thomson, “Commuters,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Monica Sanders, “Say Hello,” The Scroll, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR;
3. Veronika Seider, “Graduation Caps,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Megan Garland, “Sierra Smith,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Alanud Alanazi, “Home Away From home,” The Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

Y36 People spreads without mug photos: multi-page spread
1. Casey Lue, “Senior Spotlights,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Casey Lue and Morgan Thomson, “Sebastian the Ibis,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Morgan Thomson, “Cane Spirit,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y37. Organization or Greeks spread: one spread
1. Morgan Thomson, “Bid Day,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Megan Garland, “Bid Day, Best Day,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Emma Keith, “Remembering Daniel,” Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
CM. Megan Garland, “Chi Omega,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Morgan Thomson, “Greek Week,” Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Y38. Organization or Greeks spread: multi-page spread
No awards given in this category.

Y39. Design portfolio
1. Casey Lue, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Morgan Thomson, Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Maddy Payne, Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
CM. Megan Garland, Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Megan O'Herron, Spires, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA;
CM. J. Wade Dykes, The Scroll, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR.
 

Digital Media

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 2019 Gold Circle Awards for Digital Media. This includes entries that were published from October 12, 2017 through October 1, 2018.

DM1. Breaking news
1. Janine Faust, John Hamilton and Christian Snyder, "Alpha Kappa Alpha Suspended, Police Investigating Alleged Hazing," The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA;
2. Claire Desmarais, "Protest Over Scalia's LGBTQ Views Draws Hundreds," The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR;
3. Brynn Mechem, "New Bill Proposes Ball State Take Over Muncie Community Schools," The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Emily Dulohery and Tommy Fletcher, "Student Housing Village Opening Delayed Until Fall 2020," The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Staff, "Drake Makes Surprise Visit to Campus to Present Scholarship, Perform," The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM2. Secondary coverage
1. Anna Bauman, Abby Bitterman and Siandhara Bonnet, "New President — Sidebars/Related," OU Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Brynn Mechem, "House Bill 1315 Passes House and Senate, Would Allow Ball State to Assume Responsibility of MCS," The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Alex Graves and Camille Rapay, "How Many Times has Trump Mentioned his Wharton Education? We Crunched the Numbers," The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
CM. McKenzi Morris, Justin Rex and Dean Whitelaw, "Hundreds Gather for Slain Tech PD Officer East's Funeral Procession," The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Annie Cappetta, "Delta Gamma UM Chapter Suspended for at Least Two Years," The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM3. News writing (planned news)
1. Amanda Herrera, "Thousands Attend Miami’s March For Our Lives Spearheaded by UM Students," The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Rachel Rippetoe, "Rocky Start: Health Center Frustrates Some with Lack of Transparency," The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR;
3. Brynn Mechem, "HB 1315 Leaves Some Questioning Ball State's Next Steps," The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Samantha Nower, "Standard Complication," Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Katie Grieze, "What Constitutes Tradition," Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Coraline Pettine and Laura Sansom, "March for Our Lives Emphasizes Advocacy, Midterm Voting," Loquitur, Cabrini University, Radnor, PA.

DM4. News feature
1. Amanda Herrera, ‘'Please Let Your Voice Be Heard’: A Call for Change as Hundreds Gather for Campus Vigil," The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Mary Freda and Brynn Mechem, "Winning the War: Ball State Professors Share Their Stories of Survival," The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Lexi Kennell, "Totality in Tennessee: Pitt Scientists Witness, Document Historic Eclipse," The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

DM5. In-depth news/feature story
1. Max Lewis and Brynn Mechem, "Faculty with Felonies: Where's the Line?" The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Jorge Chabo and Theo Willson, "It's On Men Too," Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
3. Samantha Stevenson, "The Human Experience," Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Coraline Pettine and Laura Sansom, "Rejected Men Lash Out Because of Threatened Masculinity, Entitlement," Loquitur, Cabrini University, Radnor, PA;
CM. Eric Stone, "Sexual Abuse from a Different Perspective: Men Speak About Sexual Assault," Loquitur, Cabrini University, Radnor, PA.

DM6. Editorial writing
1. Emily Wolfe, "The Discrediting of the Press Places Democracy at Risk," The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX;
2. Coraline Pettine, "Trump Administration Holds Dreamers Hostage," Loquitur, Cabrini University, Radnor, PA;
3. Staff, "Our View: Indiana Lawmakers are Failing Student Journalists," The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Staff, "Our View: We Need to Support, Save Student Newsrooms," The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Staff, "Florida's Former Felons Deserve a Second Chance," The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Staff, "Editorial | Penn Undermines its Own Misconduct Policy by Staying Silent on Professor Kurzban," The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

DM7. Personal opinion: On-campus issues
1. Rachel Rippetoe, "UP's Sexist Culture Starts and Ends at the Top," The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR;
2. Olivia Sanchez, "Why I Felt Trapped by Violent Misogyny at the Wally Awards," The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR;
3. Dana Munro, "Take a Moment to Appreciate Unsung Heroes on Campus," The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;

DM8. Personal opinion: Off-campus issues
1. Tierra Harris, "Tierra Talks: Safe Places," The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Didi Martinez, "Why I Don't Use LatinX," The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University; Waco, TX;
3. Didi Martinez, "Latina Musicians Push Back," The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Emily Reuben, "Documenting Docs: ‘Titicut Follies’," Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;

DM9. General or humor commentary
1. Erin Bothwell, "Adulting with Erin," The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR;
2. Liam Huber, "Dragons: Why Can't We Have Them?" Saltman Quarterly, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA.

DM10. Blogging
1. Staff, "Hurricane Irma Liveblog," The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM11. First person experience
1. Hannah Schau, "Chronicles of the Chronically Ill: Living with Cystic Fibrosis, Breath by Breath," The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Denise Belza, "#MeToo: We are No Longer Silent," The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX;
3. Jeanie Lo, "The Power of Perfume and its Symbol of Womanhood," The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Griffin Sciarra, "Examining the Church," Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Jeanie Lo, "An Open Letter to Catcallers," The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Alexandra Diaz, "My 'Feminist' Cuban Mother," The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM12. Sports commentary
No awards given in this category.

DM13. Sports news
1. Joe Buettner, "Baker Wins Heisman," OU Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Isaiah Kim-Martinez, "Lonnie Walker IV, Chris Lykes Save the Day Against Boston College," The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM14. Sports features
1. Yosef Weitzman, "Poor Retention and Accounts of Mistreatment by Penn Softball Coach Raise 'A Huge Red Flag'," The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
2. Emily Sabens, "Bigger Bodies," Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Elizabeth Wyman, "Amateur Muncie Boxer Uses Rough Childhood as Motivation in Ring," The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Isaiah Kim-Martinez, "5-foot-7 Freshman Guard Continues to Shatter Expectations," The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.                                                                                                          

DM15. Personality profile
1. Carli Scalf, "Ball State Alumnus Featured in 'The Shape of Water'," The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Caroline Simon, "How Amy Gutmann is — Quietly — Leading Penn Through Political Tumult," The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
3. Eric Davies, "Boombox Guy' Brightens SRU Students; Days with Music, Dance," The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
CM. Emily Sabens, "United We Fan," Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Krystin Lucas, "It All Started Here," Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, OR Canada;
CM. Olivia Sanchez, "A Veteran's Journey: From Combat to the Classroom," The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR.

DM16. General feature
1. Madeleine Yu, "Solving The Microbe Mystery: An Interview with UCSD Researcher Cliff Kapono," Saltman Quarterly, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA;
2. Madeleine Yu, "Extending Beyond: A UCSD Alumnus Treats Phantom Limb Pain Abroad," Saltman Quarterly, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA;
3. Elisa Baena, "Santeria: Little Havana, Big Charm," Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. Brooke Kemp,"Living Form: The Man Behind the Masks," The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Hope Janise, "Studies Suggest Shortage of Men in Education," The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX;
CM. Hannah Sievert, "Call to the Church," The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR.

DM17. Entertainment reviews
1. Lauren Brumage, "Jahren's Lab Girl: A Brilliant Fusion of Autobiography and Activism," Saltman Quarterly, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA;
2. Ryan Fine, "Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ is an Entertaining Mess, but it’s Still a Mess," Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Tanner Kinney, "Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn' Lives Up to the Quality of the Original," Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Mikael Trench, "‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is Anything but a Crazy Experience," The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Zaakiyah Rogers "What We Lose: A Story of How the Truth Can Set You Free," Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM18. Headline writing
1. Eric Bickerdyke, Courtney Cryer and Alyssa Shotwell, The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX;
2. Staff, The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM19. Caption writing
1. Hunter Crenian, The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM20. Briefs writing
1. Zach Grissom, "News Briefs, Week of 11/6/17," The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM21. Sidebar writing
1. Emily Sabens, "Girl Power," Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Isabella Cueto, "President's Coalition on Sexual Assault Prevention and Education," The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM22. Single spot news photograph
1. Grace Hollars, "Womens March," The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Sarah Fortinsky, Julio Sosa and Rebecca Tan, "Penn Joins Philadelphia as Fireworks, Chaos, and Celebrations Erupt Across the City," The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
3. Brynn Mechem, "Car Hits Muncie Home," The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM23. Single feature photograph
1. Justin Rex, "Fearless Champion," The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Ciara Perozzi, "Family, community, administration come together for officer's memorial service," The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Eric Davies "Boombox Guy' Brightens SRU Students; Days with Music, Dance," The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
CM. Anya Haber, "SCAD FASHWKND’s experimental Atlanta showcase takes you on an emotional behind-the-scenes journey," The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Lesia Kostiw, "Mike Johns Feature Portrait," Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, OR, Canada;
CM. Hana El Zohiry, "Tresor Gray Feature Portrait," Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, OR, Canada.

DM24. Single sports photograph
1. Andy Henderson, "Drew Harris Catch," The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR;
2. Dean Whitelaw, "Cimmaron, a Bull Rider for Cisco College ...," The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Kaiti Sullivan, "Gymnastics vs. Kent State," The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Paris Malone, "Rock Women Win Third Straight, Pull Out 7-6 OT Victory," The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;
CM. Dean Whitelaw, "Season of Struggle," The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Annika Gordon, "Pilots Fall to St. Mary's," The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR.

DM25. Photo illustration
1. Harshil Desai, "Showtime," The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
2. Annelise Hanshaw and Samantha Stevenson, "Human Experience," Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Terence Lightning Jr. and Emily Sabens, "Bigger Bodies," Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM26. Photography Portfolio of work
1. Paxson Haws, OU Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Rebecca Williams, The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
3. Lesia Kostiw, Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, OR, Canada;
CM. Kaiti Sullivan, The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Anya Haber, The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Hunter Crenian, The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM27. Art/illustration: Hand-drawn
1. Hengguang Li, "Why it’s Hard to Play Devil’s Advocate," The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
2. Youna Kim, "The Buzz About Aziz Ansari Proves This: The Women’s Revolution Must Unite," The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
3. Sophie Robbins, "Painting Poetry," Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM28. Computer generated art/illustration
1. Megan Hall, "When Appreciation Becomes Appropriation," Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Emily Wright, "Womens Equality Day," The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Dana Sanmar, "Sixteen Women Still Deserve Justice," The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

DM29. Cartoons
1. Alexandra Badiu, "The American Taboo," The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
2. Rewon Shimray, "Trump's Twitter Presence," The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Beatriz Espinosa, "Immigration," The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

DM30. Cartoon Portfolio of work
1. Ahmara Smith, The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
2. Kire Torres, The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

DM31. Informational graphics
1. Emily Sabens, "Non-Traditional Schools," Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Taylor Hohn and Lydia Olsen, "Bodies Over Time," Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Isabella Torres, "A Brief History of the Production of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’," Byte, Ball State University Muncie, IN;
CM. Emma Dakin, "You're Driving a Weapon — Act Like It," The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Micaela Kinsey, "Learn the Difference Between Service Dogs, Support Animals and Therapy Dogs," The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX.

DM32. Photo slideshow
1. Stephanie Amador, "The Meaning of Heritage," Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Justin Rex and Dean Whitelaw, "Officer Floyd East Jr.'s Lubbock Funeral Procession," The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Grace Hollars, James Kohlmeyer and Rebecca Slezak, "The Final Muncie Gras 2018," The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Josh Aguirre, Jessica Hubble and Baylee VerSteeg, "Diadeloso," The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Ciara Perozzi and Justin Rex, "Officer Floyd East Jr.'s El Paso Memorial," The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Caitlyn Epes and Paxson Haws, "The Trae Young Show," OU Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

DM33. Photo and audio slideshow
1. Will Barksdale, "An Unexpected Blessing," The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

DM34. Podcast
1. Tanner Kinney, Jeremy Rogers and Daley Wilhelm, "The CovenS4E7: The Alt-right," Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Jakob Brandenburg, Max Calderone and Thomas Mott, "CFB Coaching Craziness," The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Staff, "Racist Emmys, Nintendo Switch’s Poor Online Service, Netflix’s Avatar Live Action Reboot | Pop Tabs," Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Staff, "Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Ad, Riot Games Excluding Men, Adventure Time’s Lesbian Kiss | Pop Tabs," Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Kris Beasley and Max Calderone, "Latest Pro News," The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Marcellus Hill, Stormi Leonard and Justin Vinson, "The Fieldhouse," The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR.

DM35. Interactive graphic
1. Andrew Greer, Bradley Malecki and Nicole Wells, "I Live Here: Canada," Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, OR Canada;
2. Autumn Fluetsch, "Civil Rights Immersion Timeline,"  The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR.

DM36. Informational graphics: Portfolio of work
1. Emily Wright, The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM37. Video Commercial
1. Staff, "What Is Emerge?" Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, OR Canada;
2. Laura Lourenco, "San Remo Bakery Ad for Emerge Conference," Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, OR Canada.

DM38. Video PSA
1. Codie McCauley and Becky Shafter, "Students Read #MeToo Survivor Stories and Support," The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX;
2. Eric Davies, "Five College Essentials," The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.

DM39. Video News Package
1. Rylee Seavers, "Sexual Identity Forum," The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Meredith Aldis, "Goat Yoga," The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Kaitlyn D'Ambrosio,Laura Sansom and John Williams "Buying Fair Trade: A Local Way to Help Communities Around the World," Loquitur, Cabrini University, Radnor, PA;
CM. Staff, "Our Sneak Peek of Ball State’s Production of ‘Pericles’," Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Tommy Fletcher, "Hurricane Irma's Damage on Coral Gables Campus," The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
CM. David Jacobs, "Students Lead Protest Against Red Mass Speaker Scalia," The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR.

DM40. Video Feature Package
1. Justin Rimerman, "Living and Learning Authentically: An Inclusive Space for LGBTQIA+ Students," OR Magazine, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, Eugene, OR;
2. Staff, "Living Form," The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University Muncie, IN;
3. Christian Snyder, "Super Bowl Preview: Pittsburgh," The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA;
CM. Kennedy Dendy, "Brooklyn & Bailey," The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Cecelia Heckman and Angelina Miller, "Living on $5 Per Day: Guatemala Edition," Loquitur, Cabrini University, Radnor, PA;
CM. Will Conover, "Ozzie's Diner," OU Daily, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

DM41. Video Documentary
1. Brooke Kemp and Ryan Shank, "Living Form," The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Staff, "I Live Here: Canada," Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, OR, Canada.

DM42. Open (free) form poetry
No awards given in this category.

DM43. Closed (traditional) form poetry
No awards given in this category.

DM44. Experimental Fiction
1. Alex Rimbaud, "Fiction: Words," Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM45. Traditional Fiction
No awards given in this category.

DM46. Essays
No awards given in this category.

DM47. Non-fiction article
1. Staff, "I Live Here: Canada," Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, OR, Canada.

DM48. Non-fiction interview
1. Brandon Brown, "Tresor Gray, Toronto’s black sheep among YouTube Comedians," Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, OR, Canada;
2. Brandon Brown, "Dave Bidini: What the Future Holds for Music In Toronto," Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, OR,Canada;
3. Ashley Maas, "#MSDStrong: Interview with Jack And Jack," Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

DM49. Non-fiction column
No awards given in this category.

DM50. Portfolio Illustration
No awards given in this category.

DM51. Photography — Single Artistic photograph
No awards given in this category.

DM52. Photo Illustration: Portfolio of work
1. Sidney Sherman, Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
2. Sidney Sherman, Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.