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.

2021 - Awards For Student Work Gold Circle Awards - Collegiate Recipients

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announces the winners from its 38th Gold Circle Awards program. This year, these categories attracted 4,203 entrants in 91 categories (39 yearbook and 52 digital media.

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 2, 2019 through October 12, 2020. Student journalists working on these print or electronic media chose from 39 yearbook categories and 52 digital media categories.

In summary, judges cited a total of 623 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.

Entries for print newspapers and magazines published in the 2020-2021 academic year is due by June 30, 2021. They will be judged in October and announced in December.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

 

YEARBOOKS

Y01 Feature writing: Student Life
1. Simone Melvin, “The Weatherman,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
2. Morgan Doyle, “Becoming a Champion,” The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO.

Y02 Sports reporting
1. Caleb Coffman, “Hoosiers can't close out Tennessee in Gator Bowl,” Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Briana Smith, “Conquering the Court,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Y03 Sports feature writing
1. Tori Amen, “Side by side,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
2. Briana Smith, “Power and poise,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist Universit, Dallas, TX
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3. Drake Toll, “Sports called off,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Ben Swanger, “Small town legacy,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR.

Y04 Academic writing
1. Rachel Bauldree, “In other news,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Jillian Veldey, “Changing the score,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Julia Harrison, “Impact on Research,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. Olivia Wabski, “Mini Muddy Wabski,” The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO;
CM. Jordan Littlefield, Adventure Awaits, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y05 Organization/Greek writing
1. Matti Pennington, “Haley Morris,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Julia Harrison, “Probates and reveals,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
3. Simone Melvin, “Menstruators on a mission,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
CM. Caroline Johnson, “Focus on being Intentional,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR
CM. Lindsay Dube, “The highest bidder,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y06 Personality Profile
1. Carson TerBush, “The privilege of being queer,” Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Isabella Rodriguez, Amanda Sigler, Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Jillian Veldey, Alex Parker, Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Mandy Stacy, August Spotlight, Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Y07 Sidebar Writing
No awards given in this category.

Y08 Headline writing
1. Staff, Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Y09 Caption/Cutline writing
1. Staff, Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Y10 Alternative Story Form
1. Davian-Lynn Hopkins, “Expect the Unexpected,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Staff, “Nicos Makris,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Y11 Theme and Concept
1. Staff, Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;

2. Camille Rasor, Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Davian-Lynn Hopkins, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Alicia Otto, The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO;

CM. Julia Harrison and Cameron Motsinger, Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. Brooke Woessner, Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR.

Y12 Cover Design
1. Camille Rasor, Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Staff, Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
3. Davian-Lynn Hopkins, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Staff, The Tower, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;
CM. Alicia Otto, The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO;
CM. Julia Harrison and Aditya Penumarti, Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Y13 End sheets
1. Alicia Otto, The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO;
2. Staff, Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
3. Julia Harrison, Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Y14 Title page
1. Camille Rasor, Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;

2. Davian-Lynn Hopkins, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Staff, Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
CM. Alicia Otto, The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO;
CM. Cameron Motsinger, Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Y15 Table of Contents
1. Staff, Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
2. Camille Rasor, Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Davian-Lynn Hopkins, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Alicia Otto, The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO.

Y16 Sports action photo
1. Caleb Boren, “Jumping into the end zone,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Izzy Myszak, “Rugby,” Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
3. Ash Thye, “Dunkon Georgia State,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
CM. Ivanna Alcantara, “Jacob Jackson,” The Tower, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;
CM. Aditya Penumarti, “Knight Rushes,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. Ash Thye, “Diving for interception,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Y17 Sports feature photo
1. Anna Brown, “Taliaferro selfie,” Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Ashlee Corns, “Wave the Flag,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Ali Barnett, “The Baylor Line,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Alex Deryn, “Touchdown celebration,” Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Nathan Hayes, “Savannah Slattery,” The Tower, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;
CM. Zach Fiedler, “Celebrating with the Skillet,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Y18 Academic photo
1. Ash Thye, “Human Rights,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
2. Ash Thye, “Robot Competition,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
3. Ash Thye, “Two Dancers on Stage,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Y19 Feature photo
1. Chase Seabolt, “Fired Up,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Lindsay Dube, “Wheel of Lights,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Raegan Walsh, “Camilla Williams,” Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Caleb Boren, “Christmas Extravaganza,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Sarah Zygmuntowski, “African American Choral Ensemble,” Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;

CM. Jay Encarnacion-Rivera, “Kayla Wilmot Dancing,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Y20 Photo illustration: single image
1. Caleb Boren, “Baylor birthday,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Ty Vinson, “There's a mask for that,” Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
3. Alicia Otto, “Profile-Katrina Roenfeldt Otto,” The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO.

Y21 Photo portfolio
1. Caleb Boren, Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Izzy Myszak, Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;

3. Ash Thye, Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;CM. Aditya Penumarti, Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. Olivia Ramirez, Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
CM. Alicia Otto, The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO;

Y22 Index
1. Staff, Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Y23 Informational graphics: single
1. Staff, “Undergraduate Student Information,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
2. Dyan Gruber, “Anatomy of a Profile,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Camille Rasor, “COVID-19 glossary,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Mandy Moore, “Distribution Center,” The Tower, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;
CM. Mandy Moore, “Coffee Break,” The Tower, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;
CM. Julia Harrison, “Covid Cutbacks,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Y24 Informational graphics: Portfolio
1. Cameron Motsinger, Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;

2. Alicia Otto, The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO.

Y25 Opening and closing spread design
1. Camille Rasor, Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Miami Sunset Senior High School, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Staff, The Tower, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;
CM. Cameron Motsinger, Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. Staff, Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

Y26 Division page design
1. Camille Rasor, Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Simone Melvin and Ash Thye, Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
3. Davian-Lynn Hopkins, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Alicia Otto, The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO;
CM. Brooke Woessner, Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR.

Y27 Feature presentation
1. Davian-Lynn Hopkins, “Get Another Shot,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Davian-Lynn Hopkins, “Dear America,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Rachel Bauldree and Davian-Lynn Hopkins, “Red Raiders Eat,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Andreea Loghin, “Six feet apart,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Davian-Lynn Hopkins, “What's Next,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
CM. Davian-Lynn Hopkins, “Expect the Unexpected,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y28 Student Life spread: one spread
1. Andreea Loghin, “Collilding cultures,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Rachel Gan, Simone Melvin and Ash Thye, “The Weatherman,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
3. Zoe Au and Cassius Pettit, “Fallapalooza,” The Tower, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;
CM. Andreea Loghin, “Taste of Asia,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;

CM. Akshay Sridhar, “Krispy Kreme Challenge,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. Rachel Bauldree and Davian-Lynn Hopkins, “Breaking Nudes,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y29 Student Life spread: multi-page spread
1. Davian-Lynn Hopkins, “Dear America,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Davian-Lynn Hopkins, “Building a Future,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
3. Cameron Motsinger, Swagata Pathak and Anushka Srinivasan, “Wolfpack Welcome Week,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. Andreea Loghin, “All-University Sing,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Andreea Loghin, “Baylor Homecoming,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Davian-Lynn Hopkins, “Adventure Awaits,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y30 Sports spread: one spread
1. Rachel Gan, Briana Smith and Ash Thye, “Power and Poise,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
2. Joshua McSwain, “Against all odds,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Rachel Gan, Simone Melvin and Ash Thye, “Down the Line,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
CM. Joshua McSwain, “Season to Remember,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;

CM. Caleb Coffman, Alexis Oser and Matt Rasnic, “Hoosiers can't close out Tennessee in Gator Bowl,” Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Y31 Sports spread: multi-page spread
1. Davian-Lynn Hopkins, “Get Another Shot,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Joshua McSwain, “Baylor Men's Basketball,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
3. Natalie Owings, “It's Always Sonny on the Hilltop,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
CM. Joshua McSwain, “Baylor football,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Anna Brown and Matt Rasnic, “George Taliaferro,” Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Y32 Academic spread: one spread
1. Staff, “Dancing through Dallas,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
2. Katie Tart, “Tracking the Spread,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
3. Camille Rasor and Jillian Veldey, “Getting down to business,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Jillian Veldey, “Baylor nursing, Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Rachel Gan and Katrina Perkins, “The Fabric of Reality,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
CM. Rachel Bauldree, “In Other News,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Y33 Academic spread: multi-page spread
1. Davian-Lynn Hopkins, “Adventure Awaits,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
2. Addie Brennan and Katie Mattocks, “College of Fine Arts,” The Tower, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;
3. Joy Burton and Matt Rasnic, “IU History,” Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Alicia Otto, “Recap Theatre,” The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO;
CM. Julia Harrison, “Summer Recap,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Y34 People spread with mug photos
1. Staff, “Overheard Conversations,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
2. Simone Melvin and Ash Thye, “The Big Picture,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
3. Alicia Otto, “Nursing PTA,” The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO;
CM. Brooke Woessner, Austin Clements, Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR.

Y35 People spreads without mug photos: one spread
1. Camille Rasor, “Alex Parker,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Mandy Moore and Cassius Pettit, “The Loft,” The Tower, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;
3. Oddu Merkuia and Christian Santander, “Do it Sober,” The Tower, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;
CM. Alicia Otto, “Lisa and Yesol,” The Griffon, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO;
CM. Julia Harrison, “ASB Trips,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Y36 People spreads without mug photos: multi-page spread
1. Rachel Gan, Ash Thye and Preston Wernera, “Ropa,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
2. Mandy Moore and Cassius Pettit, Old & New,” The Tower, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

Y37 Organization or Greeks spread: one spread
1. Matti Pennington, “Kappa Kappa Gamma,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Matti Pennington, “Bid Day,” Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;

3. Simone Melvin and Ash Thye, “Menstruators on a mission,” Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
CM. Joy Burton, Cate Charron and Izzy Myszak, “A new chapter,” Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Gazal Maleki, “Rush,” Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
CM. Lindsay Dube, “The Highest Bidder,” La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

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

Y39 Design portfolio
1. Natalie Owings, Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
2. Rachel Gan, Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
3. Andreea Loghin, Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Joshua McSwain, Baylor Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX
CM. Matt Rasnic, Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;

CM. Davian-Lynn Hopkins, La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

BREAKING NEWS

DM01 Breaking news
1. Hannah Gunnell, “Ball State student, university discuss incident caught on video,” www.ballstatedailynews.com, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;

2. Nick Hazelrigg, Bailey Lewis and Jordan Miller, “OU Gaylord College professor uses racial slur during class in comparison to 'OK, boomer' phrase,” The Oklahoma Daily, Crimson Quarterly magazine, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Allison Downs, “GEISO intersectionality signs vandalized,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.

DM02 Secondary Coverage
1. Charles Melton, “Ball State community reacts to campus controversy,” www.ballstatedailynews.com, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM03 News writing (planned news)
1. Kaitlyn Radde and Vivel Rao, “Activists want to defund police departments. What could that look like in Bloomington?” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Sage Smith, “Permanent chalking policy put in place for Iowa State's campus,” Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University, Ames, IA;
3. Kaitlyn Radde, “Report finds ‘pattern of white supremacist sentiment’ at IU, calls for intervention,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

DM04 News feature
1. Lilly St. Angelo, “Workers return after GM strike,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Staff, “Grieving Spring,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
3. Adán Rubio, “Lubbock units participate in airport emergency exercise,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Taylor Smith, “On the Frontline,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM05 In-depth news/feature story
1. Staff, “COVID-19 and the new normal,” Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario;
2. Christine Fernando, “IU GPA calculator gave students access to other students’ grades,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
3. Julie Tran, “Get what you want, when you want,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Troylon Griffin II, “Black Student Association challenges nondiscrimination clause,” The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX;
CM. Jana Allen, “‘It cannot be full consent’: OU drama alumna reports sexual relationship with professor who resigns amid Title IX inquiry,” The Oklahoma Daily, Crimson Quarterly magazine, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

DM06 Editorial writing
1. Matthew Soderberg, “Racist history deserves attention,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

DM07 Personal opinion:  On-campus issues
1. Jordan Darling, “Education Should Create Tolerance,” The Bulletin, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, CA;
2. Liliana Marin, “Should UHCL go Greek?” The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX;
3. Robert Rios, “Socializing from a distance,” The Bulletin, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, CA.

DM08 Personal opinion: Off-campus issues
1. Alyssa Story, “On George,” Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;

2. Paulette Meza, “What we must do when freedom comes,” Collegian Times, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA;
3. Jordan Darling, “Left on the dock: Veteran's Day links fenerations in this family,” The Bulletin, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, CA;
CM. Jordan Darling, “Remembrance,” The Bulletin, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, CA;
CM. Robin Bolton, “Whose body is it anyway,” The Bulletin, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, CA;
CM. Alyssa Lobue, “Ignorance, the secret synonym for nostalgia,” The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX.

DM09 General or humor commentary
1. Destiny Jackson, “Things black people should be able to get away with this month,” The Bulletin, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, CA;
2. Julie Tran, “A live description of an induction to undergrad writing,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;

3. Destiny Jackson, “CSUDH Jones and the Raiders of the lost capsule,” The Bulletin, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, CA.

DM10 Blogging
1. Alyssa Shotwell, “Alyssa Curates the Internet,” The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX;
2. Troylon Griffin II, “Trying out the WellTrack app,” The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX.

DM11 First person experience
1. Matthew Yapp, “Masculinquiries: Killing John Wayne,” www.ballstatedailynews.com, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Brenda Verano, “Though extinguished far too soon, Ruben Salazar still lights the path for future journalists,” The Bulletin, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, CA;
3. Danya Elsayed, “Afrofuturism,” Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario;
CM. Mia Werner, “Anti-Semitism at UP: We must condemn bigotry always,” The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR.

DM12 Sports commentary
1. DJ Ramirez, “Cheating isn't unique to Astros,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Mitchell Carter, “MitchSlap: Turning the tides,” www.ballstatedailynews.com, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Jared Kelly, “Dawn of a new era,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Zane Douglas, “Douglas: Signing off on a wild year for sports,” Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

DM13 Sports news
1. Zach Piatt, “Charlie Spegal runs wild in return to Delta,” www.ballstatedailynews.com, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM14 Sports features
1. Zach Piatt, “While most of their job is kept secret, Ball State Football's signal callers make it fun,” www.ballstatedailynews.com, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;

2. Zane Douglas, “How a father and daughter found each other through a documentary,” Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University, Ames, IA;
3. Pranay Malempati, “Faith over femur,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;

CM. Lindsey Warren, “A chance to get off the hamster wheel: How COVID-19 changed the lives of fall coaches,” The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR,.

DM15 Personality profile
1. Mel Fronczek, “The toll it took,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. George Stoia, “Courageous: The Maggie Nichols story,” The Oklahoma Daily, Crimson Quarterly magazine, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
3. Shannon McCloskey, “Finding Roots in Pottery,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Destiny Torres, “Making a change in the community one haircut at a time,” The Bulletin, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, CA;
CM. Caroline Anders, “Live and learn,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Havi Stewart, Isley Cachero: Fighting to be the 1%, The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR.

DM16 General feature
1. Claudia Gonzalez-Diaz, “The ball that never came,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Ty Vinson, “From memory,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

DM17 Entertainment reviews
1. Emily Wolfe, “‘Spring Awakening’ delivers a cathartic release as it promises a purple summer for audiences,” The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX;

2. Robert Rios, “Artist who gave life to death and inspired countless others gets his due at Dominguez Hills,” The Bulletin, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, CA.

DM18 Headline writing
1. Staff, Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario.

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. Ryan Reynolds, “Toxic air fills The Bluff,” The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR;
2. Jacob Musselman, “Dousing the pain,” www.ballstatedailynews.com, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Jacob Smith, “Rachel Junck embraces a member of her campaign team after receiving the news that she was elected to represent Ward 4 on Dec. 3.,” Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

DM23 Single feature photograph
1. Nova Blanco-Rico, “A Captain from the Bench,” The Bulletin, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, CA;
2. Jaden Whiteman, “Dance marathon: A shared moment,” www.ballstatedailynews.com, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Nathan de la Cerda, “Food faceoff,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Chase Seabolt, “First day of classes,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

 DM24 Single sports photograph
1. Caleb Boren, “Teague attempts layup,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Keegan Beard, “Postgame celebration,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA;

3. Nova Blanco-Rico, “A Captain from the bench,” The Bulletin, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, CA;
CM. Nova Blanco Rico, “Baseball aim to turn it around,” The Bulletin, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, CA.

DM25 Photo illustration
1. Marissa Tiamfook, “Blackness,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
2. Nora Golubevaite, “Disconnection,” Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario;
3. Brennan Crowder, “Computers get Zoom fatigue too,” The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR.

DM26 Photography Portfolio of work
1. Caleb Boren, The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
2. Jacob Musselman, www.ballstatedailynews.com, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Shannon McCloskey, Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM27 Art/illustration: Hand-drawn
1. Gabby  Koyfman, “Unicorn Dog,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
2. Kat Ash, “Is Death Reversible?” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

DM28 Computer generated art/illustration
1. Jazmin Saunders, “What you wanted,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
2. Emily Wright, “The Oxford Comma: Where do you stand?” www.ballstatedailynews.com, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Madelyn Powers, "I didn't want to be another hashtag," Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. AB Boyd, “Dislike both candidates? Vote anyway,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Kami Geron, “1 in 156 million,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Maria Albers, “Polar bears feel the effects of warming Arctic,” Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

DM29 Cartoons
1. Ania Sharipzhan, “Plight of the Nation,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

DM30 Cartoon Portfolio of work
No awards given in this category.

DM31 Informational graphics
1. Annie Aguiar, Jacob deCastro and Colin Kulpa, “What's Tom Allen worth?” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
2. Emily Wright, “The Truth About Climate Change,” Ball Bearings, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Vivek Rao and Carson TerBush, “S for success,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Vivek Rao and Carson TerBush, “Pandemic playbook: How UITS took IU online,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
CM. Anna Brown, Jacob deCastro and Vivek Rao, “How IU does its laundry,” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;

CM. Allison Downs, “Sex and Love at The Rock,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.

DM32 Photo slideshow
1. Jacob Musselman, “George Floyd protests in Fort Wayne, Indiana - May 31.” www.ballstatedailynews.com, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;

2. Nova Blanco Rico, “Demand for Change,” The Bulletin, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, CA;
3. Caleb Boren, “College GameDay,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Julie Tran, “‘From room 311 — two weeks in COVID-19 quarantine camp’,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA;
CM. Tyler Young, “Momento Mori,” Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario;
CM. Molly Lowney, “Environmental Justice Immersion brings revelations from UP's backyard,” The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR.

DM33 Photo and audio slideshow
No awards given in this category.

DM34 Podcast
1. Will Conover and Paxson Haws, “Uncovered: Missing all the signs,” The Oklahoma Daily, Crimson Quarterly magazine, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Molly Lowney and Jennifer Ng, “What on Earth?” The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR;
3. Jack Gillespie, Tanner Kinney and Mason Kupiainen, “Academy Award-winning movie 'Parasite' is an eye-opening outlook on class divide,” Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Nick Black, Kellyn Harrison and Tanner Kinney, “To all the stars that ever warred,” Byte, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
CM. Zahria Hart, “Culture Crush: Golden Globes Snubs - Episode 1.” www.ballstatedailynews.com, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

DM35 Interactive graphic
1. Daily Pennsylvanian Staff, “Mapping U.S. colleges' fall 2020 plans,” The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
2. Will English and Emily Wright, “Decade in review,” www.ballstatedailynews.com, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
3. Brennan Crowder, “Timeline: Everything that happened at UP this summer,” The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR;
CM. Karl Ludwig, “Story Map: SRU Football: Relentless or forgotten,: The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.

DM36 Informational graphics: Portfolio of work
1. Estefany Sanchez, The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX.

DM37 Video Commercial
No awards given in this category.

DM38 Video PSA
No awards given in this category.

DM39 Video News package
1. Jake Helmen and Brooke Kemp, “Can do, we'll do — together,” www.ballstatedailynews.com, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
2. Christian Anderson, Will Conover and Justin Jayne, “The Evans Hall sit-in: Full three-day breakdown,” The Oklahoma Daily, Crimson Quarterly magazine, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

DM40 Video Feature package
1. Staff, Out of bounds: Pre-gaming, The Oklahoma Daily, Crimson Quarterly magazine, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
2. Taylor Ursulum, “The Beacon reflects on Student Press Freedom Day,” The Beacon, University of Portland, Portland, OR;
3. Igor Stepczynski, Kids demand candy, The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Sarah Gill, “Waco haunted houses,” The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
CM. Autumn Bippert, Mandi McDonald and Mateo Rosiles, “Saddle Tramps continue bringing enthusiasm,” The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
CM. Josiah Persad, “SCAD aTVFEST 2020: Wonder Women ‘Acting for Television’ Interview by The Connector,” The Connector, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

DM41 Video Doumentary
1. Staff, Behind the Handle, Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario;
2. Veronica Backer-Peral, “Is democracy dying?” Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;
3. Aaron Marrie, “Blast off: Ropes course,” The Rocket, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.

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. Carolyn Boykin, “Perverse spirits,” Hair Trigger 41, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
2. Corrin Bronersky, “Mom,” Hair Trigger 41, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
3. Steven Waynick, “Steel strings,” Hair Trigger 41, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

DM45 Traditional fiction
1. Shari Hirsch, “Beautiful savages,” Hair Trigger 41, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
2. Alexis Bowe, “The proof is in the panties,” Hair Trigger 41, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
3. Natalie Benson-Greer, “Backwoods,” Hair Trigger 41, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
CM. Katori Hinton, “Joe & Patricia,” Hair Trigger 41, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
CM. Scotty Livingston, “How to plan for a safe space cruise: A space travel survival guide,” Hair Trigger 41, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
CM. Shaniece Rattler, Russian Love Song, Hair Trigger 41, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

DM46 Essays
1. Arely Anaya, “The safe place,” Hair Trigger 41, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
2. Hannah Kennedy, “The Obsolete,” Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario;
3. Brooklyn Kiosow, “Peanuts and palm trees,” Hair Trigger 41, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
CM. Kala Wahl, “I Promise this is not about sex,” Hair Trigger 41, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

DM47 Non-fiction article
No awards given in this category.

DM48 Non-fiction interview
No awards given in this category.

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

DM50 Portfolio Illustration
No awards given in this category.

DM51 Photograph-Single Artistic photograph
No awards given in this category.

DM52 Photo Illustration: Portfolio of work
No awards given in this category.

 

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