Students win 42 awards in state press association contest

Indiana State University students won 14 first-place awards in the annual Indiana Collegiate Press Association contest for work published in the Indiana Statesman newspaper or The Sycamore yearbook. In addition, students received 16 second-place awards and 12 third-place awards.

The Statesman received first place for Special Presentation in the Online Division for ISU 101, the annual student guide to campus.

In the Newspaper Division, the staff won first place in the Special Issue category; Garrett Hall won in the Pullout/Wrap Section contest; Hall and Brea Haller won for best Sports News Story; Laney Vaughn won for Feature Page Design; and Ethan Newport won first place in the Photo Essay category.

In the Advertising Division, the staff won first place in the Electronic Display and Rate Card categories.

In the Yearbook Division, staff won first place in the Execution of Theme and Album/Portrait Section categories; Renee Lee, Caroline Merk, and Sophia Smith won for Overall Design; Smith won in the News Photography and Feature Photography categories; and Merk and Chris Poindexter won in the Student Life Spread category.

The staff of the Indiana Statesman won second-place awards in the Special Issue and Single Issue categories; and Hall won second place in the Sports Photo and Photo Essay categories. In Advertising, the staff received second-place awards in the House Ad, Creative Use of Ad Copy, Use of Photo or Graphic Art, and Ad Design in Special Section categories; and Jenna Rupska won second place in the Display Ad competition. For Yearbook, Smith won second place in the Cover Design, Sports Photography, and News Photography categories; Megan Cox, Wykhia Hoosier and Smith won for Academics Spread; Poindexter, Lee, and Smith won for Sports Spread; Chelsey Hembree, Addison Leyerle, and Merk won for Organizations Spread; and Tiffany Wainscott won for Feature Photography.

The editorial staff of the Statesman won third-place in the Staff Editorial category; Benjamin Noble won third place in the Entertainment Story contest; Reece Hutchison placed third for Entertainment Column; Hall won for Sports Column; Lauren Kuenker won for Front Page Design; and Newport won for News Photo. In Advertising, the staff won third-place awards for Display Ad, Electronic House Ad, and Media Kit; and Smith won for Ad Layout. For Yearbook, Smith won for Sports Photography; and Smith and Lee shared a third-place award for Student Life Spread.

In total, the Statesman editorial staff received 15 awards in newspaper Division II and one in the Online Division, the advertising staff received 11 awards, and the yearbook staff received 15.