2020 Portfolio of the Year

Nov. 21, 2020

National Scholastic Press Association salutes the winners in its 2020 Portfolio of the Year competition —

Artist of the Year

Broadcast Journalist of the Year

Designer of the Year

Marketer of the Year

Multimedia Journalist of the Year

Photojournalist of the Year

Writer of the Year

Winners of NSPA Individual Awards and NSPA Pacemaker Awards in broadcast, specialty magazine and newspaper/newsmagazine were announced during the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention on Nov. 21 in a virtual awards ceremony.

2020 Individual Awards
BroadcastCartoonDesign
Digital StoryPhotoPortfolioStory
Social Justice ReportingLocal Climate Change Reporting
Best Use of Social MediaCOVID-19 Coverage
Middle School

Fall 2020 NSPA Pacemaker Awards
Broadcast • Newspaper/Newsmagazine/Specialty Magazine

Fall 2020 Best of Show
JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention,
Nov. 21, 2020

WATCH the awards presentation.

NSPA Awards page

NSPA Awards archive


Artist of the Year

First
Ella Tang
Tower
The Masters School
Dobbs Ferry, New York

Second
Riley Unekis
The Budget
Lawrence High School
Lawrence, Kansas

Third
Ella Hutnick
Horizon
Blue Valley Northwest High School
Overland Park, Kansas

Fourth
Maggie Klaers
Echo
St. Louis Park High School
St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Fifth
Darya Makarishcheva
The Highlander
McLean High School
McLean, Virginia

Honorable Mention
Mara Nicolaie
The Prospector
Prospect High School
Mount Prospect, Illinois

Honorable Mention
Shashi Arnold
Silver Chips
Montgomery Blair High School
Silver Spring, Maryland

Honorable Mention
Emily Zhang
The Lion’s Roar
Newton South High School
Newton, Massachusetts

Honorable Mention
James Shiao
The Scientific Marksmen
St. Mark’s School of Texas
Dallas, Texas

Honorable Mention
Celine Huang
Review
St. John’s School
Houston, Texas


Broadcast Journalist of the Year

First
Alexander Someillan
CCNN Live
Christopher Columbus High School
Miami, Florida

Second
Wyatt Burichka
CHS Wired
Cody High School
Cody, Wyoming

Third
Sara Hummadi
MHS1
McKinney High School
McKinney, Texas

Fourth
Cristina Folsom
Eagle Nation News
Prosper High School
Prosper, Texas

Fifth
Bella Rulon
EVTV
Eagle Valley High School
Gypsum, Colorado

Honorable Mention
Ava Richards
Scot Scoop
Carlmont High School
Belmont, California

Honorable Mention
Sanat Singhal
The Prospector
Cupertino High School
Cupertino, California

Honorable Mention
Cody Hmelar
InFocus
Palo Alto Senior High School
Palo Alto, California

Honorable Mention
Brooke Brennan
WROR-TV
Oviedo High School
Oviedo, Florida

Honorable Mention
Chaney Kelly
Leopard Spotlight
Lovejoy High School
Lucas, Texas


Designer of the Year

First
Sam Ahmed
The ReMarker
St. Mark’s School of Texas
Dallas, Texas

Second
Anthony Sianis
Reflection
Brighton High School
Brighton, Colorado

Third
Grace Peng
The Messenger
Northview High School
Johns Creek, Georgia

Fourth
Ian Cox
Drops of Ink
Libertyville High School
Libertyville, Illinois

Fifth
Logan Dorsey
Lone Star
Bowie High School
Austin, Texas

Honorable Mention
Francesca D’Urzo
Highlander
Carlmont High School
Belmont, California

Honorable Mention
Alexandra Fernholz
Spark
Lakota East High School
Liberty Township, Ohio

Honorable Mention
Megan Wooters
Tribal Tribune
Wando High School
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Honorable Mention
Leila Pulaski
Review
St. John’s School
Houston, Texas

Honorable Mention
Kayla Thompson
The Lion
McKinney High School
McKinney, Texas


Marketer of the Year

First
Maddy Ting
Scot Scoop
Carlmont High School
Belmont , California

Second
Mishal Charania
The Huron Emery
Huron High School
Ann Arbor , Michigan


Multimedia Journalist of the Year

First
Logan Schiciano
Tower
The Masters School
Dobbs Ferry, New York

Second
Kathleen Lewis
The Raider Voice
Gulliver Preparatory School
Miami, Florida


Photojournalist of the Year

First
Hunter Musi
Tribal Tribune
Wando High School
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Second
Landry Raymond
The Lion
McKinney High School
McKinney, Texas

Third
Benjamin Stein
The Campanile
Palo Alto Senior High School
Palo Alto, California

Fourth
Megan Lu
Horizon
Blue Valley Northwest High School
Overland Park, Kansas

Fifth
Bella Russo
The Shield
McCallum High School
Austin, Texas

Honorable Mention
Justine Ha
El Estoque
Monta Vista High School
Cupertino, California

Honorable Mention
Jespyn Bishop
Reflections
Brighton High School
Brighton, Colorado

Honorable Mention
Owen Aanestad
West Side Story
Iowa City West High School
Iowa City, Iowa

Honorable Mention
Maya Kogulan
Huron Emery
Huron High School
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Honorable Mention
Andrew Maier
Eastside
Cherry Hill High School East
Cherry Hill, New Jersey


Writer of the Year

First
Madi Olivier
The Marquee
Marcus High School
Flower Mound, Texas

Second
Ivy Reed
The Globe
Clayton High School
St. Louis, Missouri

Third
Eva Chillura
Tribal Tribune
Wando High School
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Fourth
Oishee Misra
El Estoque
Monta Vista High School
Cupertino, California

Fifth
Julie Heng
The Huron Emery
Huron High School
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Honorable Mention
Camryn Dillavou
Horizon
Blue Valley Northwest High School
Overland Park, Kansas

Honorable Mention
Anna Fisher-Lopez
Silver Chips
Montogmery Blair High School
Silver Spring, Maryland

Honorable Mention
Tai Tworek
The Communicator
Community High School
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Honorable Mention
Sam Ahmed
The ReMarker
St. Mark’s School of Texas
Dallas, Texas

Honorable Mention
Julia Smith
Review
St. John’s School
Houston, Texas