2022 Best of Show / fall convention

ACP honors current student work
at the fall convention

Associated Collegiate Press presented Best of Show awards at the conclusion of MediaFest 22, the Fall National College Media Awards convention, Oct. 30, in Washington, D.C.

More than 500 collegiate journalists and their advisers attended the conference, sponsored by ACP, College Media Association and the Society for Professional Journalists.

Best of Show competitions included Staff Recognition and Individual Recognition, which encompassed current student work.


Staff Recognition

Advertising Special Newspaper Section

First Place
Student Life
Washington University in St. Louis

Second Place
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University

Third Place
Daily Titan
California State University, Fullerton

Fourth Place
Mustang News
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Fifth Place
The Shorthorn
University of Texas at Arlington

Sixth Place
Minnesota Daily
University of Minnesota

Seventh Place
Northwest Missourian
Northwest Missouri State University

Eighth Place
Kentucky Kernel
University of Kentucky

Ninth Place
The Post Orientation Guide
Ohio University

Tenth Place
The Baylor Lariat
Baylor University

Digital Newsletter

Two-year campus

First Place
The Collegian
Tarrant County College

Second Place
The Union
El Camino College

Digital Newsletter

Four-year campus

First Place
The Rundown
University of Indianapolis

Second Place
The Appalachian
Appalachian State University

Third Place
The Morning Buzz
Baylor University

Fourth Place
The Shorthorn Headlines
University of Texas at Arlington

Fifth Place
The Pixel
Pepperdine University

Sixth Place
The Daily Rundown
Ohio University

Seventh Place
Los Angeles Loyolan
Loyola Marymount University

Eighth Place
The Lead
Northwest Missouri State University

Ninth Place
The George-Anne Daily
Georgia Southern University

Tenth Place
Niner Times
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Feature Magazine

Two-year campus

First Place
The Bleed
Lane Community College

Second Place
El Sol
Southwestern College

Third Place
Warrior Life
El Camino College

Fourth Place
The Oak Leaf
Santa Rosa Junior College

Feature Magazine

Four-year campus

First Place
Textura
Bethel University

Second Place
KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion
University of Kentucky

Third Place
Pursuit
California Baptist University

Fourth Place
Flow
University of North Alabama

Fifth Place
Midas
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Sixth Place
Distraction
University of Miami

Seventh Place
El Espejo
Texas A&M-San Antonio

Eighth Place
Thread
Ohio University

Ninth Place
Currents
Pepperdine University

Tenth Place
Maroon Life
Texas A&M University

Literary Arts Magazine

Two-year campus

First Place
Miambiance
Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus

Second Place
Urbana
Miami Dade College, Eduardo J. Padrón Campus

Third Place
Yahara Journal
Madison Area Technical College

Literary Arts Magazine

Four-year campus

First Place
Nova
University of North Carolina Charlotte

Second Place
Windhover
North Carolina State University

Third Place
Polaris
Ohio Northern University

Fourth Place
The Peel
Appalachian State University

Fifth Place
Atlantis
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Sixth Place
The Eckleburg Project
Texas A&M University

Seventh Place
Ramifications
Berry College

Newspaper/Newsmagazine

Two-year campus

First Place
The Sun
Southwestern College

Second Place
The Collegian
Tarrant County College

Third Place
el Don
Santa Ana College

Fourth Place
The Et Cetera
Dallas College Eastfield Campus

Fifth Place
The Washtenaw Voice
Washtenaw Community College

Sixth Place
The Brookhaven Courier
Dallas College Brookhaven Campus

Seventh Place
The Clarion
Madison Area Technical College

Eighth Place
Foghorn
Del Mar College

Ninth Place
The Union
El Camino College

Tenth Place
Richland Chronicle
Dallas College Richland Campus

Newspaper/Newsmagazine

Four-year campus with 15,000 students or fewer

First Place
The Daily Eastern News
Eastern Illinois University

Second Place
The Pendulum
Elon University

Third Place
Northwest Missourian
Northwest Missouri State University

Fourth Place
The Ithacan
Ithaca College

Fifth Place
The Banner
California Baptist University

Sixth Place
The Virginia Statesmen
Virginia State University

Seventh Place
The Pepperdine Graphic
Pepperdine University

Eighth Place
The Alestle
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Ninth Place
The Reflector
Mount Royal University

Tenth Place
Arrow
Southeast Missouri State University

Newspaper/Newsmagazine

Four-year campus with more than 15,000 students

First Place
The DePaulia
DePaul University

Second Place
The Sunflower
Wichita State University

Third Place
The Rice Thresher
Rice University

Fourth Place
The Spartan Daily
San Jose State University

Fifth Place
The Daily Athenaeum
West Virginia University

Sixth Place
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University

Seventh Place
The Antelope
University of Nebraska Kearney

Eighth Place
The Appalachian
Appalachian State University

Ninth Place
Kentucky Kernel
University of Kentucky

Tenth Place
The Battalion
Texas A&M University

Yearbook

300 pages or more

First Place
Argomeck
North Carolina State University

Second Place
Tower
Northwest Missouri State University

Third Place
Ibis
University of Miami

Fourth Place
Round Up
Baylor University

Fifth Place
Aggieland
Texas A&M University

Sixth Place
Petit Jean
Harding University

Yearbook

Fewer than 300 pages

First Place
Arbutus
Indiana University

Second Place
Restructure
California Baptist University

Third Place
Tower
Loyola Marymount University

Fourth Place
Excalibur
Evangel University

Website

Two-year campus

First Place
The Union
El Camino College

Second Place
Urbana Literary & Arts
Miami Dade College, Eduardo J. Padrón Campus

Third Place
The Et Cetera
Dallas College Eastfield

Fourth Place
The Collegian
Tarrant County College

Fifth Place
The Clarion
Madison Area Technical College

Sixth Place
Foghorn News
Del Mar College

Seventh Place
The Oak Leaf News
Santa Rosa Junior College

Eighth Place
The Observer
Elgin Community College

Ninth Place
Coast Report
Orange Coast College

Website

Four-year campus with 15,000 students or fewer

First Place
Los Angeles Loyolan
Loyola Marymount University

Second Place
Elon News Network
Elon University    

Third Place
NYCity News Service
City University of New York

Fourth Place
The Eagle
American University    

Fifth Place
Truman Media Network
Truman State University   

Sixth Place
The Ithacan
Ithaca College    

Seventh Place
The Franklin
Franklin College

Eighth Place
The Equinox
Keene State College

Ninth Place
Pepperdine Graphic Media
Pepperdine University   

Tenth Place
The Daily Eastern News
Eastern Illinois University

Website

Four-year campus with more than 15,000 students

First Place
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University

Second Place
The Shorthorn
The University of Texas at Arlington

Third Place
Daily Titan
California State University, Fullerton   

Fourth Place
The State Hornet
Sacramento State

Fifth Place
Kentucky Kernel
University of Kentucky

Sixth Place
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University.  

Seventh Place
The Sunflower
Wichita State University

Eighth Place
Baylor Lariat
Baylor University

Ninth Place
Distraction
University of Miami

Tenth Place
The Post
Ohio University


Broadcast News Program

Two-year campus

First Place
Foghorn Newscast
Del Mar College

Second Place
Top 5 Stories
Madison Area Technical College

Broadcast News Program

Four-year campus

First Place
Lariat TV News Today
Baylor University

Second Place
Elon Local News
Elon University

Third Place
NewsWaves 32
Pepperdine University

Fourth Place
Your Newsroom
Georgia Southern University

Fifth Place
State Hornet Broadcast
Sacramento State University

Sixth Place
Gridiron Glory
Ohio University

Seventh Place
CBU TV
California Baptist University

Eighth Place
Los Angeles Loyolan Reports
Loyola Marymount University


Individual Recognition

Print Design

First Place
Kayla Hill, Lauren Sabia
The George-Anne Reflector, Georgia Southern University
Men Embrace Femininity

Second place
Miranda Rodriguez
El Espejo, Texas A&M-San Antonio
Love Over Fear 

Third place
Valeria Barbaglio, Daniella Pinzon
Distraction, University of Miami
Pumped

Fourth place
Thy Vo
The Sunflower, Wichita State University
Out of 110 candidates 11 showed

Fifth place
Caroline Mitchell
Elon News Network, Elon University
Page 1, Sept. 28, 2022

Sixth place
Mary Sutedja
Daily Titan, California State University
Mental Health cover

Seventh place
Valenzia Cina
The Clarion, Georgia Southern University
Arts section, Sept. 28, 2022

Eighth place
Sasha White
The Arbiter, Boise State University
Feature Spread for Boise Pride Artist Profile

Ninth place
Savannah Athy-Sedbrook
Northwest Missourian, Northwest Missouri State University
Never Forget

Tenth place
Valeria Barbaglio, Daniella Pinzon
Distraction, University of Miami
Spread Hummus Not Hate

Photojournalism

First place
Isaiah Vazquez
The NewsHouse, Syracuse University
QB on the Go

Second place
Jacob Kisamore
Elon News Network, Elon University
Elon University men’s soccer posts seventh shutout of season

Third place
MaKenna Maschino
The Reflector, University of Indianapolis
Women’s Volleyball photo

Fourth place
Thy Vo
The Sunflower, Wichita State University
Tug of Honor

Fifth place
Cooper Lyon
Elon News Network, Elon University
Otis the duck

Sixth place
Maria Rauh
Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky
Flipped car, burned couches

Seventh place
Evan Harris
Old Gold & Black, Wake Forest University
Sam Hartman Sends a strike

Eighth place
Brandon Rubsamen
The Graphic, Pepperdine University
Pepperdine Gathers To Worship

Ninth place
Morgan Kiehl
The Lee Clarion, Lee University
Convocation

Tenth place
Evan Harris
Old Gold & Black, Wake Forest University
Donavon Greene escapes a Liberty defender

Broadcast News Story

First place
Kaity Kempf
Lariat TV News, Baylor University
Beto O’Rourke rallies Baylor students

Second place
Margaret Faust
Elon News Network, Elon University
Alamance-Burlington School System Begins 2022-23 Academic Year

Third place
Ignacio Dominguez
CBU TV, California Baptist University
Fairview fire continues to grow

Fourth place
Liv Collom
Mustang News, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
New Mural

Fifth place
Joe Allgood
NewsWaves 32, Pepperdine University
The Malibu Community Labor Exchange Move

Sixth place
Haley Phelps
Elon News Network, Elon University
Burlington, NC Hosts First Mental Health Summit

Seventh place
Ke’juan Humphries
Your Newsroom, Georgia Southern University
Attic Sale

Broadcast Feature Story

First place
Margaret Faust
Elon News Network, Elon University
Graham, NC Community Remembers 9/11

Second place
Ellis Chandler
Elon News Network, Elon University
All That JAS Celebrates 20 Years Of Business

Third place
Avery Elowitt, Madison Vernon
Mustang Media Group, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Chicken Ladies

Broadcast Sports Story

First place
Mason Willett
Elon News Network, Elon University
Elon football wins fifth straight game

Second place
Joe Pratt
Lariat TV News, Baylor University
Hardan reflects on six years as student-athlete

Third place
Ke’juan Humphries
Your Newsroom, Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southern Mens Soccer Takes Another Loss

Fourth place
Brady Caskey, Matthew Bornhorst, Miles Berman
Mustang Media Group, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Gameday – Volleyball

Advertisement

Print, online, video, audio

First place
Tess Wladar
Ink Magazine, Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU Student Media Open House Ad

Second place
Madison Tran
The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU Health Flu Clinic Ad

Third place
Jerilynn Hoover
Northwest Missourian, Northwest Missouri State University
Gray’s Truck Stop

Fourth place
Rachel Farinas, Isa Marquez
Distraction Fall 22 Issue, University of Miami
In-House Ad

Fifth place
Tess Wladar
The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Commonwealth University
Open House Ad

Sixth place
Madison Tran
The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU Student Health Flu Clinic

Seventh place
Mary Joan Nastri, Alperen Bakirci
The Clarion, Madison Area Technical College
Monster Mania Promotion

Eighth place
Mary Sutedja
Daily Titan, California State University
CSUF Winter Registration

Ninth place
Ali Levens
The Graphic, Pepperdine University
In Sight Advertisement

Social Justice Reporting

First place
Laura De la Garza Garcia
The State Hornet, California State University, Sacramento
Pro agricultural union pressure reaches Newsom’s office

Second place
Natasha Heisenberg
Old Gold & Black, Wake Forest University
Mahsa Amini deserves justice

Third place
Stacy Hanson
The State Hornet, California State University, Sacramento
Sac State event aims to bring awareness to mental health resources

Fourth place
Lucy Roberts
Old Gold & Black, Wake Forest University
BYU incident reflects racism in college athletics

Fifth place
Jakki Padilla
el Don, Santa Ana College
LGBT Students Seek Community

Sixth place
Audrey Johnson
The Flor-Ala, University of North Alabama
Behind the Curtain

Seventh place
Kate Jacobson
The Arbiter, Boise State University
Was the COVID-19 pandemic a blessing in disguise for accessibility efforts at Boise State?

Eighth place
Lucy Samuels
Elon News Network, Elon University
LGBTQIA Histories and Future of Alamance County

Ninth place
Kate Hernandez
Mustang News, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Be proud of your roots

Tenth place
Varsha Vasudevan, Selna Shi
The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Commonwealth University
University apologizes for past history of grave robbing and illegal medical practices

Blog

First place
Staff
Elon News Network, Elon University
LIVE BLOG: Tracking Ian

Second place
Alejandra Garcia
Urbana Literary & Arts, Miami Dade College, Eduardo J. Padrón Campus
The Story of You: Grooming Warning Signs

Third place
Gabriel Mott
Northern Review, Ohio Northern University
The Definite Article

Podcast

First place
Ella Adams, Evan Byrd
The Appalachian, Appalachian State University
BOO-ne, Episode 2: Monsters of the Backwoods

Second place
Rachel Kupfer-Weinstein, Sam Kohn
KCPR, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Best Podcast

Third place
Joe Allgood
The Graphic, Pepperdine
Small Studio Sessions: Parker Boutelle

Fourth place
Laura De la Garza Garcia, Monserrat Covarrubias, Hugo Quintanilla, Nancy Rodriguez Bonilla, Lawrence Charles
The State Hornet, California State University, Sacramento
State Hornet Buzzed: Hispanic Heritage Month special, Growing up in Hispanic and Latinx culture

Fifth place
Jaya Durrah
KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion, University of Kentucky
KRNL Talks Read the Room

Sixth place
Jimena Fer Romero, Erika Hernandez
Urbana Literary & Arts, Miami Dade College, Eduardo J. Padrón Campus
S3 Episode 13 – Towards a Sustainable World, Part 4

Seventh place
Claire Schoenfeld
Elon News Network, Elon University
ENN Radio Sept. 23, 2022

Eighth place
James Fife, Steven Gutierrez Jr., Dominique Williams, Jenelle Lum
The State Hornet, California State University, Sacramento
Cinema Obscura Episode 2: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and 27 Dresses

Ninth place
Claudia Fuss, Asime Ibraimi
The Clarion, Bethel University
Real Nonsense Episode 14: Relationships

Tenth place
Joshua Brogden, Cassie Dye, Faith Caplinger
The Post, Ohio University
Beneath the Bricks: The case of Gilbert Andy Anders Jr.