2020-21 Clips & Clicks

ACP announces winners
in spring Clips & Clicks contest

July 20, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS — Associated Collegiate Press congratulates the spring 2021 winners of the new ACP Clips & Clicks contest — and the 10 schools earning Sweepstakes recognition.

The competition, open to all ACP members, honors current work among student journalists, and the spring-semester winners encompass work produced from Jan. 1-May 15, 2021.

There were 338 submissions in the spring competition, with 21 colleges and universities winning places.

“The judges consistently said they were very impressed with the quality of the entries submitted,” associate director Gary Lundgren said. “The Clips & Clicks competition is new for ACP, and we were very pleased with the participation during the inaugural year, and we’re looking forward to next year.”

Judges were collegiate professors, collegiate student media advisers and professional journalists.

Sweepstakes winners represent the top 10 schools based on the number of awards earned in the Clips & Clicks contest in both the fall and spring.

The number of winners in each category was determined by the judges based on the quantity and quality of the entries. When calculating Sweepstakes, the following point scale was used —

First Place: 10
Second Place: 9
Third Place: 8

Fourth Place: 7
Fifth Place: 6
Honorable mention: 5

In the fall contest, not enough entries were received in Broadcast: Sports Story and in Broadcast: Commentary categories to be judged. Those fall entries competed in the spring contest.

The 2021-22 competition launches in the fall, with a Dec. 17, 2021, deadline.

Syracuse claims 2020-21 Sweepstakes 

Syracuse University earned the ACP Clips & Clicks Sweepstakes award for the 2020-21 academic year.

158

Syracuse University
Jerk, NCC News, The NewsHouse

138

Indiana University
Indiana Daily Student

119

University of Miami
Distraction, Ibis

97

City University of New York
NYCity News Service

80

University of Pennsylvania
The Daily Pennsylvanian

71

Pepperdine University
Currents, The Graphic

63

Loyola Marymount University
The Los Angeles Loyolan, The Tower

55

University of Georgia
The Red & Black

53

Texas A&M University
Aggieland, The Battalion

44

Cal Poly Pomona
The Poly Post



Broadcast: News Story

First
“Facing Racism Early“
Caleb Britt
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Second
“A Key Green Light for Syracuse’s Community Grid“
Ghael Fobes
NCC News
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Third
“Ride All Night“
Natalie Hernandez
NYCity News Service
City University of New York
New York, New York

Fourth
“Restaurants Struggle to Find Employees“
Ricky Sayer
NCC News
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Fifth
“We Want You Back“
Natalie Hernandez
NYCity News Service
City University of New York
New York, New York


Broadcast: Feature Story

First
“NJ nurse Julia Grygon simultaneously manages dance studio during COVID“
Morgan Tucker
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Second
“Dr. Joan Wicks shares why LMU is such a special place for her family“
Veronica Backer-Peral
The Los Angeles Loyolan
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California

Third
“Working bees shed light on the hectic student life“
Paige Mathieson
District
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, Georgia

Fourth
“From the Outside Looking In“
Hannah Fullmer
NYCity News Service
City University of New York
New York, New York


Broadcast: Sports Story

First
“Speak Up and Dribble“
Chris Benis, Kate Leahy, Owen Tait
The Los Angeles Loyolan
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California

Second
“The Creator’s Game“
Justin Glowacki, Adam Klepp, Jacob Konwiser, Julie Skeval
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York


Broadcast: Commentary

First
“Intergenerational Trans Views“
Valen Iricibar
NYCity News Service
City University of New York
New York, New York

Second
“What do we condemn a leader for?“
Veronica Backer-Peral
The Los Angeles Loyolan
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California



Design: Newspaper Front Page

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First
“How Sweet It Is,“
Cori Eckert
The Battalion
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

Second
“Shanghai Closed“
Isabella Teague
The Graphic
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California

Third
“A Tradition Tarnished“
Brady Stone
The Battalion
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

Fourth
“60 Years of Desegregation at UGA“
Alex Aldana
The Red & Black
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia


Design: Newspaper Page/Spread

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First
“3 easy houseplants that’ll make your living space feel alive“
Carson TerBush
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Second
“Track & field sprints towards a new start“
Amber Li
The Poly Post
Cal Poly Pomona
Pomona, California

Third
“Indianapolis grieves“
Kiara Conley
The Reflector
University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana


Design: Magazine Cover

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First
Spring 2021
Khushboo Nayak
SCAN
Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Second
Issue #14
Staff
EST
The King’s College
New York, New York

Third
“Kiss Me“
Staff
Distraction
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Fourth
Spring 2021
David Cruz, Maria Ramos Pacheco
Minero
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas

Fifth
“Tooth Gems“
Staff
Distraction
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida


Design: Magazine Page/Spread

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First
“Study Buddy“
Lilly Chidlaw-Mayen, Jordan Schechter
Jerk
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Second
“Excuse My Drip“
Keagan Larkins
Distraction
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Third
“Wood fired“
Olivia Ginsberg
Distraction
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Fourth
“COVID and the Changing Church“
Rose Gladysz, Phoebe Han, Lily Journey, Phoebe Vrable
The Point
Biola University
La Mirada, California

Fifth
“Following the Footpaths“
Patrick Cox, Tyler Low
Square 95
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, Georgia


Design: Yearbook Spread

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First
“Lakeside Village Data“
Carolina Camus
Ibis
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Second
“Life’s Not a Drag“
Amity Holubec
Aggieland
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

Third
“A Nationwide Reckoning on Race“
Ariana Ahmadi, Cate Donohue, Katie Mattocks, Oddu Mekuria
The Tower
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California


Design: Informational Graphic

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First
“What is a Naloxbox?“
Mel Fronczek
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Second
“Graze“
Keagan Larkins
Distraction
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Third
“College Life“
Devanshi Uday Chitalia, Khushboo Nayak, Diem Quynh Tran
SCAN
Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia



Photojournalism: News Photo

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First
“COVID-19 Vaccine in the Sun“
Chase Sutton
The Daily Pennsylvanian
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Second
“Indianapolis FedEx shooting vigil“
Alex Deryn
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Third
“The War on Brown People“
Chase Sutton
The Daily Pennsylvanian
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fourth
“Demand for MOVE Bombing Reparations“
Sukhmani Kaur
The Daily Pennsylvanian
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fifth
“Philly Rally for Solidarity“
Chase Sutton
The Daily Pennsylvanian
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Photojournalism: Feature Photo

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First
“On One Knee“
Kylie Sledge
Aggieland
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

Second
“Stepping Up for Justice“
Renée Deemer
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Third
“Snow on campus“
Ethan Levy
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Fourth
“Fighting Food Insecurity“
Zachary J. Krahmer
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Fifth
“Strength of Family“
Priscilla Kang
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York


Photojournalism: Sports Photo

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First
“COVID-19 Pole Vault: Mask and Empty Stands“
Chase Sutton
The Daily Pennsylvanian
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Second
“Hiding Behind the Tennis Towel“
Chase Sutton
The Daily Pennsylvanian
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Third
“Running On Top of Franklin Field“
Chase Sutton
The Daily Pennsylvanian
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Writing: News Story

First
“Our Poisoned Kids“
Sydney Gold
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Second
“Pepperdine Cross Country/Track Athletes Describe Misconduct of Former Coach“
Paxton Ritchey
The Graphic
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California

Third
“A former IU Kappa Kappa Gamma member alleges her pledge class was hazed in 2020“
Mary Claire Molloy
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Fourth
“A year into the pandemic, students reflect on losing family members“
Sukhmani Kaur, Lindsey Perlman
The Daily Pennsylvanian
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fifth
“Former members of Hope Presbyterian Church in Bloomington allege abuse, cover-up“
Matt Cohen
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Honorable mentions

“A tradition tarnished“
Myranda Campanella
The Battalion, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

“Study Buddy“
Eden Stratton
Jerk, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

“Former UGA Gamma Sigma Sigma sisters create new service society“
Emily Garcia
The Red & Black, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

“Delays Deepen Abuse for Kids“
Sarah Gabrielli, Maddie Kornfeld
NYCity News Service, City University of New York, New York, New York


Writing: Feature Story

First
“Left in the cold:
Members of Bloomington’s unhoused community describe hostility, danger“
Phyllis Cha
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Second
“Having alopecia offers new perspective on life“
Jenna Wirth
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Third
“Going Through Changes“
Gianna Milan
Distraction
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Fourth
“Black and Brown Trans People Have a New Place to Call Home in New York City“
Alejandra Pedraza Buenahora
NYCity News Service
City University of New York
New York, New York

Fifth
“First Nursing Innovation Prize winner awarded for wearable light that won’t wake patients“
Sukhmani Kaur
The Daily Pennsylvanian
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Honorable mentions

“Mija, Yes you can: El Paso nonprofit empowers women“
Alyson Rodriguez
The Prospector, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas

“Always on duty: Online schooling means a near-complete sacrifice of privacy for this Bloomington mom“
Madison Smalstig
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

“Exploring identity: dig deeper into feminism with Women’s Empowerment Club and The Manor“
Jenna Guiterrez, Colleen Miller
District, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

“My people don’t shop at Kroger“
Sofi Gratas
The Red & Black, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

“The death of Danny Lee Winstead: A Duke public safety shooting and its aftermath“
Nadia Bey
The Chronicle, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina


Writing: Sports Story

First
“’It was worth the risks’:
An inside look at IU football’s historic pandemic season”
Matt Cohen
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Second
“The story of MSU’s last competing diver: Amanda Ling“
Joe Dandron, Madison O’Connor, Lauren Snyder
The State News
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Third
“The call to fight: BYU student steps into the Octagon“
Blake O’Rullian, Mitch Phipps
BYU Daily Universe
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah

Fourth
“BYU Men’s Basketball: Inside the ‘best locker room in America’“
Cameron Muh
BYU Daily Universe
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah

Fifth
“Angel Escobedo: The home that holds him together“
Tyler Tachman
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana


Writing: Editorial

First
“Staff Editorial: Women Should Not Have To Walk Alone“
Staff
The Graphic
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California


Writing: Opinion

First
“ISO Community“
Joey Pagano
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Second
“Press Start: “Dragon Age” and the exceeding importance of representation in games“
Perrin Smith
District
Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Third
“Black coaches still lack fair opportunities“
Michael Cuviello
The Prospector
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas

Fourth
“Prioritizing high school journalism“
Decker Westenburg
BYU Daily Universe
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah

Fifth
“Greek Row, COVID-19, and the myth of the ‘college experience’“
Veronica George
The Daily
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington