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The Daily Egyptian

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Daily Egyptian wins 42 awards at Illinois College Press Association competition

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Southern Illinois University students and staff members from the Daily Egyptian attended the annual Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) two day conference this past weekend in Chicago, Illinois and returned nothing short of winners. 

Returning with a total of 42 awards ranging from first place to honorable mentions in categories from print advertisement to sports photo and in-depth reporting the Daily Egyptian showed the progress it had made since last year.

The conference awards had a total of 803 entries by 27 schools. The Daily Egyptian placed first in nine of the categories. 

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First Place (see below for the winning photos and designs):

Feature page design – Design chief Peyton Cook (Iron Pour)

Sports page layout – Designer Day Starr-Fleming

Sports game story – Student managing editor Brandyn Wilcoxen

In depth reporting – awarded to the Daily Egyptian Staff (for coverage of the Little Rock and Wynne, Arkansas and Salem, Illinois tornados. Sophie Whitten and Ryan Grieser reported, while Mo Collar, Sophie Whitten and Dominque Martinez-Powell took photos) 

Spot news photo – Mo Collar (Little Rock tornado)

Sports photo – Lylee Gibbs (SEMO coverage)

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Graphic illustration – Day Starr-Fleming (for a graphic on the effects of stress on Black students)

Print advertisement- Lane Frost 

Sweepstakes award (for winning the most awards in the division) – The Daily Egyptian Staff

Second Place:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion coverage – Brandyn Wilcoxen (for his asexuality column, William Box for a Gaza editorial and Janiyah Gaston for her story on mental health concerns among Black students)

Digital advertisement 

Front page layout

Feature page design

Photo layout

In-depth reporting – Daniel Bethers (on distance education funds)

Headline writing 

Spot news photo 

Third Place:

Critical review 

Sports page design

Editorial

News story

Sports news story

Sports game story

Sports feature story

Sports column

Feature photo

Print general excellence

Honorable Mentions:

Critical review

Podcast – sports

Sports game story

Sports feature story

Sports column

Headline writing

Multimedia

Photo essay

Feature photo

Sports photo

General news photo

Web general excellence

In addition, Dominque Martinez-Powell took third place and an honorable mention in the Ron Wiginton Photo Competition, while Lylee Gibbs took an honorable mention.

The Daily Egyptian and its staff is honored to return to campus with such a high number of awards. A special congratulations to all staff members who placed first in their categories as well as Brandyn Wilcoxen, William Box and Janiyah Gaston for their second place award in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion coverage. 

Iron Pour photo essay designed by Daily Egyptian Design Chief Peyton Cook won first place awards for best feature layout.
This photo of tornado aftermath in Little Rock, Arkansas, was awarded first place in the spot news photo category at the Illinois College Press Association awards. The photo was taken April 1, 2023. (Mo Collar)
Abdou Toure (70) cheers at the Dawg Pound in celebration as the Salukis pull ahead of the SEMO Redhawks late in the fourth quarter Sept. 16, 2023 at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. (Lylee Gibbs | @lyleegibbsphoto). This was awarded best sports photo at the Illinois College Press Association awards.
This graphic illustrating the mental health struggles of Black students captured first place in graphic illustration at the Illinois College Press Association award. Day Starr-Fleming is the designer.
This Harbaugh’s ad by designer Lane Frost was awarded first place in the print advertisement category at the Illinois College Press Association awards.
This photo of an artist’s light installation won a third place award in the Ron Wiginton Photo competition for Dominque Martinez-Powell. (Dominique Martinez-Powell)
This photo of a street artist garnered an honorable mention in the Ron Wiginton photo competition at the Illinois Press Association awards.
This photo of a tattoo artist in Chicago won an honorable mention for Lylee Gibbs in the Ron Wiginton photo competition at the Illinois Press Association awards.

News Editor Joei Younker can be reached at [email protected]




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