Daily Egyptian staff brings home 22 Illinois College Press Association awards

By Staff Report, News Desk

CHICAGO, Ill. – The Daily Egyptian staff earned 22 awards at the annual Illinois College Press Association conference Saturday. 

31 Illinois university newspapers attended and submitted more than 1,000 entries for competition.

Entries are judged by the Illinois Press Association, an organization composed of various newspaper professionals from around the state. The IPA assigns those professionals as judges from within the organization’s structure.

Entries are split up by publication frequency and overall student enrollment. The Daily Egyptian falls under daily publication with enrollment above 4,000. 

SIU’s independently run student newspaper scored nine first place awards, five second place awards, four third place awards and four honorable mentions. Of the 22 awards, the Daily Egyptian advertising department took two awards, reporting staff took twelve awards and the photography staff took home eight awards. 

Brian Munoz, The Daily Egyptian editor in chief, said he was excited with the staff’s achievements the past year. 

“I’m proud of our staff persevering through any challenge thrown at them and growing into fine journalists,” Munoz said. “The recognitions we receive are a friendly reminder that the work we do is important for our community and university. While our program may not be the largest, our journalists have the passion and drive to make us stand out from the crowd.” 

Open Categories: 
Second Place – Advertisement Campaign: Abigail O’Brien
Honorable Mention – Full Page Advertisement: Allison Morey

Dailies over 4,000 students

First Place – Editorials: 2017-2018 Daily Egyptian Editorial Board
Honorable Mention – Editorials: 2017-2018 Daily Egyptian Editorial Board

Second Place – News Story: Anna Spoerre
First Place – Sports News Story: Brian Munoz
Third Place – Sports News Story: Brian Munoz
First Place – Sports Game Story: Ryan Demer
Third Place – Sports Feature Story: Dillon Gilliland
Second Place – Sports Column: Nathan Dodd
Honorable Mention – Sports Column: Nathan Dodd
First Place – In Depth Reporting: Anna Spoerre
Second Place – In Depth Reporting: Brian Munoz
First Place – Headline Writing: Ryan Demer

First Place – Feature Photograph: Brian Munoz
Third Place – Sports Photograph: Brian Munoz
First Place – General News Photograph: Brian Munoz
Honorable Mention – General News Photograph: Isabel Miller
First Place – Spot News Photograph: Isabel Miller
Third Place – Spot News Photograph: Brian Munoz
Second Place – Multimedia Reporting: Brian Munoz
First Place – Chicago Photojournalism Competition: Isabel Miller

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