February 22, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University’s student-run newspaper, The Argus, returned from the Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) convention with eight awards. At the conference, held in Chicago on Friday, Feb. 18 – Saturday, Feb. 19, The Argus earned first-place plaques in both the “Cartoon, Strip or Panel” and “Sports Column” categories.
ICPA holds an annual award ceremony to recognize exceptional work featured in Illinois college newspapers in the last year. Thirty-two schools submitted pieces to this year’s competition.
The Argus was presented with the following awards:
Honorable Mention- “Editorial Cartoon”- Brandon Dorn
Honorable Mention- “Sports Feature”- Max Brooks
3rd Place- “Editorial”- Eliot Boden
2nd Place- “Column, Excluding Sports”- Dani Jauregui
2nd Place- “News Photo”- Rachel Rock
2nd Place – “Other Cartoon, Strip or Panel”- Sam Harris
1st Place- “Other Cartoon, Strip or Panel”- Kaz Frankiewicz
1st Place- “Sports Column”- Brett Luy
The ICPA convention provides college students with the opportunity to attend informational sessions with seasoned journalists, many from The Chicago Tribune. Session topics include newspaper design, reporting and legal issues.
Contact: Hannah Griffin ’12, (309) 556-3181