IWU Student Newspaper Wins at Illinois College Press Association Convention

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