The Vidette recently hauled in 13 awards at the 2013 Illinois College Press Association conference in Chicago.
The Vidette competes with other college daily newspapers in Illinois in the annual contest.
Among the winners were two first place awards. Logan Zimmerman, ISU graduate and former Vidette news editor, received first place for headline writing and Derek Brown, former Vidette ad production artist, won first place for his full-page advertisement submission.
Second place awards received include feature photo for Vidette photographer Andrew S. Avitt, photo essay for Vidette photo editor Brian Jarocki, full-page advertisement for former Vidette ad production artist and current Vidette editorial art director Dan Ferrell, and in-house promotional ad for ISU graduate and former Vidette ad production manager Dan McCall. The staff also received second place in the classified section.
Former Vidette columnist and sports editor Emily Warner received third place for her column on being vegan for a week last semester.
Honorable mentions went to Melissa Mamroth, sports photo; Warner, sports news story; Ashley Schrader, sports news story; Erin Hogg, feature page design, and Staff, online news site.
In a separate competition, Vidette photo editor Melanie Kaplan captured second place in the annual Shoot Chicago photo event. During the visit to Chicago, photographers from all attending schools are given a theme (this year it was “fun”) and a few hours to make a photo that reflects the theme. Kaplan’s photo of a Tin Man street performer posing with two children was honored by professional judges.
During the conference, The Vidette General Manager John Plevka was elected to the ICPA Board of Directors.