|The Vidette brings home 13 awards from ICPA|
|Written by Grace Johnson, Editor in Chief|
|Sunday, 24 February 2013 17:00|
College newspapers around Illinois attend the Illinois College Press Association conference each February to have submissions from the past year be judged and awarded.
This past weekend, The Vidette took home 13 awards from the Chicago conference.
Among these awards were two first place awards. Logan Zimmerman, ISU graduate and former Vidette news editor, received first place for headline writing and Derek Brown, ISU graduate and 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 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 Emily Warner received third place for her column on being vegan for a week last semester.
The Vidette also earned several honorable mentions.
The students at the conference had the opportunity to attend various sessions and listen to a keynote speaker.
Photographers, on the other hand, spent their Friday afternoon on the Shoot Chicago assignment. Vidette photo editor Melanie Kaplan said that the editors were given a time limit of about three hours to go around Chicago and shoot photos based on the given theme. This year’s theme was “fun.”
“I didn’t want to go out and do anything that would be considered too touristy or cliché,” Kaplan explained.
Kaplan’s photo of a Tin Man street performer posing with two children won second place.