The University of Illinois Springfield student newspaper, "The Journal," took home six awards for excellence, two of those first place honors, at the annual Illinois College Press Association conference Feb. 22 and 23.
Former "Journal" Editor-in-Chief Kati Dyer, of Auburn, won two awards for her photography of the 2011 commencement ceremony. Dyer won first place for her photo essay featured on the front page of the graduation issue and third place for her feature photo of family members waving to each other.
Illustrator and Photographer, Alex Johnson, of Crystal Lake, also took home a first place award in the sports photo category for a photo taken of the UIS softball team competing against William Jewell University. This was Johnson’s first year competing in the ICPA.
"Journal" Business Manager Kate Richardson, of Taylorville, won three awards in the open category for advertisement designs. She won second and third place for advertising campaigns designed for the UIS Bookstore and the Foreign and Independent Film Series. She also won honorable mention in the advertisement less than full page category for her work with Consign and Design.
The awards were featured by The State Journal-Register on February 27, 2013.
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