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Region 10 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Spokane, Washington


4/13/2015


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Abbi Martzall, SPJ Awards Coordinator, 317-920-4791, awards@spj.org
Taylor Carlier, SPJ Communications Coordinator, 317-920-4785, tcarlier@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists recognizes the 2014 Mark of Excellence Awards winners from Region 10. The MOE Awards honor the best of collegiate journalism from a calendar year.

SPJ’s Region 10 comprises Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Honorees received award certificates the weekend of April 11 at the Region 10 spring conference in Spokane, Washington. First-place winners will move on to the national MOE competition among category winners from the 12 SPJ regions.

National winners will be notified in the late spring and will be recognized at Excellence in Journalism 2015 (EIJ15) in Orlando, Florida, Sept. 18-20.

Entries are judged by professionals with at least three years of journalism experience. The awards honor the best in student journalism. As such, judges were directed to choose only those entries they felt were outstanding work worthy of such an honor. If the judges determined that none of the entries rose to the level of excellence, no award was given. Any category not listed has no winner.

School divisions are based on student enrollment, which includes both graduate and undergraduate enrollment: Large schools have at least 10,000 students and small schools have 9,999 or fewer students.

See the list below for details on the Region 10 winners, and direct any MOE Awards questions to Awards Coordinator Abbi Martzall: awards@spj.org and 317-920-4791.

Note: The list reflects the spelling and titles submitted in the award-entry process.

ART/GRAPHICS
Breaking News Photography (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: A hug between presidents - by Hannah Baade, University of Portland

Editorial Cartooning
Winner: Editorial cartoons - by Connor Coughlin, North Idaho College
Finalist: Editorial cartoons - by Felicia Chang, University of Washington Tacoma
Finalist: Editorial cartoons - by Danielle Burch, University of Washington Tacoma

Feature Photography (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Ranching in the American West - by Louise Johns, University of Montana School of Journalism
Finalist: At home in the woods - by Danny Miller, Western Washington University
Finalist: Soakin' up the sun - by Bailey Barnard, Western Washington University

Feature Photography (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: Gonzaga off-limits - by Matt Weigand, Gonzaga University

General News Photography (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Housing the universe - by Cary Wilton, Washington State University
Finalist: Same-sex marriage 05 - by Gracie Ryan, University of Montana School of Journalism
Finalist: The band marches on - by William Ziehl, Washington State University

General News Photography (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: Spring dance concert is en pointe - by Matt Weigand, Gonzaga University

Photo Illustration (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Mental health series - by Cary Wilton, E.J. Deocampo, Wyat Taylor, Washington State University
Finalist: The sex edition - by The Daily Evergreen staff, Washington State University
Finalist: Science of the serve - by Joshua Bessex, University of Washington

Photo Illustration (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: Back to school -- ready or not - by Allison Pham, University of Washington Tacoma
Finalist: It's your $85 - by Rebekah Markillie, Maggie Hannon, Kelsey Thomas, University of Portland

Sports Photography (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Woodworth, the hero - by Nick Gonzales, Western Washington University
Finalist: Hurling in the sky - by Ian Marynwski, University of Montana School of Journalism
Finalist: Cougs sink Vikings - by Nathan Howard, Washington State University

Sports Photography (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: Gonzaga soccer - by Ryan Sullivan, Gonzaga University

MAGAZINES
Best Student Magazine
Winner: The Human Issue - by The Planet Staff, Western Washington University
Finalist: Ethos - Fall 2014 - by Gordon Friedman, Delaney Pratt, Staff, University of Oregon
Finalist: Blot - by Staff, University of Idaho

Non-Fiction Magazine Article
Winner: The lost branch - by Lily Katz, University of Washington
Finalist: Wonders of the wilderness: Local foragers enriched by wild foods - by Michelle Dutro, Western Washington University
Finalist: Switch: Breaking gender norms in sports - by Mikayla Raley, Western Washington University

NEWSPAPERS
Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: Daily Baromete 2014 - by Barometer staff, Oregon State University
Finalist: The Daily of the University of Washington - by Staff of The Daily of the University of Washington, University of Washington

Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: The Observer - by Margaux Massey, Matthew Thompson, Adam Wilson, Central Washington University
Finalist: The Argonaut - by Staff, University of Idaho
Finalist: The Gonzaga Bulletin - by Mary Kate Koch, Eli Francovich, Gonzaga University

Breaking News Reporting (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Guns on campus in Idaho - by Chloe Rambo, Amber Emery, George Wood, University of Idaho
Finalist: Three avalanche victims alive, being treated at St. Patrick Hospital - by Zeno Wicks, University of Montana
Finalist: Appeals denied: Phi Kappa Tau loses recognition - by Lance Lijewski, Nathan Howard, Washington State University

Editorial Writing
Winner: Kaitlin Moroney's editorials - by Kaitlin Moroney, University of Idaho
Finalist: Daily Evergreen Editorial Board - by The Daily Evergreen Editorial Board, Washington State University
Finalist: Southpaw's not an outlaw - by Editorial Staff, Oregon State University

Feature Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Still standing - by Brea Gaudioso, University of Montana
Finalist: Moving along - by Brea Gaudioso, Courtney Anderson, University of Montana
Finalist: Rhythm of the night - by Warner Strausbaugh, Oregon State University

General Column Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: The Western Cannon - by Hunter Pauli, University of Montana
Finalist: Jake's Take - by Jake Iverson, University of Montana
Finalist: Columns - by Abby Student, Washington State University

General Column Writing (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: Column writing - by Russ Davis, University of Washington Tacoma
Finalist: Thoughts on the Environment - by Abbe Breeding, North Idaho College

General News Reporting (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Gay rights in Idaho - by Hannah Shirley, Chloe Rambo, Danielle Wiley, University of Idaho
Finalist: Aviation's loss of altitude - by Julia Martinez Aaron Kunkler, Central Washington University
Finalist: The Red Zone: Early-semester sexual violence - by Sarah Steger, Washington State University

General News Reporting (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: Mannequin prompts PA firing - by Alex Cnossen, Seattle Pacific University
Finalist: Contingent faculty unionization: vote results remain a mystery - by Kels Mejlaender, Pacific Lutheran University
Finalist: A frat? You can't do that - by Jenna Mulligan, Gonzaga University

In-Depth Reporting (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Mental health series - by The Daily Evergreen staff, Washington State University
Finalist: The divestment debate - by Brea Gaudioso, University of Montana
Finalist: A freak of nature - by Zeno Wicks, University of Montana

In-Depth Reporting (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: Simple justice - by UWT Justice Project at The Ledger, University of Washington Tacoma
Finalist: Jenna Mulligan in-depth sexual assault coverage - by Jenna Mulligan, Gonzaga University
Finalist: Are we pushing forward or rolling backward? - by Lydia Laythe, Kelsey Thomas, University of Portland

Sports Column Writing
Winner: Fourth and 26 - by Jesse Flickinger, The University of Montana

Sports Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students
Winner: Science of the serve - by Thuc Nhi Nguyen, University of Washington
Finalist: No sleep: The education of Keron DeShields - by Jessie Flickinger, University of Montana
Finalist: From scratch: Montana's building a softball program from the ground up - by Andy Bixler, University of Montana

Sports Writing (Small) 1-9,999 Students
Winner: Sabons & Stach: An overseas journey - by Eden Laase, Gonzaga University
Finalist: I don't know any person who has a greater love for this school - by Danny Ciaccio, Seattle Pacific University
Finalist: Living by the Tinkle standard - by Andy Buhler, Gonzaga University

ONLINE
Best Affiliated Web Site
Winner: Vandal Nation - by Staff, University of Idaho
Finalist: The Daily Evergreen Website - by Web and Mobile Department, Washington State University

Best Digital-Only Student Publication
Winner: Science & Memory - by Staff of Science & Memory., University of Oregon
Finalist: OR Magazine Spring 2014 Issue - by Staff of OR Magazine, University of Oregon

Best Independent Online Student Publication
Winner: Driving forces, Innovation on Montana's reservations - by Native News Project Team 2014, University of Montana School of Journalism
Finalist: LuteTimes - by The staff of LuteTimes, Pacific Lutheran University

Best Use of Multimedia
Winner: Life below the line - by Max Thompson Allen Hall Studios, University of Oregon
Finalist: Peeking into the past - by Becca Freimuth, Western Washington University
Finalist: despecialreport.com/mentalhealth - by Web and Mobile Department, Washington State University

Online Feature Reporting
Winner: North Idaho artist gains national renown - by Alexandra Graff, Washington State University
Finalist: Sports Weekend Website - by Web and Mobile Department, Washington State University
Finalist: Saving Kenya’s mothers - by Adiba Khan, University of Washington

Online In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Mental Health Special Report Website - by Web and Mobile Department, Washington State University
Finalist: Saving San Cristóbal - by Stevee Chapman, Washington State University
Finalist: Sports Weekend Website - by Web and Mobile Department, Washington State University

Online News Reporting
Winner: Special Report Mental Health Website - by Web and Mobile Department, Washington State University
Finalist: Washington marijuana entrepreneurs - by Connor King Devitt, Washington State University
Finalist: Split decisions - by Bjorn Bergeson and Elliot Natz, University of Montana School of Journalism

Online Opinion & Commentary
Winner: Ask Abby - by Abby Student Marcus Grove Tesia Lingenfelter, Washington State University

Online Sports Reporting
Winner: WSU Football player makes a tough decision - by Gavin Porter Melinda Lee, Washington State University
Finalist: Sports Weekend Website - by Web and Mobile Department, Washington State University
Finalist: WSU's Ken Bone - by Michael-Shawn Dugar, Washington State University
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RADIO BROADCAST
Radio Feature
Winner: Feasting on roadkill - by Madelyn Beck, University of Montana
Finalist: The green blues - by Sam Carlos, Western Washington University
Finalist: Capturing Montana's elk - by Nate Hegyi, University of Montana

Radio News Reporting
Winner: Feasting on roadkill - by Madelyn Beck, University of Montana
Finalist: Sex workers left out of conversation on sex trafficking prevention - by Taylor Sanders, Western Washington University

TELEVISION BROADCAST
Best All-Around Television Newscast
Winner: Murrow News 8 - 12-5-14 - by Herman Meier Tony Black, Washington State University
Finalist: November 1, 2014 - by Simon Fox, Trennesia Jackson, University of Washington

Television Breaking News Reporting
Winner: UW peaceful protest for Ferguson - by Trenessia Jackson, Alex Bosco, University of Washington
Finalist: Colfax accident - by Reporter: Kyle Sherman, Washington State University

Television Feature Reporting
Winner: NW stories - Gil Gilbertson - by Sutton Raphael Garrett Guinn Amanda Butt Fahmo Mohammed, University of Oregon
Finalist: WSU mudslide recovery - by Tesia Lingenfelter, Washington State University
Finalist: Wine science center - by Brenna Kelly, Washington State University

Television General News Reporting
Winner: Seasonal allergies - by Timbo Pham, Washington State University
Finalist: University buildings fuel construction jobs - by Mackenzie Enich and Ed Huberman, University of Montana
Finalist: Mysterious odor - by Allison Molin and Cole Havens, University of Montana

Television In-Depth Reporting
Winner: Montana Journal: Ethnic flavors - by University of Montana's Advanced Video Storytelling Class, fall 2014, University of Montana
Finalist: Distracted: Eyes off the road - by University of Montana Student Documentary Class 2014, University of Montana
Finalist: Business made in Montana #2101 - by University of Montana Intermediate Video Photography class fall 2014, University of Montana

Television News and Feature Photography
Winner: University buildings fuel construction jobs - by Ed Huberman, University of Montana
Finalist: Backyard railroad - by Brenna Kelly, Washington State University
Finalist: UW eco car - by Simon Fox, University of Washington

Television Sports Photography
Winner: Softball field construction - by Jenna Heberden and Cole Havens, University of Montana
Finalist: Hurling championship - by Allison Molin, University of Montana

Television Sports Reporting
Winner: UW boxing - by Alex Bosco, University of Washington
Finalist: Softball field construction - by Cole Havens and Jenna Heberden, University of Montana

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