N.C. State Student Media Win National Awards

DALLAS — The Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisers announced at their convention in Dallas, Nov. 5-9 that two student media from North Carolina State University won national awards.

The most prestigious of these was the Pacemaker award which N.C. State’s literary magazine, Windhover, won. The Pacemaker is the highest award given by the Associated Collegiate Press. Since 1928, ACP’s Pacemaker competition has been considered by many to be student journalism’s highest honor. All ACP magazine members are eligible to compete in their respective national Pacemaker competitions.

Emily Townley edited the 2002 Windhover and Fran Dickenson was the adviser.

In the Best of Show convention, which ranks only schools in attendance at the national convention, the N.C. State newspaper, the Technician placed fourth in the Newspaper Special Edition: Daily category for a newspaper supplement, “Red” edited by Carie Windham and Thushan Amarasiriwardena.

In addition, the Technician and 2002 Windhover placed in five categories in the national “Best of Collegiate Design” competition by the College Media Advisers. Entries in this newspaper, yearbook, magazine and online media competition had to be published between April 1, 2002 and March 31, 2003. They were judged by some of the nation’s top professional designers.

  • Informational graphic, Thushan Amarasiriwardena, second place
  • Nameplate/standing head, Matthew Pelland, second place
  • Magazine cover, Geoff Halber, first place
  • Contents page/spread, Geoff Halber, first place
  • Feature spread, Geoff Halber, first place

For two days prior to the start of the convention, N.C. State coordinator of student media advising, Bradley Wilson, presented a pre-conference, hands-on workshop on using Photoshop. Matt Stamey, a photographer at the Topeka Capital-Journal, and Austin Dowd, photography editor for the 2004 N.C. State Agromeck yearbook assisted him.

Wilson also presented two one-hour sessions, “Photography for Non-Photographers” and “Lighting: Quantity, Quality and Direction” and sat on a panel on “Crossing Over: (When) Is Race an Issue?” about racial issues in college media.