NCSU student media place tops in state

At the third annual convention of the North Carolina College Media Association, three NCSU student media outlets placed in overall Best of Show and 18 individuals received awards.

At the third annual convention of the North Carolina College Media Association, three NCSU student media outlets placed in overall Best of Show and 18 individuals received awards.

Best of Show

In the first year of the statewide competition, N.C. State’s yearbook, daily newspaper and literary and arts magazine placed in the overall competition.

  • Agromeck yearbook, first place
  • technicianonline.com tied for first place with dailytarheel.com for online news,
  • Windhover literary and arts magazine, second place
  • Technician, third place, large schools in newspaper

“The students at NCSU should be proud of the quality of the work being produced by students every day,” Bradley Wilson, NCSU media adviser and chair of the state-wide association. “They work hard literally every day to produce some of the finest work in the state. We have a program that produces quite a variety of quality media and each one is an asset to the University community.”

Individual

In addition to faring well in the overall competitions, NCCMA also recognized 94 individual students including the 18 from NCSU.

  • Paul McCauley, first place, newspaper opinion writing, “Open It, You Reactionary Idiots”
  • Benton Sawrey, honorable mention, newspaper opinion writing, “Privatize Liquor Sales”
  • Jacob Goldbas, third place, literary magazine poetry, “Machinations”
  • Nancy Jin, first place, literary magazine photography/art, “Building”
  • Brittany Davis, second place, literary magazine photography/art, “Soul”
  • Leah Lawrence, third place, literary magazine photography/art, “Eyes”
  • Megan Jett, first place, literary magazine two-page spread, “Kincaid”
  • Megan Jett, second place, literary magazine two-page spread, “Animal”
  • Maggie Luckadoo, first place, yearbook student life spread, “Looking for Nick”
  • John Cooper Elias, second place, yearbook student life spread, “The Bid”
  • Taylor McCune, third place, yearbook student life spread, “Shack-a-Thon”
  • John Cooper Elias, first place, yearbook sports copy, “Big Bill”
  • Derek Medlin, second place, yearbook sports copy, “Kay Yow”
  • Luis Zapata, first place, yearbook photography, “Doughnut Boy”
  • Matt Moore, second place, yearbook photography, “Snow Day”
  • Dreier Carr, third place, yearbook photography, “Rainy Fans”
  • John Cooper Elias and Bryant Robbins, first place, yearbook inside spread design, “Krispy Kreme Challenge”
  • Bryant Robbins, third place, yearbook inside spread design, “March Calendar”

“The results of these competitions not only show us how well we’re doing compared to our peers in North Carolina but show us some areas we need to work on,” Wilson said. Elon University’s School of Communications and student media hosted the one-day conference Feb. 20.