Students named finalists for national awards

Students from N.C. State Student Media are again being recognized as among the top in the nation by the Associated Collegiate Press and College Broadcasters Inc.

Students from N.C. State Student Media are again being recognized as among the top in the nation by the Associated Collegiate Press and College Broadcasters, Inc.

ACP expanded its annual individual awards program to honor up to 10 entries in each category this year, announcing finalists over a four-day period beginning Aug. 29. First through fifth place winners will be announced Oct. 29 at the National College Media Convention in Orlando, Fla. Luis Zapata, a 2011 alumnus, is a finalist for a Photo Excellenceaward in the Environmental Portrait category. The photo of Chef David Mao from David’s Dumpling and Noodle Bar on Hillsborough Street ran alongside the article “No MSG, No Fortune Cookies: Redefining casual Chinese food” in the Jan. 14, 2011 Technician.

Photo of Chef David Mao

This environmental portrait of Chef David Mao earned photographer Luis Zapata a finalist nod for Photo Excellence from the Associated Collegiate Press.

David Mabe, a senior in computer engineering, received an honorable mention for general news picture for capturing Kelly Hook’s reaction to her election as 2010-2011 student body president. A photo of a botched save on the baseball field also earned Brent Kitchen, a senior in mechanical engineering, an honorable mention for the sports picture category. ACP received a total of 750 entries across five categories. 

Alumna Susannah Brinkley, editor of the 2011 Agromeck, is a finalist for Design of the Year for newspaper page/spread. The design presented data representing  students’ political and social views from a political science class poll and was published in the Dec. 6, 2010 exam issue of Technician

ACP also named the 2011 Windhover, edited by alumnus Mollie Mohr, as one of seven finalists for a Pacemaker award in the literary magazine (four-year) category. ACP announced the 2010 Agromeck, edited by alumni Bryant Robbins and Michele Chandler, as a Pacemaker finalist in February. 

Students from radio station WKNC also earned honors from College Broadcasters Inc. For the second year in a row, wknc.org was named a finalist for Best Student Media Website in CBI’s National Student Production Awards. WKNC is also a finalist for Best Feature for “Taco Trucks,” a piece from the Feb. 22, 2011 “Eye on the Triangle” public affairs program produced by Mark Herring, a senior in Spanish language and literature, and the WKNC staff.

CBI will announce award winners on Oct. 28 at the National College Media Convention in Orlando, Fla.