Back from TIPA!

Mark Bauer and Dustin Dangli did a wonderful job representing The Shorthorn during the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association’s annual convention. During the convention, student journalists from across the state attend workshops, compete in on-site contests and get a chance to check out what our peers are doing in their papers.

But (insert drumroll here), we also learn how our previously published material fares against our peers’. Lloyd sent an e-mail Monday with results, but I wanted to post them here, too. As he describes it: TIPA is, in effect, a contest for Texas bragging rights. We compete against other college dailies in the “print” contest and against all other Texas college newspapers in the “online” contest.

Here are your results:

1ST PLACE, OVERALL EXCELLENCE, THE SHORTHORN
1ST PLACE, GENERAL WEB SITE EXCELLENCE, THE SHORTHORN

1st Place, Headline, Kent Moore
1st Place, Blog, Stephen Peters

1st Place, Web Site Interactivity, The Shorthorn
1st Place, Editorial Writing On-Site Contest (at the convention), Mark Bauer

2nd Place, Feature Photo, Rasy Ran
2nd Place, Sports Action Photo, Andrew Buckley
2nd Place, Critical Review, Alanna Quillen
2nd Place, News Feature Story, Emily Toman
2nd Place, Multimedia Package, Rasy Ran
2nd Place, Online Video, Joan Khalaf
2nd Place, Online Breaking News, Staff
2nd Place, Blog, Sara Pintilie

3rd Place, Feature Story, Alanna Quillen
3rd Place, Feature Page Design, Laura Sliva
3rd Place, Critical Review, Jason Boyd
3rd Place, Slide Show, Rasy Ran
3rd Place, Best of Show (the entry consisted of one complete issue published this semester. We submitted the March 11 issue. This is the only published material by the current staff judged at the convention), The Shorthorn

Honorable Mention, Photo Illustration, Rasy Ran
Honorable Mention, Picture Story, Andrew Buckley
Honorable Mention, Online Video, Joan Khalaf
Honorable Mention, Sports Writing On-Site Contest (at the convention), Dustin Dangli
Honorable Mention, Sports News Story, Stephen Peters

(I’ll post the winning work throughout this week, so keep an eye open for it.)

Dustin Dangli also received the TIPA Frank Buckley Scholarship.

A note about awards: We don’t do what we do every day for awards. We do it for the readers we serve and to get great experience. This recognition, though, just affirms that the hard work you put in day in, day out is exactly what we need to be doing. I’m so very proud of you every day … and especially excited that your work has been recognized as the best in Texas.

Congratulations, all. 🙂

-BF

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