And the winners are …

The Shorthorn came home from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association convention in Corpus Christi this weekend with 32 awards, including first-place recognition in seven categories, winners in the Designer of the Year, Photojournalist of the Year and Editor of the Year categories, and six on-site wins. I’m so very proud of the 2011-2012 Shorthorn staffs. Way to go. Here’s a breakdown of the awards:

First-place awards
Sports feature story: Josh Bowe (Dunking Dads)
Picture story: Erika Dupree, Andrew Buckley (Bed Races)
Ad design: Sky Leung (Housing Fair 2011 ad)
Single-subject presentation: Allyson Kaler, Aisha Butt (coverage of Holi festival)
Online: best use of data: Jessica Patzer (Student Congress representation graphic)
Online: best interactive graphic: Taylor Cammack (citizenship quiz)
Online: best community engagement: theshorthorn.com
Online: Sweepstakes award: Theshorthorn.com

Second-place awards
Best of Show: The Shorthorn, Feb. 1, 2012 (included College Park Center special section)
On-site yearbook design: Lekan Mabayoje
On-site newspaper design: Jose Enriquez
Photo illustration: Casey Holder (Volleyball)
Picture story: Casey Holder, Michael P. Angus (Fight Night)
News photo: Andrew Buckley (Palestine rally)

Third-place awards
Editorial cartoon: Mason LaHue (smoking on campus column art)
Headline: Sam Morton, (Books, lines and sinkers)
Information graphic: Marissa Hall, Daniel Molina, Vidwan Raghavan (graphic on College Park Green)
Page One Design: Marissa Hall (May 2)
Online: breaking news video: J.C. Derrick (video of fire alarms during ice days)
Online: best video package: Briana Bolton (The Shortcast)

Honorable Mention recognition
On-site: magazine design: Lekan Mabayoje
On-site: headline writing: Christina Miranda
On-site: TV sports writing: Vallari Gupte
Sports page design: Lorraine Frajkor (Sept. 19)
Sports column: Travis Detherage (We’ll miss Megan Nelson)
Critical review: Lee Escobedo (Chris Brown)
Feature page design: Lorraine Frajkor (Valentine’s day on a dime)
Illustration: Mason LaHue (Harry Potter book to film)
News feature story: Sarah Lutz (Gladys Barrientos-a year later)

Individual Overall Excellence
In these four categories, each school may nominate one student. Three of the four awards went to Shorthorn staffers.
Editor of the Year: Dustin Dangli
Photojournalist of the Year: Andrew Buckley
Designer of the Year: Lorraine Frajkor

TIPA Buckley Scholarship for four-year students: Shelly Williams

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