TIPA 2015


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Front: Daniel Zepeda, Emily Guajardo, Catherine Blakemore, Erika Bolado and Marissa Jones. Middle: Kenneth Pybus, Elijah Evans, Madeline Orr, Shera Niemirowski, Rachel Fritz and Cade White. Back: Collin Wieder and Brittany Jackson.

Annual Convention of the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association

April 9-11, 2015 – San Antonio

Live On-Site Contests

  • Natalie Goin – 1st, PR Writing
  • Shera Niemirowski – 2nd, English TV Announcing
  • Marissa Jones – 2nd, Magazine Design
  • Natalie Goin – 2nd, PR Crisis Management
  • Daniel Zepeda – 3rd, Radio Sportswriting
  • Catherine Blakemore – 3rd, News Video
  • Emily Guajardo – Honorable Mention, Feature Photo
  • Madeline Orr – Honorable Mention, Editorial Writing
  • Catherine Blakemore – Honorable Mention, Yearbook Design

Rachel Fritz was elected parliamentarian of the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association.

Pre-Submitted Contests (2014 content)

Newspaper Categories (Division 1)

  • Ben Todd – 1st, Illustration (non-photo), Flow”
  • Denzil Lim – 1st, In-Depth Reporting, “Cyber-crimes”
  • Paige Otway – 2nd, Sports Action Photo, “Close”
  • Marissa Jones – 2nd, Single Subject Presentation Design, “Sing Song”
  • Linsey Thut – 3rd, Picture Story, ‘Bid Night”
  • Richard Lyne – 3rd, Critical Review, “Interstellar”
    • Comments: Excellent review in few words. Appreciated how the writer did not put himself into the review as so many other writers in this category did.
  • Madeline Orr – Honorable Mention, Opinion/Editorial Page Design‬,‬ “Sing Song
  • Brittany Jackson – Honorable Mention, Spanish Writing, “Tercera”
  • Optimist Staff – Honorable Mention, Special Edition/Section, “Building for the Future”
    • Comments: Nice cover, nice design. Topic that is interesting to students and alumni as well.
  • Paige Otway – Honorable Mention, Feature Photo, “Sing Song”
  • Ben Todd – Honorable Mention, Illustration (non-photo), “Yak”
  • Deanna Romero – Honorable Mention, Sports Feature Photo, “Cows”
  • The Optimist – Honorable Mention, Overall Excellence

Radio Categories

  • Lydia Miranda – 1st, Overall Excellence, “News at noon”

Television Categories

  • ACU-TV – 1st, Public Affairs, “City Magazine”
  • Lucius Patenaude – 2nd, News Feature Story, “24-hour musical”
  • Nathan Lundeen – 3rd, Sports Feature Story, “ACU hockey”
  • Hannah Little, Shera Niemirowski and Brittney Johnson – Honorable Mention, Sportscast
  • Laura Benson – Honorable Mention, Audition Tape
  • Shera Niemirowski and Brittney Johnson – Honorable Mention, Production, “The Ken Collums Show”

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