The University Star, KTSW and Bobcat Update students recently won multiple awards during the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) annual conference held from March 21-24, 2018.

1The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) is the oldest collegiate media organization in the country, which consists of 77 public and private two-year colleges and four-year universities in Texas that teach journalism or have existing or planned student publications. The annual awards honor excellence in student media. Forty-four schools and more than 400 delegates attended the annual conference in Dallas.

Texas State student media members and contributors competed in Division I, which included Abilene Christian, Baylor, SMU, Texas A&M, TCU, Texas Tech, University of North Texas, UT-Arlington, UT-Dallas, UT-El Paso and UT-Rio Grande Valley.

Here’s a list of the winners. Congratulations!

Previously Published Division I
First Place, Feature Writing, May Olvera and Bri Watkins
First Place, Best Online Engagement Strategy, Staff
Second Place, Best Use of Social Media in Breaking News, John Lee
Second Place, Overall Newspaper Design, Vivian Medina, Gloria Rivera, Lauren Nelson and Elizabeth Oxford
Third Place, Op/Ed Page Design, Elizabeth Oxford
Honorable Mention, Environmental Portrait, Josh Martinez
Honorable Mention, General News Photo, Emily Sharp
Honorable Mention, Feature Page Design, Lauren Nelson and Vivian Medina
Honorable Mention, General News, Shayan Faradineh

Onsite Competition Open Division
First Place, Editorial Writing, Carrington Tatum
Second Place, Feature Writing, Denise Cervantes
Honorable Mention, Best of Show, The University Star

First Place, Bobcat Update News Team – Bobcat Update Web

Second Place, Documentary: Matthew Emanuel Perez & Ernesto Santos – Culture
Third Place, Documentary: Blake Lange – Places
Second Place, Feature News Reporting: Tanner Murphy & Samantha Wells – Arts Square Festival
Honorable Mention, Newscast: HM  Matthew Harrington, Naomi Garza, Malcolm Thomas – Bobcat Update, Nov. 16, 2017 Edition
Second Place,
Sportscast: Kyle Spencer – Nov. 8, 2017 Edition
Third Place, Sports Package: Orlando Williams & TeKeyshia Johnson – Volleyball’s Winning Season
First Place, Advertising PSA/Promo: Elliott Beltran & Zachary Freeman – Food Bank

Second Place, Overall Excellence: KTSW News – Past Presidents
First Place,
Feature News Reporting: Aaron Derton – 911 Ceremony
Third Place,
Feature News Reporting: Camelia Juarez – Student Deaths
First Place,
General News: Jacey Yarbrough  – Bobcat Build
Second Place,
General News: Adam Smith – Racist fliers
First Place,
In-Depth News Reporting: Alison Randel – Women’s March
Third Place,
In-Depth News Reporting: Camelia Juarez – Male suicide
Third Place,
Sports Event Coverage: Parker Rhea, Brenden Snow, Andrew Zimmel – Rattlers football
Second Place,
Program Production: Staff – Scary Sterry
First Place,
Advertising PSA/Promo: Scott Stutzman – Underground