Indiana State University students won five first-place awards in the annual Indiana Collegiate Press Association for work published in the Indiana Statesman newspaper or The Sycamore yearbook. In addition, students were recognized with 14 second-place awards, and five third-place honors.

The staff of the Statesman received first-place in the Best Special Issue category for the “Road to Miss America” section. In the advertising category, Jenna Rupska received first-place for Best Display Ad and Best Full Color Display Ad, and the staff won for Most Creative Use of Ad Copy. The staff of The Sycamore received first-place for Best Execution of a Theme.

At the Statesman, second-place awards went to the editorial staff for the Best Feature Page, Claire Silcox for Best Information Graphic, and Danielle Guy for Best News Photo. The staff also won third place for Best Special Issue, and Silcox won third place for Best Front Page. In the online category, the staff won second place for the Best Facebook Page.

On the advertising side, Rupska won second place for Best Ad Design Special Issue, Best Rate Card, and Best Use of Photo/Art; and the staff won second place for Best Full Color House Ad, Best Media Kit, and Most Creative Use of Ad Copy. Rupska also won third place for Best Ad Layout.

At The Sycamore, the staff won second place for Best Album, Nayasia Hubbert won for Best Cover, Hubbert and Renee Lee won for Best Overall Design, and Hubbert, Lee, and Trevor Leuck won for Best Student Life Spread. Leuck also won third place for Best Feature Photography, and the staff won third place for Best Special Section.  

Colleges and universities across the state belong to ICPA and compete annually for recognition of work in student publications. The ICPA awards are typically presented at an annual conference in the spring but the announcement was delayed until recently this year.

For more information contact Martha Milner, Director of Student Publications, at Martha.Milner@indstate.edu