The Sycamore yearbook and Indiana Statesman received a total of 28 awards from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA). Awards were announced at the virtual convention held April 10.

The Sycamore yearbook brought home ten awards including second place in best album/portrait section and best special section. Along with the help of everyone at the Sycamore, Marisa Combs placed second in best execution of theme.

The Sycamore received third-place awards including best album/portrait section and best overall design. Students also placed third for the best cover, best feature photography, best sports photography, and best student life spread. 

The Sycamore yearbook took third overall in the ICPA awards. A judges’ comment on the best feature photography award says, “Nice action shots from this event. The content is creative and is a specific event tied to your university.”

The Indiana Statesman received six third-place awards in the editorial competition, including best themed edition, best entertainment story, and best front page.  Statesman editorial also placed third in best news photo, best overall design, and best review. They took home second place in best feature photo. 

A judges’ comment on the Statesman’s best review submission reads, “The sheer unabashed fun of this piece is so infectious that a reader is happily pulled along by a writer who is openly and joyously a fan. It’s an upbeat jolt of energy that would make a statue smile.”

In the advertising competition, the Statesman took home nine awards as well. They placed third in best ad layout, best display ad, best use of photography/graphic art, and best rate card.  In best house ad, best general media kit/marketing package, best electronic house ad, and best electronic display ad they placed third. Statesman Advertising placed second overall. 

In the online category, they placed second in best Facebook page and best overall website. The judges’ comment says, “Exactly what a news website should be. Simple, fast and up to date.”

Media Contact: Julia Sonntag 

Jsonntag2@sycamores.indstate.edu