Student Life wins 23 Missouri college newspaper awards

| Editor-in-Chief

Student Life, the independent newspaper of Washington University, won 23 awards in the Missouri College Media Association 2013 Newspaper contest, the Missouri Press Association announced last week.

The contest honors excellence in collegiate journalism in the state of Missouri. The awards were announced at the annual MCMA meeting in Joplin, Mo. on April 20.

Student Life won the Division 1 Sweepstakes contest, where papers are awarded points for wins in the contest’s 26 categories. Four points was awarded for each first place finish, three points for second place, two points for third place and one for each honorable mention.

Student Life also finished second in the Best Overall Newspaper category, behind Missouri State University’s newspaper, The Standard, which also took home the Best In State award.

Here are the individual winners for Student Life:

Sweepstakes – Student Life (1st Place)

Best Overall Newspaper – Student Life (2nd place)

News Writing – Michael Tabb (1st Place), Gunshots on Delmar Loop Saturday

Editorial Writing – Will Wilder (2nd Place), I believe in Lance Armstrong; Natalie Villalon (Honorable Mention), Vote! For the greater good

Sports Writing – Zach Kram (2nd Place), Women’s volleyball wins three on tough road trip

In-Depth Reporting – Michael Tabb, Sadie Smeck and Sahil Patel (1st Place), ‘FOUR MORE YEARS’

Investigative Reporting – Michael Tabb, Parker Chang and Matt Mitgang (Honorable Mention), Paper ballot shortages mean lengthy lines, disillusioned voters

Sports Column – Zach Kram (3rd Place), A letter of sympathy to Cardinals fans

Entertainment Review – Paul Marsh (3rd Place), ‘Master’ful

News Photography – Matt Mitgang (2nd Place), McCaskill tops Akin for senate seat

Political Cartoon – Leah Kucera (1st Place), Leather-Bound Binders of Women

Nonpolitical Cartoon – Andrew Catanese (1st Place), Off-Campus Services

Information Graphic – Sam Schauer (2nd Place), Fundraising Campaign

Story Illustration – Leah Kucera (3rd Place), Prefrosh B-I-N-G-O

Advertising – Student Life (1st Place), Cars are Overrated

Page One Design – Mary Yang (Honorable Mention), February 9th; Sam Schauer and Leah Kucera (Honorable Mention), November 5th

Sports Pages – Sam Schauer, Leah Kucera and Sahil Patel (2nd Place), World Series (Pages 6-7)

Feature Page – Michelle Merlin and Alan Liu (1st Place), The Delmar Loop Neighborhood Guide (Pages 10-11)

Special Section – Student Libel (3rd Place); 2012 Election Guide (Honorable Mention), Pages 5-8

Web Page – David Seigle (1st Place), Student Life

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