NCSU students receive statewide recognition in writing, design and photography

N.C. State's print publications earned recognition from the North Carolina College Media Association at its convention held Feb. 16 at N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro. Launched in 2009, NCCMA's annual awards competition honors the top college newspapers, yearbooks, literary magazines and online news sites across the state. 

For the fourth year in a row, N.C. State's Agromeck yearbook, Windhover literary and visual arts magazine and Technician daily newspaper were named among the Best of Show in their respective categories. Nubian Message made its debut as a Best of Show newspaper this year, and was named Best of Show for the second consecutive year in online news. In total, Student Media claimed five collective and 24 individual awards.

Nubian Message and Technician staff

Staff from Nubian Message and Technician newspapers display their Best of Show awards at the North Carolina College Media Association conference Feb. 16 at N.C. A&T State University in Greensboro. From left to right: Aaron Thomas, Shawn Murray, Kierra Leggett, Mark Herring, DeErricka Green, Christopher Lynn, Andrew Branch and Ruthi Burgess.

"North Carolina's colleges and universities have a long tradition of excellence when it comes to student-produced publications," Patrick Neal, director of student media advising, said. "Our students have once again shown that they're more than able to compete with the best organizations out there, and they have earned the right to be proud of themselves, their staffs and their organizations."

Newspaper categories were divided between small and large schools. Results for the small school (enrollment of less than 6,000 students) are available from the NCCMA website. 

Best of Show – Newspaper
The Daily Tar Heel University of North Carolina‐Chapel Hill
Technician N.C. State University
The Appalachian Appalachian State University
News Argus Winston Salem State University
Nubian Message N.C. State University

Best of Show – Online News
The Daily Tar Heel UNC‐Chapel Hill
Appalachian Online Appalachian State University
News Argus Winston Salem State University
Nubian Message N.C. State University

Photography
1: Chris Conway “A call to arms” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
HM: Kenneth L. Hawkins, Jr. “Obama talks loan debt with students” The A&T Register N.C. A&T State University
HM: Olivia Wilkes “Silent protest” The Appalachian Appalachian State University
HM: Brookelyn Riley “Good guy with a big heart” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill

Single- or Two-Page Design
1: Technician Staff “The heart of service and activism” Technician N.C. State University
2: The Daily Tar Heel Staff “The race in full” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
3: CeCe Pascual and Kevin Uhrmacher “Holden Thorp’s Time To Go” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
HM: Kelcie McCrae “Keeping the Tradition” The A&T Register N.C. A&T State University
HM: Lizzie McCreary “Four More Years” The Appalachian Appalachian State University

This photo illustration by Natalie Claunch won third place in Illustration/Graphic/Cartoon from the North Carolina College Media Association.

This photo illustration by Natalie Claunch from the Nov. 6, 2012 Technician won third place in Illustration/Graphic/Cartoon from the North Carolina College Media Association.

Illustration/Graphic/Cartoon
1: Kevin Uhrmacher “Swept up in scandal” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
2: Staff “Field Hockey Breakdown” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
3: Natalie Claunch “Despite polls, N.C. remains unclear” Technician N.C. State University
HM: Andrew Cox “Romney doesn’t believe in handouts” The Appalachian Appalachian State University
HM: Derrick Freeland "Cartoon" Technician N.C. State University

Multimedia Package
1: Paula Seligon “Incident Map” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
2: Libby Dallis and Conor McClure “Cadaver Lab” The Appalachian Appalachian State University
3: Zach Dreschler “Music on the Mountaintop” The Appalachian Appalachian State University
HM: Delia D’Ambra and Brooke Pryor “Field Hockey Preview” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
HM: Chelsea Burwell “Community Garden” News Argus Winston-Salem State University

News Writing
1: Chelsey Dulaney “On last night, a timeline with holes” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
2: Jenny Surane “Expect Delays” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
3: Rebecca Gitlen “Athletes Accused” The Appalachian Appalachian State University
HM: Kelcie C. McCrae “Marijuana is the most common drug amongst violators” The A&T Register N.C. A&T State University
HM: Jessie Halpern “NCSU silent as nearby shootings unfold” Technician N.C. State University

Feature Writing
1: Andrew Branch “A life diverted” Technician N.C. State University
2: Katie Reilly “A neighborhood in flux” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
3: Anne Buie “Low availability of on-campus childcare places student parents ‘between a rock and a hard place’” The Appalachian Appalachian State University
HM: Michael Bragg “Senior finds brother, friend through Western Youth Network’s mentoring program” The Appalachian Appalachian State University
HM: Josh Hyatt “Solace through exposure” Technician N.C. State University

Sports Writing
1: Robbie Harms “Time of the essence for UNC’s Presson” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
2: Brooke Pryor “Third time not the charm” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
3: Symone Kidd “Simpson scores 1,000th career point” The A&T Register N.C. A&T State University
HM: Brandon Moree “Great win for Goodwin” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
HM: Andrew Clausen “Cancers stops rugby player from playing, but not from fighting” The Appalachian Appalachian State University

Opinion Writing
1: Ishan Raval “N.C. State’s Association with the Gaza conflict” Technician N.C. State University
2: Meghan Frick and contributing writers “Where do we draw the line?” The Appalachian Appalachian State University
3: Trumaine McCaskill “Trayvon Martin’s murder is bigger than racism” The A&T Register N.C. A&T State University
HM: Jagir Patel “Thinking ‘No hair, don’t care’” The Daily Tar Heel UNC-Chapel Hill
HM: DeErricka Green “Bamboozled: Culture’s not a costume” Nubian Message N.C. State University

Eight North Carolina literary magazines earned accolades from NCCMA in writing, visual art and design. All Windhover selections came from the 2012 edition of the book, edited by Alanna Howard.

Literary Magazines Best of Show
Windhover N.C. State University
The Peel Appalachian State University

Poetry
1: Jason McLaughlin “Chemical Marriage of Days” The Peel Appalachian State University
2: Jessica Quah “Ctl-Z” The Lyre Greensboro College
3: Catherine Entrocaso “Becoming the Sexton” The Aurochs UNC-Pembroke
HM: Ross McKnight “Poiein” Agora Belmont Abbey College
HM: Jacob Berger “Encased” The Lyricist Campbell University

Nonfiction
1: Amelia Philbrook “That Mourning” The Aurochs UNC-Pembroke
2: E.S. Muove “Dry City” The Peel Appalachian State University
3: Ariel Fugate “Moksha” Windhover N.C. State University

Fiction
1: Tank Steiner “Bookstore” The Aurochs UNC- Pembroke
2: Scott Reintgen “Cups” Windhover N.C. State University
3: Amanda Mordecai “Prelude to an Apocalyptic World” Windhover N.C. State University

Photography/Art
1: Rosy Kirby “Ark” The Peel Appalachian State University
2: Stephanie Newman “Coming Together” The Lyre Greensboro College
3: Saul Flores “(Page 81)” Windhover N.C. State University
HM: Kasey Hooker “Shock and Awe” The Aurochs UNC-Pembroke

Windhover pages

Designer Ian Thomas earned first place from the North Carolina College Media Association for his two-page spread in the 2012 Windhover. Thomas's illustration is paired with Ariel Fugate's "Moksha," which placed third in nonfiction writing in a literary magazine.

Two-Page Spread

1: Ian Thomas “(Pg. 70-71)” Windhover N.C. State University
2: Jenna Slawson “Table of Contents” The Peel Appalachian State University
3: Chelsea Amato “(Pg. 82-83)” Windhover N.C. State University
HM: Jenna Slawson “(Pg. 14-15)” The Peel Appalachian State University

The 2012 Agromeck, edited by Kathryn Glaser, took top honors in each of the yearbook categories and 10 of the 15 individual awards given by NCCMA.

Yearbook Best of Show
Agromeck N.C. State University
Ayantee N.C. A&T State University
Indianhead UNC Pembroke

Student Life Copy
1: Jordan Moore “Project Pinhole” Agromeck N.C. State University
2: Deon Williams “Shamel Butler” Ayantee N.C. A&T State University
3: Brooke Wallig “Saving Shaw” Agromeck N.C. State University
HM: Hope Markham “Wake-up call for Cody” Indianhead UNC-Pembroke

Sports Copy
1: Jeniece Jamison “The Wolfpack goes bowling” Agromeck N.C. State University
2: Chris Boucher “Life after Lowe” Agromeck N.C. State University
HM: Emily Kline “Goal Oriented” Indianhead UNC-Pembroke

Photography
1: Brent Kitchen “Starkey cries” Agromeck N.C. State University
2: Jordan Moore “Kirstyn Shepler” Agromeck N.C. State University
3: Jeloni Elom “Aggies-n-Style” Ayantee N.C. A&T State University
HM: Alex Sanchez “America” Agromeck N.C. State University

Inside Spread Design
1: Sarah Stadler “Occupy the World” Agromeck N.C. State University
2: Susannah Brinkley “Goodbye, Ms. President” Agromeck N.C. State University
3: Kathryn Glaser and Sarah Stadler “A Whole New Look” Agromeck N.C. State University
HM: Nicole McEwan and Neidy Perdomo “140-141” Ayantee N.C. A&T State University