Omega, Blueprint Win Awards in Illinois Journalism Contest

Omega, Blueprint Win Awards in Illinois Journalism Contest

The Downers Grove North High School Omega Newspaper and Downers Grove South High School Blueprint Newspaper won several awards in the Illinois Journalism Education Association’s (IJEA) Newspaper and Digital News Media Contest, each competing in their own division.

Blueprint won 1st places in Overall Publication and Best Hybrid Paper in their division. The Omega took 2nd places in Overall Publication, Hybrid publication, and Overall Design and an honorable mention for Best Website in their division.

The following students received awards for their work in Core, Print, and Digital categories:

BLUEPRINT AWARDS

1st place in ten events:

  • Megan Albers, Gabrielle Bartkeviciute, Tessa Brown, Sarah Major Claire Pikul and Eileen Tyrrell for Center Spread
  • Jayna Bardahl for Front Page Design
  • Jayna Bardahl, Gabrielle Bartkeviciute, Tessa Brown,  Sarah Major and Danielle Prazak for Overall Design
  • Marisa Kasher for Editorial Cartoon
  • Jake Lackner for Sports Feature
  • Kora Montana for Audio Package
  • Claire Pikul for Infographics
  • Danielle Prazak for Personality Profile
  • Eileen Tyrrell for Blogger
  • Addyson Weselowski for Headline

2nd place in ten events:

  • Megan Albers for Sports Feature
  • Maddie Arceo, Tessa Brown, Rylan Dryer, Sydney Hall, Sarah Major, Rupa Palla, Claire Pikul, Lauren Smith and Gillian Thomas for Center Spread
  • Jayna Bardahl for Front Page Design
  • Gabrielle Bartkevicuite, Jacob Bullard, Blake Freko and Rupa Palla for Multimedia Story Package
  • Gina DeCarlis and Jonah Ocuto for Single Page Story Package
  • Michelle Hroma, Kylie Schatmeyer, Eileen Tyrrell and Addyson Wesolowski for News Story
  • Michelle Hroma and Eileen Tyrrell for Staff Editorial
  • Marisa Kasher for Editorial Cartoon
  • Claire Pikul for three events: Sports Photo, Illustration, and News or Feature Photo
  • Nicky Ruiz for Audio Package
  • Stephanie Welker for Alternative Story

3rd place in five events:

  • Gina DeCarlis for Illustration
  • Kim Nothdurft for Best use of Social Media
  • Jonah Ocuto for Blogger
  • Danielle Prazak for Humorous Commentary
  • Lauren Smith for two events: Review and Single Page Story Package

Honorable mention in ten events:

  • Maddie Arceo for Sports Commentary
  • Gabrielle Bartkeviciute, Jacob Bullard, Blake Freko and Rupa Palla for Video Story
  • Jacob Bullard, Jake Lackner, Jonah Ocuto, Rupa Palla and Claire Pikul Multimedia Story Package
  • Gisselle Cervantes for News Story
  • Michelle Hroma for Website
  • Jake Lackner for two events: Sports News and Sports Commentary
  • Kora Montana for Serious Commentary
  • Eileen Tyrrell for three events: Staff Editorial, Headline, and Personality Profile

OMEGA AWARDS

1st place in ten events:

  • Matt Carbon, Kileen Dietrich and Kayla Lindberg for Centerspread Story Package
  • Kileen Dietrich for Sports Feature Story
  • Sophia Di Iorio and Natalie White for Front-Page Design
  • Sophia Di Iorio, Gayu Menon and Fletcher Peters for Multimedia Story Package
  • Kayla Lindberg for Best use of Social Media
  • Sidney Lee for Serious Commentary
  • Sidney Lee and Madison Venckus for Single-Page Story Package
  • Abbe Murphy for In-Depth story, Personality Profile
  • Madison Venckus and Natalie White for Alternative Storytelling

2nd place in five events:

  • Jasmine Abdallah and Sophia Di Iorio for In-Depth Story
  • Jasmine Abdallah and Sophia Di Iorio for Centerspread Story Package
  • Matt Carbon and Sophia Di Iorio for Infographic
  • Sophia Di Iorio and Bob Moss for Video Story
  • Lucas Naber for Review Writing

3rd place in two events:

  • Matt Carbon for Sports Commentary
  • Natalie White for Feature Story

Honorable mention in six events:

  • Sophia Di Iorio for three events: Humorous Commentary, Editorial Cartoon and Illustration
  • Abbe Murphy for Front-Page Design
  • Fletcher Peters for News Story
  • Sammi Ziganto for Sports Feature Story

For more information about the Illinois Journalism Education Association, visit http://www.ijea.net/.

 

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