Wichita State News

Sunflower seizes honors at state journalism conference

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Sunflower student newspaper at Wichita State took home a bronze medal for four-year public universities at the annual Kansas Associated Collegiate Press conference April 17-18 in Hutchinson.

Sunflower students also earned 23 individual awards in the statewide competition. Last year, the newspaper won 13 individual awards and a silver medal.

Faculty adviser Dan Close made two presentations at the conference and was elected KACP 1st vice president.

Ten students made the trip to Hutchinson. This year’s winning staff members are:

First Place (4)
• Feature Writing, Megan Pauly
• News Photography, Sreedhar Vasomsetti
• Special Section, Sunflower Staff
• Headline Writing, Sunflower Staff

Second Place (6)
• Sports Feature Writing, Austin Colbert
• Sports News Writing, Taylor Eldridge
• Editorial Writing, Ram Hull
• Feature Photo, Julian Ortiz
• Sports Column Writing, Chris Smythe
• Sports Photography, Sreedhar Vasometti

Third Place (6)
• Sports Column Writing, Scott Elpers
• Cartoons, Ram Hull
• Illustration, Lindsi Mendoza
• Special Section, Sunflower Staff
• Front Page Design, Sunflower Staff
• Interior Page Design, Sunflower Staff

Honorable Mention (7)
• Sports News Writing, Austin Colbert
• Sports Feature Writing, Taylor Eldridge
• Infographics, Lindsi Mendoza
• Feature Writing, Megan Pauly
• Infographics, Candice Tullis
• Interior Page Design, Candice Tullis
• Sports Photography, Sreedhar Vasometti

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Created on Tuesday, April 19, 2011; Last modified on Friday, April 22, 2011