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The final tally…TVCC’s student media wins 17 TIPA awards

TVCC's student media won 17 awards, including five first-place honors at the 2015 TIPA Convention.

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TVCC's student media won 17 awards, including five first-place honors at the 2015 TIPA Convention.

TVCC Staff

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The Trinity Valley Community College Student Media brought home 17 awards from the 2015 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention.

This year’s convention was in San Antonio.

The group won three on-site awards and 14 previously published awards. Bodey Cooper from Kemp, Texas, finished third in print sports writing and Abbi Parker (Brownsboro, Texas) and Logan Collins (Athens, Texas) received honorable mention in news photography and TV announcing, respectively.

In the previously published division, TVCC won five first-place awards, one second-place award, four third-place awards and four honorable mention awards.

“I was a little nervous about this year’s convention,” said Deidre Jones, TVCC’s student media adviser and instructor. “When we decided to solely concentrate on our online paper, I thought we would knock ourselves out of the running for awards in the newspaper category. I think our gamble paid off.”

Out of the 14 previously published awards TVCC won this year, seven of them were from the online division.

“There were only a few community colleges that submitted entries for the online division,” Jones said. “We were competing against four-year schools such as the University of Houston, UT-Tyler and Midwestern State. We won three first-place awards in that division.”

TVCC also won two radio awards and one TV award. Shaimariah Jackson, a second-year student from Crandall, Texas, won first- and third-place in radio spot news and second-year student Kolby Meshack (Mesquite) received honorable mention in TV commercial, PSA or promo.

“”The great thing about our online paper is that the students can add their audio or video to their stories,” Jones said. “One story that is published online can qualify for the newspaper, online, radio or TV contest.”

TVCC won the following awards. Click on the links to read the stories.

NAME CATEGORY PLACE
Bodey Cooper Print Sports Writing (on-site) 3rd
Abbi Parker News Photography (on-site) Honorable Mention
Logan Collins TV Announcing (on-site) Honorable Mention
Chalisa Madsen Feature Page Design 1st
Shaimariah Jackson Radio Spot News 1st
Shaimariah Jackson Best Breaking News Video 1st
Bodey Cooper Best Breaking News Package 1st
Abbi Parker
Shaimariah Jackson
Bodey Cooper Best Blog 1st
Staff Editorial 2nd
Theophila Deamesi Online Best Use of Data 3rd
Bodey Cooper Headline 3rd
Staff Best Web Site Navigation 3rd
Shaimariah Jackson Radio Spot News 3rd
Abbi Parker Feature Story Honorable Mention
Staff Best Online Interactivity Honorable Mention
Abbi Parker Online Best Use of Data Honorable Mention
Kolby Meshack TV Commercial, PSA, Promo Honorable Mention

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