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WKU students honored in Kentucky press, photojournalism competitions

WKU students received numerous awards last weekend in competitions sponsored by the Kentucky Press Association, Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association and Kentucky News Photographer Association.

In the KNPA competition, Brynn Anderson received the 2011 Ed Reinke Memorial Best of Show for her feature picture story while David Kasnic received the Judges Award for his portfolio. In the student division, Armando Sanchez won Student Photographer of the Year while Anderson was runner-up.

In the KPA competition’s University division, the College Heights Herald finished second in the General Excellence competition.

Attending the KPA/KIPA conventions from the Herald staff were Cole Claybourn, editor; Tessa Duvall, managing editor; Brad Stephens, sports editor; Emily Patton, features editor; fall editor Jonathan Lintner; and reporters Spencer Jenkins, Michael McKay and Natalie Hayden. Bob Adams, Student Publications director, Herald adviser and member of the KPA Board for 2012, also attended.

Awards were presented Jan. 20-21 in Lexington.

Kentucky Press Association awards

  • College Heights Herald staff: Honorable mention, best editorial; second and third, special section; honorable mention, best spot news picture; second, best lifestyle page; second, best editorial page; first, best front page
  • Cole Claybourn, Evansville, Ind., senior: first place, best general news story; honorable mention, best on-going/extended coverage
  • Jonathan Lintner, Louisville senior: second place, best general news story; third, best headline
  • Emily Patton, Nebo senior: first place, best sports story; third, best sports feature
  • Brad Stephens, Winchester junior: third place, best sports story
  • Zach Greenwell, May graduate from Ekron: honorable mention, best sports feature story
  • Tessa Duvall, Bowling Green junior: first place, best investigative story or series; honorable mention, best on-going/extended coverage
  • Katherine Wade, Paducah senior: honorable mention, best investigative story or series; honorable mention, best on-going/extended coverage
  • Chris Rutledge, Hendersonville, Tenn., senior: honorable mention, best investigative story or series
  • Alyssa Orr, Albany, N.Y., senior: first place, best spot news picture.
  • Jabin Botsford, Knoxville, Tenn., senior: second, best spot news picture
  • Leslye Davis, Greensburg senior: first, best general news picture
  • Danny Guy, Bowling Green senior, third, best general news picture
  • Luke Sharrett, Forest, Va., senior: first, best feature picture
  • Chris Wilson, Louisville senior: third, best picture essay
  • Tanner Curtis, May graduate from Louisville: honorable mention, best picture essay
  • Christian Randolph, Oxnard, Calif., senior: third, best sports picture.
  • Jerry Englehart Jr., Ormand Beach, Fla., senior: first, best graphic
  • Josh Moore, May graduate from Beechmont: honorable mention, best graphic

Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association awards

  • College Heights Herald: second, overall website; second, editorial
  • Herald spring 2011 staff: first, feature page layout; second, front page layout; first, informational graphic; first, special section; first, sports page layout; honorable mention, opinion pages;
  • Herald fall 2011 staff: honorable mention, front page layout; first, overall layout;
  • Alex Weires, LaGrange senior: second, advertising art; second and honorable mention, advertising design; second, best house ad
  • Melissa Pinguely, May graduate from Fort Thomas: honorable mention, advertising art
  • Steven Charny, Louisville sophomore: third, best house ad
  • Annie Erskine, Bowling Green senior: first, student created art
  • Jonathan Lintner, Louisville senior: second, best news headline; third and honorable mention, sports column; third, sports feature; third, sports game story
  • Zach Greenwell, May graduate from Ekron: first, best sports headline
  • Emily Patton, Nebo senior: second, feature story; honorable mention, personality profile;
  • Tessa Duvall, Bowling Green junior: third, general interest column; third, continuing news; third, news story
  • Natalie West, Bowling Green senior: first, personality profile
  • Brad Stephens, Winchester junior: second, continuing news
  • Cole Claybourn, Evansville, Ind., senior: second, continuing news; third continuing news; third, investigative reporting; fist, sports column; second, sports feature; honorable mention, sports news story
  • Katherine Wade, Paducah senior: third, continuing news
  • Rialda Zukic, Bowling Green senior: second, news story.
  • Josh Moore, May graduate from Beechmont: first, investigative reporting;
  • Jerry Englehart Jr., Ormand Beach, Fla., senior: third, multimedia; honorable mention, news photo
  • Darren Vogt, Louisville sophomore: honorable mention, editorial cartoon
  • Ryan Stone, May graduate from Roanoke, Va.: second, feature photo
  • Cooper Burton, Louisville freshman: third, feature photo
  • Leslye Davis, Greensburg senior: honorable mention, feature photo; second, news photo
  • Jabin Botsford, Knoxville, Tenn., senior: second, photo story; first, sports photo
  • Michael Rivera, Dallas, Texas, senior: third, photo story
  • Christian Randolph, Oxnard, Calif., senior: third, sports photo
  • Brad Stephens, Winchester junior: honorable mention, sports feature; first, sports news story.

Kentucky News Photographer Association award recipients

WKU students won 55 of the 59 awards presented in the student division.

  • Armando Sanchez, Clovis, Calif., senior: first, Student Photographer of the Year
  • Brynn Anderson, Bowling Green senior: runner-up, Student Photographer of the Year; first, feature picture story; first and honorable mention, feature; first, portrait; honorable mention, general news
  • Kelly Lafferty, Shelbyville senior: first, general news; honorable mention, picture package
  • Austin Anthony, Herndon, Va., junior: first, sports feature; second, general news; second, spot news; honorable mention, feature picture story
  • Christian Randolph, Oxnard, Calif., senior: first, spot news; first and second, news picture story; third, sports action; honorable mention, sports feature; honorable mention, pictorial
  • Chris Wilson, Louisville senior: first, picture package; second, sports feature; third, spot news; honorable mention, spot news; third, news picture story
  • Justin Philalack, Chapmansboro, Tenn., junior: first, multimedia
  • Megan Tan, Columbus, Ohio, senior: first, pictorial; second and third, feature picture story; honorable mention, feature; honorable mention, portrait
  • Sam Oldenburg, Owatanna, Minn., senior: first, sports picture story; honorable mention, feature picture story
  • Jabin Botsford, Knoxville, Tenn., senior: first and honorable mention, sports action
  • Eric Shea, Bowling Green junior: second and honorable mention, sports picture story
  • Sammy Jo Hester, London junior: second, picture package; second, pictorial
  • Brittany Sowacke, McKinney, Texas, senior: second, feature; third, picture package
  • Adam Wolffbrandt, Lexington senior: second, portrait
  • Josh Mauser, Louisville senior: second, multimedia; honorable mention, portrait; honorable mention, pictorial
  • Ian Maule, Johnsburg, Ill., junior: third, sports feature
  • Ariana McLaughlin, Solon, Iowa, senior: third, sports picture story; third, feature; third, pictorial; honorable mention, sports feature; honorable mention, multimedia
  • Shelby Mack, Crestwood senior: third, multimedia
  • Morgan Walker, Bowling Green sophomore: honorable mention, general news
  • Danny Guy, Bowling Green senior: honorable mention, spot news
  • Alix Mattingly, Waverly junior: honorable mention, sports action; honorable mention, multimedia
  • WKU photojournalism faculty also were honored: Jeanie Adams-Smith, second place in multimedia; Tim Broekema, two honorable mentions in multimedia; and James Kenney, second place in pictorial and honorable mention in feature.

Contact: School of Journalism & Broadcasting, (270) 745-4144.

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