Tereca Diffenderfer
“The Antelope” adviser, 308.865.8269

A photo taken by a University of Nebraska at Kearney student during the Wells Fargo hostage crisis in Kearney last summer was among the first place award winners in the Nebraska Press Association College Competition recently held in Lincoln.

In all, UNK students took eight awards at the competition, and “The Antelope,” the UNK student newspaper, placed second overall. The editors of the 2010 “Antelope” were Kara Flaherty of Gering and Debbie Epping of Funk. The adviser for the news and advertising staff was Tereca Diffenderfer, UNK senor lecturer in communication.

Taking first place awards in the competition were Kevin Whetstone of Kearney, first place in the best news photo category for his photo “Hostage Crisis”; Garrett Ritonya of Omaha, first place in the features category for his story “Former UNK star finds home with Omaha Beef”; and Kristen Miller of Adams, for “Casespace” in the best ad design category.

Alex Morales of Overton and Drew Hoselton of St. Joseph, Mo. received second place in the stand alone photo category for their duo entry photo “Backpacks that speak.” Marjo Rouvet of Amsterdam, Holland, also received a second place for “Zdhanova, citizen of the world” in the best news or feature with info graphic category.

Placing third in their respective categories were Megan Blume of Valentine for “Hilltop 4” in the best ad design category; Erik Dodge of Omaha and Sam Bates of Ogallala in the best news or feature package with info graphic category for “New law cracks down on texting and driving”; and Alex Morales of Overton for “Four Square hits the social network scene” in the best column category.

The awards were for work published in “The Antelope” in 2010. “The Antelope” is published weekly by the news, photo, ad and editorial staffs in the UNK Department of Communication.