The Antelope has strong showing at state press convention

Writer: Todd Gottula
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KEARNEY – A record 30 students won awards in the Nebraska State Press Convention College Competition for work submitted from UNK’s student newspaper, The Antelope.

UNK was recognized at the Nebraska Press Association convention in April.

The Antelope won second place for Best Overall Newspaper and swept all three places in both advertising categories. The paper also swept the top three spots for Best News Feature with Infographic.

“Antelope students did very well competing against larger schools such as Creighton and UNO,” said Adviser Terri Diffenderfer. “Over 30 students won recognition for work in singles and in teams. This was our best effort to date.”

Photographer Adam Konruff won first-place awards for Best Feature Photo and Best Stand Alone Photo Headline and Caption.

Other first-place winners were Zhe Guo for Best House Ad, Megan Axmann for Best Ad Design and the team of Katlyn Duden, Fred Arnold, Christian Lujan and Nathan Borowski for Best News Feature with Infographic.

In addition to the five first-place awards, The Antelope’s winning entries included 10 second-place finishes and six third-place honors.

“These awards reflect the hard work and dedication of students and faculty in UNK’s Department of Communication,” said Christina Jackson, advertising staff adviser for The Antelope.

Nebraska State Press Convention College Competition
UNK Results
News Story
2nd – Adam McLaughlin, “Two women, similar advice.”
3rd – Jay Omar, “Big money equals big advances for UNK medical program.”

2nd – Erik Swazo and Aaron Urbanski,  “Battle of the Blue.”
3rd – Brooke Alstrom “Women under fire.”

Stand Alone Photo Headline & Caption
1st – Adam Konruff, “Lopers hit home run against Chadron State.”
2nd – Jami Scott, “Nebraskats Energized.”

Feature Photo
1st – Konruff, “Sibling rivalry leads to fierce competition.”

Photo Story
2nd – Travis Stewart, Adrianna Tarin, Hyeonji Amy Lim, Amy Hadley, Hyejin Park and Cami Christman, “Korean Festival Loper Style.”
3rd – Travis Stewart, Jaycie Wolslager, Amy Hadley, Katheryn Lieb, Adrianna Tarin, “A Halloween to Remember.”

2nd – Katlyn Duden, Kole Kluver, “The Upcoming Consoles.”

News Feature with Infographic
1st – Duden, Fred Arnold, Christian Lujan, Nathan Borowski, “Tebow Showdown.”
2nd – Kluver, “Gaming purveyors weigh in.”
3rd – Tarin and Duden, “Blockbusters signal summer.”

Ad Design
1st – Megan Axmann, “Bob’s Floral and Gifts.”
2nd – Taylor Anderson, “Buckle.”
3rd – Rachel Van Boening, “Collage.”

House Ad
1st – Zhe Guo, “2012 Chinese Spring Festival.”
2nd – Ryan Janousek, “Study Abroad.”
3rd – Rachel Van Boening, “Student Research Day.”

Page Design
2nd – Lacey McPhillips, “Page 1.”

Overall Newspaper
2nd – UNK Antelope