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Collegian Media Group publications, students earn honors in national competition

Monday, Nov. 11, 2019

 

 

MANHATTAN — Students from Kansas State University's Collegian Media Group brought home 12 national awards from the recent Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association convention in Washington, D.C.

The 2018 Royal Purple yearbook was one of three in the nation to be named a Pacemaker, the highest award given by Associated Collegiate Press, which also recognized the 2019 Royal Purple with third place in the Best of Show competition.

The College Media Association recognized the Royal Purple with a second place in the yearbook of the year competition. The Royal Purple also received first and second places for best yearbook entertainment spread; second place for best yearbook cover; and honorable mention for best photo package from the association, and in the Pinnacle awards, the Royal Purple was awarded best yearbook sports spread.

The Associated Collegiate Press recognized the Royal Purple with best yearbook cover and best yearbook spread honors, and an honorable mention in sports photography.

The Collegian, K-State's student newspaper, earned honorable mentions from the Associated Collegiate Press for editorial writing and feature photography, while the Manhappenin' Magazine staff was recognized with the best magazine sports spread.

"Bringing back so many awards just validates what we are doing with the Royal Purple," said Ashley Read, 2020 Royal Purple editor. "It proves we are doing good work and it motivates us to do more to make this year's book even better for the student body and to win more awards next year."

The following K-State students were responsible for awards listed above:

Alex Todd, December 2018 bachelor's graduate in information systems, Andover, second place for best yearbook cover and honorable mention for best yearbook photo package from the College Media Association, and honorable mention in feature photography from the Associated Collegiate Press; Rafael Garcia, May 2019 bachelor's graduate in mass communications, Emporia, honorable mention in editorial writing from the American Collegiate Press; Kyle Hampel, May 2019 bachelor's graduate in English, honorable mention in editorial writing from the American Collegiate Press, and Emily Lenk, senior in mass communications, best yearbook sports spread in the Pinnacle awards, both from Garden City.

From Greater Kansas City: Olivia Rogers, senior in political science and pre-law, Gardner, honorable mention in editorial writing from the American Collegiate Press; Meg Shearer, junior in mass communications, Kansas City, second place for best yearbook entertainment spread from the College Media Association; and Logan Wassall, junior in mass communications, Overland Park, first place for best yearbook entertainment spread from the College Media Association and honorable mention in sports photography from the Associated Collegiate Press.

Olivia Bergmeier, junior in mass communications, Hutchinson, honorable mention for best yearbook photo package from the College Media Association; and Katie Harbert, junior in agricultural communications and journalism, Kingman, second place for best yearbook entertainment spread from the College Media Association.

From out of state: Ashley Read, junior in fine arts, Austin, Texas, first place for best yearbook entertainment spread and second place for best yearbook cover from the College Media Association.



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Andover, Emporia, Garden City, Gardner, Hutchinson, Kansas City, Kingman and Overland Park, Kansas; and Austin, Texas.