The Foghorn News staff won Best of Show and more than 20 other awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association conference over Spring Break.
The conference, held at the Omni Corpus Christi, brought together nearly 300 students and 29 schools.
“I consider this TIPA very successful. This is very good for the new shuffling around of the divisions and how it changed up. We competed against the best newspapers in Texas. I was very excited and proud of how hard everyone works every year,” said Robert Muilenburg, associate professor and journalism adviser.
Participants competed in live contests for news writing, critical review, sports photography and other topics. Students also competed for awards based on work published in the previous year.
Del Mar faced off against 10 other schools in its division, including four-year universities such as Rice and Texas A&M-Commerce.
The Foghorn News won 22 awards, including eight for first place.
Foghorn News Managing Editor John Oliva won the Mike Warms Scholarship.
“I was shocked when I heard my name called. I felt as if it was my ‘Oscar’ moment and I had to think of a speech right away, even though I just had to grab an envelope and take a picture. I’m very grateful for winning the scholarship, it’ll definitely help with finances in the fall,” Oliva said.
TIPA, the oldest state collegiate press association in the nation, was founded in 1909 at Baylor University and has grown into one of the largest and most respected collegiate groups in the country.
1st: Division 2 BEST OF SHOW – The Foghorn (Jan. 22 Issue)
1st : Matthew Tamez – D2 Interactive Graphic
1st: Cat Herndon – Cover Design Literary Magazine
1st: Josselyn Obregon – Spanish News Story
1st: Josselyn Obregon – Sports Action Photo
1st: Editorial – Staff
1st: Colby Farr – Feature Story
1st: In-Depth Multimedia – Staff
2nd: Cat Herndon – Feature Page Design
2nd: Jaylyn Garcia – Photo Story
2nd: Gabriella Ybarra – Feature Writing
2nd: Emily Jasso – Editorial Cartoon
3rd: Charlie Blalock – Breaking News Photo
3rd: Cover Design Newspaper – Staff
3rd: Cat Herndon – Website Design
3rd: In-Depth Reporting – Staff
HM: Cat Herndon – Overall Excellence Literary Magazine
HM: Overall Excellence Newspaper – The Foghorn
HM: Diana Hamilton – General News
HM: Headline – Staff
HM: Sam Gutierrez – Ad Design Static
HM: Elizabeth Acevedo – Television Advertising
John Oliva – Mike Warms Scholarship