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April 25, 2011
Seven Colorado State University students won first-place awards in the annual Society of Professional Journalists Region 9 Mark of Excellence competition.
Seven CSU students won first-place awards in the annual Society of Professional Journalists Region 9 Mark of Excellence competition. The Rocky Mountain Collegian also was named the Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper for 2010. SPJ Region 9 includes Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. This year, the contest received almost 4,000 entries across SPJ’s 12 regions.
The honorees were awarded certificates on April 9 during the Region 9 SPJ Spring Conference held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. First place regional winners will advance to the national round of judging. National winners will be announced in early May.
CSU winners in the four-year college/university categories include:
Breaking News Reporting:
General Column Writing:
General News Reporting:
Sports Column Writing:
Non-Fiction Magazine Article:
The finalists for the Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper:
Get a complete list of the winners.
Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press.
For more information about the local CSU SPJ chapter, contact the adviser, Kris Kodrich or the chapter president, Madeline Novey.