SPJ Louisiana congratulates MOE winners

The Louisiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists would like to congratulate the state’s Mark of Excellence Awards winners.

The award recognizes the best collegiate journalism in Region 12.

SPJ’s Region 12 comprises Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Honorees received award certificates the weekend of March 31 at the Region 12 Conference. First-place winners will compete at the national level among other regional MOE winners from the 12 SPJ regions.

National winners will be notified in the late spring and will be recognized at the Excellence in Journalism conference in Anaheim, California.

The state’s winners and finalists are:

Breaking News Photography (Small)
Winner: Election results are in – by Kanesha Douglas, Grambling State University

General News Photography (Large)
Winner: Parish participates in peaceful protest – by Kailey Broussard, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Sports Photography (Small)
Winner: G-Men romp to win in season opener – Keion Hayes, Grambling State University

Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper
Winner: Loyola Maroon – by Mary Graci and Colleen Dulle, Loyola University New Orleans

Breaking News Reporting (Large)
Winner: Toby Aguillard Appointed As Police Chief – by Dan Boudreaux, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Breaking News Reporting (Small)
Winner: Protest rocks Senate debate – by Nick Reimann, Loyola University New Orleans

Editorial Writing
Winner: Maroon editorials – by Staff, Loyola University New Orleans

In-Depth Reporting (Large)
Winner: Vast majority of LSUPD rape reports since 2010 fall on gamedays, gameday weekends – by Sarah Gamard, Louisiana State University

Sports Writing (Small)
Winner: Local man with disability runs in the Crescent City Classic – by Marie Simoneaux, Loyola University New Orleans

Online
Best Affiliated Website
Winner: The Vermilion – by The Vermilion, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Online Feature Reporting
Winner: Inside the Mind of a Murderer – by Chelsea Yaeger Heather Osbourne Karley Nugent, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Online News Reporting
Winner: TOPS hits bottom: Students will self-fund more than half of spring tuition – by Kailey Broussard, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Finalist: Gator Escapes Cypress Lake – by Karley Nugent, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Online Sports Reporting
Winner: Ponway: A Lafayette Alternative to Racquetball – by Garrett Ohlmeyer, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Television Feature Reporting
Finalist: “Lucky the Horse” – by Maria Goddard, Southeastern Louisiana University

Television General News Reporting
Winner: “Strawberry Fest Financial Impact” – by Tyler Waggenspack, Southeastern Louisiana University
Finalist: Louisiana Homeowners Rebuild after Food – by Hunter Lovell, Louisiana State University
Finalist: “Florida Parishes Juvenile Center” – by Tyler Waggenspack, Southeastern Louisiana University

Television News and Feature Photography
Winner: Livestock Show – by Raina LaCaze, Louisiana State University
Finalist: “Strawberry Fest Financial Impact” – by Tyler Waggenspack, Southeastern Louisiana University

Television Sports Photography
Winner: Beckwith and his Horses – by Taylor Curet, Louisiana State University

Television Sports Reporting
Winner: Beckwith and his Horses – by Taylor Curet, Louisiana State University
Finalist: Football and Hair – by Hunter Lovell, Louisiana State University

Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists!

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