2012-2013 contest winners announced

General Excellence, Division I

  1. The Glacier, Moraine Valley
  2. The Courier, College of DuPage
  3. The Harbinger, Harper Community College
  4. The Observer, Elgin Community College

General Excellence, Division II

  1. The Valley Forge, Rock Valley Community College
  2. The Harbinger, Illinois Central College
  3. The Blazer, Joliet Junior College
  4. The Occurrence, Oakton Community College

General Excellence, Division III

  1. IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College
  2. The Spectator, Heartland Community College
  3. The Herald, Harold Washington College
  4. Uptown Exchange, Truman College

Front Page Design, Division I

  1. Staff, The Courier, College of DuPage
  2. Staff, The Glacier, Moraine Valley Community College
  3. Evan Salzer, The Chieftain, Black Hawk Community College
  4. Kelley Byrne, The Observer, College of Lake County

Front Page Design, Division II

  1. Staff, The Wright Times, Wright College
  2. Jordan Shawhan, The Harbinger, Illinois Central College
  3. Shannon Doyle, The Valley Forge, Rock Valley College
  4. Staff, The Blazer, Joliet Junior College

Front Page Design, Division III

  1. Staff, IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College
  2. Eli Mayfield, The Herald, Harold Washington College
  3. Staff, The Uptown Exchange, Truman College

News, Division I

  1. Maria Isabel Garcia, The Chronicle, College of Lake County
  2. Phil A. Bianco, The Glacier, Moraine Valley Community College
  3. Sean Pedersen, The Harbinger, Harper Community College
  4. Kevin M. Coyne, The Glacier, Moraine Valley Community College

News, Division II

  1. Kristina Austin, The Harbinger, Illinois Central College
  2. Shannon Doyle, The Valley Forge, Rock Valley College
  3. Laura Hazard, The Occurrence, Oakton Community College
  4. Nancy L. Graves, The Tartan, McHenry County Community College

News, Division III

  1. Kyle Werth, The Spectator, Heartland Community College
  2. Matthew Gerding, IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College
  3. Julissa Alvarado, The Herald, Harold Washington College
  4. Saralyn Simpson, IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College

Editorial, Division I

  1. Courier Staff, College of DuPage
  2. Kevin M. Coyne and Fallon Sweeney, Glacier, Moraine Valley
  3. Joshua May, The Chronicle, College of Lake County
  4. Nate Sousa, The Chronicle, College of Lake County and Kyle Taylor, The Observer, Elgin Community College

Editorial, Division II

  1. Joseph J. Bledsoe, the Wright Times, Wright College
  2. Shane Dunn, Wright Times, Wright College
  3. Shannon Doyle, Valley Forge, Rock Valley College
  4. The Blazer Staff, Joliet Junior College

Column excluding sports, Division I

  1. Joshua May, College of Lake County, “Black History Month is a call to action”
  2. Jonathan McMahon, Elgin Communty College, “Room With a View: To Tell the Truth”
  3. Kylie Hughes, Kishwaukee College, “Do I look like a slut?”
  4. HM: Jordan Gignac, College of Dupage, “Training is key to success”

HM: Nate Sousa, College of Lake County, Teachers should adopt a strict laptop policy”

HM: Mike Niemietz, Elgin Community College, “State of the Game: Violence”

Column excluding sports, Division II

1.  Emily Gahan, “The plight of the ‘90s generation”

2. Kristina Austin, Illinois Central College, “Vampire Epidemic”

3. Joe Stewart, Rock valley College, “The discrimination deception”

4. HM: Autumn Pulvermacher, Joliet Junior College, “Where have all the nice people gone?”

Column excluding sports, Division III

1.. Kyle Russell, Illinois Valley Community College, “Choose to stand up for others”

2. Mickey Young, Illinois Valley Community College, “Constitution gives model for government”

3. Sara Langston, Heartland College, “Social media trail factor in college applications”

Features, Division I

  1. Michelle Pain, The Observer, Elgin Community College
  2. Nate Sousa, The Chronicle, College of Lake County
  3. Mohammad Tazin, The Chieftain, Black Hawk Community College

Features, Division II

  1. Umaymah Tabani, Occurrence, Oakton Community College
  2. Shannon Doyle, The Valley Forge, Rock Valley College
  3. Kristina Austin, The Harbinger, Illinois Central College

Features, Division III

  1. TIE: Evelyn Luviano, The Herald, Harold Washington College and Julia Evelsizer, The Spectator, Heartland Community College
  2. TIE: Rex Colgrove, Navigator News, Lake Land College and Jessica Smith, The Tartan, McHenry County Community College
  3. Akili-Malcolm Myrick, The Uptown Exchange, Truman College
  4. Robert Dominguez, The Herald, Harold Washington College

Arts Feature, Division I

  1. Alex Aranda, The Chronicle, College of Lake County
  2. Courtney Gillen The Chronicle, College of Lake County
  3. Fallon Sweeney, Glacier, Moraine Valley Community College
  4. Frank Florez, Glacier, Moraine Valley Community College

Arts Feature, Division II

  1. Mike Mieszcak, Occurrence, Oakton Community College
  2. Hailey Boyle, Occurrence, Oakton Community College
  3. Erica Harlston, The Wright Times, Wright College
  4. Michael Schuller, The Blazer, Joliet Junior College

Arts Feature, Division III

  1. Patrick Erwin, The Uptown Exchange, Truman College
  2. Katie Millard, IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College
  3. Akili-Malcolm Myrick, The Uptown Exchange, Truman College
  4. Will Robinson, The Spectator, Heartland Community College

Editorial, Division III

  1. Patrick Erwin, Uptown Exchange, Truman College
  2. Harry Reynolds, Navigator News, Lake Land College
  3. Matt Gerdin, IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College
  4. Robb Chase, The Tartan, McHenry College\

Sports News, Dvision I

  1. Sam Greenberg, The Chronicle, College of Lake County
  2. Miguel Urguizo, The Observer, Elgin Community College and Austin Slott, The Courier, College of DuPage
  3. Alex Wallner, Prospectus News, Parkland College
  4. Spencer Brown, Prospectus News, Parkland College and Austin Slott, The Courier, College of DuPage

Sports News, Division II

  1. Matt McClain, The Harbinger, Illinois Central College
  2. Tommy Stokke, The Blazer, Joliet Junior College
  3. Tommy Stokke, The Blazer, Joliet Junior College
  4. Jason Ellis, The Harbinger, Illinois Central College and Shannon Doyle, The Valley Forge, Rock Valley College

Sports News, Division III

  1. Ericka Smith, IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College
  2. Josh Dillon, IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College
  3. Kayleigh Williams, The Spectator, Heartland Community College
  4. Derrick Mason, The Tartan, McHenry County Community College and Todd Thomas, The Uptown Exchange, Truman College

Sports Feature, Division I

  1. Diana Besser, The Observer, Elgin Community College
  2. Jasmin Rojo, The Observer, Elgin Community College
  3. Mark Roughton, Prospectus News, Parkland College
  4. Sean McDermott, Glacier, Moraine Valley Community College

Sports Feature, Division II

  1. Matt McClain and Jason Ellis, The Harbinger, Illinois Central College
  2. Tommy Stokke, The Blazer, Joliet Junior College
  3. Jason Ellis, The Harbinger, Illinois Central College
  4. Stephanie Madella, Wright Times, Wright College

Sports Feature, Division III

  1. Josh Dillon, IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College
  2. Scott Tucker, The Spectator, Heartland Community College
  3. Courtney Biere, The Tartan, McHenry County Community College
  4. Randy Gerrans, The Spectator, Heartland Community College

Sports Column, Division I

  1. Tommy Stokke, The Blazer, Joliet Junior College
  2. Austin Slott, The Courier, College of DuPage

Sports Column, Division II

  1. Damien Pitts, The Valley Forge, Rock Valley College
  2. Christopher Dobson, The Valley Forge, Rock Valley College

Sports Column, Division III

  1. Joe Frye, IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College
  2. Bryer Lehr, IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College
  3. Andrea Sanders, Navigator News, Lake Land College

Sports Photo, Division I

  1. Gerardo Jimenez, Prospectus News, Parkland College
  2. London Summers, The Courier, College of DuPage
  3. Sydney Cusack, The Chieftain, Black Hawk College
  4. Justin Lexba, The Chronicle, College of Lake County

Sports Photo, Division II

  1. Shannon Doyle, The Valley Forge, Rock Valley College
  2. Renee Ronzone, The Blazer, Joliet Junior College
  3. Renee Ronzone, The Blazer, Joliet Junior College
  4. Jason Howell, The Harbinger, Illinois Central College

Sports Photo, Division III

  1. Kyle Russell, IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College
  2. Randy Gerrans, The Spectator, Heartland Community College
  3. Joe Dillon, IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College
  4. John Baermann, The Spectator, Heartland Community College

Photo Spread, Division I

  1. Mike Frederiksen, Glacier, Moraine Valley Community College
  2. London Summers, The Courier, College of DuPage
  3. Lindsey Bunescu, The Observer, Elgin Community College
  4. Lindsey Bunescu, The Observer, Elgin Community College

Photo Spread, Division II

  1. Jordan Lehman, The Harbinger, Illinois Central College
  2. Jordan Lehman, The Harbinger, Illinois Central College
  3. Renee Ronzone, The Blazer, Joliet Junior College
  4. Renee Ronzone, The Blazer, Joliet Junior College

Photo Spread, Division III

  1. Alyson Nelson, The Spectator, Heartland Community College
  2. Jacob Montgomery, IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College
  3. Laura Roberts, IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College
  4. Leah Oathout, Navigator News, Lake Land Community College

Single Photo, Division I

  1. Mike Frederiksen, Glacier, Moraine Valley Community College
  2. Nathan Camp, The Courier, College of DuPage
  3. Lindsey Bunescu, The Observer, Elgin Community College
  4. Briana Kay Stodden, Prospectus News, Parkland College

Single Photo, Division II

  1. Shannon Doyle, The Valley Forge, Rock Valley College
  2. Sandra Avorywoskie, The Wright Times, Wright College
  3. Erica Harlston. The Wright Times, Wright College

Single Photo, Division III

  1. Josh Dillion, IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College
  2. Ben Hallock, IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College
  3. Jordan McCombe, The Navigator News, Lake Land College

Advertising, Division I

  1. Michael Hartmann, Glacier, Moraine Valley Community College
  2. Emalee Kay, Glacier, Moraine Valley Community College
  3. Brian Stodden, Prospectus News, Parkland College
  4. Kalley Byrne, The Observer, College of Lake County

Advertising, Division II

  1. Chip Copeland, The Valley Forge, Rock Valley College
  2. Cristina Benavides, The Wright News, Wright College
  3. Chip Copeland, The Valley Forge, Rock Valley College
  4. Andrew Brencyz, The Valley Forge, Rock Valley College

Advertising, Division III

  1. Mackenzie Latham, Navigator News, Lake Land College
  2. Chandler Buguss, Navigator News, Lake Land College

Computer Graphics, Division I

  1. Kelley Byrne, The Chronicle, College of Lake County
  2. Emalee Kay, Glacier, Moraine Valley Community College
  3. Emalee Kay, Glacier, Moraine Valley Community College
  4. Alvin Bonitucio, Kaleidoscope, Kishwaukee Community College

Computer Graphics, Division II

  1. Joseph T. Bledsoe, The Wright Times, Wright College
  2. Alaina Neal, The Valley Forge, Rock Valley College
  3. Kaitlyn Tighe, The Harbinger, Illinois Central College

Computer Graphics, Division III

  1. Marisha Hekmatpour, The Herald, Harold Washington College
  2. Leah Oathout, Navigator News, Lake Land Community College

Freehand Cartoon, Division I

  1. Daniel DaLoia, The Courier, College of DuPage
  2. Michael M. Hartman, Glacier, Moraine Valley Community College
  3. Lucy Welsh, Glacier, Moraine Valley Community College
  4. Alvin Bonifacio, Kaleidoscope, Kishwaukee Community College

Freehand Cartoon, Division II

  1. Val Bayless, The Harbinger, Illinois Central College
  2. Malak Alawami, The Wright Times, Wright College
  3. Kori Zick, The Valley Forge, Rock Valley College
  4. Cristina Benavides, The Wright Times, Wright College

Freehand Cartoon, Division III

  1. Rex Colgrove, Navigator News, Lake Land Community College
  2. Rex Colgrove, Navigator News, Lake Land Community College
  3. Jessie Winchel, IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College
  4. Jessie Winchel, IV Leader, Illinois Valley Community College

Web Site, Open

  1. The Bridge, Lewis & Clark Community College
  2. Prospectus News, Parkland College
  3. The Courier, College of DuPage
  4. Uptown Exchange, Truman College

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