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Vandals Win Big at Idaho Press Club Awards

May 08, 2017

University of Idaho students, employees and alumni were well-represented at the 2016 Idaho Press Club awards in Boise on Saturday, May 6.

University Communications & Marketing took home several awards, including:

  • First place, public relations feature writing: Savannah Tranchell, "Ready to Take off the Mask"

  • First place, public relations editorial writing: Staff/Brian Keenan

  • Second place, periodical general excellence: Here We Have Idaho (spring 2016), Savannah Tranchell, editor

  • Third place, public relations feature writing: Maria Ortega, "Road to 100"

  • Honorable mention, news releases: Tara Roberts

UI Student Media also claimed several prizes:

  • First place, periodical, light feature: Austin Maas, Blot Magazine, “Moscow’s Model Citizens”

  • Second place, student, general excellence: The Argonaut

  • First place, student, watchdog/investigate: Tess Fox, The Argonaut, "High achievers need not apply"

  • Third place, student, serious feature: Clair Whitley, The Argonaut, "Spread Happiness"

  • First place, student, column writing: Corrin Bond, The Argonaut, “Blurring the lines; a stinging reality; a perspective on prejudice”

  • Third place, student, column writing: Lyndsie Kiebert, The Argonaut. “Play like a girl; My father is a feminist; Let’s both agree to get it on”

  • Second place, periodical writing, series feature: Erin Bamer, Blot, "Armed and Idahoan"

UI alumni who received awards include:
  • Second place, general column, daily print: Christina Lords, Idaho Press-Tribune: "2C Blog"
  • First place, general column, weekly print: Melissa Davlin, Idaho Public Television, "Idaho Reports blog"
  • Honorable mention, outdoor/environment report, TV: Seth Ogilvie, Melissa Davlin, Troy Shreve, Idaho Public Television, “Boise Water Fight”
  • Second place, education reporting - TV: Seth Ogilvie, Melissa Davlin, Troy Shreve, Idaho Public Television, “A Look at Literacy”
  • First place, government/political - TV: Melissa Davlin, Seth Ogilvie, Troy Shreve, Idaho Public Television, “Money Talks”
  • Second place, best podcast: Nate Poppino, Idaho Statesman & KBSX staff, “Speaking of Serial”

About the University of Idaho

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