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Montage Earns Top Honors at MCMA Convention

April 23, 2013

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Montage staff members display awards they received at the recent Missouri College Media Association Convention. The Montage was named the Best Overall Two-Year College Newspaper for the 10th time.

The Montage, St. Louis Community College-Meramec's student newspaper, recently was named the Best Overall Two-Year College Newspaper at the Missouri College Media Association’s annual convention and awards ceremony at Missouri Southern State University.

The Montage also received the Sweepstakes Award, first place for its Summer Survival Guide, and 27 additional staff and individual awards.

The Montage staff competed against several other Missouri two-year school newspapers, including those from the STLCC-Forest Park and the STLCC-Florissant Valley campuses. Entries in the competition were judged for general excellence by members of the Missouri Press Association.

Individual and staff awards received by The Montage staff included first, second and third place for editorial writing, investigative reporting, feature and sports photography, information graphics, story illustrations, editorial cartoons, page design and multimedia content. Staffers also won several honorable mentions.

The Montage has consistently won awards for excellence in student journalism at the state and national levels. Recent awards include national recognition from the Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and a Pacemaker Award from the Associated Collegiate Press.

In addition to this year’s recognition from the Missouri Press Association, The Montage was named the MCMA Best Overall Newspaper nine previous times, and has received eight Sweepstakes Awards as well. In 2002, staffers claimed the most awards won by a single school in one year.

Individual Awards

  • Best Overall Newspaper – First Place
  • Sweepstakes Award – First Place
  • Web Page – Second Place
  • Feature Writing: Second Place, Kimberly Morice; Honorable Mention, Alex Kendall
  • Sports Writing: First Place, Spencer Gleason; Second Place, Spencer Gleason and Kurt Oberreither
  • In-Depth Reporting: Second and Third Place, Kelly Glueck
    Investigative Reporting: First and Second Place, Kavahn Mansouri
  • Feature Photography: First Place, Alex Kendall
  • Sports Photography: First Place, David Kloeckener
  • Non-Editorial Cartoon: First Place, Cory Montero
  • Editorial Cartoon: First Place, Cory Montero
  • Information Graphic: First Place, Anabel Gonzalez
  • Story Illustration: Second Place, Kelly Glueck and Mike Ziegler
  • Advertising Design: Second Place, Lilly Huxhold
  • Front Page Design: First Place, Kelly Glueck; Second Place, Kavahn Mansouri
  • Editorial Section: First Place, Joe Makoto, Cory Montero, Victoria Barmak, Lilly Huxhold, Kelly Glueck, Tegan Mazurek, Taylor Menke, Endya Goliday and Kavahn Mansouri
  • Sports Page Design: First Place, Spencer Gleason and Mike Ziegler; Third Place, Spencer Gleason, Alex Kendall, David Kloeckener, Tegan Mazurek and Ashley Higginbotham
  • Photo Page: Honorable Mention, Alex Kendall
  • Special Section: First Place, Staff
  • Multimedia: First Place, Hans Steinert; Second Place, Hans Steinert and Spencer Gleason