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Student Media Publications Win Big at NCCMA

Agromeck, Nubian Message, Technician and Windhover combined to bring home 23 awards from the North Carolina College Media Association's annual conference.

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By Patrick Neal, director of NC State Student Media

NC State Student Media’s print publications earned a total of 23 awards from the North Carolina College Media Association (NCCMA) this year.

The awards were announced at the NCCMA’s 2021 annual conference and awards ceremony, which was hosted remotely by William Peace University. Other colleges and universities participating in this year’s competition included UNC-Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, Appalachian State University, NC A&T University, Elon University, UNC-Asheville, UNC-Pembroke, Meredith College and Guilford College.

Awards and individual award winners, where applicable, were as follows:

Agromeck: Best of Show; First Place, Student Life Copy, by Julia Harrison; Third Place, Student Life Copy, by Mandy Stacy; First Place, Photography, by Sarah Cochran; Honorable Mention, Photography, by Jay Encarnacion-Rivera; First Place, Inside Spread Design, by Cameron Motsinger; Second Place, Inside Spread Design, by Sagnik Nayak; First Place, Sports Copy, by Elizabeth Stavrakakis; and Second Place, Sports Copy, by Katie Tart. 

Nubian Message: First Place, Single- or Two-Page Design, by Elikem Dodor; and Third Place, Photography, by Nick Faulkner.

Technician: Best of Show, Large Campus Newspaper; Best of Show, Large Campus Online News; First Place, Digital Storytelling, by Jaylan Harrington, Augstin Dunlow and Cassie Englund (with special thanks to Ryan Farischon, Adi Penumarti and Ray Black III); Honorable Mention, Digital Storytelling, by Camden Speight and Nicholas Schnittker (with special thanks to Emma Sheppard and Jaylan Harrington); Third Place, Feature Writing, by Austin Dunlow; Third Place, News Writing, by Rachael Davis, Alicia Thomas and Cassie Englund; Honorable Mention, Sports Writing, by Rachel Bilenki; and Third Place, Opinion Writing, by the Technician Editorial Board.

Windhover: Best of Show; Second Place, Poetry, by Prairie Moon Dalton; Second Place, Fiction, by Hannah Cooper; and Third Place, Two-Page Spread, by the Windhover design staff.