Journalism students from The University of Texas at El Paso’s Department of Student Media and Publications won 25 awards at the 2018 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association convention in Dallas.
The publications – The Prospector and Minero Magazine – won awards for their print and online content in Division 1 against the largest universities in Texas during the March 21-23 meeting.
The Prospector is the school’s student-run newspaper and the Minero Magazine is a bilingual, bicultural student-produced publication. It is published once per fall and spring semester.
“I am extremely proud of my students, as this year was the first year that The Prospector and Minero Magazine were moved up to Division 1 in the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association’s competition,” said Kathleen Flores, director of student publications. “These awards prove that our students have the skills and talent to compete at that level against other top Texas schools such as Texas Tech, Baylor and Texas A&M.”
The divisions in which the students compete are based on campus size.
UTEP’s first place winners were: Michaela Roman and Gabriela Velasquez, photo story; Nina Titovets, environmental photo; Andres Martinez, critical review; Gabriela Velasquez, general news photo; Jacobo De La Rosa, ad campaign; and the Minero staff for overall magazine design.
Second place winners included: Claudia Hernandez, Spanish news story; Alejandra Gonzalez, illustration; Leslie Sarinana, in-depth reporting; Jacobo De La Rosa, advertising campaign; Jason Green, sports feature story; Michaela Roman and Gabriela Velasquez, special edition design online; Jason Green, breaking news photo.
Third place winners were: The Prospector staff for overall newspaper excellence; Christian Vasquez, interactive graphic; Rene Delgadillo, column writing; Michaela Roman and Ana Ramos, cover design newspaper; Claudia Flores, short feature story; Jacobo De La Rosa, ad design interactive; Claudia Hernandez and Jacobo De La Rosa, story package design, magazine; and Alejandra Gonzalez, editorial cartoon.
Receiving honorable mention were: The Minero staff, overall magazine excellence; Gabriela Velasquez, general news photo; Andres Martinez and Jacobo De La Rosa, cover design, magazine; Claudia Hernandez, Vanessa Guevara and Grecia Sanchez, story package design, magazine.