Reflector staff brings home three awards at international conference
By Reflector Staff
Along with coming back with an abundance of knowledge to improve The Reflector, the staff came back with three awards in hand.
The first recognition came in the form of honourable mention for Design of the Year in the category of best news spread. The cover recognized ran in the Oct. 30, 2008 edition of the paper and was a story about the sport of parkour in Calgary.
Through some creative collaboration, photo editor James Paton created the features front, with an amazing photo by Duncan Kinney and a well-written story by Andrea Goss.
Next, Paton was recognized for his individual effort in Photo Excellence in the category of best spot news photo. His photo of a house fire in the northwest neighbourhood of Citadel won him third place.
“It’s a great honour to come in third for such a prestigious award,” said Paton.
Finally, on the last day of the conference, the awards for Best in Show were announced and for the second year in a row, The Reflector came home with third place in the category of four-year non-weekly.
The Oct. 27 issue, pictured on the right of the page, was the edition that was submitted and was awarded Best in Show.
“I’m so proud of the entire staff for the hard work that has been put in this year and last year as well,” said publishing editor Katie Turner.
“That being said, there is always room for improvement and I think that the information we learned at the conference is much more valuable than the awards,” she added.
The ACP is an organization made up of hundreds of college newspapers, mostly from the United States but there are some international members as well.
The Reflector staff attends the conference every year.