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The Battalion

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The Battalion wins awards, accolades at national conference

Photo by Spencer O’Daniel

The Battalion editorial staff checked into their hotel for the Fall National College Media Convention in Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023.

First-place prizes, honorable mentions and in-depth critiques.

From Oct. 29 through Nov. 1, The Battalion took part in an annual conference packed with award ceremonies and educational sessions. The conference was hosted by the Associated Collegiate Press, or ACP, and the College Media Association, or CMA, in Atlanta.

The Battalion’s editorial staff sat in on sessions taught by industry professionals from publications such as The New York Times and industry advocacy groups like the Student Press Law Center. The conference days ended with the award ceremonies where college publications from around the country gathered for individual and overall honors.

The Battalion submitted entries for the ACP Pacemakers, CMA Pinnacles and Conference Best of Show, given for content submitted at the conference, and these were the results:

ACP Pacemakers — Individual Winners

Honorable Mention  — Multimedia Media Story of the Year, Infographics — Caleb Elizondo

Honorable Mention — Photo of the Year, News/Breaking News Photo — Kyle Heise

Honorable Mention — Design of the Year, Yearbook Spread — Megan Williams

Honorable Mention — Photo of the Year, Sports Feature Photo — Robert O’Brien

CMA Pinnacles

3rd Place — Best Photo Illustration — Ishika Samant, Robert O’Brien

Honorable Mention — Best Column — Lilia Elizondo

Honorable Mention — Best Ad Supplement/Special Section — The Battalion

2nd Place — Best Profile — Jack Lee

Best of Show

7th Place — Advertisement — Carmen Horrillo Tamayo

10th Place — Magazine Design — Ruben Hernandez, Adriano Espinosa, Laura McClintock

1st Place — Magazine Design — Pranay Dhoopar, Ishika Samant

1st Place — Newspaper Design — Pranay Dhoopar

4th Place — Yearbook Design — Megan Williams

8th Place — News/Feature Photo — Kyle Heise

3rd Place — News/Feature Photo — Ishika Samant

10th Place — Sports Photo — Kyle Heise

8th Place — Sports Photo — Ishika Samant

9th Place — Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Reporting — Emelia Gamez

7th Place — Advertising Media Kit — Dan Hung

7th Place — Overall Website — The Battalion

7th Place — Overall Yearbook — The Aggieland

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