Lincoln Land Community College’s student newspaper, The Lamp, received 11 awards at a statewide competition April 7. The awards were presented at the Illinois Community College Journalism Association (ICCJA) spring conference held at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey.
The Lamp staff won honorable mention for the Mike Foster General Excellence Award, a prize for overall quality of the paper. The Lamp staff includes Isaac Warren of Springfield as editor, and Jared Gorrell of Springfield, assistant editor. “I saw the other papers, and the competition was fierce,” said Tim McKenzie, The Lamp’s adviser and assistant professor of journalism and humanities. “Winning a staff award is always gratifying because it reflects on the quality journalism and contribution of the whole staff.”
Other awards include:
Theresa Brummett of Salisbury won first place for news photo. Brummett previously was assistant editor of The Lamp. Lukas Myers of Taylorville placed first in arts review.
Isaac Warren received second place for page design and honorable mention for headline writing. Theaibold Kennon III of Springfield won second place for feature writing.
Anne King of Springfield placed second in sports feature writing, while Jesse Baker of Springfield received honorable mention.
Tess Peterson of Springfield won second place for Editorial Writer of the Year and Ryan Mazrim of Chatham garnered second place and honorable mention for feature photos.
In addition to The Lamp awards, Adviser and Assistant Professor McKenzie was elected to serve on the ICCJA board of directors.