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The Vermont Cynic racks up photo and advertising awards

December 4, 2018

The Vermont Cynic has had a big semester on the national awards scene.

During the National College Media Convention in Louisville, UVM’s student journalists were recognized as among the best in the nation in two categories: photojournalism and advertising layout:

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Black Student Union President Harmony Edosomwan, a sophomore sits in the middle of Main Street in Burlington during this week’s protest. Edosomwan and others have been calling for the removal of top University of Vermont officials for what she calls failure to act against racism on campus. Photo by Oliver Pomazi, The Vermont Cynic

  • A photo of UVM student Harmony Edosomwan, president of the Black Student Union, sitting in the middle of Main Street in Burlington during historic protests for racial equality in Spring 2018 won second place in the nation in the environmental portraiture category. Vermont Cynic photojournalist Oliver Pomazi took the photo.
  • A Vermont Cynic advertisement known as a “house ad” won fourth place in the nation in its category. The ad, designed by Cynic layout editor Lily Keats, was intended to encourage students to get involved with the student newspaper.

Cynic leaders said they were proud of the work produced by their staff.

“We’re very excited that the work we do every day has paid off, and we’re looking forward to producing even stronger content in the future,” said Greta Bjornson, the news organization’s editor-in-chief.

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Cynic layout editor Lily Keats won fourth place in the nation for her advertisement encouraging students to join the Cynic staff.

Award recipients were chosen by judges from Associated Collegiate Press, the student-media organization that also awards the Pacemaker Award—the “Pulitzer Prize of college journalism”—which the Cynic has won in years past—and the Story of the Year Award, which the Cynic earned in 2015 and 2016.

 

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