The Daily Illini wins Sweepstakes in Illinois College Press Association awards


Samantha Boyle

The Daily Illini staff poses for a group photo in their office on Sunday morning. The newspaper won various awards at the ICPA contest on Saturday.

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting

Out of 24 colleges, The Daily Illini placed in these categories for the 2020 Illinois College Press Association awards:

Sweepstakes formerly referred to as General Excellence  

First Place

Online News Site 

First Place

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    Graphic Illustration 

    Honorable Mention – Kaitlin Mikrut

    COVID-19 Coverage 

    Honorable Mention – Ethan Simmons

    Opinion Page

    Second place

    Feature Story 

    Third place – Gwyn Skiles

    News Story

    Second place – Mona Alrazzaq

    Sports News Story

    Second place – Brendyn Jones

    Sports Game Story 

    Second place – Brandon Simberg

    Sports Column 

    Third place – Brendyn Jones

    In-depth Reporting 

    Third place – Claire O’Brien

    Headline Writing

    Honorable Mention

    Second Place

    Photo Essay 

    First Place – Mark Capapas and Cameron Krasucki

    Feature Photo 

    Second place – Ryan Ash

    Sports Photo 

    First Place – Cameron Krasucki

    General News Photo 

    Honorable Mention – Ryan Ash

    Spot News Photo 

    Honorable Mention – Ryan Ash

    First Place – Mark Capapas


    Second Place


    First Place – Peter Rest

    Third Place – Peter Rest

    Honorable Mention – Brad Fishman

    Honorable Mention – Peter Rest


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