The Daily Illini wins 1st in general excellence at ICPA

By Daily Illini Staff Report

The Daily Illini placed first in general excellence at the Illinois College Press Association annual conference in Chicago this weekend. The award recognizes the best overall student news organization among daily student newspapers in the state of Illinois. 

The Daily Illini staff also took home second place for special supplement for the Salary Guide print publication, third place in multimedia reporting for the Salary Guide online, and an honorable mention for best website
In addition to the staff awards, The Daily Illini received 16 individual awards: 
Feature page layout
Honorable mention – Unofficial A1 by Eunie Kim and Scott Durand
Overall front page layout
Honorable mention – Anna Hecht and Torey Butner
Opinion page layout 
Second place – Cycling through shortcomings by Editorial Board (Page 4A of the link)
Sports page layout
Second place – Unifying the uniforms by Austin Baird
In-depth reporting
First place – Sexual Assault series by Brittney Nadler
Second place – Welcome to the Army (Part 2) by Johnathan Hettinger
Sports column
Third place – The few, the proud: A game with Illinois’ Block I by Sean Hammond
Sports feature story
Second place – One runner’s journey to becoming a marathoner by Sean Hammond
Sports game story
Sports news story
Honorable mention – Illinois athletics unveils Nike rebrand by Darshan Patel
Sports photo
First place – Minnesota football game by Folake Osibodu