The Daily Illini takes second place in general excellence at ICPA


Photo courtesy of Melissa Pasco

The Daily Illini staff traveled to Chicago on Saturday for the Illinois College Press Association award ceremony. The DI took home 21 awards total.

By Tyler Panlilio, Managing Editor for Online

The Daily Illini placed second in general excellence for daily collegiate newspapers at the Illinois College Press Association conference in Chicago on Saturday. The award recognizes the best overall student news organization among daily student newspapers in Illinois.

The Vidette from Illinois State University won first place in general excellence for daily collegiate newspapers. The Daily Northwestern from Northwestern University placed third.


General excellence

Second place


Opinion page layout

Third place, Cassidy Brandt

Front page layout

Honorable mention

Sports page layout

First place, Kenyon Edmond and Brian Bauer

Creative works

Online news site

Second place, Tyler Panlilio

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First place, Bradley Fishman

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First place, Bradley Fishman

Advertising open campaign

First and second place


Sports features story

Honorable mention, Gabby Hajduk

Sports game story

Third place, Jared Farmer

Sports column

Second place, Tati Perry

Third place, Rachel Spencer



Third place

Column (excluding sports)

Third place, Ellen Barczak

Honorable mention, Andrew Prozorovsky


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  • Bob Wootton steps outside of Kriser’s Natural Pet located at 356 E. Ohio St., with his dogs Ducky (left) and Bertie on Friday.

  • Lovie Smith takes off his hat after the Illini upset the Badgers at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 19.

  • Kiniko Gunji, the founder of the Japan House in Champaign, speaks about her book, “The Art of Wagashi” at the Japan House om Thursday. Wagashi are traditional Japanese desserts that are often served with tea to complement their sweetness.

  • Paramedics tend to a patient at Illini Tower during Unofficial on Mar. 1, 2019.

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ICPA photo competition

Second place, Mark Capapas

Feature photo

Third place, Mark Capapas

Sports photo

Second place, Jonathan Bonaguro

Spot news photo

Third place, Ben Tschetter


In-depth reporting

First place, multimedia reporting


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