The Ohio Newspaper Association & Ohio Newspapers Foundation host the annual Ohio Collegiate Newspaper and Website Competition to recognize the achievements of Ohio’s college and university newspapers. Winners of the 2012 competition were announced at the ONA Convention on Feb. 9, 2012, in Columbus. The General Excellence winners were The Lantern, OSU, in Division A, and The Jambar, Youngstown State University, in Division B.

Please note that the upcoming Collegiate Newspaper Competition for the entry period August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012 will be through an online platform. To prepare for this, newspaper staff should set aside contest-worthy digital content for those categories they wish to enter (e.g. create a folder on your desktop and save the pages and articles as PDFs). Complete details on the contest and submitting entries will be released later in 2012. If you have any questions about the contest please contact the ONA’s Sue Bazzoli at sbazzoli@ohionews.
org or 614-486-6677 Ext. 18.

Below is the list of 2012 winners. To download the complete judges’ report, please click here.

2012 Ohio Collegiate Newspaper and Web Site Competition award winners

Class 1: News Coverage

Division A

First Place: The Post – Ohio University
Second Place: The Lantern – The Ohio State University
Third Place: The BG News -Bowling GreenStateUniversity

Division B

First Place: The Pulse – University of Findlay
Second Place: The Jambar – Youngstown State University
Third Place: Tan & Cardinal -OtterbeinUniversity

Class 2: Arts and Entertainment

Division A

First Place: The News Record – University of Cincinnati
Second Place: The Post – Ohio University
Third Place: The Lantern – TheOhioStateUniversity

Division B

First Place: The Collegian – Ashland University
Second Place: Cedars – Cedarville University
Third Place: The Jambar -YoungstownStateUniversity

Class 3: Editorial Writing

Division A

First Place: The Lantern – The Ohio State University
Second Place: The News Record – University of Cincinnati
Third Place: The Post -OhioUniversity

Division B

First Place: Tan & Cardinal – Otterbein University
Second Place: The Jambar – Youngstown State University
Third Place: The Transcript -OhioWesleyanUniversity

Class 4: Sports Coverage

Division A

First Place: The Post – Ohio University
Second Place: The Lantern – The Ohio State University
Third Place: The News Record – University of Cincinnati

Division B

First Place: The Jambar – Youngstown State University
Second Place: Cedars – Cedarville University
Third Place: The Pulse -University ofFindlay

Class 5: Design

Division A

First Place: The News Record – University of Cincinnati
Second Place: The Post – Ohio University
Third Place: The Lantern – TheOhioStateUniversity

Division B

First Place: Cedars – Cedarville University
Second Place: Tan & Cardinal – Otterbein University
Third Place: The Jambar -YoungstownStateUniversity

Class 6: Photojournalism

Division A

First Place: The News Record – University of Cincinnati
Second Place: The Lantern – TheOhioStateUniversity

Division B

First Place: Cedars – Cedarville University
Second Place: Tan & Cardinal – Otterbein University
Third Place: The Pulse -University ofFindlay

Class 7: Headline Writing

Division A

First Place: The News Record – University of Cincinnati
Second Place: The Lantern – The Ohio State University
Third Place: The Post -OhioUniversity

Division B

First Place: The Collegian – Ashland University
Second Place: Cedars – Cedarville University
Third Place: The Pulse -University ofFindlay

Best Collegiate Newspaper Web Site

Division A

First Place: The News Record – University of Cincinnati
Second Place: The Lantern – The Ohio State University
Third Place: – The BG News -Bowling Green State University

Division B

First Place: Aviso AVW – Malone University
Second Place: Tan & Cardinal – Otterbein University
Third Place: – The Collegian – Ashland University

General Excellence Award

Division A

The Lantern, The Ohio State University

Division B

The Jambar,Youngstown State University

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