SAN MARCOS (November 30, 2015) – Palomar College’s Telescope newspaper and Impact magazine received more than 20 awards combined at a recent conference hosted by the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC), an organization which brings together members of community college journalism programs from across California.
Twelve members of the Telescope staff attended the one-day conference at Fullerton College on Nov. 14, where they competed in contests against other colleges from the Southern California region, attended lectures, and networked with other student journalists. The day concluded with an awards ceremony, resulting in an impressive showing for Palomar College.
The Telescope staff received the First Place award in Online General Excellence and Telescope photographer Philip Farry received a First Place award in the Sports Action Photo category. For Impact magazine, Paul Nelson and Katherine Hoang placed first in Magazine Cover Design and Rendall Mercado and Katherine Hoang placed first in Magazine Design/Layout.
“It’s hard not to brag,” said Telescope adviser Erin Hiro, who attended the conference along with the students. “These awards reflect the great work our students are producing, for both the Telescope and Impact — we are so proud,” she said, speaking of herself and Sylvia Mendoza, Impact magazine adviser for spring 2015.
A list of the awards follows:
Editorial Cartoon, Third Place, John Lucia
Front Page Layout (Tabloid), Third Place, Susan Whaley
Photo Illustration, Fourth Place, Harim Arjon
Online Photo Story/Essay, Fourth Place, Erika Shasky
Column Writing, Second Place, Christopher Bullock
Editorial, Second Place, Mike Peterson
Sports Game Story, Third Place, Mike Adams
News Photo, Third Place, Philip Farry
Photo Story-Essay, Second Place, Telescope Staff
Photo Story-Essay, Third Place, Telescope Staff
Sports Action Photo, First Place, Philip Farry
Online General Excellence, First Place, Telescope Staff
Magazine Cover Design, First Place, Paul Nelson and Katherine Hoang
Magazine Design/Layout, First Place, Rendall Mercado and Katherine Hoang
Magazine Opinion Article, Meritorious Award, Danielle Tuazon
Magazine Opinion Article, Meritorious Award, Marilyn Moreno
Magazine Illustration, Second Place, Rendall Mercado
Magazine Illustration, Third Place, Rendall Mercado
Magazine Photo, Third Place, Bayani Decastro, Jr.
Telescope On-the-Spot contest winners:
News Writing, Honorable Mention, Daze Castillo
Critical Review, Honorable Mention, Diana Guevarra
News Photo and Caption, Third Place, Lou Roubitchek
News Photo and Caption, Fourth Place, Philip Farry
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Erin Hiro, Telescope Newspaper, 760-744-1150, ext. 3762