Staff members from North Idaho College’s The Sentinel newspaper were honored with several Mark of Excellence awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 conference in Spokane this past weekend, including Best All-Around Non-Daily Newspaper.
All first-place award winners are eligible to compete in SPJ’s annual competition that culminates at its fall convention.
Sentinel Staff – Best All-Around Non-Daily Newspaper
Gabe Green (Vancouver, Wash.) – Breaking News Photo
Gabe Green – Feature Photo
Gabe Green – Sports Photo
Kaye Thornbrugh (Hayden) – Feature Writing
Tala Wood (Sandpoint) – General News Reporting
Sarah Munds (Hauser) – Photo Illustration
Eric Rivera (Spokane Valley) – Sports Column Writing
Eric Rivera – Sports Writing
Sentinel Staff – Best Affiliated Website
Kaye Thornbrugh – Feature Writing
Christina Villagomez (Hayden) – General News Reporting
Benaiah Cheevers (Coeur d’Alene) – Sports Writing
Sarah Munds - Feature Writing
NIC competes in the Medium category with schools that have 5,000-10,000 enrolled students.
In a another competition, the 25th annual College News Design Contest, Sara Munds was awarded an honorable mention in the Features Page Design category.
Pictured is Gabe Green’s award-winning sports photo showing NIC player Emille Cordon taking a knee to the stomach in an October game against Western Wyoming Community College.