The Signpost Fares Well at Utah Press Competitions

OGDEN, Utah – The Signpost, Weber State University’s student newspaper, took home several awards at the annual Better Newspaper Contest hosted by the Utah Press Association in St. George, Utah, on March 20.

The Signpost, one of 10 newspapers in the Group II category, competed against professional weekly newspapers from across the state. The staff of the Signpost received a total of 14 awards, including the General Excellence award, which is given to the newspaper that earns the most points in its group. Additionally, the paper earned four first-place, four second-place and five third-place awards.

The newspaper also competed in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence contest. Two submissions are finalists for sports and editorial writing and will move on to the national SPJ competition. National winners will be announced in April.

Utah Press Association Awards

General Excellence

First-Place Awards

Special Section – The Signpost staff
Sports Photograph – Nathan Caulford
Sports Page – The Signpost staff
News or Features Series – Cimaron Neugabauer

Second-Place Awards

Photo Page – The Signpost staff
Feature Photograph – Nathan Caulford
Use of Ad Color – Hunter Saiz
In-House Promotion – Hunter Saiz

Third-Place Awards

Front Page – The Signpost staff
Feature Story – Erik Olsen
Editorial – The Signpost staff
Editor’s Column – Gina Barker
In-House Produced Ad – Hunter Saiz

SPJ Mark of Excellence Finalists

Sports reporting – Matt Gerrish
Editorial writing – The Signpost staff

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Frances Kelsey, editor-in-chief, Signpost
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Allison Barlow Hess, adviser, Signpost
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Frances Kelsey, editor-in-chief, Signpost
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