The Daily Gamecock took home 25 South Carolina Press Association awards Friday, including a third place finish in the General Excellence category.
The paper was recognized for its coverage of a wide range of events and topics throughout 2017, including Student Government, Gamecock basketball's Final Four runs and a string of kidnappings in Columbia.
Former news editor Mike Woodel and photo editor Victoria Richman won the most individual awards. The fourth-year journalism student and third-year visual communications student won three awards each. Fourth-year journalism student Larissa Johnson's coverage of mental health on campus earned her two individual awards.
Daily Gamecock writers swept the column writing category, led by arts and culture editor Mattie Hibbs.
The paper's full staff was also recognized for its use of innovative media, earning first place honors for its website and use of social media.
Staff members received their awards in a ceremony at Winthrop University as part of the SCPA's yearly Collegiate Meeting.
See the full list of awards below:
Third Place, General Excellence - Staff
First Place, News Story - Emily Barber
Third Place, News Story - Mike Woodel
Second Place, Feature Story - Mike Woodel
Third Place, Feature Story - Mary Ramsey
Third Place, Sports Story - Mike Woodel
Second Place, Editorial Writing - Staff
First Place, Column Writing - Mattie Hibbs
Second Place, Column Writing - Darby Hallman
Third Place, Column Writing - Danny Waller
Second Place, Student Government Beat Coverage - News Staff
First Place, Series of Articles - Larissa Johnson
First Place, Special Section of Edition - Staff
First Place, Page One Design - Staff
Second Place, Page One Design - Staff
First Place, Specialty Page Design - Staff
Second Place, Specialty Page Design - Staff
First Place, Photograph - Victoria Richman
Third Place, Photograph - Victoria Richman
Second Place, Sports Photograph - Sarah Stone
Third Place, Sports Photograph - Victoria Richman
First Place, Advertisement - Wanda Felsenhardt
First Place, Website - Staff
Third Place, Multimedia Story - Larissa Johnson
First Place, Use of Social Media - Staff