Courtesy of Sydney Patterson

Daily Gamecock recognized for reporting, photography, design at SCPA Collegiate Meeting

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  

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