2020 Spring Journalism Contest winners by Category

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The spring 2020 journalism competitions drew 1141 entries that were reviewed by 27 judges.

The charts below are the individual winners.

There are two sets of charts to view the winners. The first is galleries that display by category, it includes the titles and credits for winning entries. The four charts at the bottom of this story reveal results by category and class.

Class A

Category NameAwardPublication nameOrganizationEntry TitleCredits
ColumnFirst PlaceThe XpressXavier HSFor that, I'm thankfulMaddie Serbousek
ColumnSecond PlaceThe XpressXavier HSPale pink ribbonsElla Schulte
ColumnThird Placethemustangmoon.comMount Vernon HSDear FreshmenJillian McGuire
ColumnHonorable MentionAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSActivity Equality -- OPINIONCamryn Church
ColumnHonorable MentionThe Pirate PressHudson HSFundraising OpinionJetta Colsch
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripFirst PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSInformation OverloadJake Yoder
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripSecond PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSFundraising OverkillJake Yoder
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripThird PlacePelladiumPella Community HSGraduation is ComingIsabella Riddle
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripHonorable MentionThe Pirate PressHudson HSPuppet MastersJake Yoder
Feature PhotoFirst PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSSilent ProtestCaroline Mitchell
Feature PhotoSecond PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSDonut LoverLexi Bergmeier
Feature PhotoThird PlaceThe StrikerBaxter HSThis is Us Feature Photo Maya Phelps
Feature PhotoHonorable MentionAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSLearning to TeachMakynzie Steffens
Feature PhotoHonorable MentionWest Delaware InklingsWest Delaware HSBehind the CurtainAnna Werner
Feature StoryFirst PlaceWest Delaware InklingsWest Delaware HSTwo Darlas Bring Sunny Days to Students AgainAnna Werner
Feature StorySecond PlaceThe Wildcat ChroniclesDurant HSGreen Out tradition continues to impact local communityNicole Brown
Feature StoryThird PlaceAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSWhat's It Like Having Car Clout?Hana Holtz
Feature StoryHonorable MentionAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSMaking the MemesMolly McFadden
Illustration or ArtFirst PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSInformation OverloadJake Yoder
Illustration or ArtSecond PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSGlobal WarmingBrooke Busch
Illustration or ArtThird PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSSurvivor IllustrationJetta Colsch, Emilee Steimel
In-Depth NewsFirst PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSHit The Brakes: Bus Safety StorySophie Selenke
In-Depth NewsSecond PlaceAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSThe Grind of a 4.0Chaylei Carey
In-Depth NewsThird PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSAlternative Learning StoryGrace Schwenneker, Sophie Selenke
In-Depth NewsHonorable MentionThe Pirate PressHudson HSPoint System StoryKylee Sallee
In-Depth NewsHonorable MentionThe Pirate PressHudson HSChange of Student Device StoryAbby Gaudian
InfographicFirst PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSNewbies: Meet the New Students and StaffKylee Sallee, Lexi Bergmeier
InfographicSecond PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSGenerationsGrace Schwenneker, Morgan Hansen, Lexi Bergmeier, Tara Jochumsen, Mac Kelly
InfographicThird PlaceWest Delaware InklingsWest Delaware HSBlood Drive InfographicGavin Drees
InfographicHonorable MentionThe StrikerBaxter HSNew Year New MeMaya Phelps, Sophie Meyer
InfographicHonorable MentionThe Pirate PressHudson HSYou Are What You Eat: Food Is Fuel for Hudson AthletesSophie Selenke, Klaire Krapfl, Kylee Sallee
Multimedia story - FeatureFirst PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSMeet The StaffKlaire Krapfl, Abby Gaudian
Multimedia story - FeatureSecond Placethemustangmoon.comMount Vernon HSThe 2020 J-Term Trip to Europe Slideshow and PodcastKeaton Dennis, Elijah Exley Schuman
Multimedia story - FeatureThird PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSSmooth Criminal: Healthy Living Pkg.Jetta Colsch, Emilee Steimel, Linsey Tjepkes
Multimedia story - NewsFirst PlaceWest Delaware InklingsWest Delaware HSEverything You Need to Know About the Schoolís Financial Issues in 3Ω MinutesGavin Drees
Multimedia story - NewsSecond PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSCalculating CreditsAbby Gaudian
Multimedia story - NewsThird Placethemustangmoon.comMount Vernon HSScience Olympiad Club Off to Strong StartLily Cripe, Elsa LaFollette, Michaela Rowell, Addisen Santee
Multimedia story - NewsHonorable MentionThe Pirate PressHudson HSApp-DictionsKlaire Krapfl, Madison Micahel
Multimedia story - SportsFirst Placethemustangmoon.comMount Vernon HS2019 3A Volleyball State Champion Team VideoShannon Beck, Sara Rhomberg, Sydney Parks, Julia Wheeler, Collin Swantz
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignFirst PlaceThe StrikerBaxter HSClimate Change Jannie Gowdy
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignSecond PlaceThe StrikerBaxter HSConstruction ChaosZach Backus
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignThird PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSDonut Lover's SpreadGrace Schwenneker
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignHonorable MentionThe Pirate PressHudson HSGeneration SpreadGrace Schwenneker
News Magazine - One Page DesignFirst PlaceThe StrikerBaxter HSThis is UsMaya Phelps
News Magazine - One Page DesignSecond PlaceThe StrikerBaxter HSThe World is in our HandsMaya Phelps
News Magazine - One Page DesignThird PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSDecember News Page 2Abby Gaudian
News Magazine - One Page DesignHonorable MentionThe Pirate PressHudson HSApril Sports Page 8Kylee Sallee
News PhotoFirst PlaceAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSGraduation YellCaroline Perllett
News PhotoSecond Placethemustangmoon.comMount Vernon HSOoh, Gross!Keaton Dennis
News PhotoThird PlaceWest Delaware InklingsWest Delaware HSHard-Work, Patience and Detail BrushesAnna Werner
News PhotoHonorable MentionAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSCaucus Season Kicks Off in Iowa TonightGrace Clay
News StoryFirst PlaceThe Wildcat ChroniclesDurant HSMajority of students for new smoking ageNicole Brown
News StorySecond PlaceThe Wildcat ChroniclesDurant HSSexting photos: disturbing local trendNicole Brown
News StoryThird Placethemustangmoon.comMount Vernon HSStudents Attend Climate StrikeSara Rhomberg
News StoryHonorable MentionWest Delaware InklingsWest Delaware HSSecond Chance BreakfastAustyn Issacs
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignFirst PlacePelladiumPella Community HSThe Class of 2019Tiffany Van Gilst, Allison Clark
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignSecond PlaceThe XpressXavier HSWhere are the Saints?Tessa Ahmann, Eve Magill, Arwen Gilbert
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignThird PlaceThe XpressXavier HSEverything ThanksgivingTessa Ahmann, Eve Magill, Arwen Gilbert
Newspaper - One Page DesignFirst PlacePelladiumPella Community HSPrivacyGrayson Parisee
Newspaper - One Page DesignSecond PlacePelladiumPella Community HSClass of 2019Gavin Klein
Newspaper - One Page DesignThird PlaceThe XpressXavier HSVeteran's DayTaylor Coester, Kaitlyn Steffen
Personality ProfileFirst PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSFit & Fab: Hailey Elder ProfileLinsey Tjepkes
Personality ProfileSecond PlaceAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSEnglish as a Second LanguageDa'Jai Wesson
Personality ProfileThird PlaceThe Wildcat ChroniclesDurant HSPain-related illness strikes Wildcat sophomore Kiley Stineman
Personality ProfileHonorable MentionThe Wildcat ChroniclesDurant HSCards pitcher invites sophomore to meet teamKoby Paulsen
Personality ProfileHonorable MentionWest Delaware InklingsWest Delaware HSMore Than Just an AthleteGavine Drees
Photo slide showFirst PlaceWest Delaware InklingsWest Delaware HSStudents and Staff participate in Ag OlympicsReagan Dolan
Photo slide showSecond PlaceWest Delaware InklingsWest Delaware HSBoys BasketballAngga Putra, Anna Werner, Carla Gomez
Photo slide showThird PlaceWest Delaware InklingsWest Delaware HSHawks Advance to State DualsIsabelle Willey, Carla Gomez, Chloe Thein
Photo slide showHonorable MentionAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSHalloween at AHSMolly McFadden
Photo StoryFirst PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSDonut Photo StoryJosie Bergmeier, Lane Rogers, Lexi Bergmeir, Ryan Peck
Photo StorySecond PlaceWest Delaware InklingsWest Delaware HSStudents and Staff participate in Ag OlympicsReagan Dolan
Photo StoryThird PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HST-Shirt Photo StoryKlaire Krapfl, Mac Kelly, Abby Gaudian
Photo StoryHonorable MentionWest Delaware InklingsWest Delaware HSHoliday Assembly ActivitiesAustyn Isaacs, Grace Johnson
PodcastingFirst Placethemustangmoon.comMount Vernon HSThe Mustang Moon Podcast: Episode on Media LiteracyEli Krob, Lance Eriksen
PodcastingSecond Placethemustangmoon.comMount Vernon HSThe Mustang Moon Podcast: CARE ConferenceJasper Rood, Kai Yamanishi, Rafe Pisarik
PodcastingThird PlaceWest Delaware InklingsWest Delaware HSAn Interview with Cast Member of ëSister ActíGrace Johnson
PodcastingHonorable Mentionthemustangmoon.comMount Vernon HSConvos with KiddosKambree Hultiquist, Diego Torres-Roe, Devon Pirrie, Julissa Govea, Caelan Hunter
PodcastingHonorable Mentionthemustangmoon.comMount Vernon HSThe Mustang Moon Podcast Debuts with Soccer ChatNolan Brand, Reagan Light
ReviewsFirst PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSHurts Donut ReviewBrooke Busch
ReviewsSecond PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSPirate Press Picks: Salsa ReviewsKlaire Krapfl, Lexi Bergmeier
ReviewsThird PlaceThe XpressXavier HS"Mean Girls the Musical" reviewLauren Ulveling
ReviewsHonorable MentionThe Pirate PressHudson HSGift GuideCaitlyn O'Malley, Emilee Steimel, Sophie Selenke
ReviewsHonorable MentionThe Pirate PressHudson HSIcon Donut ReviewLane Rogers
Sports PhotoFirst Placethemustangmoon.comMount Vernon HS2019 3A Volleyball State Champion Team VideoLillie Hawker
Sports PhotoSecond PlaceAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSTripodCaroline Pellett
Sports PhotoThird PlaceThe XpressXavier HSSwimming Photo (Popenhagen)Taylor Scallon
Sports PhotoHonorable MentionAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSEnd of an EraEleanor Greving
Sports StoryFirst PlaceThe XpressXavier HSSelfless supportCaitlynn Daniels
Sports StorySecond Placethemustangmoon.comMount Vernon HSVarsity Quarterback Recovers from Baseball InjurySydney Parks
Sports StoryThird PlaceThe XpressXavier HSLove and basketballCaitlynn Daniels
Sports StoryHonorable MentionWest Delaware InklingsWest Delaware HSTwo Hands Make a Difference for Gabe DrinkwaterCharles Rich
Sports StoryHonorable MentionThe XpressXavier HSFor JeffLibby Arnold
Staff EditorialFirst Placethemustangmoon.comMount Vernon HSOptional Homework is a Bad IdeaSydney Parks
Staff EditorialSecond PlaceThe Wildcat ChroniclesDurant HSFailed bond linked to falling enrollment Keagen Head
Staff EditorialThird PlaceThe StrikerBaxter HSClimate Change: Not Debatable Jannie Gowdy
Staff EditorialHonorable MentionPelladiumPella Community HSStaff Ed: The End of an EraGrayson Parisee
Video News ShowFirst PlaceAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSEye of the Needle 3.6.20Katie Saluk
Video News ShowSecond PlaceAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSEye of the Needle 1.24.20Katie Saluk
Video News ShowThird PlaceAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSEye of the Needle 1.10.20Katie Saluk, Jenna Pelzer
Video News ShowHonorable MentionAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSThe Eye of the Needle 11.15.19Katie Saluk
Video storyFirst Placethemustangmoon.comMount Vernon HSHerbology and Potions J-term VideoEthan Hall, Devin Brenke, Kylar Benter
Video storySecond PlaceAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSPainfulHalsey Bailey
Video storyThird PlacePelladiumPella Community HSA Day in the Life of a Wrestling ManagerElisabeth Pumphrey, Norma Spiker
Video storyHonorable Mentionthemustangmoon.comMount Vernon HSE-Sports Video: The Creation of a TeamEli Krob, Jasper Rood, Kai Yamanishi, Lance Eriksen, Nathan Woods Zach Hartman
Video storyHonorable Mentionthemustangmoon.comMount Vernon HSBrady Siders: Professional Fortnite PlayerLeo Appleton, Adam Deeb, Jack Drahos, Ben Gilbert Binder, Brody Ulch
Web DesignFirst PlaceAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSAHSneedle.comHana Holtz
Web DesignSecond PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSThe Pirate Press OnlineJetta Colsch, Emilee Steimel
Web DesignThird PlaceWest Delaware InklingsWest Delaware HSWest Delaware InklingsGavin Drees
Web DesignHonorable MentionPelladiumPella Community HSThe Pelladium: Always a New IssueZoe Card, Zandra Spiker

Class B

Category NameAwardPublication nameOrganizationEntry TitleCredits
ColumnFirst PlaceThe OracleNorth HS (Des Moines)How Having Incarcerated Parents Has Impacted UsDelicia Oxenreider, Alizia Guzman
ColumnSecond PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyWhy is your AK-47 in my lecture?Maddy Licea, Carly Lundry
ColumnThird PlaceThe ChallengerHoover HSUnprepared for What's NextElyse Hiskey
ColumnHonorable MentionSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyCalm Down, GrammariansTheo Dassie
ColumnHonorable MentionSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyDemonizing InkMaria Vaaler
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripFirst PlaceThe OracleNorth HS (Des Moines)This Just In... "Pizza"Nat Huber
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripSecond PlaceThe WireLewis Central HSKellen TOCKellen Rief
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripThird PlaceThe Blackhawk OnlineDavenport Central HSPharmaceutical Price Disparity in North AmericaLena Dybro
Feature PhotoFirst PlaceThe OracleNorth HS (Des Moines)Issue 3 "Change" Globe on Fire CoverEmily Dobberke
Feature PhotoSecond PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyNight to ShineGrace Halupnik
Feature PhotoThird PlaceThe OracleNorth HS (Des Moines)Ikilas Hasan: Cross Country StandoutGabriella Zanders
Feature PhotoHonorable MentionThe OracleNorth HS (Des Moines)"No" is A Complete SentenceAmanda George, Emily West
Feature StoryFirst PlaceThe OracleNorth HS (Des Moines)Will Keeps: Starts Right HereSara Perdue, Emily Dobberke
Feature StorySecond PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyPromise heard Nationwide: How one organization is changing the discussion on school shootingsCaitlin Crome
Feature StoryThird PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyWielding women empowerment by welding: Local John Deere employee finds national recognition with a nontraditional careerMaya Johnson
Feature StoryHonorable MentionThe ChallengerHoover HSWhere my dawgs at? On the stageArabia Parkey
Feature StoryHonorable MentionThe OracleNorth HS (Des Moines)Keep Yourself MotivatedSara Perdue
Illustration or ArtFirst PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyPitfalls of Gen ZRoger Pavey Jr.
Illustration or ArtSecond PlaceThe OracleNorth HS (Des Moines)Mario Cart illustrationMykenzey Granillo
Illustration or ArtThird PlaceThe OracleNorth HS (Des Moines)The Serious Case of White Washing: Not Just In AmericaAlyssa Bales
In-Depth NewsFirst PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyKing of Iowa: Unintentional act of kindness touches local PV familyCaitlin Crome
In-Depth NewsSecond PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyAn honorable pathMorgan McCartney, Sakshi Lawande, Taylor English, Darsh Balani, Morgan Miller
In-Depth NewsThird PlaceThe ChallengerHoover HSCreating ChangeSage Johnson
In-Depth NewsHonorable MentionThe Echoes/LPTVAbraham Lincoln HSExploring Adverse Childhood Experiences and the generational effectsTaylor Dragon
In-Depth NewsHonorable MentionSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyRattledAlyce Brown
InfographicFirst PlaceThe OracleNorth HS (Des Moines)The Lost Connection GraphicsLaura Christensen
InfographicSecond PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleySenior surveyLily Williams, Roger Pavey Jr.
InfographicThird PlaceThe OracleNorth HS (Des Moines)Depression Head InfographicDelicia Oxenreider
InfographicHonorable MentionThe OracleNorth HS (Des Moines)USA Future Adventures MapLaura Christensen
InfographicHonorable MentionSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleySports highlightsCaitlin Crome
Multimedia story - FeatureFirst PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyTap on ThatCaitlin Crome, Grace Halupnik
Multimedia story - FeatureSecond PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyCarrie: The MusicalMaria Vaaler, Sakshi Lawande, Eesha Lawande
Multimedia story - FeatureThird PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyFilled with Philanthropy Sakshi Lawande, Addie Even, Adrian Swanson
Multimedia story - NewsFirst PlaceThe Echoes/LPTVAbraham Lincoln HSMarching band stirring up treble this competition seasonSarah King
Multimedia story - NewsSecond PlaceThe Blackhawk OnlineDavenport Central HSA Historic Weather DayChloe Wheeler, Wyeth Platt, Giovanni Macias
Multimedia story - SportsFirst PlaceThe WireLewis Central HSState Girl's BasketballCarter Wells
Multimedia story - SportsSecond PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyFrom JV to State ChampSakshi Lawande
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignFirst PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyNew Century, Same Story cover storyGrace Halupnik, Sam Rothbardt
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignSecond PlaceThe ChallengerHoover HSA Schedule in ReviewRylie Meyer
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignThird PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant Valley2010s cover story pagesRoger Pavey Jr., Grace Halupnik, Sam Rothbardt
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignHonorable MentionSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyDigital FootprintRoger Pavey Jr., Lily Williams
News Magazine - One Page DesignFirst PlaceThe WireLewis Central HSFall CoverJade Schrier, Carter Wells
News Magazine - One Page DesignSecond PlaceThe ChallengerHoover HSPower to the People coverArabia Parkey
News Magazine - One Page DesignThird PlaceThe OracleNorth HS (Des Moines)Behind the Scenes Comic FeatureNat Huber
News Magazine - One Page DesignHonorable MentionThe ChallengerHoover HSTaking Shots coverRylie Meyer, Amber Hagler
News PhotoFirst PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyCaucus with BidenRece Vining
News PhotoSecond PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyI-74 Bridge project Nate Martell
News PhotoThird PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyPride FestSusan Anil
News PhotoHonorable MentionSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyWomen's MarchGrace Halupnik
News StoryFirst PlaceThe ChallengerHoover HS15 Million Dollar StadiumMelissa Pardock
News StorySecond PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant Valley"Worldís strongest choir teacherî takes first place in Anvil Strongman competitionOdin McDonald
News StoryThird PlaceThe ChallengerHoover HSStat StudyIsabel Sullivan
News StoryHonorable MentionSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyHungry for more: Breaking records and raising awareness for food insecurityGrace Halupnik
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignFirst PlaceThe Echoes/LPTVAbraham Lincoln HSNovember Feature SpreadHayden Kutchara, Kaitlyn Richardson, Kayla Whitworth
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignSecond PlaceThe WireLewis Central HSFall SportsCarter Wells
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignThird PlaceThe Echoes/LPTVAbraham Lincoln HSOctober Feature SpreadHayden Kutchara, Kaitlyn Richardson, Kayla Whitworth
Newspaper - One Page DesignFirst PlaceThe Echoes/LPTVAbraham Lincoln HSNovember Front PageBailey Peabody, Callee Adkins
Personality ProfileFirst PlaceThe OracleNorth HS (Des Moines)Lwembo Taking RisksCaleb Slater
Personality ProfileSecond PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyWhere the High Line ends, the Spartan Shield beginsAbby Riley
Personality ProfileThird PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyA walk to self-discoverySam Rothbardt
Personality ProfileHonorable MentionThe ChallengerHoover HSUndocumented DreamsMaria Gasca
Personality ProfileHonorable MentionThe ChallengerHoover HSImmigrant PowerMaria Gasca
Photo slide showFirst PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyDistrict Choral FestPreksha Kedilaya
Photo slide showSecond PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyGirls' BasketballJimmy Feeney
Photo slide showThird PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyState Volleyball Caitlin Crome, Ian Wilger, Addie Even
Photo slide showHonorable MentionSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyRobotics World ChampionshipRishab Verma
Photo StoryFirst PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyDowntown Davenport flood of 2019Trevor Glaum
Photo StorySecond PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyGirls' swimmingNate Martell
Photo StoryThird PlaceThe Blackhawk OnlineDavenport Central HSFall Festival at Madison ElementaryChloe Wheeler
Photo StoryHonorable MentionSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyDes Moines Rowing RegattaWill Sharis
PodcastingFirst PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyTap on ThatCaitlin Crome, Grace Halupnik
PodcastingSecond PlaceThe Blackhawk OnlineDavenport Central HSEpisode 2 - Fast Facts with FlynnLa Della Gallagher, Giovanni Macias
PodcastingThird PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyCulture Over Coffee, Episode #7: Hate rising among teensNathan Wong, Shreya Khurjekar
ReviewsFirst PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyAn unintentional portrait of Gen Z romanceMargaret Huang
ReviewsSecond PlaceThe ChallengerHoover HSMeyer's Food CritiqueRylie Meyer
ReviewsThird PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyThe candy-colored satire of ìThe PoliticianîAlyce Brown
ReviewsHonorable MentionThe ChallengerHoover HSThe Original HeroIzabella Roiland
ReviewsHonorable MentionThe WireLewis Central HSAlbums to Listen toBritton Henry, Brady Miller, Hunter Deyo, Sergio Lopez-Rodriguez
Sports PhotoFirst PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyHurrying through the hurdlesCecily Schafer
Sports PhotoSecond PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyHe's safe!Maya McClain
Sports PhotoThird PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleySwing, batter, swingMaya McClain
Sports PhotoHonorable MentionThe WireLewis Central HSBoys SoccerCarter Wells
Sports StoryFirst PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyPinning the patriarchyMaya Johnson
Sports StorySecond PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleySpecial OlympicsAlyce Brown
Sports StoryThird PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyFinishing up businessGrace Halupnik
Sports StoryHonorable MentionThe ChallengerHoover HSFighting Till the EndCynthia Renes
Staff EditorialFirst PlaceThe ChallengerHoover HSCracking the CodeElyse Hiskey
Staff EditorialSecond PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleySchool nurses and librarians: necessary, not optionalSarah Danielson
Staff EditorialThird PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyAn alarming rise in K-12 hate crimesShreya Khurjekar
Staff EditorialHonorable MentionThe ChallengerHoover HSWe're Fed UpAsal Eid
Video News ShowFirst PlaceThe Echoes/LPTVAbraham Lincoln HSLPTV 2018-19 Episode 14LPTV Staff
Video News ShowSecond PlaceThe Echoes/LPTVAbraham Lincoln HSLPTV 2019-2020: Episode 2LPTV Staff
Video News ShowThird PlaceThe Echoes/LPTVAbraham Lincoln HSLPTV: 2019-2020 Episode 5LPTV Staff
Video News ShowHonorable MentionThe Echoes/LPTVAbraham Lincoln HSLPTV 2019-2020: Episode 15LPTV Staff
Video News ShowHonorable MentionThe Echoes/LPTVAbraham Lincoln HSLPTV 2019-2020: Episode 3LPTV Staff
Video storyFirst PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyQC organization shines light on making new traditionsSakshi Lawande, Eesha Lawande
Video storySecond PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyRoad to the OlympicsTaylor English, Will Sharis
Video storyThird PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyHardworking and caring: SRO Deputy Fah strives for more than safetyNate Martell, Jackson Schou
Video storyHonorable MentionSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyThe impact of Mr. PVNatalie Murphy, Shreya Khurjekar
Video storyHonorable MentionSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyPacking up the Student Hunger DriveGrace Halupnik, Caitlin Crome
Web DesignFirst PlaceThe Echoes/LPTVAbraham Lincoln HSEchoes OnlineSarah King, Anna Boes
Web DesignSecond PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleySpartan Shield OnlineStaff

Class C

Category NameAwardPublication nameOrganizationEntry TitleCredits
ColumnFirst PlaceThe Tiger Hi-LineCedar Falls HSLetís make this holiday season special for foster childrenAaliyah Tournier
ColumnSecond PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSTwenty-first century plagueKen Wilbur
ColumnThird PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSThe Eco Column: Whatís Really Happening to Our Recycling?Alice Boerner , Sophia Wagner, Callista Robertson
ColumnHonorable MentionEast ScrollDes Moines East HSThe VSCO epidemicRyleigh Hayworth
ColumnHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSSincerely, Sumner: the PowerSchool problemSumner Wallace
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripFirst PlaceBlack and WhiteJohnston HSCrackhead ComicAidan Topolinski
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripSecond PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSI thought it was breakCameron Reimers
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripThird PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSI'll love you foreverEmma Hall
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSSummer, get ready for...Brenda Gao, Selina Hua
Feature PhotoFirst PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSCows and broccoli treesAditi Borde
Feature PhotoSecond PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSìRe-Education Campsî Detaining Uyghur Muslims in ChinaNina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos
Feature PhotoThird PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSPhoto feature Best Buddies & PALsParas Bassuk
Feature PhotoHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSSampradaya Bharatanatyam Troupe of Iowa CityCaroline Barker
Feature StoryFirst PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSFighting for change: examining the combative culture at West HighAlex Carlon, Joe Goodman
Feature StorySecond PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSThe Vaping ExperimentNina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos , Noah Bullwinkle
Feature StoryThird PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSTikTok GenerationJesse Hausknecht-Brown , Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos
Feature StoryHonorable MentionEast ScrollDes Moines East HSUndocumented studentsJesus Martinez
Feature StoryHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSFighting for faithMisha Canin, Annabel Hendrickson
Illustration or ArtFirst PlaceBlack and WhiteJohnston HSFalse FreedomAinsley Proctor
Illustration or ArtSecond PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSStigmatizing Social MediaReese Hill
Illustration or ArtThird PlaceEast ScrollDes Moines East HSOde to black womenSawra Selema
In-Depth NewsFirst PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSBlack students nearly two times as likely to be suspended as white peers in the ICCSDNina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos
In-Depth NewsSecond PlaceBlack and WhiteJohnston HSToo Many KidsCaroline Christensen
In-Depth NewsThird PlaceEast ScrollDes Moines East HSCoronavirusFabiana Centeno
In-Depth NewsHonorable MentionThe Tiger Hi-LineCedar Falls HSAn Iowa Watch Investigation | Midwestern fish eating guidelines varyTaylor Hunt, Erin McRae, Sophia Schillinger
In-Depth NewsHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSSecuring safety?Marta Leira, Isaac Young
InfographicFirst PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSDistrict Population and SuspendsNina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos
InfographicSecond PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSScholastic statisticsYoujoo Lee
InfographicThird PlaceBlack and WhiteJohnston HSTeachers Tapped OutCameron Christensen
InfographicHonorable MentionThe Little HawkIowa City City HSMental Health IssuesMira Bohannan Kumar
InfographicHonorable MentionBlack and WhiteJohnston HSFord v FerrariTate Larsen
Multimedia story - FeatureFirst PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSEmmie Boylan: living with spina bifidaBess Frerichs
Multimedia story - FeatureSecond PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSTeachers Give Love AdviceKate Kueter
Multimedia story - FeatureThird PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSComing Out Day: ìItís too much work to not be who you are.îNatalie Dunlap
Multimedia story - NewsFirst PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSIowa caucus preview: how students can get involved this FebruaryNatalie Dunlap, Abby McKeone, Ken Wilbur
Multimedia story - NewsSecond PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSHuman Rights Campaign announces Municipal Equality Index in Iowa CityBess Frerichs, Gwen Watson
Multimedia story - NewsThird PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSIowa caucus recap: student perspectives and result analysisAlexis Dick, Natalie Dunlap, Ken Wilbur
Multimedia story - NewsHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSGreta Thunberg speaks at Iowa City climate strikeAditi Borde, Alex Carlon, Marta Leira
Multimedia story - SportsFirst PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSBeneath the jersey: the 20-year history of sports uniforms at WestJoe Goodman, Natalie Katz
Multimedia story - SportsSecond PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSMind over matterJoe Goodman
Multimedia story - SportsThird PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HS2019 Drake Relays qualifiersJoe Goodman
Multimedia story - SportsHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSMeet the boys golf captainsJoe Goodman
Multimedia story - SportsHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSBoxed out: the exploitation of college athletesJoe Goodman
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignFirst PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSTikTok GenerationNina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignSecond PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSLet's Talk BusinessNina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignThird PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSHigh stakes pages 24-29Amy Liao
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignHonorable MentionEast ScrollDes Moines East HSThe viscous cycle of eating disordersAli Solis
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignHonorable MentionThe Little HawkIowa City City HSìRe-Education Campsî Detaining Uyghur Muslims in ChinaNina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos
News Magazine - One Page DesignFirst PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSRe-Education CampsNina Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos
News Magazine - One Page DesignSecond PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSUnsustainable coverParas Bassuk, Brenda Gao
News Magazine - One Page DesignThird PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSHigh stakes coverAmy Liao
News Magazine - One Page DesignHonorable MentionThe Little HawkIowa City City HSTikTok GenerationNina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos
News Magazine - One Page DesignHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSFighting for faith coverAmy Liao
News PhotoFirst PlaceThe Tiger Hi-LineCedar Falls HSRoad to VictoryMarissa Johnson
News PhotoSecond PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSElizabeth Warren at WestParas Bassuk
News PhotoThird PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSGreta in Iowa CityParas Bassuk
News PhotoHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSSave meParas Bassuk
News StoryFirst PlaceThe Tiger Hi-LineCedar Falls HSCold snap leads to broken pipes, extensive damageAlayna Yates
News StorySecond PlaceBeak 'n' EyeDavenport West HSThe effect of larger class sizesLaurence Walker
News StoryThird PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSWest High Supply preps for grand re-openingNatalie Dunlap
News StoryHonorable MentionBlack and WhiteJohnston HSDragon's HeadCaroline Christensen
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignFirst PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSBlack students nearly two times as likely to be suspended as white peers in the ICCSDNina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignSecond PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSCaucus Brings First Time Voters and Unexpected ErrorsMira Bohannan Kumar
Newspaper - One Page DesignFirst PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSOne Year OutMira Bohannan Kumar
Newspaper - One Page DesignSecond PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSInjury Prevention in AthletesJulianne Berry-Stoelzle
Newspaper - One Page DesignThird PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSRace in the ClassroomCecile Bendera
Personality ProfileFirst PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSCity High's Own BarberCecile Bendera
Personality ProfileSecond PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSPostoperativeNatalie Dunlap
Personality ProfileThird PlaceBeak 'n' EyeDavenport West HS50 years and countingKate Kealey
Personality ProfileHonorable MentionThe Little HawkIowa City City HSSummer in ShikiJesse Hausknecht-Brown
Personality ProfileHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSPlaying at heart stringsJenna Wang
Photo slide showFirst PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSFootball team loses to Rams 23-21Owen Aanestad
Photo slide showSecond PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSGreta Thunberg speaks at Iowa City climate strikeAditi Borde
Photo slide showThird PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSWest football beaten down by bruising Bulldogs 42-15Owen Aanestad
Photo slide showHonorable MentionBlack and WhiteJohnston HSGBB wins stateCameron DeRoos
Photo StoryFirst PlaceThe Tiger Hi-LineCedar Falls HSHomecoming court assemblyMarissa Johnson, Charli Petersen
Photo StorySecond PlaceThe Tiger Hi-LineCedar Falls HSRoad Trip: Seniors top juniors in powder puffMarissa Johnson
Photo StoryThird PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSElizabeth Warren at West days before Iowa caucusParas Bassuk
Photo StoryHonorable MentionThe Tiger Hi-LineCedar Falls HSFood FightAlexis Hesse
PodcastingFirst PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSLH History Podcast: PresidentsMira Bohannan Kumar
PodcastingSecond PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSWest Side Radio: Breaking borders with Mami Selemani í20Ken Wilbur
PodcastingThird PlaceBlack and WhiteJohnston HSJohnston State GBB PreviewCameron DeRoos, Charlie Pattinson, Joel Kellar
ReviewsFirst PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSìJojo Rabbitî is a powerhouse of comedy and emotionEdward Keen
ReviewsSecond PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSìThe Lighthouseî is without question the best film of the yearJack Harris
ReviewsThird PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSìJokerî review and why we need controversiesJack Harris
ReviewsHonorable MentionThe Tiger Hi-LineCedar Falls HSNew Indian restaurant displays rich cultureAlexandra Williams
ReviewsHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSTop 10 best and worst of West uniformsJoe Goodman
Sports PhotoFirst PlaceThe Tiger Hi-LineCedar Falls HSGoing GoalMarissa Johnson
Sports PhotoSecond PlaceThe Tiger Hi-LineCedar Falls HSRoad Trip: Seniors top juniors in powder puffMarissa Johnson
Sports PhotoThird PlaceBlack and WhiteJohnston HSMaya shoots, Photo 1Cameron DeRoos
Sports PhotoHonorable MentionThe Tiger Hi-LineCedar Falls HSFood fightAlexa Hesse
Sports PhotoHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSMarcus MorganOwen Aanestad
Sports StoryFirst PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSRing ChasingNoah Bullwinkle
Sports StorySecond PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSMind over matterJoe Goodman
Sports StoryThird PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSItís Not All in Your Head: Mental Health in AthletesJesse Hausknecht-Brown
Sports StoryHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSWrestling with stereotypesHanah Kitamoto
Sports StoryHonorable MentionBlack and WhiteJohnston HSLights, Kamara, ActionJoel Kellar
Staff EditorialFirst PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSSocial media spiesJenna Wang
Staff EditorialSecond PlaceBlack and WhiteJohnston HSSorry to Burst Your BubbleAkshaya Kumar
Staff EditorialThird PlaceBlack and WhiteJohnston HSThe Termination of Dragon NationCharlie Pattinson
Staff EditorialHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSColorful?Jenna Wang
Video News ShowFirst PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSWest High Weekly 1.31.20Tosh Klever, Jillian Prescott
Video News ShowSecond PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSWest High Weekly 9.20.19Tosh Klever, Jillian Prescott
Video News ShowThird PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSWest High Weekly 2.28.20Tosh Klever, Jillian Prescott
Video News ShowHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSWest High Weekly 12.20.19Tosh Klever, Jillian Prescott
Video News ShowHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSWest High Weekly 11.1.19Tosh Klever, Jillian Prescott
Video storyFirst PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSRecruiting Trail with Lily ErnstTosh Klever, Joe Goodman
Video storySecond PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSWest journalists take on boxingTosh Klever
Video storyThird PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSRecruiting Trail with Tate CraneJoe Goodman, Tosh Klever
Video storyHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSSydís Sweets: angel food cakeSydney Wildes, Ella Rosenthal
Web DesignFirst PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSwsspaper.comWest Side Story Staff
Web DesignSecond PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSThe Little HawkRhys Holman
Web DesignThird PlaceBeak 'n' EyeDavenport West HSWHS Today student-run news websiteAll Staff
Web DesignHonorable MentionEast ScrollDes Moines East HSeastscroll.comRyleigh Hayworth, Fabiana Centeno

Open Class

A few categories are newer to IHSPA and only draw a modest number of entries. These categories are open to all classes.

CategoryAwardPublication nameSchoolEntry TitleCredits
AdsFirst PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyCoffee Hound/Cheesy Cow AdMaddy Licea
AdsSecond PlaceBlack and WhiteJohnston HSPurple PoppyPayton Blahut
AdsThird PlaceAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSAtlantic Specialty Care Advertisement Braden Smith, Madison Botos , Maycie Waters
AdsHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSRed GingerBrenda Gao
AdsHonorable MentionSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyYMCA RowingMaddy Licea
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EntertainmentFirst PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSStrange ObsessionsHarley Schley, Tara Jochumsen
EntertainmentSecond PlaceSpartan ShieldPleasant ValleyValentine's DayGrace Halupnik
EntertainmentThird PlaceThe Pirate PressHudson HSMeet The Newbies GameKylee Sallee, Lexi Bergmeier
EntertainmentHonorable MentionAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSSibling ChallengeCamryn Church, Aliyah Jordan, Haylie Handel
EntertainmentHonorable MentionWest Side StoryIowa City West HSHow VSCO are you?Sumner Wallace, Youjoo Lee
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Social MediaFirst PlaceThe Little HawkIowa City City HSThe Little HawkShoshie Hemley, Natalie Green
Social MediaSecond PlaceWest Side StoryIowa City West HSWest Side Story social media accountsWest Side Story Staff
Social MediaThird PlaceAHSneedle.comAtlantic HSAHSneedle - Atlantic IowaAnna Lowary
Social MediaHonorable MentionThe Pirate PressHudson HSThe Pirate Press Social MediaBrooke Busch
Social MediaHonorable Mentionthemustangmoon.comMount Vernon HSSocial MediaStaff