The Island Waves Student Newspaper Wins 13 TIPA Awards

Published: April 22, 2015

The Island Waves Student Newspaper Wins 13 TIPA Awards

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Island Wave Newspaper entered in the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) Spring Convention and won an on-site competition award, a Best in Show Award for a current issue of the Island Waves, and 11 individual awards for items published in  2014.

“These awards show off the skills of the student reporters and editors who work for Island Waves. They also show the students and the University that they are learning quality journalism skills and implementing them in a way that provides meaningful and well-written content to the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi community,” said Wendy Moore, Faculty Advisor of the Island Waves Student Newspaper.

Newspaper Division 3 of the TIPA awards hosts 14 competing colleges and an on-site contest of 45 colleges and universities. “I am also extremely excited that Conner Tichota, the Island Waves Editor-in-Chief, earned an award at on-site contest, which means she competed against some of the biggest schools in the state,” stated Moore.

The awards were:

  • 2015 Spring Semester Best of Show: Honorable Mention for Island Waves
  • 2015 On-Site Competition: Critical Review – Honorable Mention – Conner Tichota

Results for 2014 previously published contest (Newspaper Division 3):

  • Page 1 Design – Honorable Mention – Conner Tichota
  • Sports News Story - 2nd Place – Jamie Fink
  • News Feature Story – Honorable Mention – Jamie Fink
  • Picture Story – Honorable Mention – Eli Berke and Thi Nguyen
  • Photo Illustration – 3rd Place – Christina Boothe
  • Illustration (non-photo) – Honorable Mention – Aubrey Dancer
  • Feature Page Design – 2nd Place – Aubrey Dancer
  • Editorial Cartoon – Honorable Mention – Aubrey Dancer
  • In-Depth Reporting – Honorable Mention – Conner Tichota
  • Op/Ed Page Design – Honorable Mention – Conner Tichota
  • Sports Page Design – Honorable Mention - Aubrey Dancer 

Founded in 1909, TIPA is the oldest and one of the largest collegiate press associations in the nation. Each year, contests are held in general magazine, radio, television, online, two divisions of yearbook, two divisions of literary magazine, and four divisions of newspaper, plus more than a dozen on-site contests during the annual convention.