Two UConn student organizations, The Daily Campus newspaper and the Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG), have been recognized.
The Daily Campus won third place Associated College Press Best of Show for a four-year [college] daily broadsheet at the annual College Media Advisers/Associated Collegiate Press annual media conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 24-28.
Convention Best of Show awards are on-site competitions open only to those publications attending each convention.
Best of Show entries consist of one copy of a newspaper from the current school year.
In the four-year daily broadsheet category, first place went to The Daily Tar Heel, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; The Daily Titan, of California State University, Fullerton, took second place.
SUBOG received the Excellence in Programming award at the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) regional conference held in Hartford Nov. 1-3.
This is the first year SUBOG has entered the competition.
The awards are made in categories based on school size, with UConn in the ‘large school’ category of more than 7,500 undergraduates.
Before the conference, schools had to submit an online booklet of their top five programs from the past year.
Each program needed to include the advertising method used, budget, audience reaction and overall rating of the event, and any other gimmicks.
Of those who submitted their books, three schools from each school size category were chosen to present their events to a panel of judges and fellow programmers during the conference.
The scores were based on a combination of diversity in programming, creativity, use of resources, adherence to the presentation rules, and the quality of the programs overall.