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Communiqué wins nine awards at ICMA

Photo of sunset behind farm with silos and a wind turbine visible
Kirkwood’s wind turbine as seen at sunset in a photo taken by Jessica McWilliams which won 1st Place – Best Feature Photo at ICMA 2021.

Kirkwood Community College’s award-winning student newspaper, the Communiqué, won nine awards at the Iowa College Media Association contest in February.  

Students competed with other community colleges as well as private and public 4-year colleges in Iowa. Despite ongoing challenges due to the pandemic, Communiqué staff members have adapted, meeting via Zoom and publishing online.  

Below is the list of individual and staff awards.  

·         1st Place – Best Feature PhotoJessica McWilliams 

·         2nd Place – Best News PhotoJeff Sigmund 

·         2nd Place – Best Sports PhotoJeff Sigmund 

·         2nd Place – Best Online Design – Outstanding Students coverage – Andrew Schneider and staff 

·         3rd Place – Best ReviewJames Dykeman 

·         3rd Place – Best Staff Ed – all staff 

·         Honorable Mention – Best Use of Social MediaDesi Kouassi 

·         Honorable Mention – Best Online EditionAndrew Schneider 

·         Honorable Mention – Best Print Design – Holiday Guide – all staff 

CREATED BY JOHANNA WALLACE.
Image courtesy of Kirkwood Communique

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