The Appalachian

Recognition

The Appalachian and AWN awards for the 2020-2021 academic year

Compiled by Allison Bennett Dyche, News Adviser for The Appalachian, 04/15/21

Fall 2020 Awards

All awards presented in October 2020 at the Virtual 2020 Fall National College Media Convention

The following awards were presented to The Appalachian in October 2020 by the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) for their annual Pacemaker Awards national competition:

The following awards were presented to The Appalachian by the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) for their annual Best of Show convention competition:

The following awards were presented to The Appalachian by the College Media Association (CMA) for their annual Pinnacle Awards national competition:

  • Best Video Special Event Coverage, third place, COVID-19 package, staff, Broadcast Pinnacles competition, The Appalachian Weekly News
  • Best Breaking News Coverage, honorable mention, “2020 North Carolina Primary Coverage,” Moss Brennan and Jackie Park, Online Pinnacles competition, The Appalachian
  • Best Sports Section, honorable mention, staff, Sports Pinnacles competition, The Appalachian
  • Best Social Media Main Page, honorable mention, The Appalachian’s Twitter account, staff, Design Pinnacles competition, The Appalachian

The following award was presented to The Appalachian by the College Media Association (CMA) for their annual Film & Audio Festival:

  • Video Sports Package, third place, “No Fans,” Connor Davidson, The Appalachian Weekly News

Spring 2021 Awards

Presented at three different ceremonies by different organizations; all are noted below

The following awards were presented to The Appalachian in February 2021 by the North Carolina College Media Association (NCCMA) in their annual statewide college media competition:

The following awards were presented to The Appalachian in March 2021 by the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) in their annual Best in Show competition:

Organizational Awards:

Advertising Awards:

  • Advertising Design, first place, Best of Boone website ad, Shelly Banz and Efrain Arias-Medina Jr., The Appalachian
  • Rate Card, fifth place, Shelly Banz, Jessica Kimes and Efrain Arias-Medina Jr., 2020-2021 media kit, The Appalachian

Individual Awards:

The following awards were presented to The Appalachian in April 2021 by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) in their annual regional Mark of Excellence competition (winners will move onto the national SPJ competition this summer):