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2016-17

College Media Association’s 2016-17 Pinnacle Awards

– Honorable Mention, Best Column, Roxie Steward

Society of Professional Journalists Florida Pro Chapter 2017 Sunshine State Awards:

– 1st place, Best Website

Society of Professional Journalists 2016 Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards:

– Winner, Best Digital-Only Student Publication
– Finalist, Best Use of Multimedia (Small) 1-9,999 students, Katie Garwood

2015-16

Society of Professional Journalists Florida Pro Chapter 2016 Sunshine State Awards:

– 1st place, Best Website (Low Frequency)
– 3rd place, Best Sports Story (Low Frequency), Will Sandman

Society of Professional Journalists 2015 National Mark of Excellence Awards:

– Finalist, Best Digital-Only Student Publication
– Finalist, Best Independent Online Student Publication

Society of Professional Journalists 2015 Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards:

– Winner, Best Digital-Only Student Publication
– Winner, Best Independent Online Student Publication
– Finalist, Online Feature Reporting (Small) 1-9,999 students, Katie Garwood
– Finalist, Online News Reporting (Small) 1-9,999 students, Montana Samuels
– Finalist, Online Opinion & Commentary (Small) 1-9,999 students, Carie Levy

2014-15

Society of Professional Journalists 2014 National Mark of Excellence Awards:

– National Winner, Online Opinion and Commentary, Alexa Epitropoulos

Society of Professional Journalists Florida Pro Chapter 2015 Sunshine State Awards:

– 1st place, Best Website (low frequency)
– 1st place, Best News Story (low frequency), Justin Katz
– 2nd place, Best Profiles (low frequency), Ashley Goodman
– 3rd place, Best Profiles (low frequency), Matt Keene
– 1st place, Best Sports Story (low frequency), Chelsea Commodari
– 3rd place, Best Coverage of LGBT Issues, Heather Seidel
– 2nd place, Best Coverage of Race and Minorities, Justin Katz
– 3rd place, Best Coverage of Race and Minorities, Cassie Colby

Society of Professional Journalists 2014 Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards:

– Finalist, Editorial Cartooning, Michael Salsbury
– Winner, Feature Photography (Small) 1-9,999 Students, Heather Seidel
– Finalist, Feature Writing (Small) 1-9,999 Students, Justin Katz
– Finalist, Feature Writing (Small) 1-9,999 Students, Ashley Goodman
– Finalist, General News Reporting (Small) 1-9,999 Students, Gargoyle Staff
– Finalist, In-Depth Reporting (Small) 1-9,999 Students, Cassie Stanley
– Winner, Best Digital-Only Student Publication
– Finalist, Best Independent Online Student Publication
– Winner, Online Opinion & Commentary, Alexa Epitropoulos
– Finalist, Online Opinion & Commentary, Emily Topper

2013-14

Society of Professional Journalists Florida Pro Chapter 2014 Sunshine State Awards

– First place, Best News Story (Low frequency paper), Alexa Epitropoulos
– Second place, Best Profile (Low frequency paper), Alexa Epitropoulos
– Second place, Best Opinion, Alexa Epitropoulos
– First place, Best Video, Sarah Williamson
– Second place, Best Coverage of LGBT Issues, Ashley Goodman

Society of Professional Journalists 2013 National Mark of Excellence Awards:

– National Winner, Online Opinion and Commentary (Small), Hannah Bleau
– National Winner, General News Photography (Small), Sarah Williamson

Society of Professional Journalists 2013 Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards:

– First place, Best Independent Online Student Publication, The Gargoyle
– Finalist, General News Reporting (Small), Ashley Goodman
– Finalist, In-Depth Reporting (Small), Matt Keene
– First place, Feature Writing (Small), Alexa Epitropoulos, Flagler College Gargoyle, Flagler College
– First place, Sports Writing (Small), Matt Pagels
– Finalist, Sports Writing (Small), Teaira Marque
– First place, General News Photography (Small), Sarah Williamson
– Finalist, Feature Photography (Small), Sarah Williamson
– Finalist, Online News Reporting, Alexa Epitropoulos
– Finalist, Online Feature Reporting, Alexa Epitropoulos
– First place, Online Opinion & Commentary, Hannah Bleau
– Finalist, Online Opinion & Commentary, Cassie Colby

2012-13

Society of Professional Journalists 2012 National Mark of Excellence Awards:
(This marked the first time a Flagler student was an SPJ national winner or finalist.)

– National Winner, Online Opinion and Commentary (Small), Phil Grech
– National Finalist, Feature Photography (Small), Sarah Williamson

Society of Professional Journalists 2012 Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards:

– Second place, Best Independent Online Student Publication (Small)
– First place, General News Reporting (Small), Ryan Buffa
– Second place, Feature Writing (Small), Emily Hoover
– Third place, Feature Writing (Small), Tiffanie Reynolds
– First place, Feature Photography (Small), Sarah Williamson
– Second place, Television Breaking News Reporting, Joshua Santos and Ryan Buffa
– First place, Online News Reporting (Small), Sarah Williamson
– Second place, Online News Reporting (Small), Ryan Buffa and Joshua Santos
– Second place, Online Feature Reporting (Small), Tiffanie Reynolds
– First place, Online In-Depth Reporting (Small), Ryan Buffa
– Second place, Online In-Depth Reporting (Small), Michael Newberger
– First place, Online Sports Reporting (Small), Eric Albury
– Second place, Online Sports Reporting (Small), Jaycob Ammerman
– Third place, Online Sports Reporting (Small), Eric Albury
– First place, Online Opinion & Commentary (Small), Phil Grech
Also published in The Gargoyle from Advanced Reporting class:
– First place, Online Feature Reporting (Small), Lauren Ely
– Third place, Online Feature Reporting (Small), Adam Hunt

Florida College Press Association 2013 Best Under the Sun Awards:

– First Place, Feature Photo, Sarah Williamson
– First Place, Feature Story – Non-Weekly, Sarah Williamson
– Third Place, News Story — Non-Weekly, Ryan Buffa

2011-12

Associated Collegiate Press 2011 National College Media Convention, Orlando:

– “Best of Show” winner (with 9 other schools), Publication Website Small School

Society of Professional Journalists 2011 Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards:

– First place, Best Independent Online Student Publication
– First place, Online Opinion and Commentary, Co-editor Michael Newberger
– Second place, Online Opinion and Commentary, Eliza Jordan
– First place, Online Sports Reporting, Mari Pothier
– Second place, Feature Writing, Alex Bonus
– Also published in The Gargoyle: Second place, Online Feature Reporting, Alex Bonus (written for Advanced Reporting class)

Florida College Press Association 2012 Best Under the Sun Awards:

– First place, Opinion, Eliza Jordan
– Third place, Opinion, Amber James
– Third place, Feature Writing, Alex Bonus
– Second place, Sports Story, Mari Pothier

2010-11

College Media Advisers’ 2011 Apple Awards:

– Third place, Best Website.
– Third place, Commentary, Cal Colgan

Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards:

– Second place, Best Independent Online Student Publication.
– First Place, Online Opinion and Commentary, Gargoyle Co-Editor Cal Colgan
– Second Place, Online Feature Reporting, Co-Editor Caroline Young.
– Third Place, Online Feature Reporting, Gargoyle Co-Editor Cal Colgan.
– Also published in The Gargoyle: Third Place, Online News Reporting, Ryan Buffa and Kristin McIntosh; First Place, Online Feature Reporting, Jill Houser.

Florida College Press Association’s 2011 Best Under the Sun Awards:

– Second place, Best News Story, Cal Colgan
– Third place, Best Feature Story, Cal Colgan

– Published first edition of the Gargoyle Anthology. Anthology Grand Award went to Gargoyle Co-Editor Cal Colgan for commentary.

2009-10

Florida College Press Association’s 2009 Better Newspaper Contest:

– First place, Best Editorial/Opinion Column, Cal Colgan
– Third place, Best College Media Site
– Third place, Best Feature Story, Haley Walker

2008-09

Florida College Press Association 2008 Better Newspaper Contest:

– Second place, best general news writing

2007-08

Florida Press Club’s 2007 Excellence in Journalism Awards:

– Second place, commentary, Kim Hartman
– Second place, education, Kim Hartman

Associated Collegiate Press 2007 Pacemaker Awards:

– Finalist, four-year non-daily Web site category

Society of Professional Journalist Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards:

– Third place, Feature Writing, Andrea Huls
– Second place, General News Reporting, Tom Iacuzio
– Note: First SPJ awards ever for Gargoyle.

Florida College Press Association’s 2007 Better Newspaper Contest:

– First place, Best Front Page Design
– Second place, Best Feature Writing
– Third place, Best College Newspaper

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