The Red & Black took home 14 regional awards, including six first-place finishes, at the 2013 Region 3 Mark of Excellence awards Saturday in Atlanta.
The awards were announced at the Society of Professional Journalists' MediaAtlanta conference, honoring outstanding collegiate journalism done in the previous year.
The Red & Black was named best affiliated website and best all-around non-daily newspaper in the region, which includes newspapers from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama.
Four Red & Black students were first-place winners, including opinions editor Blake Seitz (general column writing), Phillip Henry (editorial cartooning), Kristy Densmore (breaking news photography) and Randy Schafer (photo illustration).
All first-place finishers will continue to the national stage, where they will compete against the winners from the other 11 SPJ regions.
The Red & Black staff also earned six second-place honors and two third-place finishes.
Below is a complete list of the award recipients.
Staff, Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper
Staff, Best Affiliated Website, redandblack.com
Kristy L. Densmore, Breaking News Photography
Randy Schafer, Photo Illustration, Honey Funk records
Ryan Black, Online Sports Reporting, Celebrity’s glare transforms Georgia athletics
C.B. Schmelter, Sports Photography
Tiffany Stevens, Feature Writing, STORY AT THE BOTTOM: A full life. A fatal fall.
Randy Schafer, Online Feature Reporting, Photographer poses perfection, almost