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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2013 12:43 pm | Updated: 1:46 pm, Thu Sep 5, 2013.

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.

First Place

Staff, Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper

Staff, Best Affiliated Website, redandblack.com

Kristy L. Densmore, Breaking News Photography

Phillip Henry, Editorial cartooning, , three cartoons (here, here and here)

Randy Schafer, Photo Illustration, Honey Funk records

Blake Seitz, General Column Writing, three columns (here, here and here)

Second Place

Ryan Black, Sports Column Writing, three columns (here, here and here)

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.

Lindsey Cook, Online In-Depth Reporting, The problems with Study Abroad (here, here, here and here)

Randy Schafer, In-Depth Reporting, Rhythm and race: Hip-hop culture in Athens (here, here and here)

Third Place

Julia Carpenter, Nicholas Fouriezos, Polina Marinova, Editorial Writing (here, here and here)

Randy Schafer, Online Feature Reporting, Photographer poses perfection, almost

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