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The DA Awards

Awards 2018 - 2019

Columbia Student Press Association, Columbia University

Gold Circle Awards

Certificate of Merit, In-depth News Story, "WVU Loan Default Rate the Highest in the Big 12", Alayna Fuller

Certificate of Merit, Informational Graphic, "The High Cost of Being Greek", Haleigh Holden


Columbia Student Press Association, Columbia University

Gold Medalist


College Media Association Pinnacle Awards

Advertising

Finalist, Best Ad Campaign, Chateau Royale

Finalist, Best Display Ad, Prospect and Price Creative


West Virginia Press Association

Advertising (Division III, Weeklies over 4,000 circulation)

First place, Best Agency Advertisement, "Puppy Pilates", WVU Medicine Creative Staff

Second place, Best Agency Advertisement, "Drinking Buddy", Clara Warner

Third place, Best Process Color Ad Half Page or Less, "Greek Life", Hannah Williams

Third place, Best Special Section, "Housing", DA Staff


Editorial (Division III, Weeklies over 4,000 circulation)

First place, Best Special Section, "The DA's Most Influential", Staff

First place, Best In-Depth or Investigative, "Child-care assistance program", Joe Severino

Third place, Best Governmental Affairs Reporting, "WVU loan default highest in Big 12", Alayna Fuller

Third place, Best Single Issue, Nov. 5 "Horns Down", Staff

Third place, Best Newspaper Design, Staff

Third place, Best Sports Event Reporting, "Simmons' touchdown a long time coming", Chris Jackson


Society of Professional Journalists (Regional)
Finalist, Sports Columns, John Lowe

Finalist, Sports Writing (Mountaineers Love Beer), Douglas Soule

Finalist, Breaking News, Jordyn Johnson, Joe Severino, Douglas Soule


College Media Association, Best of Show Awards
Websites, Large Schools (More than 10,000 students)

Fifth place, thedaonline.com

BestSchools.com  

Ranked 8th most influential college newspaper 2018

Awards 2017 - 2018

Society of Professional Journalists (Regional)
Finalist, Sports Photography, Ryan Alexander

West Virginia Press Association

2018 Advertisement of the Year, "Panera Delivers" by Brooke Marble

Advertising  (Division III, Weeklies over 4,000 circulation)

Third place, Overall General Excellence in Advertising, Staff

First place, Best Agency Ad, "What's at the end of your straw?", WellWVU Creative Team

First place, Best Recruitment Ad, "The DA is now hiring", Staff

First place, Best Single Newspaper Online Promotional Ad, "Color Your Campus", Staff

First place, Best Special Section, Graduation Edition, Staff

Frist place, Best Online Motion Ad, "Panera Delivers", Brooke Marble

Second place, Best Classified Section, Staff

Second place, Best Newspaper Promotinal Campaign, Staff

Thrid place, Best House Ad, "Coloring Book Winner", Staff

West Virginia Press Association
Editorial  (Division III, Weeklies over 4,000 circulation)

First place, Sports Photography, "Wide receiver Gray Jennings is tackled in the air", Ryan Alexander

Second place, Sports Photography, "Pascal Derwaritsch makes a place for the ball", Tristian Wright

Second place, Best Sports Columnist, "Chris' Corner", Chris Jackson

Third place, Best Sports Feature, "Molded by experience, Mazzulla is humbled to live the dream.", Chris Jackson

Third place, Best Special Section, "Over the years.." Celebrating 150 years of WVU, Staff

Third place, Best Coverage of Breaking News, "Man follows WVU student to her car, makes demands.", Douglas Soule

Awards 2016 - 2017

Associated Collegiate Press Newspapers Pacemaker Awards
Winner, Best Newspaper
Honorable Mention, Newspaper Page One Design of the Year

College Media Association Pinnacle Awards
Individual Writing Awards
Honorable Mention, Caity Coyne, Best Breaking News Story for "Baker arrested two months before resignation, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct."

Honorable Mention, Adrianne Uphold, Best News Package category for " Naloxone: A second chance at life."

Advertising
Winner, Best Online Ad, Jackson Montgomery, Best Online Ad, Rt. 7 Auto Repair

Second Place, Staff, Best Social Media Strategy, Thankful Tree

Honorable Mention, Jackson Montgomery, Best Display Ad, Chateau Royale

Design
Second Place, Staff, Best Newspaper Nameplate

West Virginia Press Association
E ditorial (Division II, Dailies with less than 16,000 circulation)
First place, Best Front Page, Andrew Spellman, "Under Rated, Under the Radar, Under Dawgs"

First place, Best Single Issue, staff, "We are one WVU"

First place, Feature Photo, Ryan Alexander, cover of the mountaineer from the Missouri game

Second place, Best Sports Feature, Chris Jackson, "Zitel overcomes odds to find role at WVU"

Third place, Best Front Page, Andrew Spellman, "We are one WVU"

Third place, Best Illustration, Nick Rhoads, clown cover

Third place, Best Special Section, Joel Whetzel, "The Year in Review."

 
West Virginia Press Association
Advertising (Division II, Dailies with less than 16,000 circulation)

2017 Advertisement of the Year, DA Promo Video, Staff
First place, Best Progress Edition, Graduation, Staff

First place, Best Online Promotion Ad, Dress for Success, Staff

First place, Best Single Newspaper Online Promotional Ad, DA Promo Video, Staff

Second place, Best Online Motion Ad, Dress for Success, Staff

Second place, Best Process Color Ad ½ Page or Less, The Cupcakerie, Staff

Third place, Best Spot Color Ad ½ Page or Less, Fright Farm, Staff

Third place, Best Full Page Ad Campaign, Fashion Forward, Staff

 
CMBAM (College Media Business and Advertising Managers)
Second place, Best Self Promotion Video Ad, Staff

Third place, Best Special Event, Thankful Tree, Staff

Honorable Mention, Best Sales Pitch or Proposal, Sheetz, Staff

Honorable Mention, Best Ancillary Operation, PR Street Team, Staff


Society of Professional Journalists (Regional)
First place, Feature Photo, Andrew Spellman, Dog days at the pool

First place, News Photo, Andrew Spellman, Profits over people

First place, Editorials, Brandon Ridgeley

Finalist, Breaking News, Kayla Asbury

Finalist, Feature Writing, Alainia Conrad

Finalist, Photo Illustration, Askar Salikhov

Finalist, Sports Columns, David Statman

 
Society of Professional Journalists (National)
Finalist, Feature Photo, Andrew Spellman, Dog days at the pool


American Scholastic Press Association
Most Outstanding Weekly Newspaper

First Place ranking, College newspapers