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The PHOENIX Wins Big at Annual Competition

The PHOENIX staff came away from the Illinois College Press Association convention Feb. 17 with 23 awards and honors, including second place in general excellence, or second-best collegiate newspaper in Illinois.

Editors submitted content published between December 2016 and December 2017 for consideration in the open category and the category for schools with non-daily newspapers and enrollment over 4,000.

In the open category, which includes all Illinois collegiate newspapers regardless of enrollment size, The PHOENIX earned five awards. In the category for non-dailies with a student enrollment over 4,000, the group took home 18 awards, compared to 10 in 2016.

The group earned second place overall in the general excellence category, with The Columbia Chronicle from Columbia College Chicago earning first place.

In addition to four first place awards in various sports categories and another first place in the editorial category, The PHOENIX earned first place in the special supplement category for its special issue on gun violence published in 2017.

See the complete list of awards below:

First Place:


Second Place:


Third Place:


Honorable Mention:

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