The Poly Post Receives Honors From Press Association


The Poly Post won 16 awards from the 54th California Intercollegiate Press Association (CIPA) Awards Competition of 2003. The annual competition is open to all news media from four-year universities in California. This year?s participants included CSU, UC and private universities. The entries were judged on a variety of “best” categories in newspaper magazine, broadcast and photography.

“The staff worked really hard this year and these awards are a good validation of their efforts,” says Sean Scully, adviser of The Poly Post. “A lot of the really strong awards were general staff awards and that speaks really well of the entire newspaper team.”

The following is a list of Cal Poly Pomona?s awards:

  • First place, Best Newspaper News Series
  • Second place, Best Photo Illustration, Daniel Gonzalez
  • Honorable Mention, Best Photo Illustration, Adam Del Rio
  • First Place tie, Best Newspaper Special Section, weekly
  • Third place, Best Newspaper Investigative Article, Jessica Durkin
  • First place, Best Newspaper Opinion Column, weekly, Luis Gomez
  • Second place, Best Newspaper Arts Review, Christopher Neprasch
  • Honorable Mention, Best Newspaper Arts and Entertainment Section
  • Second place, Best Newspaper Sports Game Article, Paolo Pacoli
  • First place, Best Newspaper Design Overall, full-Size weekly
  • Second place, Best Newspaper Design Overall, full-size weekly
  • Third place tie, Best News Photograph, Aaron Keller
  • Second place, Best Feature Photograph, Daniel Gonzales
  • Honorable Mention, Best Feature Photograph, Jennifer Cappuccio
  • Honorable Mention, Best Sports Photograph, Isaac Reyes

“The faculty and staff in the Communication department and the students involved in production of The Poly Post are commended for these examples of excellence. Keep up the good work,” Barbara Way, dean of the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences, wrote in an e-mail.