The Poly Post Earns 3rd Place in National Competition

The Poly Post Earns 3rd Place in National Competition
The Poly Post won a national award for an April issue. Pictured is this year's editorial staff.
(Photo courtesy of The Poly Post.)

The Poly Post, Cal Poly Pomona's student newspaper, took home “Third Place: Best of Show” at a national Associated Collegiate Press conference in August.

The student paper earned the national award for its April 24 issue, which led with the story “Shootings Raise Awareness Over Campus Security.”

This marks the weekly newspaper's first award, excluding recognition for individual writers, since 2003.

“You don't do it for the awards, but it sure was nice to stand up there and be recognized in front of our peers and such outstanding publications like the University of Missouri's The Maneater or the University of South Dakota's The Volante. These are papers that win year after year,” said Daniel Tedford, editor-in-chief for the '06-'07 academic year.

This was the first time The Poly Post participated in an ACP competition, which was held this year in Baltimore from Aug. 2-5. The Poly Post competed with other university newspapers that are published on a weekly basis at most.

“It feels good to be recognized for your accomplishments after a year of hard work,” said Joshua Manly, managing editor during the last academic year. “I'll take third place in a national competition anytime.”

The Associated Collegiate Press is the largest and oldest national membership organization for college student media in the United States. Visit the ACPs' Web site for a list of all the winners.