14 Students Honored with SPJ Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards

Society of Professional Journalists 2018 Mark of Excellence Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards are given for the best in student journalism. This year, several Missouri students received multiple awards.

Staff of Vox Magazine Wins Best Student Magazine and Best Affiliated Website

Columbia, Mo. (May 10, 2018) — The published work of 14 Missouri School of Journalism students and the staff of Vox Magazine has earned Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards, a competition sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists for the best in student journalism. Several students received multiple awards.

SPJ Region 7 includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. This year, collegiate journalists submitted more than 3,700 entries in 39 categories across SPJ’s 12 regions.

The honorees were recognized during the regional spring conference held in mid-April in Ames, Iowa. First place regional winners advance to the national round of judging, which is ongoing. National winners will be announced in mid-May.

Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. The School’s chapter was founded in 1913.

Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards went to the following Missouri Journalism students:


Feature Photography

Photo Illustration


Non-Fiction Magazine Article

Best Student Magazine


In-Depth Reporting

Sports Writing


Online Feature Reporting

Best Affiliated Website

Online/Digital Feature Videography


Radio News Reporting

Radio Feature

Radio In-Depth Reporting

Radio Sports Reporting


Television In-Depth Reporting


Updated: November 4, 2020

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