The Mount Mercy Times won 15 awards, including three first-place awards, seven second-place awards, two third place awards and three honorable mentions at the Iowa College Media Association convention Feb. 6 in Des Moines.
Fourteen of the awards were in the ICMA “Better Newspaper” contest, recognizing the Mount Mercy Times newspaper. The other award was in the Multi-Media competition, which included the Times web site.
The 15 awards are by far the most won by Mount Mercy in the annual ICMA media contest. In particular, multiple individual awards were won by Madison Jones, Co-Editor; Taylor Foster, Sports Editor; and TJ Kremer, III, Editor-in-Chief.
The awards are:
10. 2nd place, Best Op-Ed Section, The Mount Mercy Times staff, lead writer on section TJ Kremer, III.
11. 3rd place, Best Front Page, The Mount Mercy Times staff.
12. 3rd place, General Excellence, The Mount Mercy Times staff.
13. Honorable Mention, Best Opinion Writing, Madison Jones.
14. Honorable Mention, Best Coverage of First Amendment Issues, TJ Kremer, III.
15. Honorable Mention, Best Sports Story, The Mount Mercy Times staff.