Southeastern Louisiana University students have been honored with the 2015 Gold Circle Awards for Yearbooks from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for their work on the university’s 2014 “Le Souvenir,” a news release from Southeastern said.
The 2015 Gold Circle Awards attracted more than 4,600 entries from yearbook and digital media from colleges, universities and secondary schools throughout the United States. Gold Circle Awards honor superior work by student journalists, usually as individuals but sometimes as an entire staff working with either print or online media, the release said.
“This year, our students earned an unprecedented 14 awards for their work,” said Lee E. Lind, director of student publications. “Their dedication and expanding knowledge about the craft allows them to compete and be recognized alongside their peers from schools across the nation, many of whom are much larger and have many more resources than we have.”
Chris Martin, of Albany, a 2014 communications graduate, earned three first-place awards for his design and photography work in categories such as “title page design” and “sports action photo.” His submission in the “photo portfolio” category, a collection of photography published in the yearbook, was selected as the best in the competition. He also received a second-place honor for his written work in the “sports reporting” category.
“As the editor in chief of the 2014 Le Souvenir yearbook, I am honored that we received 14 awards from the prestigious Columbia Scholastic Press Association,” Martin said.
Claire Salinas, a 2014 communications graduate, of Hammond, was honored for her feature writing in the student life section of the yearbook and also partnered with Martin to earn a third-place award for their design work in the “sports spread: one spread” category.