For the first time, Laramie County Community College’s student newspaper has won awards in the Student Society of News Design competition.
Houston Woodhouse captured first place in inside news page design, any size, for his layout in the February 2009 Wingspan called “Economic blast from the past.” No other awards were given in this category.
Woodhouse also took first place for his tabloid cover design called “The New Depression” in the February 2009 issue.
Lastly, Andrew Dyl captured second place for his tabloid cover design of Wingspan’s October 2008 Voters’ Guide.
Wingspan was one of only two community colleges in the nation to win in the 2009 College News Design Contest hosted by the University of Missouri. According to advisers Rosalind Schliske and J.L. O’Brien, the LCCC awards were won in the non-daily newspaper category, regardless of size and format of publication or size of college or university.
The Society for News Design is an international professional organization with more than 2,600 members in the United States, Canada and more than 50 other countries.