MCMA Photojournalism Students Take Top IPPA Awards

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MCMA Students Nab Top IPPA Awards!

April 22, 2013

College of Mass Communication and Media Arts photojournalism students won 18 out of 30 awards at IPPA this year, including student photograph of the year, Jessica Tezak and runner-up student photographer of the year, Steve Matzker. Congratulations to Jessica, Steve and all of the students. Congratulations too to Mark and Phil for their great work. What a terrific year for the photojournalism program, including the NPPA designation as the nation's best program after the Harrisburg book on the tornado disaster.

 Illinois Press Photographer’s Association 2013 Photo Competition

 

SIU Students - IPPA Awards 

Feature:

Jessica Tezak - 1st

Jon-Erik Bradford - 2nd

Jessica Tezak - 3rd

 

News:

Lynnette Oostmeyer - 1st

Steve Matzker - 3rd

Jessica Tezak- Honorable Mention

 

Pictorial:

Jon-Erik Bradford - 2nd

 

Sports Feature:

Jon-Erik Bradford - 2nd

Lynnette Oostmeyer - 3rd

Jon-Erik Bradford - Honorable Mention

 

Sports Action:

Chris Zoeller - 1st

 

Portrait/Personality:

Steve Matzker - 1st

Jon-Erik Bradford - 3rd

Jessica- Honorable Mention

 

Picture Story:

Jessica Tezak - 1st

 

Student Photographer of the Year:

Jessica Tezak - 1st

Steve Matzker - 2nd

Jon-Erik Bradford - Honorable Mention