SIU Journalism Student Takes Top Award

Southern Illinois University



Journalism Graduate Jessica Tezak Wins Award for Pic

April 21, 2014

The weekend of April 19th some of the CMCMA Journalism students went to Chicago to attend the Midwest Photo Summit hosted by the IPPA - part of the summit featured the Student Photo contest open to students in all the Illinois schools as well as students from Illinois attending schools in other states. 

For the third year in a row, one of our students was recognized as the Student Photographer of the year.  Jessica Tezak, who graduated last December at SIU, won the Student Photographer of the Year Award, and this was the second year in a row she has won the top award.  Reportedly, this has only happened once before.

Also, several other MCMA Journalism students won awards at the competition.

Please go the the Illinois Press Photographer's Association web page to see the images and read more.