Senior editors Joel Bustamante and Alex Moseman led the way with four awards each. Bustamante earned a first place in entertainment column and best cartoon. He added two thirds. Moseman won a first place in best photo series along with three third places.
The contest is based on the calendar year featuring entries from spring and fall of 2010. Class of 2010 standouts Chuck Summers and Gary James contributed to the big win. Summers, the Bachelor's all-time most honored collegiate journalist, picked up two first places. James also won a first place.
"I'm especially excited that we could continue Pat McAlister and Gary James' award-winning legacy," Floyd said. "With four issues left, the staff would like to continue this momentum so that we can continue to produce great issues and have a similar result next year."
In photo: Joel Bustamante, Riley Floyd, news writer Gabe Watson, Alex Moseman
3rd - Cavelife, Joel Bustamante, editor
1st - Special issue, Welcome Back Section
3rd - Riley Floyd, "Enabling the Problem"
Judges comment: "I've read dozens of college drinking edits. Yours is the first to hold upperclassmen accountable."
1st - Wyatt Lewis and Kenny Farris, "On Friendship"
1st - Gary James, Quite the Tale"
2nd - Kyle Bender, "Tourney honors Dreher Family"
3rd - Brandan Alford, "Bell Game Blowout"
1st - Kyle Bender, "Running Off The Beaten Path" - story on Sam Starbuck '12"
1st - Chuck Summers, "Colts' Cool Calculations
1st - Joel Bustamante, "What to be for Halloween"
Front Page Design:
2nd - Staff, Sept. 10
3rd - Joel Bustamante
Judges Comment: "Very strong layout. Writing is smart and snappy."
1st - Chuck Summers, Nov. 29
Special Section or Front Cover Design:
2nd - Staff, The Bastard
3rd - Alex Moseman, "DePauw Emasculated, 47-0"
3rd - Drew Casey, "Girl Talk"
1st - Alex Moseman, "El Salvador"
Judges comment: "Excellent job telling your story through multiple focal lengths and styles. The subject matter is not what made these photos interesting. Your portrayal of it tells the story."
3rd - Alex Moseman, "Bell Game"
1st - Grant McCloskey, "Chapel Sing"
3rd - Alex Moseman, "Smith attorney files complaint"
1st - Joel Bustamante, "I've got you covered"
Judges comment: "A classic cartoon treatment of a national topic. Clear caricatures and few words make this most powerful of the bunch."
Division III Newspaper of the Year:
The Bachelor, Wabash College 44 points
The Record, Goshen College, 32 points
The DePauw, 30 points