The Associated Collegiate Press has awarded Rita Kovtun and Josie Oliver first place for best photo slide show at its national convention Nov. 3 in Chicago.
The two photographers won for their slide show "A day in the life of St. Thomas," in which they chronicled a 24-hour period on the St. Thomas campus and nearby neighborhood.
The judges in their comments said, "In documenting and celebrating a subject close to home -- a day in the life of their school -- Rita Kovtun and Josie Oliver embraced the spirit of photojournalism fully. The slideshow was of excellent quality and made for an enjoyable, informative exploration of college life. Beautiful photos illustrated a diverse range of stories, giving viewers a real sense of who the students are and the traditions and spirit of the school. Detailed captions were effective in making it a personal, authentic, engaging piece. It was a full examination of 24 hours -- no skimping on the early morning hours! This was a classic idea done very well."
The Associated Collegiate Press is a division of the National Scholastic Press Association, a non-profit educational association that provides journalism education services to students, teachers, media advisers and others throughout the United States and in other countries. The ACP members come from college, university and professional and technical school student media organizations.