Renegade Rip takes home awards from ACP and CCMA

Renegade Rip takes home awards from ACP and CCMA

Morgan Park, Editor-in-Chief

Bakersfield College’s student newspaper staff earned several individual honors, including two first places, and four awards for best newspaper and online publication among community colleges at the Associated Collegiate Press Mid-Winter Convention March 2-5 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.

BC’s student newspaper, The Renegade Rip, earned sixth place in the nation at ACP’s Best of Show competition, in which one newspaper is turned in at the convention and judged by professional journalists. The category drew dozens of entries from community colleges nationwide. The issue that was awarded sixth was the March 1, 2017, newspaper. ACP also rated the student online publication at third in the nation.

In another contest, the California Colleges Media Association announced award winners March 4 at a banquet at the convention. The Rip earned honorable mention for best newspaper (fourth overall) and third for best website among community colleges statewide.

For individual statewide awards among CCMA, Joe Bergman won first place for sports action photo, and Kyle Chidgey won first place for multimedia presentation. Veronica Morley placed second for photo-page spread, and Mason Rockfellow and Kyle Cortez placed second for front-page design.

Zach Sullivan took third place for feature story, and J.R. Hensley placed third for column writing. Bergman and Rockfellow placed fourth for best news series.