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UW Honored for Communications Excellence

January 23, 2008 — UWyo, the University of Wyoming's general interest quarterly magazine, was named the top news publication and UW public relations professionals earned several other awards during the Wyoming Press Association's annual associates' group communications contest. Winners were chosen from more than 105 total entries and awards were presented at the WPA's annual winter meeting in Casper.

Following is a summary of UW's WPA awards and staff winners in the Division of Public Relations:

--First place, News Publications, UWyo magazine, Jessica Lowell, Paula Wilson-Cazier, Ted Brummond and Trice Megginson.

--First place, feature photography, Megginson, "Reflections on a Life."

--First place, magazine articles, Milton Ontiveroz, "Impact Sports."

--Third place, magazine articles, Jim Kearns, "Missions of Recovery."

--Third place, news feature releases, three releases, Ontiveroz, "UW Girls Rope in National Rodeo Title."

--Third place, feature photography, Megginson, "Artistic Industrial Revolution."

--Honorable mention, magazine articles, Wilson-Cazier, "Life in the Infrared."

UW Cooperative Extension Service and College of Agriculture WPA awards:

--First place, news feature release, three releases, Steven L. Miller, "Ag Appreciation Weekend."

--Second place, news feature release, single release, Robert Waggener, "Plague in Jackson-area Mountain Lions."

--Third place, news feature release, single release, Miller, "CES Collaborates with Wamsutter."

--Third place, news publications, Miller, Waggener and Tana Stith, "Ag News."

--Third place, column writing, "Gardening and Landscaping in Wyoming," authors included Kelli Belden, Donna Cuin, Gary Franc, Jim Gill, Tom Heald, Scott Hininger, David Koch, Alex Latchininsky, Justin Moss, Karen Panter, Eric Peterson, Mary Sabel, Scott Schell, and Waggener.


UW photographer Trice Megginson's UWyo magazine portrait of 102-year old Lillian Hubbard was selected as the top photo in the Wyoming Press Association's annual associates' group communications contest.

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