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UW Honored for Communications Excellence

January 21, 2009 — University of Wyoming public relations professionals earned several awards during the Wyoming Press Association's annual associates' group communications contest.

Winners were chosen from nearly 100 total entries and awards were presented at the WPA's annual winter meeting last weekend in Cheyenne.

Following is a summary of UW's WPA awards and staff winners in the Department of Institutional Communications:

First place, single news release, Steve Kiggins, "UW to Establish Wind Energy Research Center."

First place, three releases on a single topic, tie, Kiggins, "UW Rodeo Feature Stories" and Milton Ontiveroz, "Cowgirls Look to Repeat as CNFR Champions."

First place, feature photography, Trice Megginson, UWyo Magazine, "Bike Maze."

Second place, feature photography, UWyo Magazine, Megginson, "Half Acre Past and Present."

Second place, publications-news, UWyo Magazine, Jessica Lowell.

Second place, magazine article, UWyo Magazine, Jessica Lowell, "Considering the Void."

Honorable mention, single news release, Ontiveroz, "University of Wyoming President Is Just a Regular Hunter."

UW Cooperative Extension Service and College of Agriculture WPA awards:

First place, publications-general information, Steven Miller, Robert Waggener and Tana Stith, Barnyards and Backyards.

Third place, single news release, Waggener, "Fifth Case of Plague Confirmed in Wyoming Mountain Lions."

Third place, publications-news, Extension Connection, Miller, Waggener, Stith.

Third place, magazine article, UW College of Agriculture Ag News, Waggener, "Whiskey Mountain Bighorn Sheep Die-off -- Hypotheses and Doubts."

University of Wyoming Photographer Trice Megginson's photo "Bike Maze" won first place in feature photography in the Wyoming Press Association's annual associates' group communications contest.

Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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