WTAMU Students Submit Work to Texas Intercollegiate Press Association

March 20, 2018

CONTACT:   Hannah Ellis, heellis1@Buffs.wtamu.edu

WTAMU Students Submit Work to Texas Intercollegiate Press Association


CANYON, Texas—West Texas A&M University students from the Department of Communication submitted original work from The Prairie newspaper and Eternal Flame magazine to the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) in December 2017. Students also will get the opportunity to travel to the convention March 21-24 in Dallas to participate in an on-site contest.

“Students submitted feature news and visual pieces as original published work, meaning it has not been retouched, edited or modified, in December 2017 and students should know the results of the awards the evening of March 24.” Dr. Nancy Garcia, faculty adviser for The Prairie, said. “There will also be on-site contest in varied journalism that students can register to attend.”

The Prairie and Eternal Flame staff members are traveling together to the annual conference.

“We’re excited to report all of the awards as soon as we know them,” Kim Bruce, Eternal Flame adviser, said. “There are also seminars students can attend between their on-site contests.”

Abigail Betts, editor for The Eternal Flame magazine, selected the entries for this year’s competition. Betts said the “editorial board met and discussed which categories we could submit a piece for and then evaluated each piece, looking at every detail and angle.” Not only are the students encouraged to write pieces that interest them, Betts believes that their pieces “will stand out because of the sweat and literal tears we put into it and the heart and soul we push for in our work.”

Eleven WTAMU students submitted pieces into their respective areas of competition and will know the results soon after the awards ceremony at the end of the conference.



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