University of Illinois journalism students won seven awards, including five first places, in the 2015 Student Silver Dome Awards presented by the Illinois Broadcasters Association.

The winners are as follows:

1st Place, Best TV News Pack: Emily Thornton
2nd Place, Best TV News Pack: Ava Kelley
1st Place, Best TV Sports Pack: Jonathan Nonnie
1st Place, Best TV Photojournalism: Kaitlin Bane
3rd Place, Best Radio Sports Story: Amirah Zaveri
1st Place, Best TV Longform Programming: UI-7 News: Helping Hands
1st Place, Best Radio Newscast: Cassidy Williams

U of I students competed against students from other Illinois colleges and universities. The awards were announced Nov. 13 at the "IBA-U" conference at ISU in Normal, Illinois.