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The Society of Professional Journalists has announced the national winners of the 2016 Mark of Excellence Awards, recognizing collegiate work published or broadcasted during 2016.

The awards honor the best in student journalism. Winners and finalists were previously recognized by receiving first-place in one of the SPJ’s 12 regional competitions. Each first-place regional winner advanced to the national competition.

Sports Photography, Large School Division
National Winner: “Football Touchdown,” by Austin Yattoni

Photo Illustration, Large School Division
National Finalist: “Homecoming Guide Cover,” by Michelle Tam and Hannah Auten

Television Sports Reporting
National Finalist: “Memorial Soccer Match,” by Cassie Chaplinsky

Best Use of Multimedia
National Finalist: “#BlackScienceMatters,” by University of Illinois Multimedia Journalism Students