Cartoon by Nicholas Smith

The Pacemaker awards, the highest honor in the collegiate press, were recently presented to 126 honorees by the Associated Collegiate Press including three awards given to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Ka Leo O Hawaiʻi.

Ka Leo cartoonist Nicholas Smith took two honorable mentions awards for his editorial cartoons and the Ka Leo advertising insert Aloha Nights took a third place award in ad/editorial supplement category from the College Media Association.

The Associated Collegiate Press also presented 137 Best of Show awards, 272 individual awards and the College Press Freedom Award during the 2013 National College Media Convention held in New Orleans during October.

“We are very proud of our student journalists and the quality newspaper they produce every week in Ka Leo O Hawaiʻi,” said Ka Leo advisor James Gonser.

About The Pacemaker Awards

The Pacemaker competition, which the Associated Collegiate Press launched in 1927, is judged and awarded based on coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, and leadership on the opinion page, evidence of in-depth reporting, design, photography, art and graphics.

The Pacemaker categories are: newspaper, online, magazine and yearbook. For Best of Show, only news organizations, publications and broadcast teams with students in attendance at the convention are eligible to enter the contest.

There were 617 submissions for Pacemakers, 2,526 for individual awards and 375 submissions for the Best of Show contests.

To view the Pacemaker winners, visit the Associated Collegiate Press’ contests page.

— A UH Mānoa news release.