Awards

Student Publications won 21 awards for work produced during the 2020 school year: 12 state awards from Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA), and 9 national awards, 7 from Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) and 2 from Associated Collegiate Press (ACP). Additionally, the Signal was awarded “Silver” status in critique from CSPA.

Student speaking with an advisor

2020-2021 Academic Year

National Competitions

Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Gold Circle Awards

Announced April 23, 2021 via CSPA website.

Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Gold Circle Awards - 2021
Award Category Author Title
1st Place Blogging Alyssa Shotwell Alyssa Curates the Internet 
1st Place Entertainment Review Emily Wolfe

'Spring Awakening' delivers a cathartic release as it promises a purple summer for audiences

1st Place Informational Graphics Estefany Sanchez

Portfolio: Incarcerated Texans find path to success through education; April marks celebration of MENA cultures; How the CARES Act affects higher education; Understanding the Harris County threat levels during COVID-19

2nd Place Blogging Troylon Griffin II Trying out the WellTrack app
2nd Place Personal Opinion: On-Campus Opinion Liliana Marin

Should UHCL go Greek? 

Certificate of Merit In-Depth News/Feature Story Troylon Griffin II Black Student Association challenges nondiscrimination clause
Certificate of Merit Personal Opinion: Off-Campus Issues Alyssa Lobue

Ignorance, the secret synonym for nostalgia 

Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Best of Show Awards 

Announced March 20, 2021 at ACP/CMA Spring National College Media Convention 

Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Best of Show Awards - 2021
Award Category Author Title
3rd Place Blog Troylon Griffin II

Recognizing the power and necessity as a student journalist 

7th Place Multimedia News/Feature Presentation Troylon Griffin II, Stephanie Perez, Alyssa Shotwell The Signal celebrates Black History Month 2021

State Competitions

Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) Awards 

Announced March 26, 2021 at TIPA 2021 Conference 

Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) Awards - 2021
Award Category Author Title
1st Place Overall Excellence, Website The Signal Staff UHCL The Signal
1st Place Interactive Graphic Estefany Sanchez

How to participate in mail-in voting

1st Place Feature Reporting, Video Alicia Hernandez

Highlighting Hunter Hall's resident advisors

1st Place Static Information Graphic Alfonso Alvarez

A look at endangered species from around the world

2nd Place Multimedia Feature Jenna Schaub 'Big Cat' bill limits human ownership
2nd Place Feature Story Miles Shellshear

COVID-19's impact on UHCL students

2nd Place Advertising/PSA/Promo, Video Troylon Griffin II

Filling out an application for the 2021-2022 FAFSA season

3rd Place Multimedia Feature Javon Hagan

Why Black Americans experience disparities in healthcare

3rd Place Podcast Alex Moore

Discussing COVID-19's impact on sports in Houston and nationwide

HM In-Depth Reporting Troylon Griffin II

Black Student Association challenges nondiscrimination clause

HM General Column Logan Vordenbaum

Period problems persist but personal responsibility prevails

HM Overall Design, Web The Signal Staff

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Contact

  • Student Publications

    Editor-in-Chief, The Signal: Miles Shellshear 
    Editor’s Desk: 281-283-2570 
    thesignal@uhcl.edu

    Manager of Student Publications & The Signal Advisor: Lindsay Humphrey 
    Phone: 281-283-3975 
    Email: humphrey@uhcl.edu  

    Bayou Building 1239 
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 456
    Houston, TX 77058-1002