Up north trip

Whew! I never get away. Even when i get away, I don’t really get away.

Just recovering from a grueling week-long trip to northern California.

I was in Sacarmento all weekend, participating in the Journalism Association of Community Colleges state conference.

Seminars and workshops for writers, photographers and designers ran for four consecutive days. There are also on-the-spot competitions in which representatives from 60+ schools compete.

I was chosen to compete in a Multimedia Competition and Opinion Writing competition. Somehow, I pulled out an Honorable Mention for the writing and my team won a Meritorious Award (6 pieces were awarded out of 28 entered) for the multimedia piece we produced on the oldest historical building in Old Sacramento, The Firehouse Restaurant.

Other awards were given for the best work published over the course of the previous year in the state of California. Here’s a recap of how I fared (9 awards total):

1st place – Photo Essay (California wildfires)

3rd place – Online Photo Essay (football coach profile)

3rd place – Magazine Layout/Design **The Bull Magazine staff – (as Art Director)

(originally posted on April 1st, 2009 at 4:01 pm on the old blog)