May 13, 2011
Student named finalist for prestigious journalism award
The Society of Professional Journalists announced last week the
national winners of the 2010 Mark of Excellence Awards, recognizing
collegiate work published or broadcast during 2010. Student
journalists across the U.S. submitted nearly 4,000 entries, and
Harding University student Henrique Ruiz was among the honorees.
Ruiz, a junior graphic design major from Sao Paulo, Brazil, was named
a finalist in the Photo Illustration — Four-Year College/University
Category for his entry submission, “I’m Real: The Faces of Breast
National Mark of Excellence Award judges chose one national winner in
each category and two national finalists (runners-up). Winners and
finalists were previously recognized by receiving first place in one
of SPJ’s 12 regional competitions. Eight first-place regional winners
advanced to the national competition.
One of the most prestigious honors for student journalists, the Mark
of Excellence Awards honor the best in student journalism. Judges are
not required to select first, second or third place winners.
Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of
information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and
educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First
Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. For more
information about SPJ, please visit www.spj.org.
May 13, 2011