Spring 2016 Digital Winners

Congratulations to All-Florida winners in the Spring 2016 Digital Contests. Best of the Best finalists are bolded and hyperlinks, when available, are included.

Animated Short

12 entries (5 All-Florida, 2 Excellent, 5 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage (Plantation), Heritage Animation, Sea Monkey, Justin Singh
  • Choctawatchee High School, WBGI, The 21st Century Girl, Ashley Reynolds
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Key West High School, Conch 5 Studios, The End, Firdavs Yuldashev, Leo Martinez
  • West Broward High School, WBTV, Monster Animation, Ryan Buzzi, Charles Gladsden
  • West Broward High School, WBTV, Beware the App, Charles Gladsden, Ryan Buzzi

Broadcast Commentary/Review

19 entries (5 All-Florida, 5 Excellent, 5 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage Plantation, Studio 7122, Homework, Noah Brenner
  • American Heritage School (Boca/Delray), 909live, Death Note Broad Review-Baron, Grant Baron, Benjamin White
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), American Image, Time Well Spent, Carolina Baquerizo, Sophia Donskoi
  • BEST OF THE BEST: American Heritage School (Plantation), WAHS News, Are standardized tests a good representation of a student’s academic ability?, Melissa Molina, Gianna Sanchez
  • Cypress Bay High School, CBTVMovie Review: ’80s Edition, Juan Trujillo, Felipe  Vargas

Broadcast Profile

35 entries (12 All-Florida, 11 Excellent, 7 Honorable Mention)

  • Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School, WSRK Sharks News, Those Who Lead, Chloe Golan, Nicole Barradas
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), WAHS News, Glenn Medina: Hitting All the Right Notes, Gianna Sanchez, Sofia Barreto
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), WAHS News, Adam Reed: Love What You Do, Grace King, Gianna Sanchez, Simon Olarte
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), WAHS News, More Than Cheerleading, Melissa Molina, Rachell Ross
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Christopher Columbus High School, CCNN Live, Seeing beyond the darkness, Danyel DeVilliers, Anthony Martinez, Phillip Bootsma, Victor Prieto
  • Christopher Columbus High School, CCNN Live, Revolutionizing the World of Custom Cleats, Danyel DeVilliers, Phillip Bootsma, Victor Prieto, Anthony Martinez
  • Cypress Bay High School, CBTV, A Pool of Obstacles, Royi Lynn, Reed Covitz, Lee Giat, Luiza Teixeira
  • Doral Academy High School, Firebird TV, FSPA Broadcast Profile, Gabriella Gonzalez, Jewel Berrios
  • Doral Academy High School, Firebird TV, From the Stage to the Classroom, Chelsea Calero, Pamela Comme
  • G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School, TV Prod, Glenn Espinosa, David Herrera, Eileen Garcia
  • Viera High School, Viera High TV News, Viera High teen lands on ABC’s Shark Tank, Katherine Sivco
  • West Broward High School, WBTV, Muse0 Profile, Victor Jorges, Francisco Cabrera, Adrian Rodriguez

Broadcast Show Opening

26 entries (11 All-Florida, 10 Excellent, 5 Honorable Mention)

  • Christopher Columbus High School, CCNN Live, CCNN Live Show Opening, Danyel DeVilliers, Anthony Martinez, Phillip Bootsma
  • Cooper City High School, CTV, CTV Starts Now, Shawn Ebanks
  • Doral Academy High School, Firebird TV, HS Show Open, Manuela Velasco
  • Fivay High School, The Wingspan News, Wingspan News Intro, Izzy Bodnar
  • G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School, GTV, BraddockTV Stock Show Opening, David Herrera
  • John A. Ferguson Senior High School, FBN, FBN News Introduction, Humberto Mendez
  • Pace High School, WPHS FSPA Broadcast Show Opening, Carolyn Jenson
  • South Dade High School, WBUC- BucTV, Riptide Stock Intro, Daniel Rodriguez
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Viera High School, Viera High TV News, VTV News, Wolfgang Gess, Tyler Ditman
  • West Broward High School, WBTV Bobcat Broadcast Opener, Victor Jorges, Ryan Rezaian, Francisco Cabrera, Amanda Martinez, Adrian Rodriguez 
  • West Broward High School, WBTV, WB in the AM Opener, Brendan McCann

Campus News Story

78 entries (14 All-Florida, 20 Excellent, 30 Honorable Mention)

  • Boca Raton Community High School, The Paw Print, Over $11,000 in losses following TV Production room robbery, Kristen Altus, Carly Berthiaume
  • Boca Raton Community High School, The Paw Print, Teachers outraged over outdated test scores being used in Florida bonus system, Carly Berthiaume
  • Boone High School, Hi-Lights, Out with the old, in with the new, Jack Rummler
  • Boone High School, Hi-Lights, Students seek security, Natalie Disla
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Coral Glades High School, The Prowl, If it Bleeds, it Leads, Samantha Gaynor
  • Divine Savior Academy, The Golden Legacy, New Building, New Start, Elena Mueller
  • Dr. Michael Krop High School, The Lightning Strike, Lily’s Wellness Walk, Mila Sicorsky
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, Administration tackles graduation rate, Annie Aguiar
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, Brady’s bunch sets priorities, Dana Dinh
  • Lakewood High School, Spartan News Network, Students check their phones at the door, Alexis Garcia
  • Pine View School, The Match, NASA breaks ground at Pine View, Sana Rahman
  • Pine View School, The Torch, Difficulties in Diversity, Madeline Bowman
  • Robinson High School, Excalibur, Florida, Michigan Flags Raise Money for RHS Foundation, Isabel Hanewicz
  • West Broward High School, The Edge, Starbucks Creates an Authentic Pumpkin Spice Latte, Sarah Sliman

Commercial

41 entires (14 All-Florida, 10 Excellent, 17 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage Plantation, Studio 7122, AHS Cookies, Nicole Coughlin, Kailee Singer, Bailey     Braeseke
  • American Heritage Plantation, Studio 7122, Backstage of AHS, Maha Barakat, Sofia Osio
  • American Heritage Plantation, Studio 7122, Janspack, Ruhi Mansey, Adrianne Cardenas, Paola Sierra
  • American Heritage School (Boca/Delray), Stallion Today, Short Shorts, Brittany Klaiman, Alivia Victoria, Brooke Gheorge, Sophia Jacovitz
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), WAHS News, I’m getting a sub!, Elysa Goldberg, Monica Logrono, Kailee Singer
  • Boone High School, Legend, Boone Rivalry 2015, Tyler Rispoli
  • Boone High School, Legend, BoonePubs/Legend commercial, Dominick Orlando
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Christopher Columbus High School, CCNN Live, Shake Shack Commercial, David Caserta, Antonio Castellano, Alejandro Basalo, Nikolai Vazquez
  • Coral Gables Senior High School, Gables Live!, Batter Up, Carlo Loro
  • Coral Glades High School, WJAG, Pilot G2 Commercial, Samantha Gaynor, Murilo Santos, Megan Begley, Noland Creary
  • Cypress Bay High School, CBTV, STEM, Jenna Leval, Royi Lynn
  • Cypress Bay High School, CBTV, STEM, Drew Marsh, Alec Marsh
  • Hallandale High School, Hallandaletelevision.com, HHS Commercial Freeze Button, Miriamna Ochoteco
  • Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High School, RTV, New Flips, Staff

Computer Drawn Illustration

26 entries (5 All-Florida, 1 Excellent, 11 Honorable Mention)

  • BEST OF THE BEST: Christopher Columbus High School, CCNN Live, The Hipster, Sebastian Garcia
  • Coral Springs High School, The Chronicle, Study hall and block scheduling can work with planning and support, Lucas Maloney
  • H.B. Plant High School, The Pep O’ Plant, College Stress, Zoe Antinori
  • Steinbrenner High School, The Oracle, Student Stress, Hannah Makholm
  • Steinbrenner High School, The Oracle, Art is an exploration, Cameron Wingo

Design Portfolio

24 entries (2 All-Florida, 7 Excellent, 11 Honorable Mention)

  • BEST OF THE BEST Sample 1 | Sample 2 | Sample 3: Boone High School, Legend, Design Portfolio, Matt Casler
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, Portfolio, Dana Dinh

Editorial

39 entries (12 All-Florida, 7 Excellent, 10 Honorable Mention)

  • Boone High School, Hi-Lights, Prioritize toilet safety, Cameron Toperzer
  • Boone High School, Hi-Lights, Supporters should dump Trump, Cameron Toperzer
  • H.B. Plant High School, The Pep O’ Plant, School safety still looming in policies, Bennett Taylor
  • Hagerty High School, BluePrint, Our Take- Mental illnesses aren’t cute quirks, Staff
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, We have to help, Kathy Xie, Dana Dinh
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, We demand a voice, Daniel Hamilton
  • Lakewood High School, Spartan News Network, Access denied: why students need Wi-Fi, Maggie Verdino
  • Pine View School, The Torch, Widespread cyberbullying concerns students, Staff
  • Robinson High School, KnightWriters, Editorial: False Alarms Make Fire Drills Problematic, Isabel Hanewicz, Leana Pustam
  • West Shore Junior/Senior High School, The Roar, Edgewood on the Edge: Indian mascot perpetuates negative sterotypes, Staff
  • Wharton High School, Predator, Bus ramp changes editorial, Ryan Russell
  • Wharton High School, Predator, Secondary bell editorial, Lexie Savege

Editorial Cartoon

13 entries (3 All-Florida, 4 Excellent, 5 Honorable Mention)

  • Coral Springs High School, The Chronicle, Study hall and block scheduling can work with planning and support, Lucas Maloney
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Divine Savior Academy, The Golden Legacy, Political Views Hit Close to Home, Nina Poulos
  • West Shore Junior/Senior High School, The Roar, Donald Trump Meets Star Wars Comic, Hannah Brusca

Entertainment Feature Story

50 entries (10 All-Florida, 17 Excellent, 16 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Patriot Post, The Golden Age of “Doctor Who” is Ending, Andrew Kolondra
  • Coral Springs High School, The Chronicle, Students form band, record label, Ramishah Maruf
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Cypress Bay High School, The Circuit Online, Freshman Competes on reality singing show, Emily Chaiet
  • Cypress Bay High School, The Circuit Online, TV Revivals, Rachel Schonberger
  • Felix Varela High School, The Viper Vibe, The building of a film empire, Ciro Salcedo
  • Florida State University Schools, The Tomahawk Talk, Vinyl record sales surpass free music streaming, Olivia Choutupalli
  • H.B. Plant High School, The Pep O’ Plant, South Tampa offers a variety of coffee options, Rachel Ferreri, Maggie Fitzsimmons
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, On the Brink of greatness, Shelby Shoup, Monisha Pillai
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, Boys don’t cry, but fans do, Laurie Rodriguez
  • Robinson High School, KnightWriters, Unapologetically Bowie, Kaitlyn Corwin

Feature Package

66 entries (10 All-Florida, 22 Excellent, 22 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage School (Plantation), American Image, Golfing for Autism, Bailey Braeseke, Blake Judge
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Christopher Columbus High School, CCNN Live, Plans for future park gain support within community, Christopher Vazquez, Brian Hotenbrink-Hoyo
  • Christopher Columbus High School, CCNN Live, Maintenance crew coes the dirty work, David Perez, Phillip Bootsma, Anthony Martinez, Danyel DeVilliers
  • Cypress Bay High School, CBTV, A New Hope, Corina Aguilera, Isa Gascue
  • Cypress Bay High School, CBTV, Looming for Hope, Gaby Olivera
  • Felix Varela High School, WVHS News, Making a Creative Change, Oriana Gerardo, Danielle Malkin
  • G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School, braddockTV, FCCLA Sunday Funday, David Herrera, Eileen Garcia, Mariela Baires, Janet Lofts
  • Oviedo High School, WROR-TV, Oviedo Town House, Carrie-Lynn Gross, Michael Tumlin
  • South Dade High School, WBUC-BucTV, Seminole Theater Reopens after 40 Years, Isabella Lorenzo
  • South Dade High School, WBUC-BucTV, Homestead Hospital 75th Anniversary, Isabella Lorenzo
  • West Broward High School, WBTV, JROTC, Victor Jorges, Adrian Rodriguez, Daisy Deleon, Amanda Martinez

Feature Photography

59 entries (3 All-Florida, 10 Excellent, 32 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage School (Plantation), WAHS News, Model UN, Grace King
  • BEST OF THE BEST Sample 1 | Sample 2 | Sample 3: Hagerty High School, BluePrint, Jake Arthur Feature Photos, Jake Arthur
  • Hagerty High School, Fusion. Bailey Fisher Features, Bailey Fisher

General Feature Story

70 entries (15 All-Florida, 23 Excellent, 29 Honorable Mention)

  • Boca Raton Community High School, The Paw Print, Boca High’s AP Capstone program raises standards for schools across the nation, Carly Berthiaume
  • Coral Springs High School, The Chronicle, Sleep is for the weak, Jessica Curbelo
  • Cypress Bay High School, The Circuit, Thanks for the memories, Tara Bagherlee
  • Cypress Bay High School, The Circuit, Summer Travels Increase World Views, Carolina Bou
  • Cypress Bay High School, The Circuit, Young entrepreneur to open franchise, Danielle Bush
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Hagerty High School, BluePrint, What a wreck, Sophie Hill
  • Hagerty High School, BluePrint, Thompson spices up culinary curriculum, Sarah Gibson
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, Neglecting not respecting, Annie Aguiar, Bianca Cegatte, Denzel Pierre
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, Adopting an identity, Bianca Cegatte
  • Lakewood High School, Spartan News Network, Q&A: What’s it really like?, Naadirah Davis
  • Oviedo High School, The Lions Tale, Silent No More – Students reveal their past experiences with abusive relationships, Alex White
  • Oviedo High School, The Lions Tale, Teachers and Social Media – Social (Media) studies connect, Alexis DiBlanda
  • Pine View School, The Torch, Google Cardboard simulates reality through smartphones, Marinna Okawa
  • Robinson High School, KnightWriters, Hours of Practice Pay off for Marching Band at MPA, Isabel Hanewicz
  • West Shore Junior/Senior High School, The Roar, Out of their League: High stakes admission to Ivys increasingly exclusive, Daphna Krause

Hand-Drawn Illustration

37 entries (11 All-Florida, 9 Excellent, 13 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage Plantation, Studio 7122, Day of the Dead, Carolina Baquerizo
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), WAHS News, Alter Ego, Ishan Outram
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), WAHS News, Super Ishan, Ishan Outram
  • Cypress Bay High School, The Circuit, Social Media Addiction, Abigail Morgan
  • Cypress Bay High School, The Circuit Online, Disney raises the price of happiness, Brooke Miller
  • Hallandale High School, Hallandaletelevision.com, Trump’s Lies, Eddy Salgado
  • Key West High School, Conch 5 Studios, Witchy, Firdavs Yuldashev
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Oviedo High School, The Lions Tale, Girl On The Earth, Bria Ollivierre-Williams
  • Oviedo High School, The Lions Tale, Twitter Girl, Bria Ollivierre-Williams
  • Poinciana High School, The Point, Hand-Drawn Illustration, Robert Phillips
  • Steinbrenner High School, The Oracle, Capturing a moment, Hannah Makholm

Humorous Commentary

24 entries (6 All-Florida, 8 Excellent, 9 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage School (Plantation), iPatriotPost, An Unstandardized Test, Zachariah Chou
  • BEST OF THE BEST: American Heritage School (Plantation), Patriot Post, Lunch Line Lament, Zachariah Chou
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Patriot Post, Why I Enjoy My Bad Grades, Zachariah Chou
  • Boca Raton Community High School, The Paw Print, Minion Mania has gone several steps too far, Dom Milocco
  • Cooper City High School, The Lariat, How to Pick a University for the Apocalypse, Lindsey Hannah
  • West Broward High School, The Lynx, Make America America again, Ben Tuschman

Infographic

49 entries (8 All-Florida, 8 Excellent, 20 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Patriot Post, The American Diet, Elysa Goldberg
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Spotlight, Discovering Cultures, Audrey Mason
  • Boone High School, Hi-Lights, Climate controversy infographic, Natalie Disla
  • Boone High School, Legend, Sleep Infographic, Tyler Rispoli
  • H.B. Plant High School, The Panther, Get your head in the game, Isabelle Everett, Crosby Melendi
  • Hagerty High School, BluePrint, Sexism in STEM, Sophie Hill
  • Hagerty High School, BluePrint, Making an Impact, Sophie Hill
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, Break up by the numbers, Annie Aguiar

Literary Magazine Poetry

22 entries (4 All-Florida, 5 Excellent, 10 Honorable Mention)

  • BEST OF THE BEST: American Heritage School (B/D), Perspectives, Change, Staff
  • American Heritage School (B/D), Perspectives, In My Head, Staff
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Expressions, White Pianos and Soft Hands, Isabel Chamberlain
  • Coral Springs Charter School, Paw Prints, Blood and Water, Stephanie Brown

Literary Magazine Prose

10 entries (2 All-Florida, 3 Excellent, 3 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage School (B/D), Perspectives, Remember Me, Staff
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Coral Gables Senior High School, Catharsis, A Matter of Time, Caterina Viscito

Literary Magazine Spread

20 entries (4 All-Florida, 4 Excellent, 9 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage School (B/D), Perspectives, Free in the Fall/Winter, Staff
  • Coral Gables Senior High School, Catharsis, A Poem for Non-Poets, Leismary Davis, Evan Caldwell
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Felix Varela High School, Vox Vipera, Dreams Around the Campfire, Sasha Contreras, Vox Vipera
  • Hillsborough High School, HELM, Spread 3, Staff 

Middle School News/Feature Story

6 entries (1 All-Florida, 2 Honorable Mention)

  • BEST OF THE BEST: American Heritage School (Plantation), AHS Junior, PEDS, Lucca Vieira

Middle School Segment

5 entries (1 All-Florida, 3 Excellent, 1 Honorable Mention)

  • BEST OF THE BEST: Immaculate Conception, WICS Celtic News, Great Things Come In Small Packages, Staff

Middle School Show Opening

7 entires (2 All-Florida, 4 Excellent, 1 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage School (Boca/Delray), Stallion Today, Opening, Brooke Gheorge
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Doral Academy Middle School, Firebird TV, FSPA Middle School Open, Adrianna Barrios, Nathalie Avendano

Middle School Yearbook Spread

3 entries (1 All-Florida, 1 Honorable Mention)

  • BEST OF THE BEST: North Broward Preparatory School, The Talon, Middle School Yearbook Spread, Madison Silver

Multimedia Event Coverage

19 entries (3 All-Florida, 4 Excellent, 8 Honorable Mention)

  • BEST OF THE BEST: Hagerty High School, BluePrint, Coffee and a show, Sophie Hill
  • Hagerty High School, BluePrint, Varsity football mauls Bears in first game of season, Justin Baronoff
  • Robinson High School, KnightWriters, For NSPA Attendees, Disney is Magical, Isabel Hanewicz, Michelle Santacreu

Nature Photography (largest category!)

102 entries (20 All-Florida, 20 Excellent, 35 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage School (Plantation), AHS Junior, Nature’s Best, Brandon Woods
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Expressions, Patriotism, Zachariah Chou
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Expressions, Rocky Outcrop, Zachariah Chou
  • BEST OF THE BEST: American Heritage School (Plantation), iPatriotPost, Orchid, Zachariah Chou
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Patriot Post, Baby Macaques, Zachariah Chou
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Patriot Post, Baby Turtle, Zachariah Chou
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Patriot Post, Bamboo Forest, Zachariah Chou
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Spotlight, Between the Petals, Zachariah Chou
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Spotlight, Pink Lotus, Angela Lin
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), WAHS News, Glass Windows, Amanda Rivera
  • Citrus High School, WCHS News, The St. Augustine fog engulfs the pier of paradise, Savanna Boudreau
  • Coral Gables Senior High School, Cavaleon, Succulent, Bianca Pasci
  • Cypress Bay High School, The Storm, Leaves, Danielle Bass
  • Hallandale High School, HDTV News, Beauty Up Close, Karissa Royal
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, Vishwa nature, Vishwa Shah
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, Daisy, Dana Dinh
  • John A. Ferguson Senior High School, FBN, Beauty. Beyond nature, Humberto Mendez
  • John I. Leonard High School, The Javelin, Growth, Ericka Garcia
  • Pompano Beach High School, Tornado Times, Pompano Beach, Rebekah Garretson
  • West Broward High School, The Edge, Waves, Diana Diaz Venturo

News Package

42 entries (8 All-Florida, 16 Excellent, 16 Honorable Mention)

  • Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School, WSRK Shark News, Ten80 STEM EXPO, Danielle Link, Gabriela Tropp, Brennan Donath
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), WAHS News, The Obesity Epidemic in Schools, Grace King
  • Christopher Columbus High School, CCNN Live, Playing ping pong creates awareness, supports community, Anthony Martinez, Phillip Bootsma, Erick Marrero, Danyel DeVilliers
  • Cypress Bay High School, CBTV, One Country, One Voice, Jenna Leval, Juan Trujillo, Gaby Olivera
  • Cypress Bay High School, CBTV, Kaitlyn’s Gift, Jenna Leval, Jose Cabrera
  • Doral Academy High School, Firebird TV, Soldier Homecoming, Susana Hoyos
  • Doral Academy High School, Firebird TV, Jorge Ramos – FSPA News Package, Alexis Howard
  • BEST OF THE BEST: West Broward High School, WBTV, Bats Against Breast Cancer, Victor Jorges, Louis Akkermans, Jacob Garcia

Newspaper Feature Page

38 entries (8 All-Florida, 11 Excellent, 19 Honorable Mention)

  • Deerfield Beach High School, Pathfinder, Pathfinder – Avengers, Mercy Trujillo, Chase Kniskern
  • Deerfield Beach High School, Pathfinder, Pathfinder – Stressed, Mercy Trujillo, Chase Kniskern, Elana Basch, Genesis Santos
  • Deerfield Beach High School, Pathfinder, Pathfinder – Sunfest, Mercy Trujillo
  • Hagerty High School, BluePrint, Facing the odds, Victoria Tomeo
  • Hagerty High School, BluePrint, Fall Favorite: Pumpkin Spice, Sarah Gibson
  • Hagerty High School, BluePrint, Ugly is the new black, Sarah Gibson
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black October, Denzel, Denzel Pierre
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Oviedo High School, The Lions Tale, Star Wars – The Force Lives On, Makaila Cowart

Newspaper Front Page

41 entries (4 All-Florida, 2 Excellent, 18 Honorable Mention)

  • BEST OF THE BEST: Boone High School, Hi-Lights, February Front, Natalie Disla
  • Boone High School, Hi-Lights, October front, Natalie Disla
  • Coral Glades High School, The Prowl, The Future is Now, Ryan Klitz, Samantha  Gaynor
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, 15-Dec, Dana Dinh

Newspaper Multi-Page Spread

36 entries (8 All-Florida, 7 Excellent, 14 Honorable Mention)

  • Boone High School, Hi-Lights, It’s a Brave New World, Jessie Jalca
  • Cypress Bay High School, The Circuit, A Stroll Down Memory Lane, Erin Yoo
  • Dr. Michael Krop High School, The Lightning Strike, Spread, Nicolas Chmielewski
  • Hagerty High School, BluePrint, Alternative Education, Jeannie Wililams, Madeline Kemper, Courtney Dziewior
  • Hagerty High School, BluePrint, What a wreck, Sophie Hill
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, Mental Health, Kathy Xie
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, Adulting, Staff
  • BEST OF THE BEST: West Broward High School, The Lynx, Teenage Sleep Deprivation, Nina Sotolongo, Sarah Gonzalez, Juliette Robanya, Hailey Shirley

Newspaper News Page

20 entries (6 All-Florida, 6 Excellent, 5 Honorable Mention)

  • Coral Glades High School, The Prowl, Chills and Thrills, Samantha Gaynor
  • Cypress Bay High School, The Circuit, Coffee Break, Olivia Ohayon
  • Fivay High School, The Talon, December News Page, Stacy Hueter
  • Hagerty High School, BluePrint Issue 1 Page 2, Staff
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, August Bianca, Bianca Cegatte
  • West Broward High School, The Lynx, Page 2, Maile Wobb, Sarah Sliman, Ben Tuschman, Brooke Armesto

Newspaper Opinion Page

16 entries (2 All-Florida, 6 Excellent, 8 Honorable Mention)

  • Cape Coral High School, The Seahawk’s Eye, December 11th, Page. 2, Harr Ford, Erin McLoughlin
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, Shelby election, Shelby Shoup

Newspaper Sports Page

21 entries (3 All-Florida, 9 Excellent, 9 Honorable Mention)

  • BEST OF THE BEST: Boone High School, Hi-Lights, Girls dominate opponents layout, Marisa Muhart
  • Coral Springs High School, The Chronicle, Wall to wall basketball, Staff
  • Wharton High School, Predator, Inside sports page 1, Allison Itchon

Off-Campus News Story

56 entries (9 All-Florida, 13 Excellent, 21 Honorable Mention)

  • Boone High School, Hi-Lights, Climate Controversy, Marisa Muhart
  • Cape Coral High School, The Seahawk’s Eye, Fort Myers shooting shouldn’t inhibit future holiday partcipants, Ranata Goodman
  • Hagerty High School, BluePrint, Making a world of difference, Jeannie Williams
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, Facing Islamophobia, Kathy Xie
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, The audit argument, Dana Dinh
  • Lakewood High School, Spartan News Network, Lakewood gets classical, Haley Dolan, Jalen Middleton
  • Lakewood High School, Spartan News Network, Pottery in the making, Haley Dolan, Maggie Verdino
  • BEST OF THE BEST: South Dade High School, The Scene, A Hidden Treasure in Trouble, Samantha Moffett
  • West Shore Junior/Senior High School, The Roar, Triggernometry: Warnings get added into the equation of education, Brittany Bailer

Personality Portrait

85 entries (21 All-Florida, 29 Excellent, 25 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage School (Boca/Delray), The Stampede, Unique, Logan Bonner
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), American Image, Picnic, Jianhao An
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), iPatriotPost, Ms New York, Zachariah Chou
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), iPatriotPost, Palace Guard, Zachariah Chou
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Patriot Post, Devilish, Zachariah  Chou
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Spotlight, Laughing Along, Emily Irigoyen
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), WAHS News, Glittering Laughter, Grace King
  • Boone High School, Legend, Malik in studio, Tyler Rispoli
  • Cypress Bay High School, The Storm, Talent, Rebecca Grinker
  • Doral Academy, Photography, Submerged, Genevieve Clements
  • Doral Academy, Photography, Soulful, Karen Viera
  • H.B. Plant High School, The Panther, Rex Portrait, Hannah Smith
  • John A. Ferguson Senior High School, FBN, Rags to Riches, Humberto Mendez
  • John A. Ferguson Senior High School, FBN, Wandering Thoughts, Alec  Artidiello
  • Martin County High School, Pegasus, Gondolier on Break, a Venetian playing music on his open time, Rachel Maunus
  • Pace High School, Liberator, Pumpkin in a Cotton Field, Elizabeth Watkins
  • Poinciana High School, The Point. Personality Portrait, Hildaliz Silva
  • BEST OF THE BEST: West Broward High School, The Edge, Rachel O., Ariana Rodriguez
  • West Broward High School, WBTV, Inner Colors, Adrian Rodriguez
  • West Broward High School, WBTV, In The Wild, Francisco Cabrera
  • West Shore Junior/Senior High School, The Roar, Ferry Ride on the Ionian Sea, Callia Karas

Profile Story

Largest written category — 95 entries (9 All-Florida, 16 Excellent, 42 Honorable Mention)

  • Boone High School, Hi-Lights, Photographer tells visual stories, Julia Condes
  • Boone High School, Legend, Kian Garcia, Morgan Smith
  • Cooper City High School, The Lariat, Ben Santana: Candid Band Kid, Kendyl Counts
  • Coral Springs High School, The Chronicle, The real cake boss, Ramishah Maruf
  • Hagerty High School, BluePrint, Use the course, Peyton Whittington
  • Hagerty High School, BluePrint, Facing the odds, Victoria Tomeo
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, Far in distance but not in heart, Dana Dinh
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Poinciana High School, The Point, From Homeless to Sidelines, Freddie Fraticelli
  • Robinson High School, Excalibur, UCF basketball player is inspired by brother with kidney failure, Isabel Hanewicz, Emily Draper

Public Service Announcement 

63 entries (5 All-Florida, 13 Excellent, 23 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage Plantation, Studio 7122Texting, Sofia Osio, Noah Brenner, Maha Barakat
  • Christopher Columbus High School, CCNN Live, Keep Columbus Clean, David Caserta, Nikolai Vazquez, Victor Prieto, Antonio Castellanos
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Martin County High School, On the Prowl, Sexting: It just isn’t worth it, Bryan Acevedo, Emma Mistarz, Adela Sijercic, Bailey Templeton
  • Pace High School, WPHS, Domestic Abuse Awareness, Carolyn Jenson, Hannah Westrick, Will Hawkins
  • West Broward High School, WBTVBullying PSA, Francisco Cabrera, Victor Jorges, Daniela Lewkowicz

Review Writing

73 entries (5 All-Florida, 8 Excellent, 33 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Patriot Post, City and Color Shines Brighter Than Ever, Amanda Wasserman
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Boone High School, Hi-Lights, Tartini needs improvement, Julia Condes
  • Boone High School, Hi-Lights, You can sashimi at Shin Caston Carasella
  • Coral Springs High School, The Chronicle Book Review: Passenger, a timeless adventure, Jessica Curbelo
  • Cypress Bay High School, The Circuit, Justin Bieber Purpose, Stefania Markowicz

Serious Commentary

94 entries (21 All-Florida, 29 Excellent, 44 Honorable Mention)

  • Cape Coral High School, The Seahawk’s Eye, Mixed emotions for merry music, Justice Kelly
  • Coral Springs High School, The Chronicle, The F Word, Sabrina Fenske
  • Coral Springs High School, The Chronicle, Technology is a curse, Paul Licht
  • Cypress Bay High School, The Circuit, Presidential Race, Danielle Bush
  • Dr. Michael Krop High School, The Lightning Strike, Please recycle this newspaper (after reading), Michael Katz
  • Florida State University Schools, The Tomahawk Talk, “My religion does not make me a terrorist, ” Mariam Mckee
  • Gulf Breeze High School, Blue and Gold, Muslims are being wrongly stereotyped, Shelby Dunne
  • Gulf Breeze High School, Blue and Gold, Point/Counterpoint: Should the government defund Planned Parenthood?, Jennifer Lennon
  • Gulf Breeze High School, Blue and Gold, Should Syrian refugees be allowed in the United States?, Logan Walck
  • H.B. Plant High School, The Pep O’ Plant, Bottom line is … Deflategate Overturn was a right call, Jacob Robinson
  • Hagerty High School, BluePrint, Inequality is not an aesthetic, Peyton Whittington
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, Bonus system rooted in unfairness, Kathy Xie
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, Facing a future without her biggest fan and mentor, Annie Aguiar
  • Lake Brantley High School, The Brantley Banner, Political Language and Deception, Tom McCormick
  • Lake Brantley High School, The Brantley Banner, Trees are dying in vain, Dominic DeVito
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Oviedo High School, The Lions Tale, Student recounts strong feminist roots, Niyati Shah
  • Oviedo High School, The Lions Tale, Extreme political correctness prevents solutions, Hannah Gibilisco
  • Pine View School, The Torch, No vacancy, Brenna Maginness
  • Pompano Beach High School, Tornado Times, (Don’t) pay up: National minimum wage should not be raised, Sabrina Conza
  • Robinson High School, KnightWriters, Fit Bits: Diary of an Injured Runner, Isabel Hanewicz
  • Western High School, Paw Prints, Vaccines essential for herd immunity, Emma Joy

Short Film

36 entries (8 All-Florida, 19 Excellent, 9 Honorable Mention)

  • Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School, WSRK Sharks News, That Day In May, Samuel Willinger, Evan Scolnick
  • AP Mays Conservatory of the Arts, Echoes, Dimitryus Graziani
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Cypress Bay High School, CBTV, Mighty, Agustina Biasutto, Luis Tirado, Felipe Vargas, Santi Triana
  • Hallandale High School, HDTV Productions, Unfortunate Anniversary, Juanfrancis Rodriguez
  • John A. Ferguson Senior High School, FBN, Disturbed, Humberto Mendez, Abraham Cardenas, Gabriela Gonzalez, Lauren Haber
  • Pace High School, WPHS, Nothing Hereafter, Sam Nashed, Nic McIver
  • West Broward High School, WBTV, Revolving Child, Francisco Cabrera, Steven LeBoeuf, Adrian Rodriguez, Eve-Katherine Pithey
  • West Broward High School, WBTV, Danny, Morgan Goldwich

Social Media Event Coverage

16 entries (2 All-Florida, 5 Excellent, 5 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage School (Boca/Delray), 909live, Social Media Coverage, Travis Salat
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Cypress Bay High School, The Circuit, Homecoming proposals in full swing, Alexis Sobel

Special Effects Photo

28 entries (2 All-Florida, 8 Excellent, 13 Honorable Mention)

  • BEST OF THE BEST: Doral Academy, Photography, Delusional Beauty, Adriana Franchi
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal, Tigrium, Street Photography, Kristian Del Rosario

Sports Action Photography

68 entries (2 All-Florida, 6 Excellent, 22 Honorable Mention)

  • Astronaut High School, Golden Aerie, Chelsey White, Chelsey White
  • BEST OF THE BEST Sample 1 | Sample 2 | Sample 3: Holy Trinity Episcopal, Tigrium, Starkey- Sports, Matthew Starkey

Sports Feature

51 entries (7 All-Florida, 9 Excellent, 22 Honorable Mention)

  • Cypress Bay High School, The Circuit, Jordan Davis’s buzzer beater makes #SCTop10, Jake Fuhrman
  • Hillsborough High School, Red & Black, Rocking the boat, Annie Aguiar
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Lakewood High School, Spartan News Network, The road to  recovery, Zack Earle
  • Robinson High School, KnightWriters, Training Hard, Winning Easy Helps HTTR Tornadoes Athletes Rise to the Top, Isabel Hanewicz
  • Robinson High School, KnightWriters, When the Clock Runs Out, Isabel Hanewicz
  • Robinson High School, KnightWriters, Lady Knights Look to Avenge Past Year’s Heartbreaking Losses, Bailey Adams
  • West Shore Junior/Senior High School, The Roar, West Shore’s ‘Pride’: Alumna inspires soccer team, David Thompson

Sports Game Coverage

34 entries (6 All-Florida, 12 Excellent, 10 Honorable Mention)

  • BEST OF THE BEST: Coral Glades High School, The Prowl, Trojans trounce jaguars, Kyle Wood
  • H.B. Plant High School, The Panther, Homecoming game, Courtney Jones
  • Hagerty High School, BluePrintFootball wins districts, advances to regional playoffs, Justin Baronoff
  • Lakewood High School, Spartan News Network, Spartans defense key in win, Tony Rengifo
  • Robinson High School, KnightWriters, Ticket Punched: Knights Headed to Regional Finals, Bailey Adams
  • Robinson High School, KnightWriters, Fort Myers Bound: Knights Win Sixth Regional Title, Bailey Adams

Sports Highlight Package

7 entries (1 All-Florida, 1 Excellent, 4 Honorable Mention)

  • BEST OF THE BEST: Cypress Bay High School, CBTVCypress Bay Basketball Vs Western Reed  Covitz

Sports Package

22 entries (2 All-Florida, 7 Excellent, 7 Honorable Mention)

  • BEST OF THE BEST: Christopher Columbus High School, CCNN Live, Columbus Baseball team confident heading into state semifinals, Phillip Bootsma, David Perez
  • Christopher Columbus High School, CCNN Live, Hurricane Warning, David Perez, Phillip Bootsma, Victor Prieto, Anthony Martinez

Sports Reaction Photo

51 entries (4 All-Florida, 7 Excellent, 18 Honorable Mention)

  • BEST OF THE BEST: American Heritage School (Plantation), WAHS News, Go Patriots!, Grace King
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), WAHS News, A-H-S!, Grace King
  • Cypress Bay High School, The Storm, Pumped Up, Emily Levine
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal, Tigrium, Final Four, Matthew Starkey

Spot News Photo

52 entries (8 All-Florida, 12 Excellent, 17 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Expressions, Runners Up and Champions, Zachariah Chou
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), iPatriotPost, Crowded Elevator, Zachariah Chou
  • Astronaut High School, Golden Aerie, White Out, Dustin Hutcheson
  • Dunnellon High School, Tiger, Composing himself, Londyn Swanson
  • Dunnellon High School, Tiger, Color Guard Prep, Michaela Fraysier
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Fivay High School, Wingspan, Bobbing for Apples – Pep Rally, Katie Kelly
  • Robinson High School, Excalibur, Dig Pink Honorees, Isabel Hanewicz
  • Steinbrenner High School, The Oracle, Special Olympics- Queen Safeeyah, Emma Stevens

Talent Demo Reel

17 entries (1 All-Florida, 2 Excellent, 9 Honorable Mention)

  • BEST OF THE BEST: Christopher Columbus High School, CCNN Live, Talent Demo Reel, David Perez

Tom Pierce Photo Portfolio

49 entries (13 All-Florida, 7 Excellent, 20 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage School (Boca/Delray),The Stampede, Variety, Logan Bonner
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), iPatriotPost, Moments, Zachariah Chou
  • American Heritage (Plantation), Studio 7122, Amanda Delgado, Amanda Delgado
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), WAHS News, Gianna Sanchez, Gianna Sanchez
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), WAHS News, Grace King Portfolio, Grace King
  • Citrus High School, WCHS News, Boudreau Citrus High, Savanna Boudreau
  • Citrus High School, WCHS News, Morales Citrus High, Nashally Morales
  • Deerfield Beach High School, Pathfinder, Bryan Hursh Portfolio, Bryan Hursh
  • H.B. Plant High School, The Panther, Hannah’s Portfolio, Hannah Smith
  • Hagerty High School, BluePrint, Jake Arthur Portfolio, Jake Arthur
  • BEST OF THE BEST Sample 1 | Sample 2 | Sample 3 | Sample 4 | Sample 5: Holy Trinity Episcopal, Tigrium, Starkey – Portfolio, Matthew Starkey
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal, Tigrium, Kristian Del Rosario, Kristian Del Rosario
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal, Tigrium, Tea Boos – Portfolio, Tea Boos

Videography Demo Reel

28 entries (5 All-Florida, 4 Excellent, 15 Honorable Mention)

  • BEST OF THE BEST: American Heritage School (Plantation), WAHS News, Grace King, Grace King
  • Christopher Columbus High School, CCNN Live, Video Demo Reel, Phillip Bootsma, Alejandro Basalo, Anthony Martinez
  • G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School, braddockTV, David Herrera 2015-2016 Videography Reel, David Herrera
  • Martin County High School, On the Prowl, Ben Szentpaly Videography Demo Reel, Ben Szentpaly
  • Oviedo High School, WROR-TV, Kadi Tao Videography Reel, Kadi Tao

Yearbook Academics/Clubs Copy

26 entries (4 All-Florida, 9 Excellent, 10 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Spotlight, Everything is Relative, Dalya Ackerman
  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Spotlight, A Taste of the Past, Gabriella Fuertes
  • Boone High School, Legend, Shoot.Edit.Air.Repeat, Blair Colson
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Hagerty High School, Fusion, Down to a Science, Kenzie Helmick

Yearbook Academics/Organizations Spread

49 entries (11 All-Florida, 6 Excellent, 18 Honorable Mention)

  • Boone High School, Legend, The struggle is real, Jae Crawford
  • Boone High School, Legend, Art clubs reveal originality, Avery Tyndall, Blair Colson
  • H.B. Plant High School, The Panther, Team 2 – 9/11, Rachel Weinstock
  • H.B. Plant High School, The Panther, Team 1 – POA, Amy Hall
  • H.B. Plant High School, The Panther, Team 2 – Pantherettes, Rachel Weinstock
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Hagerty High School, Fusion, Down to a science, Kenzie Helmick
  • Hillsborough High School, Hilsborean, International Day, Ahava Jernigan
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal, Tigrium, Clubs, Carolyn Koos, Nina Reddy
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal, Tigrium, Senior High Performing Arts, Giselle Spicer, Tara Carroll
  • Palm Harbor University High School, Aftermath, Art Spread, Michaela Mulligan, Sarah  Devine, Taylor Brown, Julia Mitchem
  • Seminole High School, Salmagundi, World Languages Spread, Natalie Crutchfield, Braeden Carlton, Mackenzie Bock, Rocita Rana

Yearbook Sports Copy

25 entries (4 All-Florida, 7 Excellent, 6 Honorable Mention)

  • BEST OF THE BEST: Boone High School, Legend, New opponents, same success, Parker Fluke
  • H.B. Plant High School, The Panther, XC Copy, Courtney Jones
  • Hagerty High School, Fusio, Just keep swinging, Leah Harper
  • Lawton Chiles High School, WolfPack, They Said We Couldn’t Do It, but We Made History, Samantha Wiener

Yearbook Sports Spread

57 entries (8 All-Florida, 16 Excellent, 22 Honorable Mention)

  • American Heritage School (Plantation), Spotlight, Can You Dig It?, Gabriella Fuertes
  • Fivay High School, The Talon, Falcon Fanatics, Emily Pintavalle
  • BEST OF THE BEST: H.B. Plant High School, The Panther, Team 3 – Diving Spread, Isabelle Everett, Crosby Melendi
  • H.B. Plant High School, The Panther, Team 2 – Volleyball, Rachel Weinstock
  • Hagerty High School, Fusion, Just keep swinging, Leah Harper, Lauren Tucker
  • Hillsborough High School, Hilsborean, Football, Ahava Jernigan
  • Pace High School, Liberator, Swim Sports Spread, Savannah Priddy, Elizabeth Ames, Sam Kummer
  • West Shore Junior/Senior High School, Arcadia, State of Race, Gabrielle McKessey, Sarah Petrone, Hali McCulloch

Yearbook Student Life Copy

25 entries (11 All-Florida, 6 Excellent, 8 Honorable Mention)

  • Boone High School, Legend, Bye Bye Barrel, Mary Grace Paris, Sloan Waranch
  • Boone High School, Legend, Across the world, Albany Alexander
  • Boone High School, Legend, Summertime Madness, Kevin Figueroa
  • Felix Varela High School, Crotalus, All That Bark and Bite, Breanna Valdes, CJ Salcedo, Crotalus Yearbook, Devoun Cetoute
  • H.B. Plant High School, The Panther, Weekend Copy, Erin Seaton
  • BEST OF THE BEST: Hagerty High School, Fusion, Internationally Inclined, Emaleigh Sanchez, Emily Lyons
  • Hagerty High School, Fusion, Proud of who they are, Tori Haun, Sarah Redmond, Erin Catlin
  • Hillsborough High School, Hilsborean, Pedro, Francesca Althaus
  • Hillsborough High School, Hilsborean, Emma travel, Emma Rodriguez
  • Hillsborough High School, Hilsborean, Finding Joy, Caroline Suddath
  • Lawton Chiles High School, WolfPack, Our Hands Were Frigid, but Their Chili Warmed Hearts, Gracelin Clark

Yearbook Student Life Spread

59 entries (14 All-Florida, 13 Excellent, 16 Honorable Mention)

  • BEST OF THE BEST: Boone High School, Legend, I’ve got that Saturday night fever, Elizabeth Porterfield
  • Boone High School, Legend, Blood in the Water, Charly Reynolds, Olivia Page
  • Coral Glades High School, Imprint, The Best of Our Time, Olivia Brandel
  • H.B. Plant High School, The Panther, Team 3 – Gold Rush Student Life, Crosby Melendi, Isabelle Everett
  • H.B. Plant High School, The Panther, MJohnson – Student Life Summer Spread, Maddie Johnson
  • Hagerty High School, Fusion, Crushing cancer, Sydney Stoneback, Brennan Shears
  • Hillsborough High School, Hilsborean, Volunteering, Caroline Suddath, Cassidy Bull
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal, Tigrium, Summer, Giselle Spicer, Kenzie Farrish
  • Pace High School, Liberator, June, Lydia Urizar, Caitlyn Davis
  • Palm Harbor University High School, Aftermath, HERricane Gam Run, Taylor Brown, Julia Mitchem, Sarah Devine, Michaela Mulligan
  • Palm Harbor University High School, Aftermath, Local Hangouts, Michaela Mulligan, Taylor Brown, Julia Mitchem, Sarah Devine
  • Seminole High School, Salmagundi, GoPro Student Life Spread, Braeden Carlton, Mackenzie Bock
  • Seminole High School, Salmagundi, Students with Jobs Student Life Spread, Mackenzie Bock, Braeden Carlton, Tracy Alt
  • West Shore Junior/Senior High School, Arcadia, Go B16 or Go Home, Srimayi Tenali, Alyssa Feliciano, Erin Ryan

Yearbook Theme Package

17 entries (5 All-Florida, 5 Excellent, 7 Honorable Mention)

  • Boone High School, Legend, Theme package, Matthew Casler, Emma McClane
  • Coral Glades High School, Imprint, From Every Angle, Olivia Brandel, Kaitlyn Goobeck, Ashley Cruz
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal, Tigrium, Clubs, Emma Walker, Baylee Whitley
  • BEST OF THE BEST Sample 1 | Sample 2 | Sample 3 | Sample 4: Palm Harbor University High School, Aftermath, We Got This – theme package, Sarah Devine, Taylor Brown, Julia Mitchem, Michaela Mulligan
  • West Shore Junior/Senior High School, Arcadia, Arcadia Theme Package, Srimayi Tenali, Kaylee Willner, Gabrielle McKessey, Ashlyn Kellner