FROM STAFF REPORTS
The Flare received 21 national awards from the CSPA, including a Silver Crown for The Flare’s Website: theflareonline.com.
This annual competition attracted 10,444 entries from newspapers and magazines produced by students at colleges, universities and secondary schools throughout the United States.
The Flare staff received first place in headline writing and honorable mention in single subject news.
Contest materials were submitted from entries produced between June 16, 2011, and June 15, 2012.
Individual 2012 Gold Circle Awards
Victoria Baker (Tatum) – honorable mention in photo illustration
Randi Vinson-Davis (Henderson) – 3rd in photo story
Kasi Dickerson (Van) – 1st in news page design, 1st in full page photo layout; 1st in literary single spread (magazine), 3rd in personality profile, honorable mention in editorial page design and honorable mention in full page photo layout
Ashley Forrestier (Kilgore) – 1st place in literary single spread (magazine) and 3rd in editorial cartoon
Kelly Gillit (Gladewater) – honorable mention in advertising layout (single ad)
Daniel Guy (Longview) – honorable mention in essay (magazine)
Jamie Maldonado (Longview) – 1st in single feature photograph, 1st in single sports photograph, 2nd in special/general interest magazine single page design
Jonathen Ruesch (Gilmer) – 1st in literary single spread (magazine) and 2nd place in editorial page design
Taylon Sharer (Powder Springs, Ga.) – 1st in full page photo layout and honorable mention in photo layout of two or more pages
Heather Sims (Kilgore) – honorable mention for photography portfolio of work
Elizabeth Wisdom (Van) – honorable mention for photography portfolio of work