The All State is now a nationally awarded collegiate publication for the first time in its 85-year history.

The All State’s recent special Homecoming Edition was ranked 10th nationally in the Newspaper Special Edition Best of Show category at the Association of Collegiate Press/College Media Association convention in Austin, Texas held from Wednesday, Oct. 28 until Sunday, Nov. 1. The award-winning Homecoming Edition is still available on racks around campus.

In individual awards, Photo Editor Taylor Slifko received the Class Favorite recognition during the on-site photo shoot-out in the historic 6th Street in downtown Austin.

The objective for Slifko’s winning photo was to capture the essence of Texas.

This year’s wins mark the first time The All State has won awards at a national conference since past The All State Cartoonist Christy Walker placed second in the Cartooning category at the 2012 convention in Chicago.

The All State typically ranks higher at the Southeast Journalism Conference; ranking third in the best college newspaper category in 2006 and 2007; ranking fourth in 2011, 2013 and 2014 and 10th in 2003 and 2005.

The All State aims to continue this trend of excellence when they host this year’s SEJC in Clarksville from Feb. 18 to 20.