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KRNL has been nominated and has receivied many awards over the years, for both the magazine as a whole and individual designs, photos and stories. Some of our staff recently traveled to Atlanta to attend the College Media Fall Convention where the staff's hardwork was again recognized. 


Pinnacle Organizational Awards

First Place: Feature Magazine of the Year

Pinnacle Design Awards

First Place: Best Magazine News Spread

Third Place: Best Magazine Sports Spread

Honorable Mention: Best Magazine Cover

Honorable Mention: Best Magazine Feature Spread

Individual Pinnacle Reporting

First Place: Best Profile, Rana Alsoufi ("Lonnie Ali's Legacy of Love")

Second Place: Best Feature, Emma Reilly ("Unexpectedly Cool")

Individual Pacemaker Awards

Honorable Mention: Feature Photo of the Year, Carter Skaggs (Red River Gorge)

ACP Best of Show

Second Place: Feature Magazine

Second Place: Advertisement, Bree Cox (Inside UK)

Sixth Place: Magazine Design, (Lonnie Ali's Legacy of Love)

Apple Awards

Second Place: Best Feature Website

Honorable Mention: Best Magazine

Second Place: Best Magazine Cover, Fall 2023 Issue

First Place: Best Newsletter, Kaci McCarthy

Second Place: Best Single Media Ad, Bree Cox (Inside UK)

Southeast Journalism Conference:
2023 Best of The South

First Place: Best Feature Writer, Rana Alsoufi

First Place: Best Magazine Writer, Emma Reilly

First Place: Best Advertising Staff Member, Bree Cox

First Place: Best Magazine Designer, Hunter Grace Hayes

First Place: Best Magazine, KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion Spring 2023 Issue


Pinnacle Awards-
College Media Association

Third Place: Best Coverage of Faith


Honorable Mention: Best Social Media Main Page

Pacemaker Awards-
Associated Collegiate 

Third Place: Blog, Riley Hostutler

Third Place: Best Magazine Page/Spread, Peyton Fike

Best In Show-2022 Fall National College Media Awards

Second Place: Best Four-Year Campus Feature Magazine

Fifth Place: Podcast, Jaya Durrah


Pacemaker Awards-
Associated Collegiate Press

Honorable Mention: Best Blog, Justin Williams 

Third Place: Magazine Page Spread, Kendall Boron ("Back to Their Roots")

Honorable Mention: Magazine Page Spread, Kendall Boron ("Rewind to Nostalgia")

Fifth Place: Environmental Portrait, Isaac Janssen ("Skater Park")


Pinnacle Awards-
College Media Association

First Place: Best Magazine Entertainment Page/Spread

Second Place: Best Online Main Page

Third Place: Best Magazine Sports Page/Spread

Best of Show-
ACP/CMA National College Media Convention

Second Place: Feature Magazine

CMA Apple Awards-
New York

First Place: Best Magazine Spread


Pinnacle Awards-
College Media Association

Eighth Place: Feature Magazine

Best of Show-
Washington, D.C.

Eighth Place: Feature Magazine

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