The Associated Collegiate Press recently recognized Drake University's student newspaper, The Times-Delphic, as one of the nation's top college publications.
The paper's 2006 Drake Relays edition received a second place award in the Convention Best of Show category at the National College Publications Workshops, sponsored by the Associated Collegiate Press, in Washington, D.C., Aug. 3-6. The category included entries from four-year college newspapers published at least twice weekly.
The Times-Delphic, which consistently receives top honors in nationwide college newspaper contests, received first place in the contest in 2004.
The ACP's Best of Show awards is an on-site competition open only to publications that have staff members attending the workshops.
The competition allows each participating publication to enter one copy of a newspaper from the current school year, one copy of a magazine or yearbook from the previous school year, or a single broadcast program.
Also new to the 2006 issue was the complete reworking of its Speed section, which provides an in-depth look into places of interest in Des Moines, the addition of a student designer to the staff and the conversion to a much larger paper format. The Times-Delphic upgraded from tabloid to broadsheet format - the largest of all newspaper formats - early in the 2005-06 school year.