Utah State University student journalists brought home the Sweepstakes Award, the top prize offered in regional competition sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Entries came from schools in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Texas and Utah.With 43.7 points, USU's student SPJ chapter topped second-place Brigham Young University (37 points), third-place University of Utah (35 points), fourth-place University of New Mexico and fifth-place Colorado State University.