The University of Louisiana at Lafayette received nine Mark of Excellence Awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 12 Conference here Saturday. Region 12 is composed of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
The awards were for articles published during the 2016 calendar year. Winners in each category will advance to the national Mark of Excellence competition.
Six of the recipients were winners, and three were finalists, according to a press release from the school. Each category has one winner and two finalists.
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