The Loyola Marymount University (LMU) student-run newspaper, the Los Angeles Loyolan, was awarded two first-place and two third-place awards at an annual statewide newspaper competition sponsored by the California College Media Association, university officials said.

More than 100 people attended the event held April 28th at the Hearst Castle in San Simeon.

The Loyolan took home first-place awards for best staff-written editorial and best staff-created advertisement, as well as third-place awards for best arts and entertainment review and best staff-written editorial.

University officials said 568 individual entries were received from 22 four-year schools across the state, including UCLA and USC.

Students competed in 33 categories and six divisions — daily, weekly and less-often-than-weekly newspapers and magazines, Web sites and advertising. The Loyolan competed in the weekly newspaper category.

Twenty-four representatives from the newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, served as judges.

“It is an honor for the students who work so hard to produce the student-run newspaper to be recognized as among the best collegiate journalists in the state,” said Tom Nelson, director of student media.