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EIU students received 11 awards in the Student Silver Dome Awards competition at the IBA-U Student Broadcasting Convention in Chicago. Eastern's four first-place awards were the second most among Illinois schools.

EIU Silver Dome Award Winners

Category Finish Entrants
Best TV Spot1st PlaceGabe Przygoda and Dustin Tylman (Charleston, IL)
Best TV News Package1st PlaceZach Nugent (Sheridan, IL)
Best Use of New Media1st PlaceMonica Becker (Bartlett, IL) and Korey Adkins (Mattoon, IL)
Best TV Sports Package1st PlaceZach Nugent (Sheridan, IL)
2nd PlaceRachel Morris (Urbana, IL)
3rd PlaceKyle Guertin (Bourbonnais, IL)
Best TV Newscast2nd PlaceWEIU News Watch
Best Radio Aircheck2nd PlaceMonica Becker (Bartlett, IL)
Best Radio Public Service Announcement2nd PlaceMonica Becker (Bartlett, IL)
Best Radio Spot3rd PlaceEthan Kruger (Aurora, IL)
Best Radio Live Sports3rd PlaceClaire Dau (Charleston, IL) and Wally Swenson (Elgin, IL)