The Society for Professional Journalists named ICTV Newswatch 16 a finalist for a Mark of Excellence Award in the category of Best All-Around Television Newscast. News Director Erin Dunphy and Producer James Heasley entered on behalf of the station. SPJ will present awards at their Region 1 spring conference in Providence, Rhode Island, on April 8th and 9th. First place regional winners will advance to the national round of competition. ICTV Newswatch 16 won the national Mark of Excellence Award in 2009.