College of Central Florida students won numerous awards for CF’s student newspaper and literary magazines last week at the Florida College System Publications Association awards banquet in Tampa.
The Patriot Press, CF’s student newspaper, placed fifth in the Newspaper division. Co-Editor-in-Chief Delaney Van Nest placed second in the News Story division for “RU OK,” CF’s Suicide Prevention program, in the August 2017 issue. Van Nest also placed third in the Sports Photo division for the CF Softball Team photo in the February 2018 issue, and third in the On-the-Spot photo contest. Current Sports Editor Zach Grinstead placed third in the Sports Column division for “Student Athletes and Sexual Assault” in the March 2018 issue. Former Editor-in-Chief, Katelyn James placed third in the Humor Writing division for her satirical column “Tips to Freshmen” in the April 2018 issue.
In the Write Mind, CF Citrus Campus literary magazine, placed second in the magazine division for overall photography. Students April Howell, Meghan Williamson and Julia Brodmerkel were awarded second place in photography. Jazzy Philipson won third place in the Artwork category for her painting of a saxophone player, while Isabella Witkowich won first place for her photograph entered in the On the Spot photo contest.
Imprints, CF Ocala Campus literary magazine, and CF student William Andrews received first place in the Cover category, William Andrews, Nathalya Reyes and Elizabeth Hinde received first place in Two-Page Spread category, and first place went to the Imprints staff for General Excellence, which is the overall accumulation of points in each category. Several second place awards were also given in the following categories: Poetry went to Victoria Thacker, Prince Quamin and Gary Pealer; Fiction went to Anna Howes; Art Works went to Raul Colmenares, Carlos Ramos and Hannah Newman; Contents Page went to Williams Andrews; and Editing and Staff Page went to the Imprints staff.
CF Associate Professor of Communications Rob Marino was also re-elected to serve as president of the Florida College System Publications Association. This is Marino’s sixth year serving as FCSPA president during the last 13 years.
The Florida College System Publications Association brings students and advisors together to provide a common ground for discussion of publications and mass media. The association provides responsible guidance to student publications to ensure their growth as a medium for the education of future citizens of a free society and to obtain the best thinking on problems in publications and mass communications and to share this thinking.