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Stephens Life magazine recognized again with new award nomination

September 23, 2016


The Associated College Press (ACP) has named Stephens Life a Design of the Year finalist. The “Superfoods” story from the Spring 2016 issue was nominated in the Yearbook/Magazine Page/Spread category. The announcement comes just days after the Collegiate Media Association (CMA) nominated two other designs from that same issue for its annual design awards.

The “Superfoods” story included design and photography by Sarah Vitel ’16. The team also included Oletha Hope Crutcher ’16 as art director and Kalynn Coy ‘17 as creative director. The three were also among those honored by the CMA nominations.

“We are proud to have Stephens Life recognized for the tremendous effort of our students,” said Dr. Monica McMurry, dean of the School of Design. “The class and instructor Amy Parris have delivered a magazine that is a well-designed, niche product.

“These awards are further validation of the School of Design and our commitment to being a leader in design thinking, process and product. We established a new model and brand for Stephens Life and now we are seeing the rewards of that vision. The idea that three different design projects have been nominated further demonstrates the depth of the skill and talent of our students.”

The ACP evaluated more than 2,500 entries across 29 individual award categories. Roughly 10 percent from the original list were selected as finalists. Winners will be announced at the ACP’s National College Media Convention to be held Oct. 20-23 in Washington, D.C.

Through education training and recognition programs for members, the Associated Collegiate Press promotes the standards and ethics of good journalism as accepted and practiced by print, broadcast and electronic media in the United States.

Review the complete list of finalists.

View the Spring 2016 Stephens Life issue.  

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