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Stephens Life wins first place Pinnacle College Media Award

October 31, 2016

Stephens Life, a student-run magazine, has done it again, taking first place at the College Media Awards.

The “I Like Fashion and Naps” spread from the Spring 2016 issue, won Best Magazine Entertainment Page/Spread in the design category. The “Disruption: A Year of Fractured Fashion,” the cover story from the same issue, received an honorable mention in the Best Magazine News Page/Spread in the design category.

This is the second time in two weeks that the newly redesigned magazine has received national recognition. The Associated College Press honored Stephens Life for its “Superfoods” story from the same issue. The story was nominated in the Yearbook/Magazine Page/Spread category and received fifth place for Design of the Year.

Current Stephens Life staff members Kalynn Coy ’17, who served as creative director of both design projects, and Madisson Alexander ’18, worked on the winning design spread. Former staff members who also contributed to the design of the “I Like Fashion and Naps” pages include Brianna Knopf ’18, Lluvia Garcia ’16 and Oletha Hope Crutcher ’16.

“With the recent rebrand of this decades-old Stephens College publication, it is proof that our students are true innovators who continue to pave the way for creative leaders from all over the country,” said Amy Parris, faculty adviser for the magazine.

The College Media Association (CMA) Pinnacle College Media Awards are a national contest to recognize excellence in student-produced college media.

“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. “These awards are further validation of the School of Design, which values the process of design thinking to create market-driven products. We create design leadership through out 'first job in college' practicums, external critique processes, and faculty versed in their professions as both teachers and industry/business leaders.”  

View the Spring 2016 Stephens Life issue.  

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