For the fourth year in a row, “Echoes & Visions,” the creative arts magazine at Wor-Wic Community College, won first place with special merit in its category of publications from junior/community colleges with a student enrollment of more than 2,501 in the American Scholastic Press Association’s (ASPA) 2018 Scholastic Yearbook and Magazine Awards.
“I’m so pleased that for the sixth year in a row, our student arts journal has received an award from this prestigious competition and that, for the second time, we have also received an award for the Most Outstanding Community College Literary Arts Magazine,” said Melissa Reddish, assistant professor of English and director of the honors program. “This is quite an honor for the editorial team. They should be extremely proud of the 30th anniversary issue.”
The rigorous selection process began with a formal application that included information about the college and how the magazine is put together, along with what percentage of work was done by faculty, students and outside professionals.
The winners were chosen based on the results of an item-specific 1,000-point rubric that evaluated each publication on every aspect of its quality, from the published contents to design and copy editing.
The ASPA has been holding the contest annually since 1980. The contest is open to all schools around the country.
Submissions for “Echoes & Visions” are accepted from any current or former student. In addition to Reddish, faculty advisors include Dr. Allison S. Bartlett and Dr. Amy Oneal-Self, associate professors of English, and Dr. Elinor Cubbage, professor emeritus.