First Place Yet Again.
“Echoes & Visions,” the creative arts magazine at Wor-Wic Community College, won first place yet again 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) 2020 Scholastic Yearbook and Magazine Awards. The magazine also won first place in 2014 and 2019, and first place with special merit in 2015 through 2018.
“It's a testament to the talents of our student artists and our tireless editorial team that this issue -- made without a single face-to-face meeting during a global pandemic -- has gone on to receive this prestigious honor,” said Adam Tavel, professor of English.
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 Tavel, faculty advisors include Dr. Larry Blasco and Melissa Reddish, assistant professors of English, and Dr. Elinor Cubbage, professor emeritus.