The Phoenix wins BIG (again)!
This year the Phoenix once again gained praise for excellence , including our first NATIONAL honors!
Our magazine won third place regionally for the Southern division in the 2012 Community College Humanities Association
Annual Literary Magazine Competition
Click here for the complete list of winning magazine entries.
In Addition, for the third year in a row, the Phoenix has achieved
1st place General Excellence Award
2012 Florida College System Publications Association (FCSPA) Magazine Competition
Click here for the winning entries.
In addition, the following contributors and staff were awarded individual honors:
Poetry (collective entry): 2nd place
Kevin Cortez, “I’ll Keep My Youth” (21)
Linda Nguyen, “Made of Sin and the Divine” (73)
Gwendolyn Reynolds, “Serenity” (64)
Poem (single entry): 2nd place
Xuyan Chen, “I See Three Fine Lines under My Eyes” (27)
Fiction: 3rd place
Dylan Eitharong, “A Visit,” (88)
Nonfiction: 1st place
Christopher Vanderkaay, “Have You Met the Baby?” (39)
*Judge’s comment: A well-told recollection of an encounter with the abnormality that is everywhere, but is not always seen.”
Art: 1st place
Alyssa Aviles, “Recollective Destruction” (28)
*Judge’s comment: Although initially stymied as to how to categorize “Recollective Destruction,” that is, in itself, part of its attraction. The loss of apparent beauty? The disintegration of the memory of a lost love? Memento mori? Whichever Aviles intended, the work is unsettling yet pretty, scary yet compelling. Nicely done.”
Art Works, Magazine: 1st place
Cliffton Chandler, “The Active Worship of Passive Gods” (87)
Mariya Karaulova, “Statistic” (51)
Christopher Preble, “Freedom March” (81)
*Judge’s comment: “We preach uniqueness, diversity and differentiation, and this year’s Phoenix entry ‘gets it.’ Nice work by all entries with superbly different treatments and subject matter…from dream-like ‘Statistic’ to the muddled mob of ‘Freedom March,’ each work is well done in its own way. Chandler’s relief sculpture is a first and the artist brilliantly uses the wood medium to contrast with the pile of technology crowding the population. ‘Freedom March’ is timely with the present day uprisings around the world and in our own country. Keep up the good work.”
Click Here for a complete list of the Phoenix contributors who won individual & collective category honors
in the 2012 FCSPA Magazine Competition.
Click Here for the Awards from 2011
Click Here for the Awards from 2009-2010
Click Here for the winners of the 2009 FCCAA Magazine Contest.
Click Here for the 2008 Florida Community College Publication Association Award List