Phoenix Magazine

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Awards & Recognition

Editors' Choice 2014 (Volume 16)

Congratulations to the Phoenix magazine contributors selected "Best in Category" for the upcoming 2014 issue due out at the end of the Spring semester:

 

Poetry Winner

Chantell Roberts, “Wesley's Lullaby ”

Fiction Winner

Ceili Merrill , “The Slumber of War"

Nonfiction Winner

Deborah Karim , “Treyvon Martin Moments ”

Art Winner

Casandra Opont , “ Crazy ”


$100 per category was awarded courtesy of Student Development.
Winners need to contact Ms. Ona Cummings Bronson at ocummingsbronson@valenciacollege.edu to arrange payment, which will take several weeks. (Please copy the e-mail to Professor Jackie Zuromski at Jzuromski1@valenciacollege.edu so that she knows the status of all awards.)


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The 2013 (Volume 15) edition of the Phoenix earned extensive recognition from the
Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA)
for content and design!

1st place General Excellence Award
(FOUR YEARS IN A ROW!)


Poem: 1st place

              Jankarlo Gonzalez, “Jonny B” (70)

*Judge’s comment: “This is a nice recapturing, in form and content, of an earlier time.”


Poetry: 3rd place

              Janice Cruz, “Mo Anam Cara” (45)

              Joy Richardson, “Indonesia” (85)

              Jessica Unkel, “Radiation” (36)


Fiction: 1st place

              Tara Nelson, “Slaying Giants” (63)

*Judge’s comment: “This is a well-written story of a girl’s painful discovery of her ability to affirm her dignity, and it is done with economy and an avoidance of melodrama.”


Nonfiction: 3rd place

               Echo Slocum, “The Value of Investment” (25)


Two-Page Spread: 1st place

               Heather Vazquez (editor in chief), Pages 50 & 51

*Judge’s comment: “Nice connection with the verbal and the visual; graphics and design help unite the magazine, especially this spread.”


Photo: 3rd  place

               Andrew Vega, “Playing with Fire” (94)


Photography: 3rd  Place

               Alfred Beran, “My Train of Thought Has Left the Station” (17)

               Yarelis Rojas, “Follow My Steps” (62)

               Andrew Vega, “Storm over Orlando” (71)  


 Design: 1st place

               Phoenix Design Team: Djenne Husbands, Jose Morales, and Austen Rebel

*Judge’s comment: “This is a well-planned and executed publication. It is consistent and there is nice repetition of theme elements.”


Editing: 3rd place

               Heather Vazquez


Cover: 1st Place

               Phoenix Design Team: Djenne Husbands, Jose Morales, and Austen Rebel

*Judge’s comment: “This cover is tasteful, functional, and creative.  It has a nice use of color.”


Contents Page: 1st place

               Phoenix Design Team: Djenne Husbands, Jose Morales, and Austen Rebel

*Judge’s comment: “Well-organized, and nice use of type makes the contents clear.”


Staff Page: 1st place

Phoenix Design Team: Djenne Husbands, Jose Morales, and Austen Rebel

*Judge’s comment: “Very clever and theme-related. Nicely done.”


Inner Circle of Excellence Award (for students placing in 3 or more categories)

Phoenix Design Team: Djenne Husbands, Jose Morales, and Austen Rebel


For the complete list of state-wide winners, please visit: http://www.flccaa.org/studentpublications.html


AWARDS AND RECOGNITION FOR PREVIOUS YEARS CAN BE FOUND HERE:

Click Here for Awards from 2013

Click Here for Awards from 2012

Click Here for the Awards from 2011

Click Here for the Awards from 2009-2010

Click Here for Awards from 2009.

Click Here for Awards from 2008