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March 6, 2014

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The ACMA contest is now open for entries. You can begin immediately with the process of uploading the documents.  Each file must be labeled with your school initials and the name of the contest category.  For example:  JBU_1GE Newspaper of the Year.pdf.   Please send documents as pdf , web quality is preferred.

Remember files should be no larger than 300MB. 

When you have completed uploading your files please reply to this email indicating that you are ready for us to forward your work to the judges.

All entries must be uploaded by 12:00 p.m. on March 10.

 If you have files with memory larger than 300mg, and it can be accessed via the Web, please submit an active link in a word document (label it the same please).

Please let Becky Pohle  know if you have any questions.  And Good Luck!

Regards,

Marquita Smith,

Communication Department, Chair

Assistant Professor of Journalism

 

2000 W. University Street

Siloam Springs, AR 72761

479-524-7290

 

 

2014 Competition – What’s New

February 26, 2014

This our first attempt at submitting the entries electronically.

This is also my first attempt at WordPress.

Polly Walter   — pollyw@uca.edu

Please have patience if this doesn’t work smoothly. The technical experts from John Brown University should provide us with the location of where to upload your materials. by the end of the week.

Below are the files in PDF format that you might need. I have also attempted to update the files under the individual headings:

EXAMPLE ENTRY 2Y_UCA_1

Directions Contest Entries

Nomination Forms Of The Year

2014 Convention Pre-Registration Form

2014 ACMA Contest Categories

General Excellence Entry

ACMA • 2014 Host Central Baptist College: Ann Gardner, Literature and Language Arts Faculty • 501 College Ave., Cooper Complex – KB103, Conway, AR 72034-6404     Tel: 501-205-8802; agardner@cbc.edu

Please upload your forms and materials between March 3 and March 7 to: This site will be sent to your adviser.

Arkansas College Media staff members are encouraged to enter any or all of the catego­ries of individual competition or general excellence as appropriate.

This i

1)     With the exception of the gen­eral excellence categories that must be submitted in paper form, each entry must be submitted electronically as either a .pdf  or  URL (please make sure these are working URLs), unless otherwise noted.

2)     Entries must have been published or broadcast from March 1, 2013, through March 1, 2014, with the exception of yearbooks and some magazines that will have a 2012-2013 publication date.

3)     Individual stories from the newspaper’s official website are also acceptable for the individual entries.

4)     Television entries must provide a URL to the broadcast.

5)     Please ensure that the dateline appears on all newspaper entries. Photographs must include the cutline or caption if one appeared in print or online. Entries must include a byline or photo credit, or the author or authors must otherwise be clearly and indisputably identified.

6)     There may be more than one first, second, third or honorable mention in each of the individual categories, depending on the judge’s review. Conversely, there may be no award in a category if the judge feels that none were deserved. We are requesting that all entries of merit earn an award.

7)     FOR THE GENERAL EXCELLENCE COMPETITION, the contest period is March 1, 2013, through March 1, 2014. The newspapers, magazine and yearbook are hard copies that you will send to Polly Walter at UCA. The broadcast and online newspaper entries will be sent as URLs.

  1. five issues of the newspaper (three consecu­tive) must be submitted;
  2. one 2013 yearbook must be submitted;
  3. one copy of a magazine must be submitted (if you print two in a year, choose one);
  4. for television, two hours of consecutive original programming broadcast anytime during the contest period. For example, if you produce a 30-minute newscast twice a week, you would need to submit two consecutive weeks of your newscasts. If you produce 1 30-minute newscast, a 15-minute sports show and a 15-minute music show each week, you would need two consecutive weeks of these three shows to make your 2 hours of original programming. Broadcast entries include a working URL. (In the past we had some URLs for websites that did not work for the judges. Please be sure yours are working.)

8)     Advisers: Please send completed copy of the 2104 ACMA Contest Categories form with your check or purchase order with the 2104 Spring Convention Pre-Registration Form. The entries are figured $5 per individual entry. A fee of $25 per general excellence entry is required. Editor, Photographer, Designer, Reporter, Producer and Anchor of the Year entries require a $20 entry fee. Fees are non-refundable. No on-site registration for individual contests will be accepted. Membership in Arkansas College Media ($15) is required.

Entries MUST be postmarked between March 3 and March 7, 2014

INDIVIDUAL CONTEST ENTRY FORM/RULES

Arkansas College Media staff members are encouraged to enter any or all of the catego­ries of individual competition or general excellence as appropriate.

This is our first attempt at submitting the entries electronically. I know this will sound confusing, but if you work through the instructions once, you should be ready for the rest of the entries. Please label your entries and entry form correctly. No one will be sorting these by hand as we have in the past, they will simply be dropped into files for the judges.

Please gather all your individual contest entries by overall media outlet — i.e., newspaper, online newspaper, yearbook, magazine, television — and place them in a folder labeled with your school name and category (i.e., UCA_Newspaper, UACCM_Television, OBU_Yearbook ). You may submit only three entries per category per media outlet, just as we have done in the past. Any entries after 3 will be disqualified and tossed.

For example, using your school abbreviation, list your items as 1N_ASU_1; 1N_ASU_2; 1N_ ASU _3 (for the 3 Newspaper Newswriting entries); 13Y_UALR__2 (for the 2nd of 3 Yearbook Academic Writing); 3M_ATU__2 (for the 2nd of 3 Magazine Feature Layout entries), and so on and so forth. For Online Newspapers and televisions entries, please list the working URLs on the form and then label the form as your entry (i.e., 2TV_Harding_1; 3TV_HSU_2; 6TV_UCA_1)

You must place an entry form with each entry.

Please copy the form provided below for individual entries and place it on the last/final page of your individual entry. If you have a two-page spread, create a third page for the entry form. Please see the Example Entry. Each entry should be saved as one PDF. If you already have PDFs of your pages, you can create a PDF of the entry form and then using Adobe Acrobat Pro (not Reader) you can create a single PDF under File>Combine>Merge files into one PDF.

You will then upload the folders holding the individual entries for each media outlet to Dropbox. Please upload your form and materials between March 3 and March 7 to: This will be sent to your adviser.

Good luck!

_____________________________________________________

Copy this information and attach with your entry

Individual Entry Form: (check appropriate)

 _____Newspaper              _____Online Newspaper    _____  _____Yearbook              _____Magazine              _____Television

Category #:

For TV or Web – URL:

Individual Staff Member(s):

Publication Name or Station Call Letters:

Frequency of Newspaper or Magazine:

College or University:

Street Address/P.O. Box/City/State/ZIP:

University Phone/E-mail:

_____________________________________________

Copy this information and attach this as a form to your entry with your name, the school abbreviation and the category number (i.e., 6M_JBU_3). Please see the instructions above.

For Web and televisions entries, please list the working URLs on the form and then label the form as your entry (i.e., 2TV_Harding_1; 3TV_HSU_2; 6TV_UCA_1)

You must place an entry form with each entry.

 

2013 ACMA Contest Results

April 26, 2013

The following results came from the Arkansas College Media Association’s 2013 Media Contest. For more info on the contest, please see tabbed information at the top of this page.

NEWSPAPER || YEARBOOK || MAGAZINE || TELEVISION || ONLINE

GENERAL EXCELLENCE

1GE Newspaper of the Year (sponsored by the Arkansas Newspaper Foundation)
1. The Arkansas Traveler, University of Arkansas
2. The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
3. The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
HM The Herald, Arkansas State University

2GE Yearbook of the Year (2012)
1. The Petit Jean, Harding University
2. Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
3. Razorback 2012, University of Arkansas

3GE Magazine of the Year
Vortex, University of Central Arkansas

4GE Television Outlet of the Year
(no entries)

5GE Website of the Year
1. The Fountain, University of Central Arkansas
2. The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
3. The Voice, University of Arkansas at Monticello
HM The Herald, Arkansas State University

6GE Newspaper Editor of the Year
1. Jenny Redfern, The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University
2. Lindsey Blakely, The Herald, Arkansas State University

7GE Yearbook Editor of the Year
Mara Ramirez-Poveda, Carillon, Central Baptist College

8GE Magazine Editor of the Year
1. McKenzie Hobbs, Vortex Magazine, University of Central Arkansas
2. James Ritchie, Nebo, Arkansas Tech University

9GE Website Editor of the Year
Jordan King, The Fountain, University of Central Arkansas

10GE Television Producer/Director of the Year
(no entries)

11GE Television Anchor of the Year
(no entries)

12GE Reporter of the Year (sponsored by Society of Professional Journalists Arkansas Professional Chapter)
1. Cameron Moix, The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2. Esther Carey, The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University
3. Andrew Riepe, The Tower Times, Central Baptist College

13GE Photographer of the Year
J. Pablo Garcia, John Brown University

14GE Designer of the Year (sponsored by the Arkansas Newspaper Foundation)
Tanner Huffman, Ouachita Baptist University

15GE Advertising Designer of the Year
(no entries)

NEWSPAPER

1N Newswriting
1. Daniel McFadin, “Legislators propose ASU, UA gridiron match,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
2. Cameron Moix, “No charges sought in case of former dean, says attorney,” The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
3. Micah Hunter, “New bike regulations now in place,” The Arka-Tech, Arkansas Tech University
HM Christina Huynh, “Faculty members upset about athletic employee raises,” The Echo, University of Central Arkansas

2N Feature Writing
1. Eddie Gregg, “Arkansas Dreamer: One man’s journey,” The Arkansas Traveler, University of Arkansas
2. Emily Jones, “Dealing with death,” The Arkansas Traveler, University of Arkansas
3. Daniel McFaden, “Local comic store attracts students,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
HM Chelsey McNiel, “Field House to host women’s roller derby,” The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
HM Jenny Redfern, “Non-profit opens libraries and minds,” The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University

3N Meeting/speech coverage writing
1. Jeanette Anderton, “Trustees name Runge provost,” The Echo, University of Central Arkansas
2. Liz Fox, “Oxford American editor talks new gig, commute,” The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
3. Jenny Redfern, “Speaker’s story shows what love can do,” The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University
HM Lindsey Blakely, “Students prompt administrators,” The Herald, Arkansas State University

4N Personality profile
1. Tanner Ward, “Doin’ What I do Best,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
2. Esther Carey, “Dr. C follows higher calling,” The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University
3. Alexis Williams, “Naming the 900: spotlight on the class of 2016,” The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
HM. Laura Roller, “Owner Stitches with Purpose,” The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University
HM Lindsey Blakely, “Work hard, play hard,” The Herald, Arkansas State University

5N In-Depth News
1. The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University
2. The Herald, Arkansas State University
3. The Echo, University of Central Arkansas
HM The Arkansas Traveler, University of Arkansas

6N Editorial Writing
1. The Echo, University of Central Arkansas
2. The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University
3. The Herald, Arkansas State University

7N General Column Writing
1. Kurt Lanning, The Arka Tech, Arkansas Tech University
2. Bethany Aspey, The Bison, Harding University
3. Noah Hutchinson, The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
HM Carissa Gan, The Echo, University of Central Arkansas
HM David Ellis, The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

8N Review writing
1. Michael Koen, “Adrian Sherwood: Survival and Resistance,” The Eagle View, NorthWest Arkansas Community College
2. Liz Fox, “English band reflects on career with new reissue and material,” The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
3. Michael Koen, “Lupe Fiasco Returns to his soapbox,” The Eagle View, NorthWest Arkansas Community College
HM Alex Duvall, “The deets on good eats: Check out Brock’s Dog House,” The Arka Tech, Arkansas Tech University
HM Hazel Halliburton, “The Lunch Box offers good, hometown clinic,” The Bison, Harding University
HM Noah Hutchinson, “Wreck-It Ralph proves another Disney Success,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University

9N Election/Political Writing
1. Daniel McFadin, The Herald, Arkansas State University
2. Rachel Carner, The Herald, Arkansas State University
3. Jennifer Ellis, The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
HM Jeanette Anderton, The Echo, University of Central Arkansas
HM Esther Carey, The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University

10N Headlines
1. Caleb Hennington, “Insatiable App-etites: The top apps for technology hungry students,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
2. Liz Fox, “History Channel pillages, plunders and perplexes with new miniseries/Vikings offers gritty, provocative take on legendary historical conquest with great effects and casting,” The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
3. Kelsey Gulliver, “Alumnus dives into advocacy,” The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University

11N News Photo
1. Ashel Parsons, “Construction worker …,” The Bison, Harding University
2. Matt Johnson, “Ladies punch …,” The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
3. Sean Shrewsbury, “Decisions,” The Echo, University of Central Arkansas
HM Caitlin LaFarlette, “New degree …,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
HM Stephanie Willis, ” Contest …,” The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University

12N Spot News Photo
1. Staci Vandagriff, “Power Outages,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
2. Ashley Helliwell, “Driver Crashes Car,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
3. Mark Stewart, “Random Act of Art,” The Eagle View, NorthWest Arkansas Community College
HM Michael Priest, “Graffiti,” The Tower Times, Central Baptist College
HM Alejandra Hernandez, “Turn from Your Wicked Ways,” The Herald, Arkansas State University

13N Feature Photo
1. Heather Ellis, “Joey Licklider …,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
2. Abby Chestnut, “Got the whole word …,” The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University
3. Lee Hogan, “Game Face,” The Echo, University of Central Arkansas
HM Kristen Barnard, “Jeanette Taylor …,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
HM Darlecia Williams, “Pizza …,” The Echo, University of Central Arkansas

14N Art/Illustration
1. Tyler Carmical, The Bison, Harding University
2. Byron Buslig, The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
3. Lindsey Blakely, The Herald, Arkansas State University
HM Michael Priest, The Tower Times, Central Baptist College

15N Sports Photo
1. Ron Asbill, “Eagles Look to Regain Footing,” The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University
2. Sean Shrewsberry, “Bears Win in OT,” The Echo, University of Central Arkansas
3. Daniel Becker, “Track Team Posts 13 Firsts,” The Echo, University of Central Arkansas
HM Kim MyoungHyang, “Rugby defeats Life,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
HM Ron Asbill, “Women’s Soccer Ready,” The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University

16N Sports Story Writing
1. Jimmy Carter, “The End of an Era: Petrino Out,” The Arkansas Traveler, University of Arkansas
2. Matt Johnson, “Lady Trojans shine at Sun Belt,” The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
3. Jimmy Carter, “Program in Limbo,” The Arkansas Traveler, University of Arkansas
HM Jon Skinner, “JBU Seeks 7th straight win,” The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University

17N Sports Column Writing
1. Townsend Keller, “Goose-Eye View …,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
2. Jon Skinner, “Great Turnout,” The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University
3. Chelsea Byers, “Controversial Conference: SEC,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
HM Hunter Brooks, “New Guidelines Help Combat …,” The Echo, University of Central Arkansas
HM Alexis Hosticka, “Bison Pride Win or Lose,” The Bison, Harding University

18N Sports Feature Writing
1. Paige Walker, “Shot Awesomeness Takes ASU …,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
2. Cameron Moix, “Team Manager Turned Players …,” The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
3. Sidney Van Wyk, “Golfer’s Attitude Helps Beat Cancer,” The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University
HM Daniel McFadin, “Senior Reflects on Four Years,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
HM Keith Kiger, “Volleyball Player Hopes …,” The Eagle View, NorthWest Arkansas Community College

19N Advertising
1T Jesus Monter, “Fall Festival Ad,” The Eagle View, NorthWest Arkansas Community College
1T Justin Rowland, “Mr. Chen’s,” The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2. Justin Rowland, “Campus to Career Consulting,” The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
3. Matt Williams, “The Echo Spring – The Echo Special Edition,” The Echo, University of Central Arkansas

20N Editorial Cartoon
1. David Barrentine, The Herald, Arkansas State University
2. James Johnson, The Echo, University of Central Arkansas
3. Sarah Melero, The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

21N Cartoon Strip or Single Panel Entertainment Cartoon
1. Byron Buslig, The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2. Gabrielle Broling, The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University
3. Paige Mason, The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

22N Front Page Layout
1. Lindsey Blakely, The Herald, Arkansas State University
2. Jenny Redfern, The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University
3. Tanner Ward, The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University

23N Feature Page Layout
1. Kara Underwood, The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University
2. Kelsey Gulliver, The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University
3. Jesus Monter, The Eagle View, NorthWest Arkansas Community College

24N Sports Page Layout
1. Herald Staff, “Page 7,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
2. Jon Skinner, “Page 9, March 4,” The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University
3. Signal Staff, “Sports Page 7, Feb. 28,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
HM Tyler Seabolt, “Feb. 1, 2013,” The Tower Times, Central Baptist College
HM Jennifer Ellis, “Oct. 3, 2012,” The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

25N Editorial Page Layout
1. Daniel McFadin, The Herald, Arkansas State University
2. Brad Smith, The Echo, University of Central Arkansas
3. Ricky Harris, The Forum, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

YEARBOOK (2012)

1Y Cover
1. Carillon, Central Baptist College
2T. Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
2T. The Petit Jean, Harding University
3. UCA Scroll, University of Central Arkansas

2Y Introduction Theme Page/Opening
1. The Petit Jean, Harding University
2. Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
3. Razorback, University of Arkansas

3Y Divider
1. Tanner Huffmann, Student Life divider, Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
2. Mara Ramirez, “Wet Ponies,” Carillon, Central Baptist College
3. Callie France & Jay Sterling, Sports divider, Scroll, University of Central Arkansas

4Y Closing
1. Tanner Huffman, Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
HM Michelle Pugh, The Petit Jean, Harding University

5Y Endsheets
1. Carillon, Central Baptist University
2. Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
3. UCA Scroll, University of Central Arkansas

6Y Feature Layout
1. Tanner Huffman, “Twitter,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
2. Sydney Hoffmans & Jacki Frost, “Joplin,” Razorback, University of Arkansas
3. Tanner Huffman, “Tiger Tunes,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
HM Mara Ramirez, “Called from Childhood,” Carillon, Central Baptist College

7Y Academic Layout
1. Tanner Huffman, “Building a Strong Foundation,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
2. Carillon Staff, “Make Things Happen,” Carillon, Central Baptist College
3. Tanner Huffman, “Reaching Beyond,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
HM Ryan McSwain & Logan Webster, “No Impact,” Razorback, University of Arkansas
HM Carillon Staff, “Stay Tuned,” Carillon, Central Baptist College

8Y Organization/Greek Layout
1. Sydney Hoffmans, “Game of Fiction,” Razorback, University of Arkansas
2. Tanner Huffman, “A Family Serving Others,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
3. Carillon Staff, “Mad Weekend,” Carillon, Central Baptist College
HM Tanner Huffman, “Raising Student Scholarships,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University

9Y Portrait Layout
1. Tanner Huffman, “Who’s Who,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
2. Tanner Huffman, “A Servant’s Heart,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
3. Carley Dangar, “People,” Scroll, University of Central Arkansas
HM Carillon Staff, “God’s Planning,” Carillon, Central Baptist College
HM Tanner Huffman, “Real Difference Makers,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University

10Y Student Life Layout
1. Callie France, “Miss USA,” Scroll, University of Central Arkansas
2. Tanner Huffman, “Embracing the Post Spring,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
3. Tanner Huffman, “Tidbits,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
HM Carillon Staff, “Harvest Wishes,” Carillon, Central Baptist College

11Y Sports Layout
1. Michelle Pugh, “Putting it together,” The Petit Jean, Harding University
2. Scroll Staff, “Track,” Scroll, University of Central Arkansas
3. Tanner Huffman & Ben Cline, “Spirit Squad,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University

12Y Sports Writing
1. Corey Shelman, “Bleacher Creachers,” Carillon, Central Baptist College
2. Garet West, “Senior Leaders,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
3. Brittney Webster, “Soccer,” Carillon, Central Baptist College

13Y Academics Writing
1. Austin King, “Reaching Beyond These Walls,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
2. Amber Williams, “The Market Changes,” Carillon, Central Baptist College
3. Emily Coles, “Connecting in the Classroom,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University

14Y Organizations Writing
1. Jake Coffman, “Taking Pride in Brotherhood,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
2. Ashyle Horton, “Crazed to Compete,” Razorback, University of Arkansas
3. Holly Williams, “Reinforcing Tradition,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University

15Y Student Life Writing
1. Hannah Shull, “A Welcoming Experience,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
2. Sarah Eason, “Learning a New Vocabulary,” Petit Jean, Harding University
3. Brittney Webster, “Active Students,” Carillon, Central Baptist College

16Y Special Features Writing
1. Jordan Campbell, “A.U. Williams,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
2. John Schrable, “From Start to Finish,” Petit Jean, Harding University
3. Sydney Hoffmans, “Forever a Razorback,” The Razorback, University of Arkansas

17Y Typographic Presentation
1. Nick Carter & Ryan McSwain, “Year in News,” The Razorback, University of Arkansas
2. Tanner Huffman, “The Bubble & Beyond,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
3. Tanner Huffman, “Modern,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
HM Tanner Huffman, “The key is to communicate,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University

18Y Feature Photo
1. Corey Shelman, “Wet Ponies,” Carillon, Central Baptist College
2. Jay Sterling, “Morgan Linn gets Queen,” Scroll, University of Central Arkansas
3. Jessica Bowling, “Team Work,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
HM Kassi Nelson, “Pie in the face,” Carillon, Central Baptist College

19Y Sports Photo
1. Logan Webster, “Swinging to the Top,” Razorback, University of Arkansas
2. Jason Pullano, “Relay,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
HM Ashel Pasons, “Freshman Colton Kamper,” Petit Jean, Harding University
HM Jason Pullano, “Stunt,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
HM Logan Webster, “Returning to Hell,” Razorback, University of Arkansas

20Y Art/Illustration Photo
1. Mara Ramirez, “Index,” Carillon, Central Baptist College
2. Nick Carter, “Year in Numbers,” Razorback, University of Arkansas
HM Tanner Huffman, “125 Mag,” Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University

21Y Academics Photo
1. Heather Ellis, Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
2. Marie Lindhal, Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
3. Bekah Hall, Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University
HM Katie Ponder, “My Point Is,” Carillon, Central Baptist College

MAGAZINE

1M Cover Design
1. Irvin G. Torres, Nebo: A Literary Journal, Arkansas Tech University
2. Alan Masingill, Vortex Magazine, University of Central Arkansas
3. Justin Rowland, The Forum Focus, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2M Contents Page Design
1. The Forum Focus, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

3M Feature Layout
1. Justin Rowland & Ricky Harris, “The Joint,” The Forum Focus, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2. Justin Rowland & Ricky Harris, “Campus Garden Provides Opportunity,” The Forum Focus, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

4M News Layout
(no entries)

5M Poetry Layout
(no entries)

6M Typographic Presentation
(no entries)

7M Poetry
1. Haley Sohl, “Independence,” Nebo, Arkansas Tech University

8M Special Features Writing
1. “Campus Garden Provides Opportunity,” The Forum Focus, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

9M Nonfiction Writing
1. Sarah Guinn, “Beyond the Rubble,” The Arkansas Traveler Magazine, University of Arkansas
2. Alli Muller, “Fear Not,” Vortex Magazine, University of Central Arkansas
3. Alexis Williams, “The Joint,” The Forum Focus, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

10M Election/Political Writing
(no entries)

11M Fiction Writing
1. Nebo: A Literary Journal, Arkansas Tech University

12M Illustrative Narrative
1. Vortex Magazine, University of Central Arkansas

13M News Photo
(no entries)

14M Feature News Photo
1. Erica Lewis, “Little Life,” Vortex Magazine, University of Central Arkansas
2. Chelsey McNiel, “Campus Garden,” The Forum Focus, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
3. Elizabeth A. Sneed, “Bittersweet Journey,” Vortex Magazine, University of Central Arkansas
HM Erica Lewis, “Grey Dapple,” Vortex Magazine, University of Central Arkansas

15M Sports Photo
(no entries)

16M Art/Illustration
1. Paige Mason, “A Guide to Native Plants,” The Forum Focus, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2. Caty McMains, “Untitled,” Vortex Magazine, University of Central Arkansas
3. Caty McMains, “Untitled,” Vortex Magazine, University of Central Arkansas

17M Music
(no entries)

TELEVISION

1TV News Reporting
1. Callie France, “Faulkner county fair,” News6, University of Central Arkansas
2. Matt Bloomfield, “Pitza 42,” News6, University of Central Arkansas
HM Xiaobo Pang, “Gun Control,” News6, University of Central Arkansas

2TV Spot News
(no entries)

3TV Feature
1. Rachel Gilmer, “Virginia Queen Piano Competition,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
2. Nate Peace & Reece Franklin, “The Bacons Go to Israel,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
3. Stephanie Hampton, Nick Burt & Ben Thomas, “The New Evans Student Center,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
HM Raven Ambers, “Shorty’s Restaurant,” News6, University of Central Arkansas

4TV Weather
(no entries)

5TV Interpretive/Investigative
(no entries)

6TV Continuing Coverage
(no entries)

7TV Sports Reporting
(no entries)

8TV Sports Feature
1. Nate Peace, “New Tiger Baseball Coach,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
2. Lacey West, “Honey Bears,” News6, University Central Arkansas
3. Wynrick Smothers, “Women’s Basketball,” News6, University Central Arkansas

9TV Political Coverage
1. Raven Ambers, “20-week Abortion Bill,” News6, University of Central Arkansas

10TV Computer Graphics
(no entries)

11TV News Script
(no entries)

12TV Regularly Occurring Newscast
1. News6, “6-3,” University of Central Arkansas
2. News6, “6-2,” University of Central Arkansas
3. News6, “6-1,” University of Central Arkansas

ONLINE

1W Newswriting
1. Jennifer Lawrence, “Gun Safety: Preventing Violence on Campus,” The Voice, University of Arkansas at Monticello
2. Tanya Giraldo, “Kays Hall Causes Problem,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
3. The Fountain Staff, “Man Threatens to Kill Police,” The Fountain, University of Central Arkansas
HM Daniel McFadin, “Legislators propose ASU, UA gridiron match,” The Herald, Arkansas State University

2W Breaking News (w/in 24 hours of event)
1. Kendra Beattie, “Students Protest State Senator,” The Fountain, University of Central Arkansas
2. Jordan King, “Robbery Suspects in Custody,” The Fountain, University of Central Arkansas
3. Lindsey Blakely, “Fire at Rollers Farmer Funeral Home,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
HM Susan Pruitt, “UAM Professor Arrested Twice in One Week,” The Voice, University of Arkansas at Monticello

3W Feature writing
1. Emily Terry, “Garrett Whitehead’s Summer of Theater,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
2. Caitlin LaFarlette, “Agriculture Professor converts cooking oil into fuel,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
3. (not awarded)

4W Meeting/speech coverage
1. Bethany Gallimore, “Faculty Senate addresses IRS fraud,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
2. Kelly Reed, “Assembly Discusses Converting Phone Lines, Renovations,” The Voice, University of Arkansas at Monticello
3. Courtney Prindle, Return of the Jed,” The Fountain, University of Central Arkansas
HM Susan Pruitt, “UAM Student Presents Seminar on Stress Management,” The Voice, University of Arkansas at Monticello

5W Election/Political articles
1. Susan Pruitt, “Biden Exposes Ryan’s ‘Malarkey’ In Vice-Presidential Debate,” The Voice, University of Arkansas at Monticello
2. Daniel McFadin, “Guns now a possibility on campus,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
3. D.C. Miles, “Discovering All Political Options While Learning to Avoid Propaganda,” The Voice, University of Arkansas at Monticello
HM The Signal Staff, “Decision 2012 ! Who’s Your Choice?,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University

6W Personality profile
1. Tanner Ward, “Cancer: ‘Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me,'” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
2. Daniel McFadin, “87-year-old professor dedicates 50 years to ASU,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
3. D.C. Miles, “Assistant Professor of Psychology Talks about Her Childhood, Struggles and Teaching,” The Voice, University of Arkansas at Monticello
HM Emily Terry, “Senior Reflects on Life with Leukemia,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University

7W In-Depth reporting and/or multimedia package
1. Ashley Bronson, “Audit Reveals History of Fraud,” The Fountain, University of Central Arkansas
2. Kayla Paine, “Express, flex accounts: Where money goes when it isn’t spent,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
3. Tanner Ward, Nicole McPhate & Caylie Gillum, “Tiger Tunes 2012,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
HM Tanya Giraldo, “Women voters fear backward thinking,” The Herald, Arkansas State University

8W Online Topical Reporting/Blogs
1. Collin Lingo, “Farmer’s Market RSO Coming,” The Fountain, University of Central Arkansas
2. Christina Huynh, “Saudi Arabian Students ‘Freezing,‘” The Fountain, University of Central Arkansas
3. Elise Williams, “UCA Does the Harlem Shake,” The Fountain, University of Central Arkansas
HM Noah Hutchinson, “How to Survive a Horror Movie,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University

9W Editorials/Commentary/Blogs
1. J.J. Thompson, “Our View: Stopping a culture of rape justification,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
2. J.J. Thompson, “Our View: Seek Diversity within the university,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
3. Jennifer Lawrence, “State Legislature Signs 12-week Abortion Ban,” The Voice, University of Arkansas at Monticello

10W Arts & Entertainment articles
1. Caleb Hennington, “Underoath says ‘farewell’,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
2. Tyler Lamb, “Local punk band drops ‘Turds’,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
3. Taylor Gladwin, “Conway’s Hottest New Band,” The Fountain, University of Central Arkansas

11W Arts & Entertainment reviews
1. Lisa Burnett, “Crowd Loves Craig Robinson,” The Fountain, University of Central Arkansas
2. Susan Pruitt, “Self-Proclaimed Hippie Puts the Blues Back in R&B,” The Voice, University of Arkansas at Monticello
3. Paige Murphy, “Singer Serenades Students,” The Fountain, University of Central Arkansas

12W Headlines
1. Jennifer Lawrence, “Cotton Blossoms Wither Under Golden Suns,” The Voice, University of Arkansas at Monticello
2. Caleb Hennington, “Insatiable App-etites: The top apps for technology hungry students,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
3. Caleb Hennington, “Local punk band drops ‘Turds,’The Herald, Arkansas State University
HM Jennifer Lawrence, “Weevils Squashed by Bulldogs in Overtime,” The Voice, University of Arkansas at Monticello

13W News Photo
1. Abdullah Raslan, “Hunter Hinton …,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
2. Nicole McPhate, “Judges to Select Miss OBU 2013 Saturday,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
3. Tyler Rosenthal, “Crane Wife …,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University

14W Spot News Photo
1. Ashley Helliwell, “Driver crashes car in center of campus,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
2. Abdullah Raslan, “Fire at Rollers Funeral Home,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
3. Alex Hernandez, “Turn from your wicked ways,” The Herald, Arkansas State University

15W Feature Photo
1. Tyler Rosenthal, “Triple Threat,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
2. Ashley Helliwell, “Blood, Sweat and Beers,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
3. Xinzhong Zhao, “Sissy’s Log Cabin contest,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
HM Kristen Barnard, “Mrs. Jeanette ‘Does What She Does Best’,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University

16W Art/Illustration
1. “Candidates face student apathy,” Xinzhong Zhao, The Herald, Arkansas State University
2. “Hookah May Harm Health,” Caitlin LaFarlette, The Herald, Arkansas State University
3. “UAM Wishes You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,” Josh Bodiford, The Voice, University of Arkansas at Monticello

17W Sports Photo
1. Shan Huang, “Same Song, Second Verse,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
2. Kim MyoungHyang, “Rugby defeats Life,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
3. Ashley Helliwell, “Lift,” The Herald, Arkansas State University

18W Sports writing
1. Lee Hogan, “Preview: Bears vs Panthers,” The Fountain, University of Central Arkansas
2. Jordan King, “Basketball Player Arrested for DWI,” The Fountain, University of Central Arkansas
3. Daniel McFadin, “Same song, second verse,” The Herald, Arkansas State University
HM Craig Beckerman, “Rodeo Coach Reveals Intricacies of Bull Riding at the Boll Weevil Stampede,” The Voice, University of Arkansas at Monticello
HM Daniel McFadin, “Breaking the cycle,” The Herald, Arkansas State University

19W Niche/Specialty Site
1. Whitney Green, “Living Invisible: Northwest Arkansas Homeless Increases by 36 percent,” University of Arkansas
2. Clint Fullen, “Steering to Success,” University of Arkansas
3. Anastasiia Gryshchuk, “Forming One Big Family,” University of Arkansas

20W Online Advertising
(no entries)

21W Video Podcasts
1. “Valentine’s Day,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
2. “The Rundown 3.4.13,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
3. “The Rundown 3.12.13,” The Signal, Ouachita Baptist University
HM “Crosby FIGHTS in ‘Fite Nite’,” The Fountain, University of Central Arkansas

ACMA 2013: Entries, Concerns and Suggestions

March 16, 2013

"Goin' Fishin'" by Tattau

“Goin’ Fishin'” by Tattau

MONTICELLO — Thank you to all of the Arkansas colleges and universities who entered this year’s contest. You can see the participants in the upper tab.

I apologize for the sausage-making displayed in this year’s contest. Thank you to whomever rated the website info on the contest as poor. I admit I couldn’t stand it and rated it as average to pull it up from a one-star; that raised the overall from a F to a D. You’re correct; you deserve better than the last-minute effort to pull the contest together online.

Emails and the posts to the blog and facebook did not keep everyone informed; perhaps in conjunction with the milestone widget at the right of the page, the contest will cease to be a surprise. No matter when held, the milestone widget can be used to start the countdown to the next contest deadline on the day after the convention. I hope my successor does a better job with keeping everyone alerted to the upcoming deadline.

Thank you to those who worked through the kinks of making online its own contest category. Society is turning to the Web either through computer or smartphone. Acknowledging this change brings our contest into the 21st Century.

Thank you to everyone for making the best of change. The good news: you’ll never have to look for categories again. They’ll always be online, available whenever you want to see them. You can start filing entries throughout the year if you wish. I updated the individual contest breakdowns to include subtotal sheets for future use, i.e. I didn’t think anyone would want to look back through old posts to find it five years out. Putting tables into the html fixed the wobby right columns exhibited in the original post.

Advisers considered moving this year’s contest to fall. While that would have negatively impacted seniors, it could be useful to start for next year. For at least the last four years, entries have been due the Friday before Spring Break at Conway. This allows advisers to sort entries and mail them to the judges.

If the contest remains in spring, setting this in stone would allow students to know the contest would annually run from Spring Break to Spring Break. If the contest moves to fall, I suggest a similar calendar marker be chosen, i.e. it’s easier to remember a holiday-to-holiday contest than trying to look at dates on a calendar.

Some advisers made suggestions to run the entire contest online. I will contact the SPJ Arkansas Pro chapter and the Arkansas Press Association next week to gauge interest in shouldering the costs. It would make it easier on judges and lower ACMA’s postage costs.

I’ve enjoyed working as ACMA’s director over the past four years. Although my tenure will be marked as one of more than a few changes, I believe incremental change is better than none at all. Hopefully just like my predecessors, I am leaving this position in a better place than I found it.

If you are a student, please approach your advisers about volunteering to take my position after the 2013 convention. If you are an adviser, please send me a roster with the correct spellings of staff names and positions for each contest. I will not be able to fix incorrect certificates after the Arkadelphia convention as I will be packing to move by mid-May.

Thank you everyone for the opportunity to serve. Good luck on the contest!

-ron

Ronald Sitton
ACMA director 2010-2013

UPDATE: Online Entries

March 13, 2013

I hope to alleviate confusion with this post — please save snickers for snacks. ;)

One of the beauties of online entries resides in its perpetual presence accessible to anyone from anywhere.

In plain speak, you don’t need to print online entries. Anything posted online qualifies, even if it originally appeared in a print or broadcast outlet. Please just send the urls directly to sitton@uamont.edu so that I can forward those to the judges. Although my provost would love the fact you’re using paper — as UAM’s the only School of Forestry in the state — I’m more into efficiency.

It would be helpful when you mail those urls to have them included under a category listing. For example:

8W Online Topical Reporting/Blogs

http://www.southerner.net/blog/2012/07/12/defenders-of-honor-stand-guard-for-fallen-pine-bluff-soldier/

http://www.southerner.net/blog/2012/07/07/group-plans-to-shield-soldiers-service/

http://www.southerner.net/blog/2012/07/03/the-south-mourns-20th-century-icon/

21W Video Podcasts

(NOTE: posting the urls directly into this blog causes videos to load. An email through the listserv better shows the effect.)

When I receive your entries, I will reply with a CC: to Polly Walter, ACMA treasurer, acknowledging acceptance. That way she’ll have a copy of the number of entries in expectation of fees from this contest. The entry fees will still be sent with the rest.

If your university takes time to cut the check, please have your adviser email Polly to let her know. If you have any questions, I’m online most all the time: sitton@uamont.edu or sitton@outlook.com

ACMA Contest Categories ’13

March 4, 2013

*EDITED: This post, originally suggesting contest categories, was updated to reflect costs. You can find the judging information — originally at the bottom of this post — as its own tab above.


The 2013 Media Contest categories can be seen below. For detailed instructions on the contest, please hit the Annual Media Contest tab above.

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