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2017 contest now open for entries

January 24, 2017

The 2017 Arkansas College Media Contest is now open for entries. Encourage your media staff to submit quickly: the deadline is Feb. 17, 2017.

See you in Bentonville April 7, 2017

January 12, 2017

The annual conference of the Arkansas College Media Association will be held April 7 at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, top ACMA officers decided recently.

Judging results of the contest featuring material published during the calendar year 2016 will be announced at the conference’s 11:45 a.m. awards luncheon. Registration opens at 8 a.m. After a 9 a.m. welcome, breakout sessions will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. More information on the conference and the contest, featuring competition in more than 110 categories, will be announced soon. (See last year’s contest results, below.)

Conference coordinators are ACMA President Denise “Nese” Nemec, English-journalism adviser at NWACC, and Mattie Watson-Bailey, a journalism instructor there. For more information, contact Nemec at dnemec@nwacc.edu or 479-445-9614. Watson-Bailey can be reached at mwatson@nwacc.edu or 479-531-5340.

 

2016 Contest Results

January 4, 2017

GENERAL EXCELLENCE

Designer of the Year

First Place: Tarah Thomas, John Brown University, The Threefold Advocate

Second Place: Will Oldham, University of Central Arkansas, UCA Scroll yearbook

Magazine Editor of the Year

First Place: Emily Qualls, University of Central Arkansas, Vortex 41

Magazine of the Year

First Place: The Hill, University of Arkansas, Alex Golden, Emily Qualls, Julie Dorris , Dustin Kemper, Cameron Klein, Mallory Burnette, Deanita  Hicks, Danny  Graham, Rosa Lloyd

Newspaper Editor of the Year

Kacie Galloway, John Brown University, The Threefold Advocate

Newspaper of the Year

First Place: HSU Oracle, Henderson State University, Scott McKinnon, Moe Skinner

Second Place: The Echo, University of Central Arkansas, Echo staff

Third Place: The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University, Threefold Advocate staff

Honorable Mention: OBU Signal, Ouachita Baptist University, Dixon Land

Photographer of the Year

First Place: Klara Johannesen, John Brown University, Threefold Advocate

Second Place: Lauren  Humphrey, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, UALR Forum (portfolio photo, >>)

Reporter of the Year

First Place: Aliya Kuykendall, John Brown University, The Threefold Advocate

Television Outlet of the Year

First Place: News 6, University of Central Arkansas, Tyler Navas, Shelby Styron, Michael Deere, Kelsey Williams, Jordan Arrington, Elizabeth Sandoval

Second Place: Henderson Television, Henderson State University, Alex Stewart, Randy Perry-Johnson, Kenneth Ibarra

Third Place: News 6, University of Central Arkansas, Tyler Navas, Shelby Styron, Michael Deere, Kelsey Williams, Jordan Arrington, Elizabeth Sandoval

Yearbook of the Year

First Place: Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University, Aly Smith

Second Place: The Razorback, University of Arkansas, Robert  Lee

Third Place: The Carillon, Central Baptist College, staff

Honorable Mention: UCA Scroll, University of Central Arkansas, Will Oldham, Scroll staff

Yearbook Editor of the Year

First Place: Will Oldham, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll

Second Place: Mandi Shelton, Central Baptist College, The Carillon             

Website Editor of the Year

First Place: Maggie McNeary, The Echo, University of Central Arkansas

Website of the Year

First Place: http://www.uatrav.com/, University of Arkansas, Isabel Dobrin, Julia  Trupp, Abby  Weidner, Nikolaus  Koch, Ginny  Monk, Alex  Golden, T.J.  Stallbaumer, Adams  Pryor

Second Place: The Echo, University of Central Arkansas, Echo staff

Honorable Mention: Arkansas Tech, http://arkatechnews.com/, Sam Hoisington

MAGAZINE DIVISION

Art/Illustration

First Place: Holly Dickson, University of Central Arkansas, Vortex 41, Lemonade

Second Place: Melissa Foster, University of Central Arkansas, Vortex 41, Palace

Third Place: Jessika Hammons, University of Central Arkansas, Vortex 41, Journeyer

Honorable Mention: Rosa Lloyd, Arkansas Northeastern College, Energy, On The Inside

Cover Design

First Place: Julie Dorris, Rosa Lloyd, Danny Graham, Arkansas Northeastern College, Positive Energy cover

Second Place: Paige Yutsus, University of Central Arkansas, Vortex 41, The Crash

 Illustrative Narrative

First Place:  Ashley Bles, Houston Fryer, Scott McKinnon, Henderson State University, HSU Oracle, Street Smart Spider

Fiction Writing

First Place: Dylan Easton, University of Central Arkansas, Vortex 41, From the Machine

Second Place: Brandon Rogers, University of Central Arkansas, Vortex 41, Remember Rahab

Third Place: Carli Hemperley, University of Central Arkansas, Vortex 41, A Matter of Tense

Nonfiction Writing

First Place: Jordan Butler, Arkansas Northeastern College, Energy, Life Before Mixed Chicks

Second Place: Chelsey LaRue, Arkansas Northeastern College, Energy, Before I Was Here

Third Place: Emily Qualls, University of Central Arkansas, Vortex 41, The Land

 Poetry

First Place:  Sarah Scarbrough, University of Central Arkansas, Vortex 41, Shoot Me

Second Place: T.R. Brady, University of Central Arkansas0, Vortex 41, Woman Taking Root

Third Place: Terrance Redmon, Arkansas Northeastern College, Energy, Blueberry Sky/Good Son

Scriptwriting

First Place: Courtney Ragland, University of Central Arkansas,  Vortex 41, P. Ward

Second Place: Dalton Shannon, University of Central Arkansas, Vortex 41, The Adventures of Bryce ‘n Wesley

Third Place: Dylan Easton, University of Central Arkansas, Vortex 41, Time Trials

NEWSPAPER DIVISION

Advertising

First Place:  Iverlin Trejo-Moreno, Northwest Arkansas Community College, Eagle View, We Need You house ad

Second Place: Iverlin Trejo-Moreno, Northwest Arkansas Community College, Eagle View, Journalism Bootcamp house ad

Art/Illustration            

First Place: Katie Smith, Jordan Jones, Joshua Bradley, Scott McKinnon,  Henderson State University, HSU Oracle, Battle of the Ravine

Second Place: Zach Tallent, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, UALR Forum, John Oliver

Third Place: Emma Williams, Arkansas State University, The Herald – Print, Gun provision unsafe

Honorable Mention: Amber Quaid, Arkansas Tech University, The Arka Tech, Micro aggressions

Cartoon Strip or Single Panel Entertainment Cartoon

First Place: Joshua Bradley, Henderson State University, HSU Oracle, The Cycle

Second Place: Byron Buslig, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, UALR Forum, Dollar Bin Bargain

Third Place: Chris Graham, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, UALR Forum, Panel Quest strip

Editorial Cartoon

First Place: Callum McNichols, John Brown University, The Threefold Advocate, Educated Elections Needed

Second Place: Becky Ramirez, John Brown University, The Threefold Advocate, North Korea’s promises

Third Place: Becky Ramirez, John Brown University,  The Threefold Advocate, Believe in your staff

Honorable Mention: Joe Kramer, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Christmas Come Early

Editorial Writing

First Place: Arka Tech staff, Arkansas Tech,  It’s time to turn all the discussion . . .

Second Place: Kendra Beattie, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, The Voice: Despite Ruling, Policy Defines Pranks As Hazing

Third Place: Kendra Beattie, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, The Voice: Free Speech Rights Crucial to Campus

Honorable Mention: Kelly Gordon, Central Baptist College, Tower Times, Don’t look for the blue light

Editorial Page Layout

First Place: Kendra Beattie, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Opinion-Nov. 4, 2015

Second Place: Amber Quaid, Arkansas Tech University, The Arka Tech, Editorial

Third Place:  Sarah White, John Brown University, The Threefold Advocate, Sept.24 Editorial Layout

Honorable Mention: Hillary Hollis, Northwest Arkansas Community College, Eagle View, Editorial Page    Layout-Sept 2015         

Feature Page Layout

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Full layout (PDF)

 

First Place: Tarah Thomas, John Brown University, The Threefold Advocate, Issue 12 (layout image >>)

Second: Jenn Terrell, Arkansas Tech University, The Arka Tech, Human library

Feature Photo

First Place:  Molly Devine, Grace Nast, John Brown University, The Threefold Advocate, The Next Big Thing?

Second Place: Moe Skinner, Henderson State University, HSU Oracle, Do You Even Lift, Bro?

Third Place: Jared L. Holt, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Transgendered at UCA

Honorable Mention: Sarah Thompson, Arkansas State University, The Herald – Print, A-State celebrates with pep rallies

Feature Writing           

First Place: Jared L.  Holt, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Transgender Students Share Journeys

Second Place: Moe Skinner, Henderson State University, HSU Oracle, Keeping It Classical

Third Place: Barrett Gay, Ouachita Baptist University, The Signal, Sodexo employees and students

Honorable Mention: Evan Wheatley, Part-Time Professor, Ouachita Baptist University, The Signal

Front Page Layout
First Place: Mati Spencer, Central Baptist College, Tower Times, Oct. 2

Second: Rebekah Hedges, Kacie Galloway, John Brown University, The Threefold Advocate, Issue 1

Third: Mati Spencer, Central Baptist College, Tower Times, Dec. 4

General Column

First Place: Austin Duvall, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Faith-driven discrimination laws

Second Place: Leah Guy,  John Brown University, The Threefold Advocate, Putting faces to Syrian Refugees

Third Place: Joe Kramer, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Military turning blind eye

Honorable Mention: Kendra Beattie, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Picking Up Pieces

Headlines        

First Place: Hillary Hollis, NorthWest Arkansas Community College, Eagle View
Goode as Golden Eagle

Second Place: Jared L.  Holt, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo
Baseball unable to exorcise Demons

In-Depth News

First Place: Hillary Hollis, Tiffany Rea, NorthWest Arkansas Community College, Eagle View, Challenges of Student Parents Varied, But Worth It

Second Place: Jose Hernandez, NorthWest Arkansas Community College, Eagle View, New, Outgoing Senate Members Share Benefits of SGA

Third Place: Hillary Hollis, NorthWest Arkansas Community College, Eagle View, Occupational Life Skills Degree Offered in Fall 2016

Meeting/Speech

First Place: Jordan Johnson, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, SGA Shows Support for Mizzou in Senate Vote

Second Place: Maggie  McNeary, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Virtual Town Hall Meeting Opens New Paths For Communication

Third Place: Vanessa Brown, NorthWest Arkansas Community College, Eagle View, Woodward Speaks at U of A

News Photo

First Place: Makenzie Evans, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Homecoming Parade

Second Place: Klara Johannesen, John Brown University, The Threefold Advocate, Selma

Third Place: Scott McKinnon, Henderson State University, HSU Oracle, Standing Tall

Honorable Mention: Amber Quaid, Arkansas Tech University, The Arka Tech ,Tech juried . . .

Newswriting

First Place: Michelle Gould, Blake Rylant, Arkansas State University, The Herald – Print & Online, You’re all whores

Second Place: Rebekah Hedges, John Brown University, The Threefold Advocate, Memories of Selma

Third Place: Jared L.  Holt, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Assistant Professor Accused of Stalking

Honorable Mention: Aliya Kuykendall, John Brown University, The Threefold Advocate, Grounds Crew Fights Webworm Infestation

Personality Profile

First Place: Jared L.  Holt, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Frank Benton is Batman

Second: Barrett Gay, Ouachita Baptist University, The Signal, Former Student Wows Judges

Third: Matthew Emery, Arkansas Tech University, The Arkansas Tech, Veteran refuses to give up

Honorable Mention: Kayla McCullough, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, People of UCA: Taylor Brady

Review Writing

First Place: Alan Baker, Northwest Arkansas Community College, Eagle View, The Evolution of Atticus: Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee

Second Place: Austin Duvall, The Echo, It Follows

Third Place: Joe Kramer,  The Echo, The Sword’s Newest Album Disappoints

Honorable Mention: Evan Wheatley, The Signal,  Cumberbatch Shines in Imitation Game 

Sports Column

First Place: Andy Robertson, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, ESPN anchor dies of cancer

Second Place: Dixon Land, Ouachita Baptist University, The Signal, Cliff Harris Stadium

Third Place: Matthew Emery, Arkansas Tech University, The Arka Tech, The must see television event

Honorable Mention: Andy Robertson, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Fans support basketball team

Sports Feature             

First Place: Andy Robertson, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Junior Infielder

Second Place: Matthew Emery, Arkansas Tech University, The Arka Tech, Stegall Leads Tech

Third Place: Matthew Emery, Arkansas Tech University, The Arka Tech, Genz breaks Tech tackle record

Honorable Mention: Julia Kramer, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Honorary Season

Sports Page Layout

First Place: Tarah Thomas, John Brown University, The Threefold Advocate, April 23 Sports Layout

Second Place: Dixon Land, Ouachita Baptist University, The Signal, Sports Page Layout – Oct. 1, 2015

Third Place: Kelsey Williams, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Oct. 14 Issue

Honorable Mention: Amber Quaid, Arkansas Tech University, The Arka Tech, Meet the seniors

Sports Photo

First Place: Clayton Lyon, John Brown University, Threefold Advocate, Basketball

Second Place: Clayton Lyon, John Brown University, Threefold Advocate, Victory

Third Place: Denise Goldstein, The Herald – Print        Rugby Club, shows strength in scrimmage

Honorable Mention: Clayton Lyon, John Brown University, The Threefold Advocate, The Toilet Paper Game

Sports Story

First Place: Max Bryan, John Brown University, Threefold Advocate, Golden Eagle prepare for final month

Spot News Photo

First Place: Jared L. Holt, University of Central Arkansas,The Echo, All Greek Stroll Off

Second Place: Klara Johannesen, John Brown University, The Threefold Advocate, Bubbles

Third Place: Alan Baker, Northwest Arkansas Community College, Eagle View, Weatherford and Trammel     – The Time Has Come

Honorable Mention: Jared L. Holt, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Brother Ross Preaches

ONLINE DIVISION

Articles-Arts & Entertainment

First Place: Logan Miller, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, A Farewell to David Bowie

Second Place: Kirby Smith, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Musicians Showcase

Third Place: Erica Nicolas, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Students Remember Alan Rickman

Breaking News (within 24 hours of event)

First Place: Jared Holt, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Student Arrested for Threatening Yik Yak Posts

Second Place: Emma Williams, Arkansas State University, The Herald, A-State student arrested on shoplifting charges

Third Place: Emma Williams, Arkansas State University, The Herald, Football players arrested on drug charges

Honorable Mention: Maggie McNeary, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Hover Boards Banned From Campus Buildings

Editorials/Commentary/Blogs

First Place: Jordan Johnson, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Resolute: Making a Serious Change

Second Place: Jordan Johnson, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Resolute: One Goal At a Time

Third Place: Austin Grissom, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Yik Yak: Current Events and Positive Posts

Feature writing            

First Place: Jamie Alvord, Arkansas State University, The Herald, App exposes inappropriate material

Second Place: Jorge Quiquivix, Arkansas State University, The Herald, Student pushes himself, others to success

Third Place: Rachel Moore, Arkansas State University, The Herald, Maintaining grades and pets in collegeMaintaining grades and pets in college

Headlines

Honorable Mention: Morgan Embry, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, UCA Cat Diaries: Queen Fluffy Flourishes

Honorable Mention: Morgan Embry, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, UCA Cat Diaries: Dorm Room ‘Tails’

Meeting/speech coverage

First Place: Jordan Johnson, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, UCA Alumni Association European Excursion

Second Place: Logan Miller, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Plans to Upgrade Campus Wi-Fi Proposed

Newswriting

First Place: Emma Williams, Arkansas State University, The Herald, Student arrested

Second Place: Arnelle Jones, Arkansas State University, The Herald, NYIT Medical School

Third Place: Erica Nicolas, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Students Support Victims of Paris Attacks

Honorable Mention: Kendra Beattie, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, UCA Adds Beach Volleyball

News Photo

First Place: Maggie McNeary, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Donaghey Avenue Closed

Second Place: Erica Nicolas, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Students Support for Victims of Paris Attacks

Personality profile

Honorable Mention: Calli Morrison, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Mollie Henager: Senior Class Representative

Reviews-Arts & Entertainment

First Place: Lauren Swaim, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Adele Says ‘Hello’ After Four Years

Second Place: Joe Kramer, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Best Burritos in Conway

Third Place: Maggie McNeary, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Death of a Bachelor

Sports Photo

First Place: Scott McKinnon, Henderson State University, HSU Oracle, All Eyes on Him

Second Place: Maggie McNeary, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Brock Widders faces off against UCA’s Albert Christensson

Third Place: Maggie McNeary, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, UCA’s Albert Christensson shoots free throw

Honorable Mention: Maggie McNeary, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Boo Milligan adds to UCA’s lead

 Sports Writing

First Place: Joe Kramer, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Softball Team Prepares For Upcoming Season

Second Place: Denn-warren Tafah, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Old Farris Center Pool

Topical Reporting/Blogs         

First Place: Maggie McNeary, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Travel Anxiety

Second Place: Maggie McNeary, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, So You Want to Study Abroad: Asking the Right Questions

Third Place: Frida Svensson, Emma Svensson, University of Central Arkansas, The Echo, Frida & Emma

TELEVISION DIVISION

Computer Graphics
First Place, Henderson Television, Henderson State University, Henderson Today, Kenneth Ibarra

Sports Feature
First Place, Henderson Television, Henderson State University, Henderson Sports Update, Katie Smith, Alex Stewart

YEARBOOK DIVISION

Academics Layout

First Place: Scroll Staff, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, A Display of Manhood

Second Place: Will Oldham, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Make a Joyful Noise

Third Place: Will Oldham, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Media Outlets Merge

Academics Photo

First Place: Kelsey Bond, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Academic Photo 3

 Second Place: Kelsey Bond, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Academic Photo 1

Third Place:  Rachel Thieme, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, A Display of Manhood in Lysistrata

Honorable Mention: Tyler Rosenthal, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Academic Photo 2

Academics Writing

First Place: Molly Freel, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Academics Writing 2

Second Place: Taryn Bailey, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Academics Writing 1

Third Place: Audrey Bauman, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Make a Joyful Noise

Art/Illustration

First Place: Pilar Perez, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Scroll book logo

Second Place: Aly Smith, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Illustration 1

Third Place: Will Oldham, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament Champions

Honorable Mention: Will Oldham, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Tools to Survive College

Closing

First Place: Aly Smith, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Closing 2

Second Place: Will Oldham, Scroll Staff, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Closing 1

Third Place: Will Oldham, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Closing 2, In Memory

Cover

First Place: Maria Arguello, Nesher, Nesher Cover 2015

Second Place: Aly Smith, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Cover

Third Place: Scroll Staff, Will Oldham, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, 2015 100th Edition Scroll Moments in Time

 Divider

First Place: Aly Smith, Ouachitonian, Divider 2

Second Place: Aly Smith, Ouachitonian, Divider 3

Third Place: Scroll Staff, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Greek Divider

Endsheets

First Place: Scroll Staff, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, 2015 Scroll Endsheets

Feature Layout            

First Place: Will Oldham, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Miss UCA Chelsey Jones

Second Place: Bethany Thweatt, Melody Vick, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Abandoned Arkansas – Digital Filmmaker Michael Schwartz

Third Place: Will Oldham, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, The Queen is Crowned

Feature Photo

First Place: Tyler Rosenthal, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Feature Photo 1

Second Place: Yennifer Lopez, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Omega Psi Phi Homecoming Step Show

Third Place:  Rachel Thieme, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Cirque Mechanics Pedal Punk

Honorable Mention: Yennifer Lopez, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, UCA Greek Step Show by NPHC and SPBC                                                                                                                                                                                         

Introduction Theme Page/Opening

First Place: Aly Smith, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Opening 1

Second Place: Aly Smith, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Title Page

Third Place: Will Oldham, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, 2015 The Scroll Opening

Layout-Organization/Greek

First Place: Aly Smith, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Organization Layout 1

Second Place: Sarah Hocott, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, 240 Selected for Panhellenic Bid Day

Third Place: Sarah Hocott, Yennifer Lopez, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Rock the Yard

Portrait Layout

First Place: Aly Smith, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Portrait Layout 3

Second Place: Aly Smith, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Portrait Layout 1

Third Place: Scroll Staff, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll

Special Features Writing

First Place: Brandon Smith, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Feature Writing 1

Second Place: Coleson Lechner, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Feature Writing 2

Third Place: Tyler Karnes, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Bare Arts, Sex on Stage

Honorable Mention: Yennifer Lopez, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Becoming One

Sports Layout 

First Place: Bethany Thweatt, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Volato drafter to Texas Rangers           

Second Place: Will Oldham, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, A New Basketball Era Begins

Third Place: Aly Smith, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Sports Layout 3           

Honorable Mention: Will Oldham, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Sugar Bears eye three peat

Sports Photo

First Place: Daniel Madrid, John Brown University, Nesher , Men’s Soccer

Second Place: Staff, John Brown University, Nesher, Volleyball

Third Place: Heather Hyson, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Manuel Montal – Soccer

Honorable Mention: Andrew Albright, John Brown University, Nesher, Rugby

Sports Writing

First Place: Sarah Hocott, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Shake It Off: Dance team prevails      

Second Place: Zach Parker, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Sports Writing 3 Zach Parker

Third Place: Zach Parker, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Sports Writing 2           

Honorable Mention: Zach Parker, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Sports Writing 1

Student Life Layout

First Place: Aly Smith, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, SL Layout 3           

Second Place: Scroll Staff, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Dodge, Duck, Dip & Dive – Battleship

Third Place: Aly Smith, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, SL Layout 2           

Honorable Mention: Terrica Malone, The UCA Scroll, Living & Learning Communities

Student Life Photo

First Place: Tyler Rosenthal, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, SL Photo 1

Second Place:  Alec Soard, John Brown University, Nesher, Mock Rock

Third Place: Tyler Rosenthal, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, SL Photo 2

Honorable Mention: Selena Harper, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Flow Artists and Friday Jammings downtown

Student Life Writing

First Place: Blaine Surber, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, SL Writing 3          

Second Place: Amber Easterly, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, SL Writing 2     

Third Place: Danielle Bishop, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, A Display of Manhood

Honorable Mention: Barrett Gay, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, SL Writing 1     

Typographic Presentation

First Place: Scroll Staff, University of Central Arkansas The UCA Scroll, HPER Expansion Rocks Our Socks Off!

Second Place: Aly Smith, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Typographic 1

Third Place: Scroll Staff, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, UCA Purple & Gray! Go UCA!

Writing-Organization/Greek

First Place: Matthew Ablon, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Organization Writing 1

Second Place: Will Oldham, University of Central Arkansas, The UCA Scroll, Rock the Yard

Third Place: Taryn Bailey, Ouachita Baptist University, Ouachitonian, Organization Writing 2


Editor’s Note: Please report any needed corrections or additions to Bill Sutley, Henderson State University, at sutleyb@hsu.edu.

Come to the 2016 Arkansas College Media Conference and Awards Ceremony

April 1, 2016

Location: University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark.

Brewer Hegeman Conference Center

Directions        Map      Printable directions PDF

Parking Permit (Print and display on dash): Guest parking

Friday, April 8, 2016

REGISTRATION — 9 – 9:40 a.m.Brewer Hegeman Lobby
BREAKFAST —  Hippo-Crafton Room 113.
OPENING & WELCOME — 9:50 a.m.
Garry Craig Powell, College of Fine Art and Communication
SESSION 1 — 10 – 10:50 a.m.
Room 114 Cara Brookins – Memoirist and social media
RAISE MY ROOF
Room 112 Brenda Looper – Assistant Editor/Voices Page Editor at Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
“I KNOW NOTHING, BUT NEITHER DO YOU.”
Room 101 Tanner Huffman and Jill Chittum – Walsworth Yearbooks
Representatives and Beth Shull, Teacher/Yearbook Adviser, Pulaski Academy
YBK4EVR
SESSION 2 — 11- 11:50 a.m.
Room 114 Gus Carlson and Sean Fitzgibbon – Comic Artists
COMICS FROM AND FOR NOWHERE
Room 112 Angela Thomas – Editor AY Magazine
PRODUCING A QUALITY PUBLICATION WITH A SMALL STAFF
Room 101 Steve Taylor – SAU Tech, Film & Video Production Instructor
THE SECRET TO SUCCESS IN THE TV/FILM BIZ
LUNCH —12 – 12:30 p.m. Hippo Crafton Room 113
KEYNOTE: Philip Martin – Chief Film Critic, Arkansas Democrat Gazette

AWARDS CEREMONY — 12:30-2 p.m. Hippo Crafton Room 113

2016 Contest Open Feb. 8-21

February 6, 2016

The 2016 Arkansas College Media Contest is open for submissions from 8 a.m. Feb. 8 through 11 p.m. Feb. 21. Winners will be announced at the 2016 Arkansas College Media Convention to be held April 8 at the University of Central Arkansas. Beginning this year, all entries will be submitted through the BetterBNC Media Awards Platform. Below are directions for preparing and submitting entries. If you have questions, please contact the contest coordinator, Mike Taylor, by email at taylorm@hsu.edu or by phone at (870) 230-5182.

IMPORTANT: BetterBNC is optimized for the Google Chrome browser (preferred) or Firefox for PC or Apple. Please have a recent version downloaded and installed for the best contest experience.

The deadline for all digital entries is Feb. 21, 2016.

To create an account:

1. Login: Go to www.betterbnc.com.
2. Click “Open Call Login” at the top of the page. (If your browser does not show this choice, click “Contestant Login,” then look for words “open call.”)
3. Click “Create your Open Call account” (you only need to complete this step for your first entry)
4. Fill out the form
5. Click “Submit” at the bottom of the page

Once you fill out the form to create your Open Call Contestant account, the system will send you a validation email with a link that must be clicked before you can log into your account. After you click this, you may begin submitting entries. These entries will not be “official,” however, until the contest manager has verified that you are actual Arkansas student media. You will receive an email when verification is complete; the contest manager will attempt to validate contestants several times per day during the submission period. In any event, the approval process should not slow your ability to submit entries.

To submit entries:

1. Hover over the red “Open Call Contestant” text in the blue bar at the
top of the page.
2. Select “My Contests” in the menu that appears.
3. In the “Available Contests” section, check the box next to Arkansas College Media Contest
4. Hover over the red “Open Call Contestant” text again
5. Select “Manage Entries” and click “Submit Entry” from the Manage Entries page
6. Select a Division (group of Categories)
7. Select a Category
8. Select “enter manually” from the Publication drop-down menu
9. Enter the name of your media organization in the box below the drop-down menu
10 Enter the entry headline or title
11 Add entry content (may vary by category).

To upload digital file attachments (other than audio/video): click “Browse”, navigate to the desired file, and then click “Open”. Allowed file types are PDF, DOC/DOCX, TXT, JPG, GIF, and PNG. To upload additional attachments to a single entry, click the “Browse and Attach More Files” button. BetterBNC will allow up to about a 20MB file; however, we suggest keeping your files around 5MB in case the judges have a slow connection. For files larger than 20MB, you can click the “RealView” icon on the Submit Entry page to create a free account, upload your files, and then copy and paste the URL into the URL field on the Submit Entry page. You may also use a similar 3rd-party website that provides hosting services (scribd.com, issuu.com, etc.) If your entry (such as an article or  printed page fascimile) is located on your media’s website, you may also paste the content URL into the provided Website URL field instead of uploading attachments.

To add web/audio/video content: copy and paste the content’s URL address into the provided Website URL field. To host your content online, either upload it to a free streaming content website (e.g.YouTube) or talk to your IT person about adding it to your stations/publications website. Make sure the content will be accessible online throughout the duration of the contest and awards process. Here are some examples of free streaming content websites where you can upload audio and video content:
a. Audio: www.kiwi6.com, www.tindeck.com
b. Video: www.youtube.com, www.vimeo.com

Use of copyrighted content: Submissions in all categories must conform to U.S. copyright law, meaning that the use of any copyrighted video, music, photography, artwork or writing within a submission must be either with the explicit permission of the copyright owner and appropriate credit given, or must conform to “Fair Use” standards.  Examples of use with permission might include an AP sports photo with correct photo credit, used by a news organization with an AP subscription within a sports layout entry; an original piece of graphic art based on a photo credited to Creative Commons, used in accordance with the Creative Commons license category as the background for a magazine spread; or a video of a movie trailer taken from the film press website and credited properly, as used in a television review of the film. While “Fair Use” is a complex term requiring detailed advice from the media organization’s adviser, commonly accepted examples might include a photo of a book cover published with a book review and credited to the book’s publisher, an Usher song played during a radio commentary on the singer’s new concert tour, or Harry Potter characters that appear in a comic strip satirizing the book series. Entry examples that would not constitute “Fair Use” and would be disqualified might include a photo of a supermodel used in a fashion spread with the photo credit “Courtesy of Google Images”; an Usher song played during a video profile of a determined local athlete; or a comic strip based on Harry Potter characters acting out scenes from the books and movies. The decision of whether a specific entry should be disqualified for possible copyright violation is left solely to the category judge, so it may be best to err on the side of caution.

IMPORTANT: Please be sure that items linked to your URL are not behind a password-protected area. If they are, you must provide username/password info in the Comments section of your entry. Judges may disqualify your entry if work samples are inaccessible.

After uploading files or pasting URLs, add Comments (if needed), enter Credits, and then click “Submit Entry.” Repeat the above submission steps for each category you choose to enter. One you have created your login, you can return and make new entries as often as you like until the contest deadline.

Special instructions for YEARBOOK GENERAL EXCELLENCE category: You will still create an online entry for your 2015 book using the above process, but instead of uploading a digital file, print the entry label which automatically appears after your entry is submitted. Follow the shipping instructions on the site to send a physical copy of your book to Ann Gardner, who is coordinating judging for this category. These entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, Feb. 22, 2016.

To Pay for Entries: When all entries are submitted, log into your account, navigate to the “Manage Entries” page, click “Calculate Entry Fees” and follow the onscreen instructions to pay for your entries at the same time as you register for the 2016 conference at UCA on April 8. Membership in Arkansas College Media Association ($20) is required.

Reminders: Arkansas College Media staff members are encouraged to enter any or all of the catego­ries of individual competition or general excellence as appropriate. Entries must have been published or broadcast from Feb. 1, 2015, through Feb. 1, 2016, with the exception of yearbooks and some magazines that will have a 2014-2015 publication date. Specific instructions for General Excellence and individual categories are given at the BetterBNC website; these can be viewed once you create your login. 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.

Awards: There may be first, second, third and an 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.

Rest in Peace

March 31, 2015

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Bonnie Thrasher, journalism adviser to Arkansas State University’s The Herald, died today. She will be missed.

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.

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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.

 

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