Student Writing Wins National Awards
Hair Trigger 34, the latest anthology of fiction writing majors’ student work, Fictionary, an annual magazine produced by the Student Board of the Fiction Writing Department, and Echo Magazine, a collaboration between students in the Journalism and the Art + Design departments, won national awards this summer.
Hair Trigger 34 and Fictionary were both named Gold Medalists for overall excellence by the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), a group which has evaluated student magazines since 1925. Hair Trigger features the best student writing generated in Story Workshop® and other graduate and undergraduate classes in the Fiction Writing Department. Out of 1,000 total possible points, Hair Trigger 34 received 956 points, qualifying it for the gold medal. This honor continues the magazine’s winning streak, as Hair Trigger has never failed to win an award in any year of eligibility.
Echo Magazine, the output of the 15-week College Magazine Workshop course, won three awards at the 2012 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Student Magazine Awards. Judged by consumer and business magazine publishers, editors and writers, the competition attracted 240 entries from 23 universities in the United States and Canada.
Echo won Second place for Single Issue of an Ongoing Magazine in both the Editorial category and General Excellence. The magazine also won an Honorable mention in the Design category.