Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 31, 2005) — Vox magazine and six Missouri School of Journalism students have won recognition by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in the Student Magazine Contest in the areas of profile writing, investigation and analysis and design.
The 2005 student magazine competition attracted a record 251 entries from 26 universities from the United States and Canada. Judges for the contest, which included 11 categories, were publishers, editors and writers for consumer and specialized business magazines.Vox is an award-winning weekly city magazine that appears in the Columbia Missourian newspaper and is distributed throughout the city of Columbia.
Missouri students typically win awards and other recognitions in national contests including Hearst, Dow Jones, SPJ, SND, ACES and others.
“We are thrilled to have had so many of our feature stories recognized this year. It’s a great testament to the work the students do in our writing classes,” said Jennifer Moeller, an assistant magazine journalism professor who serves as editorial director for Vox.
The 2005 AEJMC Student Magazine Contest categories and winners are:
- Consumer Magazine Article: People
- Second Place: “Roadside Respects,” by Drew Bratcher
- Honorable Mention: “Surviving the Guilt,” by James Carlson
- Consumer Magazine Article: Investigation and Analysis
- Honorable Mention: “Stream Cleaning,” by Mike Burden
- Honorable Mention: “Over Medicated,” by Brad Parker
- Single Issue of an Ongoing Print Magazine: Design
- Third Place: Vox, Renata Turk and Kari Engle, art director