2016 Magazine Pacemaker finalists announced

MINNEAPOLIS — The National Scholastic Press Association has recognized 15 magazines as finalists in the 2016 Magazine Pacemaker competition.

“The Pacemaker is the association’s preeminent award and is often called the Pulitzer Prize of scholastic media,” said Laura Widmer, executive director. “NSPA is honored to recognize the best of the best.”

The Pacemaker has been awarded since 1927.

To select the 15 winning literary arts magazines, judges carefully studied entries submitted from 20 states. Each magazine was analyzed and discussed by a team of three judges.

“The magazines selected by the judges reflect both classic and contemporary formats,” said Gary Lundgren, associate director. “The quality of art, photography, poetry and prose showcased on the pages of these magazines is amazing.”

The Pacemaker finalists will be recognized and the Pacemaker winners announced at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, April 6-9, 2017 in Seattle.

Click here to view the full list of finalists.