2021 Yearbook Pacemaker Award finalists

ACP names ‘best of the best’

Pacemaker competition recognizes
seven yearbooks finalists for excellence

Jan. 18, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS — The nation’s top collegiate yearbooks were recognized today by Associated Collegiate Press, which announced seven finalists in its annual Pacemaker Awards competition.

All seven yearbooks will be honored and the Pacemaker winners announced during the ACP awards ceremony at ACP Spring National College Media Conference, March 3-5, 2022, in Long Beach.

“The Pacemaker is the association’s preeminent award,” Laura Widmer, executive director, said. “ACP is honored to recognize the best of the best with Pacemaker honors.”

The ACP Pacemaker Award, one of the oldest awards for collegiate journalism, has a rich tradition. The association began presenting the prestigious award to collegiate newspapers soon after the organization was founded in 1921. Through the years, yearbooks, magazines and online sites were added to the competition.

“These yearbooks deliver engaging verbal and visual stories, showcasing superior photojournalism, writing and design,” said Gary Lundgren, associate director and coordinator of the Pacemaker competitions.

Yearbooks produced during the 2020-21  school year competed directly against each other. A team of three nationally recognized judges selected the seven finalists. Four of the finalist yearbooks will earn Pacemaker honors.

Past yearbook
Pacemaker Award winners
2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

Past yearbook finalists
2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

ACP Awards Archive

ACP Yearbook Pacemaker Award winners will be announced at the ACP Spring National College Media Conference, during the March 5 awards ceremony.

Register for the convention.

Petit Jean
Harding University
Searcy, Arkansas
Editor: Holly Tubbs
Adviser: April Fatula

University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida
Editor: Michael MacHarg
Adviser: Randy Stano

The Dome
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
Editor: Kaleigh Brauns
Adviser: Victoria St. Martin

Royal Purple
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas
Editors: Hallie Everett, Katie Harbert
Adviser: John Walter

Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, Missouri
Editor: Nicole Reed
Adviser: Steven Chappell

Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas
Editors: Simone Melvin, Ash Thye
Adviser: Jessie King

Baylor Roundup
Baylor University
Waco, Texas
Editor: Matti Pennington
Advisers: Bruce Gietzen, Julie Reed