2016 Magazine Pacemaker Winners



Alice Magazine
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Judge’s comments: They really know their audience. The content and design is intentional and well executed.

University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida
Judge’s comments: Stories are right on with the intended audience. Design was varied and engaging. The little details really brought the stories to life. Fun.

Drake Magazine
Drake University School of Journalism
Des Moines, Iowa
Judge’s comments: Everything about this publication was spot on. It looked like a professional magazine, it was technically on point, and the different use of design was very impressive. The stories were also compelling.

Andrews University
Berrien Springs, Michigan
Judge’s comments: Wonderful, almost GQ-esque cover. Unique layouts keep the reader intrigued. Good mix of long and short-form pieces.

Truman State University
Kirksville, Missouri
Judge’s comments: It was fun! The college audience was well targeted with content and design. Design was varied and well executed.

Emerald Media Group
Eugene, Oregon
Judge’s comments: Time-esque cover. Gorgeous imagery. Interesting and in-depth stories with wonderful visuals. Well done.

University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Judge’s comments: Lovely infographics and use of data. Some great in-depth articles with wonderful photography. Well put together.

The Bleed
Lane Community College
Eugene, Oregon
Judge’s comments: Love the cover. It looks very professional and clean. It has a great mix of formats and a good use of color.

AC Current
Amarillo College
Amarillo, Texas
Judge’s comments: Very polished, strong design. Felt like it had a cohesive brand and appeal that drew throughout the publication. Geometric elements helped accent the text. Good pairing.

The Peel
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina
Judge’s comments: Love the cover. They really managed to cover the arts form many different angles, while still remaining approachable. Really strong photography and design elements. Very polished feel.

Phoenix Art & Literary
Valencia College
Orlando, Florida
Judge’s comments: Modern and sophisticated. The use of text and color really connected the publication. The texture of the cover was compelling. Really great.



Collegian Times
Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles, California
Judge’s comments: Covered in-depth social and national issues. Nice use of imagery and photography. Photo essays were particularly strong and compelling.

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Judge’s comments: Some great in-depth journalistic pieces. Quality photography.

California Baptist University
Riverside, California
Judge’s comments: Thought the cover was very evocative and sharp. Beautiful photography. The magazine discussed a variety of issues, both on-campus and global and how the two are connected.

Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Judge’s comments: Intriguing cover. Love the childhood pics of the staff. Good variety of formats and issues.

Ke Alaka’i
Brigham Young University Hawaii
Laie, Hawaii
Judge’s comments: Fantastic photography. Really clean design and interesting pieces. Really great local appeal and stories.

University of Houston
Houston, Texas
Judge’s comments: Fun cover, issues covered are also fun and target the college audience well. Nice design elements complement the engaging content.

Pulse Magazine
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Washington
Judge’s comments: This magazine has a great variety of formats and issues, and a very clean, professional front of book.

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Denver, Colorado
Judge’s comments: Amazing cover. Love the breakdown of sections and color choice.

Knox College
Galesburg, Illinois
Judge’s comments: Some great in-depth journalistic pieces. Quality photography.

Conceptions Southwest
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Judge’s comments: Eye-catching cover. The design is simple and clean.

Elon University
Elon, North Carolina
Judge’s comments: Jaw-dropping cover. Really stunning. Art was well laid out and very quality.