Awards

RECENT AWARDS

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Think magazine, first place for Magazine Cover in Michigan State University Society for News Design‘s 2012 design contest for college students

Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Awards 2010

Think magazine, first place in Magazine Pacemaker category

515 magazine, Magazine Pacemaker finalist

Drake Magazine, Magazine Pacemaker finalist

Periphery, Literary (four-year) Pacemaker finalist

The Times-Delphic, Four-Year, Non-Daily Newspaper Pacemaker finalist

Hearst Journalism Awards

Maggie McMahon, Ninth Place for Personality/Profile Writing

Erin Strecker, Tenth Place for Personalitty/Profile Writing

Society of Professional Journalists Marks of Excellence Awards, Region 7

Drake Magazine, First Place in Best Student Magazine category

515 Magazine, Third Place for Best Student Magazine category

Think magazine online. Second Place in Best Affiliated Web Site category

Drake Magazine Online, Third Place in Best Affiliated Web site category

Kayla Craig, Third Place in Non-fiction Magazine Article category

Darin Friedrichs, First Place in Photo Illustration category

Erin Strecker and Kayla Craig pose with Drake’s awards at the SPJ conference in Omaha.

DRAKE-PRODUCED MAGAZINES

  • 82 National Awards since 1999
  • Nine Pacemakers
  • Five Mark of Excellence Awards

515 Magazine

  • 20 national awards since 1999, including:
    Pacemaker Award, Associated Collegiate Press, 2000, 2004, 2007
  • Mark of Excellence National Winner, Best Student Magazine, Society of Professional Journalists, 1999, 2004
  • First Place, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Student Magazine Contest, 2006

Think Magazine

  • 4 national awards since 2007, including Pacemaker Award, Associated Collegiate Press, 2007
  • First Place, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Student Magazine Contest, 2008, 2009

Launch Magazine

  • 2005: 4 national awards for one-time publication, including First Place, Best Student Magazine, Society of Professional Journalists Pacemaker Award, Associated Collegiate Press

Drake Magazine

  • 26 national awards since 1995
  • Pacemaker Award, Associated Collegiate Press, 2002, 2008, 2009
  • First Place, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Student Magazine Contest, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • First Place, Best Student Magazine, Society of Professional Journalists, 1999, 2004
  • Mark of Excellence National Winner, Best Student Magazine, Society of Professional Journalists, 2004, 2007

Drake Magazine Online

  • 6 national awards since 2005
  • Mark of Excellence Award National Winner, Best Online Student Magazine, 2004 First Place, Best Student Magazine, Society of Professional Journalists
  • Second Place, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Student Magazine Contest, 2009

FULL LIST OF AWARDS

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association

  • 1st Place Award, Magazine Publication Non-Fiction Article:
    Sandra Swanson, Des Moines Magazine, 1993
  • Gold Medalist Certificate, Des Moines Magazine, 1995
  • Gold Medalist Certificate, Des Moines Health & Fitness, 1996
  • Gold Medalist Certificate, Des Moines Brides, 1997
  • Gold Medalist Certificate, Des Moines Health & Fitness, 1998
  • Gold Medalist Certificate, Des Moines Health & Fitness, 1999
  • Gold Medalist Certificate, 515, 2004
  • Silver Crown Certificate, Des Moines Health & Fitness, 1999
  • Silver Crown Certificate, 515, 2006
  • Silver Medalist Certificate, 515, 2005
  • Silver Medalist Certificate, Drake magazine, 2005
  • Bronze Medalist Certificate, Launch, 2005
  • Medalist Award, Drake Magazine, 1987
  • Medalist Award, Des Moines Magazine, 1987
  • Medalist Award, Des Moines Magazine, 1994

Society of Professional Journalists

  • 1st Place, Des Moines Magazine: Best All-Around Student Magazine, 1990
  • 1st Place, 515: Best Student Magazine, 2003
  • 1st Place, Drake Magazine Online: Best All-Around Online Student Magazine, 2004
  • 1st Place, Drake Magazine: Best Student Magazine, 2004
  • 1st Place, Drake Magazine Online: Best All-Around Online Student Magazine, 2005
  • 1st Place, Launch: Best Student Magazine, 2005
  • 2nd Place, 515: Best Student Magazine, 2005
  • 3rd Place, Drake Magazine: Best Student Magazine, 2005
  • 3rd Place, Drake Magazine Online: Best Affiliated Website, 2007
  • Honorable Mention, Connect Des Moines: Best Student Magazine, 2003
  • National Finalists, Julie Collins and Andrea Schmidt, Best All-Around Online Student Magazine, 2003
  • Mark of Excellence Award National Winner, 515: Best Student Magazine, 1999
  • Mark of Excellence Award National Winner, 515: Best Student Magazine, 2004
  • Mark of Excellence Award National Winner, Drake Magazine Online: Best Online Student Magazine, 2004
  • Mark of Excellence Award National Winner, Drake Magazine: Best Student Magazine, 2004
  • Mark of Excellence Award National Winner, Drake Magazine: Best Student Magazine, 2007
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Drake Magazine: Best Student Magazine First Place, 2009
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, 515 Magazine: Best Student Magazine Second Place, 2009
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Think magazine online: Best Affiliated Web site, Second Place, 2009
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Drake Magazine Online: Best Affiliated Web site, Third Place, 2009

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Student Magazine Contest

  • 1st Place, Drake Magazine: Single Issue Design, 2004
  • 1st Place, Drake Magazine: Single Issue Editorial, 2005
  • 1st Place, 515: Single Issue Ongoing Magazine Design, 2006
  • 1st Place, Drake Magazine: Single Issue Ongoing Magazine Design, 2006
  • 1st Place, Think: Single Issue Ongoing Magazine, General Excellence, 2008, 2009
  • 1st Place, Think, Single Issue Design, 2009
  • 2nd Place, Drake Magazine: Single Issue Design, 2005, 2009
  • 2nd Place, Drake Magazine: Single Issue Ongoing Magazine Editorial, 2006
  • 2nd Place, Drake Magazine: Single Issue Ongoing Magazine Design, 2006
  • 2nd Place, Drake Magazine: Single Ongoing Magazine Design, 2007
  • 2nd Place, Consumer Magazine Article, Service and Information: Chelsea Hottovy, 2008
  • 2nd Place, 515: Drake; Think: Single Issue Ongoing Magazine Design, 2008
  • 2nd Place, Think: Single Issue Ongoing Magazine Editorial, 2008, 2009
  • 2nd Place, Drake Magazine: Online Magazine, 2009
  • 3rd Place, 515: General Excellence, 2005
  • 3rd Place, 515: General Excellence, 2006
  • 3rd Place, Drake Magazine: General Excellence, 2006
  • 3rd Place, 515, Consumer Magazine Article, Places: Aaron Jaco, 2007
  • 3rd Place, 515: Single Ongoing Magazine Editorial, 2008
  • 3rd Place, Drake Magazine, Single Issue Ongoing Magazine Editorial, 2009
  • 3rd Place, Consumer Magazine Article, Service and Information: Tara Richards, 2009
  • John S. Clogston Memorial Research Award, Alexis Walters, 2003
  • Honorable Mention, Drake Magazine, Consumer Magazine Article, First Person: Ross Nervig, 2007

Associated Collegiate Press

  • Des Moines Magazine, 1955, All-American Honor Rating for five Marks of Distinction
  • Drake Magazine, Magazine Pacemaker Award, 1994
  • 515, Magazine Pacemaker Award, 2000
  • Drake Magazine, Magazine Pacemaker Award, 2002
  • Chandi Jhunjhunwala, Leader of the Student Press in North America, 2003
  • Story of the Year, Chandi Jhunjhunwala, 1st Place – Diversity, 2003
  • 515, Magazine Pacemaker Award, 2004
  • 515, Magazine Pacemaker Finalist Award, 2004
  • Picture of the Year, Erika Nortemann, 1st Place – Fine Arts Picture, 515, 2004
  • Launch, Magazine Pacemaker Finalist Award, 2005
  • Drake Magazine, Magazine Pacemaker Finalist Award, 2005
  • Launch, Magazine Pacemaker Award, 2005
  • Story of the Year, L. Lars Hulsebus, Honorable Mention – Diversity, 2006
  • 515, Magazine Pacemaker Finalist Award, 2007
  • Think, Magazine Pacemaker Award, 2007
  • 515, Magazine Pacemaker Award, 2007
  • Design of the Year, Leah Marr, 2nd Place – Yearbook/Magazine, 515, 2007
  • Drake Magazine, Magazine Pacemaker Finalist Award, 2008
  • Drake Magazine Online, Online Pacemaker Finalist Award, 2008
  • Drake Magazine, Magazine Pacemaker Award, 2008 Gallery of Printing Excellence
  • Drake Magazine, Magazine Pacemaker Award, 2009
  • Gold Award, 515, 2005
  • Silver Award, 515, Drake University Marketing, 2004

Making Connections

  • Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 2003
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