Awards

RECENT AWARDS

Associated Collegiate Press

  • Drake Magazine, Magazine Pacemaker Award, 2017
  • The Annual, Pacemaker Award, 2017
  • Urban Plains, Online Pacemaker Award, 2017
  • Drake Magazine, Online Magazine Pacemaker Finalist, 2017
  • Urban Plains, Multimedia Story of the Year: Sports, Honorable Mention, Melissa Studach, 2017
  • Drake Magazine, Design of the Year: Newsmagazine/Special Section Cover, Maddie Hiatt, 2017
  • Drake Magazine, Design of the Year: Infographic, Honorable Mention, Linzi Murray, 2017

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Student Magazine Contest

  • Urban Plains, Best Website, 2017
  • Drake Magazine, General Excellence, 2017
  • Drake Magazine, Best Editorial Content, 2017
  • Drake Magazine, Writing, Second Place, Molly Longman, 2017
  • Urban Plains, Writing, Third Place, Allison Trebacz, 2017
  • Individual Start-Up, First Place, Angela Ufheil, 2017
  • Individual Start-Up, Second Place, Madison Ottenbacher, 2017

College Media Association, Pinnacle Awards

  • Drake Magazine, Four-Year Feature Magazine of the Year: Second Place, 2017
  • Drake Magazine, Best General News Story: Second Place, Molly Longman, 2017
  • Drake Magazine, Best Magazine Cover: Second Place, Maddie Hiatt, 2017
  • Drake Magazine, Best Magazine Contents Page/Spread: Third Place, Maddie Hiatt, 2017
  • Drake Magazine, Best Arts and Entertainment Story: Honorable Mention, Sydney Schulte, Urban Plains, 2017

DRAKE-PRODUCED MAGAZINES

Currently Produced: 

  • Urban Plains: Drake University’s online senior Capstone project that strives to uncover the stories of the undiscovered, explore the life and diversity of the Midwest and highlight those who have dedicated their lives to the heartland. Proud of their vibrancy and roots, Urban Plains bring attention to the often-underestimated flyover states.
  • Drake Magazine and Drake Magazine Online: Drake University’s awesome, undoubtedly hip, yet interestingly informative student-run magazine. Drake Magazine publishes twice a year, while Drake Magazine Online publishes year-round.
  • The Annual: A yearly publication for Drake University students dedicated to unleashing the creative arts behind relevant issues, while providing thought-provoking and significant content from a socially-conscious lens.
  • Drake Political Review: A nonpartisan political publication created by and for Drake University students to represent the variety of voices on campus.

Previously Produced: 

  • 515 Magazine
  • Think Magazine
  • Launch Magazine

FULL LIST OF AWARDS SINCE 2008

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Student Magazine Contest

  • Think Magazine, General Excellence, First Place, 2008
  • Think Magazine, Editorial Excellence, Second Place, 2008
  • Think, 515, and Drake Magazines, Best Design, Second Place, tie, 2008
  • 515 Magazine, Editorial Excellence, Third Place, 2008
  • Think Magazine, General Excellence, First Place, 2009
  • Think Magazine, Best Design, First Place, 2009
  • Drake Magazine, Best Design, Second Place, 2009
  • Drake Magazine, Best Online Magazine, Second Place, 2009
  • Think Magazine, Editorial Excellence, Second Place, 2009
  • Drake Magazine, Editorial Excellence, Third Place, 2009
  • Drake Magazine, Best Service/Information Article, Third Place, 2009
  • Think Magazine, General Excellence, First Place, 2010
  • Think Magazine, Editorial Excellence, Second Place 2010
  • Think Magazine, Best Design, Third Place, 2010
  • Drake Magazine Online, Best Online Magazine, Second Place, 2010
  • Think Magazine, General Excellence, First Place, 2011
  • Think Magazine, Best Design, First Place, 2011
  • Think Magazine, Editorial Excellence, Second Place, 2011
  • Drake Magazine, Best Service/Information Article, Second Place, 2011
  • Individual Start-Up, Second Place, Kate Krug, 2011
  • Individual Start-Up, Third Place, Joe Stych, 2011
  • Urban Plains, Best Online Magazine, Second Place, 2012
  • Think Magazine, Best Design, Third Place, 2012
  • DUH Magazine, Best Design, Honorable Mention, 2013
  • Individual Start-Up, First Place, Rachel Weeks, 2013
  • Individual Start-Up, Second Place, Bianca Olvera Lopez, 2013
  • Think Magazine Online, Best Online Magazine, Third Place, 2014
  • Drake Magazine Online, Best Online Magazine, Honorable Mention, 2014
  • The Annual, Best of Design, Honorable Mention, 2014
  • Think Magazine, General Excellence, First Place, 2014
  • Individual Start-Up, First Place, Hali Ortega, 2014
  • Individual Start-Up, Second Place, Kayli Kunkel, 2014
  • Individual Start-Up, Honorable Mention, Selchia Cain, 2014
  • Urban Plains, Best Online Magazine, First Place, 2015
  • Drake Magazine, Best Feature Article, Second Place, Molly Longman, 2015
  • Drake Magazine, General Excellence, First Place, 2016
  • Drake Magazine, Best of Design, First Place, 2016
  • The Annual, Editorial Excellence, First Place, 2016
  • Drake Magazine, Editorial Excellence, Second Place, 2016
  • Urban Plains, Best Online Magazine, Honorable Mention, 2016
  • Individual Start-Up, Third Place, Katie Bandurski, 2016
  • Urban Plains, Best Website, 2017
  • Drake Magazine, General Excellence, 2017
  • Drake Magazine, Best Editorial Content, 2017
  • Drake Magazine, Writing, Second Place, Molly Longman, 2017
  • Urban Plains, Writing, Third Place, Allison Trebacz, 2017
  • Individual Start-Up, First Place, Angela Ufheil, 2017
  • Individual Start-Up, Second Place, Madison Ottenbacher, 2017

Associated Collegiate Press

  • Drake Magazine, Magazine Pacemaker Finalist Award, 2008
  • Think Magazine, Magazine Pacemaker Finalist Award, 2008
  • Drake Magazine Online, Online Pacemaker Finalist Award, 2008
  • Think Magazine Online, Online Pacemaker Finalist Award, 2008
  • Drake Magazine, Magazine Pacemaker Award, 2008
  • Drake Magazine, Magazine Pacemaker Finalist Award, 2009
  • Periphery Literary Magazine, Magazine Pacemaker Finalist Award, 2009
  • 515 Magazine, Magazine Pacemaker Finalist Award, 2009
  • Think Magazine, Magazine Pacemaker Award, 2010
  • Think Magazine, Magazine Pacemaker Award, 2011
  • Think Magazine, News Magazine Cover, First Place, Allison Maze, 2011
  • Think Magazine, Feature Story of the Year, Honorable Mention, Holly Worthy and Afsaneh Zaeri, 2011
  • Think Magazine, Diversity Story of the Year, Honorable Mention, Jeff Glaze, 2011
  • Drake Magazine, Diversity Story of the Year, Honorable Mention, Abby Wolner, 2011
  • Urban Plains, General News Photography, Finalist, Sarah Coffey, 2011
  • Urban Plains, Infographic, Honorable Mention, Kerri Sorrell, 2011
  • Drake Magazine, Magazine Spread, Honorable Mention, Kathleen Vecitis, 2012
  • Urban Plains, Magazine Pacemaker Award, 2014
  • Urban Plains, Magazine Cover Design, Second Place, Kerri Sorrell 2014
  • Think Magazine, General News Story, Third Place, Meagan Flynn, 2014
  • Drake Magazine, Magazine Spread Design, Third Place, Claire Sedovic, 2014
  • Drake Magazine, Magazine Spread Design, First Place, Greta Gillen, 2015
  • Drake Magazine, Photography, Honorable Mention, Rachel Collins, 2015
  • Urban Plains, Multimedia News Story, First Place, Amanda Horvath and Faith Brar, 2015
  • Drake Magazine, Magazine Pacemaker Finalist Award, 2016
  • Drake Magazine Online, Online Pacemaker Finalist Award, 2016
  • Urban Plains, Online Pacemaker Finalist Award, 2016
  • Drake Magazine, Cover Design, Third Place, Susanna Hayward, 2016
  • Drake Magazine, Diversity Story of the Year, Fifth Place, Molly Longman, 2016
  • Drake Magazine, Magazine Spread Design, Finalist, Susanna Hayward, 2016
  • Drake Magazine, Infographic, Finalist, Susanna Hayward, 2016
  • Urban Plains, Feature Story of the Year, Finalist, Cole Norum, 2016
  • Drake Magazine, Magazine Pacemaker Award, 2016
  • Drake Magazine Online, Online Pacemaker Award, 2016
  • Urban Plains, Online Pacemaker Award, 2016

Art Director’s Association of Iowa Design Exhibition

  • Book Design, Best of Category, “Fairy Tales,” Claire Sedovic, 2015
  • Collateral, Elephant and Castle, Claire Sedovic, 2015
  • Identity Mark, Susan Glaspell Logo, Claire Sedovic, 2015
  • Book Design, “Hints for Lovers,” Kayli Kunkel, 2015
  • Identity Mark, “Snippster,” Kayli Kunkel, 2015
  • Miscellaneous, Climate Change Infographic, Kayli Kunkel, 2015
  • Editorial Design, “Science of Love,” Drake Magazine, Olivia Curti, 2015
  • Editorial Design, “Traffick Trap,” Drake Magazine, Greta Gillen, 2015
  • Website Design, UrbanPlains.com, Nicole Kasperbauer, Erin Menardi, 2015
  • Website Design, Drake Magazine Website, Hayleigh Syens, 2015

BEA Festival of Media Arts

  • Best of Festival, Interactive Multimedia, Urban Plains, 2015

BEA Festival of Media Arts

  • Student Interactive Multimedia Competition, Large-team Category, Urban Plains, First Place, 2016

College Media Association Best of Collegiate Design

  • Urban Plains, Magazine Cover, First Place, Ari Curtis, 2011
  • Think Magazine, Magazine Cover, Second Place, Allison Maze, 2011
  • Think Magazine, Infographic, Third Place, Stephanie Cook and Abby Wolner, 2012
  • Drake Magazine, Table of Contents, First Place, Katie Vecitis, 2012
  • Think Dubuque Online, Online Infographic, Second Place, Sarah Andrews and Jackie Wallentin, 2012

College Media Association, Pinnacle Awards

  • Think Dubuque Online, Best Web Presence, Finalist, 2012
  • Urban Plains, Best Mobile Apps/Plug-Ins, First Place, 2012
  • Drake Magazine Online, Best Web Presence, First Place, 2013
  • Think Magazine, Best Mobile Apps/Plug-Ins, First Place, 2013
  • Drake Magazine Online, Best Website, First Place, 2014
  • Drake Magazine, Feature Magazine, Third Place, 2014
  • Drake Magazine, Feature Magazine, Second Place, 2015
  • Urban Plains, Best Viral Video, Second Place, 2015
  • Drake Magazine, Best Photo Illustration, Third Place, Cole Norum, 2015
  • Drake Magazine, Best Photo Package, Third Place, Morgan Cannata, 2015
  • Drake Magazine, Best Magazine Cover, First Place, 2016
  • Urban Plains, Best Online Main Page, Third Place, 2016
  • Drake Magazine, Best Portrait, First Place, 2016
  • Urban Plains, Best Podcast, First Place, 2016
  • Urban Plains, Best Multimedia News Story, Second Place, 2016
  • Drake Magazine, Best News Story, First Place, Molly Longman, 2016
  • Urban Plains, Best News Story, Second Place, Colton Warren, 2016
  • Urban Plains, Best Profile, First Place, Avery Gregurich, 2016
  • Drake Magazine, Feature Magazine of the Year, First Place, 2016
  • The Annual, Feature Magazine of the Year, Third Place, 2016

College SND Contest (U of Missouri)

  • Drake Magazine, Multi-Page Story Package, Third Place, Allison Quick, 2009
  • Drake Magazine, Multi-Page Story Package, Honorable Mention, Allison Quick, 2009
  • Think Magazine, Best Interactive/Animated Infographic, Third Place, Allison Quick, 2010

Hearst Journalism Awards

  • Think Magazine, Writing, Fifth Place, Evan Jurkovich, 2008
  • Think Magazine, Personality Profile Writing, Ninth Place, Maggie McMahon, 2009
  • Drake Magazine, Personality Profile Writing, Tenth Place, Erin Strecker, 2009

Iowa College Media Association contest

  • Urban Plains, Best Online Edition, First Place, 2015
  • Urban Plains, Best Interactive Graphic, First Place, Erin Menardi, Rachel Collins, Raeann Langas, Nicole Kasperbauer, and Alex Peterson, 2015
  • Urban Plains, Best Profile, First Place, Meagan Flynn, 2015
  • Drake Magazine, Best Feature Photo, First Place, Rachel Collins, 2015
  • Drake Magazine, Best Feature Story, First Place, Molly Longman, 2015
  • Drake Magazine, Best Print Design, First Place, Alicia McEachran, 2015
  • Drake Magazine, Best Magazine Section or Cover Design, First Place, Kayli Kunkel, 2015
  • Urban Plains, Best Slideshow, Second Place, Steph Kocer and Alex Peterson, 2015
  • Urban Plains, Best Online Video, Second Place, Rachel Collins, 2015
  • Drake Magazine Online, Best Online Edition, Second Place, 2015
  • Drake Magazine, Best Interactive Graphics, Second Place, Kayli Kunkel, 2015
  • Urban Plains, Best Profile, Third Place, Chance Hoener, 2015
  • Urban Plains, Best Feature, Third Place, Amanda Horvath, Faith Brar, 2015
  • Urban Plains, Best Online Video, Third Place, Janet Eckles and Kenneth Schwarz, 2015
  • Drake Magazine Online, Best Blog, Third Place, Zoe Ekonomou, 2015
  • Drake Magazine, Best Infographic, First Place, Susanna Hayward, Cole Schwartz, and Julian State, 2016
  • Drake Magazine, Best Magazine Cover, First Place, Susanna Hayward, 2016
  • Drake Magazine, Best Feature Story, First Place, Emma Muth, 2016
  • Drake Magazine, Best Feature Photo, Third Place, Sam Fathallah, 2016
  • Drake Magazine, Best Infographic, Third Place, Gaby Gaass and Emma Huston, 2016
  • Drake Magazine, Best Feature Story, Third Place, Molly Longman, 2016
  • Drake Magazine, Best Print Design, Honorable Mention, Susanna Hayward, 2016
  • Drake Magazine, Best Feature Photo, Honorable Mention, Praneeth Rajsingh, 2016

Michigan State University Design Contest for College Students

  • Think Magazine, Best Magazine Cover, First Place, Allison Maze, 2011

Society of Professional Journalists

  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Drake Magazine: Best Student Magazine, First Place, 2008
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, 515 Magazine: Best Student Magazine, Second Place, 2008
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Think Magazine: Best Student Magazine, Third Place, 2008
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Drake Magazine: Feature Photography, Second Place, Emilee Richardson, 2008
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Drake Magazine: Magazine Non-Fiction Writing, Second Place, Rachel Vogel, 2008
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Think Magazine: Magazine Non-Fiction Writing, First Place, Evan Jurkovich, 2008
  • Mark of Excellence Award, National Contest, Think Magazine: Best Non-Fiction writing, Tenth Place, Evan Jurkovich, 2008
  • 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
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Drake Magazine: Best Photo Illustration, First Place, Jason Oelmann, 2010
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Think Magazine: Best Photo Illustration, Third Place, Nicole Salow, 2010
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Think Magazine: Magazine Non-Fiction Writing, Second Place, Rachel Vogel, 2010
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Urban Plains Magazine: Magazine Non-Fiction Writing, Third Place, Laura Johnson, 2010
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Urban Plains Magazine: Feature Photography, Third Place, Ari Curtis, 2010
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, DUH Magazine: Best Student Magazine, First Place, 2013
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Drake Magazine: Best Student Magazine, Second Place, 2013
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Urban Plains: Best Digital-Only Student Publication, Finalist, 2013
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Think Magazine Online: Best Digital-Only Student Publication, Finalist, 2013
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Drake Magazine: Best Photo Illustration, First Place, Cole Norum 2015
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Drake Magazine: Best Photo Illustration, Finalist, Morgan Cannata, 2015
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Drake Magazine: Best Student Magazine, Finalist, 2015
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Drake Magazine Online: Best Affiliated Web Site, Finalist, 2015
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Think Magazine: Best Digital-Only Student Publication, Finalist, 2015
  • Mark of Excellence Award, National Contest, Drake Magazine: Best Photo Illustration, First Place, Cole Norum 2015
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Urban Plains: Best Online Publication, First Place, 2016
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Urban Plains: Best Use of Multimedia, First Place, Faith Brar and Amanda Horvath, 2016
  • Mark of Excellence Award, Region 7, Urban Plains: Best Online In-Depth Reporting, First Place, Faith Brar and Amanda Horvath, 2016

Telly Award

  • Urban Plains, “Listen Up” Webcast, Episode 1, Bronze, 2015
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