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Miami Dade College Writers, Poets and Designers Win Another Round of Prestigious State and National Literary Magazine Awards

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Miami, November 14, 2013 - At Miami Dade College (MDC), students across a wide range of academic disciplines have applied their creative writing, photography and design skills to produce nationally recognized literary magazines at each of the college’s campuses. Their passion and drive is evident in the quality of magazines they produce, which have all consistently won multiple awards from prestigious state and national organizations each year.

This semester, the literary magazines’ talent staff and their dedicated faculty advisors celebrate winning multiple state, regional and national awards and recognitions.

A COMPLETE LIST OF AWARDS (BY PUBLICATION)

Café Cultura-Hialeah Campus

Gold Circle awards, Columbia Scholastic Press Association (National)
2nd Place, Literary portfolio page design, Sadiel Ruiz
3rd Place, Photography: Portfolio of work, Jorge Cura
3rd Place, Literary portfolio page design, Sadiel Ruiz
Certificate of Merit, Literary Multi-page presentation page design, Sadiel Ruiz, pages 68-73
Certificate of Merit, Open (free) form poetry, Neylin Castillo, “Marks” 
Certificate of Merit, Essays, Atara Marko, “Shulamit’s journey”
Certificate of Merit, Literary Magazine overall design, Elizabeth Fernandez and Sadiel Ruiz
Certificate of Merit, General use of typography throughout magazine,Eilzabeth Fernandez and Sadiel Ruiz

Florida College System Press Association, Division A
1st Place, General Excellence Award, Café Cultura staff
1st Place,Cover, Jorge Cura, Sadiel “Speedy” Ruiz
1st Place, Art Works--Magazine, Ani Gonzalez, “Half Life”
1st Place, Art Works--Magazine, Devora Perez, “Nerys”
1st Place, Art Works--Magazine, Andres Cabrera, “El Residuo Resume”
1st Place, Art- Individual, Ani Gonzalez
1st Place, Contents Page, Sadiel “Speedy” Ruiz
1st Place, Editing, Elizabeth Fernandez
1st Place, Staff Page, Sadiel “Speedy” Ruiz
2nd Place, Design, Elizabeth Fernandez, Sadiel “Speedy” Ruiz
2nd Place, Fiction, Elizabeth Fernandez, “Tibia”
3rd Place, Non-fiction, Atara Marko, “Shulamit’s journey”,
3rd Place, Poem, Neylin Castillo, “Marks”
Inner Circle Award, Sadiel “Speedy” Ruiz (Given to students who won 3 or more awards)
Special Award: Debora Vazquez Memorial Award in Poetry, Bianca Rodrigues, “Commandments on an Android Tablet”

Community College Humanities Association (National)

3rd Place, Overall, Southern Region Division
Short story, Bianca Rodriguez, “A Little Time Alone”
Creative Non-Fiction, Atara Marko, “Shulamit’s Journey”
Art, Devora Perez, Nerys
Script, Jeffery Romeu, Political Deception

 

 

 

Estuaries, Homestead Campus

 

Florida College System Press Association, Division A

1st Place, Design, Lazaro Cid
2nd Place, Contents Page, Lazaro Cid, Kimberly Goorbarry, Alexandra Joseph
2nd Place, Cover, Lazaro Cid
3rd Place, General Excellence Award, Estuaries staff
3rd Place, Art Works–Magazine, Christina Marling, Kristen Frollo-Klores “Spotted Kitten”
3rd Place, Art Works–Magazine, Antonio Reyes, “Homage to Dali”
3rd Place, Art Works–Magazine, Maria Rivera, “Crystal Delicacy”
3rd Place, Art – Individual, Christina Jones, “Collage”
Inner Circle Award, Lazaro Cid (Given to students who won 3 or more awards)

Community College Humanities Association (National)

Art, Christina Jones, “Collage”

Miambiance-Kendall Campus

Gold Circle Awards, Columbia Scholastic Press Association (National)

1st Place, Non-fiction article, Walter Guevara, "Age of Innocence”
2nd Place, Literary Magazine Overall Design, Bryan Aguilar
2nd Place, Single illustration: hand-drawn, Talia Ore, "Humble"

Certificate of Merit, Single illustration: hand-drawn, Grace Villalobos, “My dog Mitzi”
Certificate of Merit, Open (free) form poetry, Angelica Juliano, “Fed a tune”

 

Florida College System Press Association, Division B

1st Place, Poetry, Angelica Juliano, “Fed a Tune”
1st Place, Poetry, Andrea Malvezzi, “Not a Night for the Boardwalk”
1st Place, Poetry, Noelle Ward, “Knitting”
1st Place, Art-Individual, Talia Ore, “Thirst”
1st Place, Art Works—Magazine, Xavier A. Herran, “Cosmis Conduit”
1st Place, Art Works—Magazine, Marcelo Mendez, “City”
1st Place, Art Works—Magazine, Talia Ore, “Mom”
2nd Place, General Excellence Award, Miambiance staff
2nd Place, Fiction, Chantal Gabriel, “Ache”
3rd Place, Poem, Bryan Aguilar, “Sonnet to a Kiss”
3rd Place, Staff page, Bryan Aguilar
Inner Circle Award, Bryan Aquilar (Given to students who won 3 or more awards)

Community College Humanities Association (National)

1st Place, Overall, Southern Region Division
Poetry, Mark Lockwood, “The Fate Who Determines the Length of the Thread of Life”
Poetry, Bryan Aguilar, “Sonnet to a Kiss”
Short Story, December Cuccario, “Stone”
Essay, Walter Grevara, “End of Innocence”
Art, Talia Ore, “Mom”
Art, Talia Ore, “Humble”
Art, Jonathan Sanabria, Early Morning Dream
 
*Miambiance’s faculty advisor Professor Marta Magellan received the College Media Association's 2013 Distinguished Adviser Award.

Urbana-InterAmerican Campus

Florida College System Press Association, Division A

1ST Place, Fiction, Daniel Molina

AXIS-North Campus

Florida College System Press Association, Division B

1st Place, Photo, Marisol Aquino “Madness”
1st Place, Photography (Group of Photos),  Natalie Martinez (“Untitled”), Roberto Medina (“Untitled”), Aaron Rolle (“Dish Dive”)
2nd Place, General Excellence Award, AXIS staff
2nd Place, Non-fiction, Daniel Rodriguez “The Words We Live By”
2nd Place, Two-page Spread (pages 22-23), Chelsea Fernandez, Claudia Gonzalez
2nd Place, Staff page, AXIS staff
3rd Place, Art-Individual, Alejandro Valencia “Homos Homini Lupus Est.”
3rd Place, Design, Chelsea Fernandez, Jessica Fiallo

Metromorphosis-Wolfson Campus

Florida College System Press Association, Division B

1st Place, Non-fiction, Rafael Arana, (pages 54-56)
2nd Place, Poem, Jerron Feaster, (page 23)
2nd Place, Poetry, Luis Roberto H., (page 1)
2nd Place, Poetry, Felton Pierre, (page 21)
2nd Place, Poetry, Jerron Feaster, (page 23)
2nd Place, Photo, Stephanie Hadad, “Flying Kites”
2nd Place, Design, Metromorphosis staff
3rd Place, General Excellence Award, Metromorphosis staff

Community College Humanities Association (National)

Poetry, Jerron Feaster, “A poem for Tact”
Creative Non-fiction, Rafael Arana, “Simple, Sweet…”

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359, khill1@mdc.edu, media specialist
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366, rromero3@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu




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