The spring 2015 issue of FLARE: The Flagler Review took third place in the Four Year Literary Magazine of the Year category at the College Media Associationâ€™s 2014-15 Pinnacle Awards on Oct. 30. FLARE is a student-run literary journal produced by an English Department publication class at Flagler College.
â€œThis was the first year we have entered any awards competitions, so it was a wonderful surprise to learn that we had placed in the top three,â€ said Brian Thompson, FLARE adviser and course instructor. â€œI think itâ€™s a testament to the hard work, the creativity and the passion of our very dedicated student staff.â€
First place went to The Appalachian at Appalachian State University and second place went to Windhover at North Carolina State University.
The College Media Association, which has more than 700 members, serves student media newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, broadcast and electronic media and their staffs throughout the United States.
CMA’s Pinnacle Awards honor the best college media organizations and individual work. The contest is open to student work produced for any college media organization, including print, broadcast and online outlets, during an academic year. This yearâ€™s awards were announced at the ACP/CMA National Fall College Media Convention in Austin, Texas.
There were 417 organizational entries from 252 colleges and universities, and 3,104 total individual category entries from 279 colleges and universities for the 2015 Pinnacles.Â More than 100 judges, representing media organizations such as The New York Times, CBS Television, National Public Radio, USA Today, The Associated Press, The Chicago Tribune and others, chose the award winners.
FLARE is printed in the fall and spring, and publishes up-and-coming and established writers and artists from throughout the United States.