February 2012, Volume 16, Number 1

Cultural Spotlight

Literary Magazines Capture Top Awards

MDC’s student literary magazines showcase the spirit of creative excellence that exists within the College, taking home top honors in several regional, state and national competitions.

The five publications, produced entirely by students, include Axis (North Campus), Café Cultura (Hialeah Campus), Metromorphosis (Wolfson Campus), Miambiance (Kendall Campus) and Urbana (InterAmerican Campus).

National Excellence

On the national level, both Café Cultura and Miambiance were recognized by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, with Café Cultura taking home three honors, including second place for Best Overall Design, and Miambiance garnering 12 honors in multiple categories, including design, poetry, illustration and photography, among others. Miambiance also was a Pacemaker Finalist in the prestigious Associated Collegiate Press awards and took third place in Best of Show.

Outstanding Success

Three of the publications swept the Community College Humanities Association, with Miambiance taking first in the Southern Division, Café Cultura second and Metromorphosis third.

All five of the superb literary magazines took home numerous honors in the Florida College System Press Association awards. Café Cultura, with a total of 11 awards, was presented first place for General Excellence in its division, while Miambiance, with a total of 12 awards, took second place in its division. Axis and Metromorphosis each took home a remarkable seven awards, and Urbana was bestowed with two first-place and two third-place awards.


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