Lion yearbook wins at state media contest

2013-2014 Lion Yearbook cover

2013-2014 Lion Yearbook cover

CONWAY, Ark. – The Arkansas College Media Association (ACMA) recently announced the winners for their 2014 media contest. This year, The Lion Yearbook won in the following categories: first place – Yearbook Cover; second place – Introduction Theme Page/Opening, Organization/Greek Layout, Yearbook of the Year, Academic Photo; third place: Divider, Typographic Presentations, Featured Photo, Student Life Photo, Organization/Greek Layout; Honorable Mentions: Closing, Feature Layout, Yearbook Sports Layout, and Special Features Writing.

“It’s amazing to witness the creativity and overall growth in my staff. It indicates that I know what I’m talking about and they’re listening,” said Ms. Stephanie Sims, advisor of The Lion Yearbook staff.

With the current issued themed, “Traditions in Transition,” the annual yearbook documents the school’s history not only with words, but also with historic pictures intertwined with a modern twist. Compiled with pictures of the past and filled with sepia tones and collages, this yearbook captured the school’s past and its future. This is the second yearbook publication under Ms. Sims’ leadership.

“It is my hope that competing in the ACMA competition would showcase the creativity and talents of our student body, while at the same time create positive PR for the institution,” says Frank Dorsey, 2013-2014 Lion Yearbook editor-in-chief.

Example of the Greek Life Layout of the 2013-2014 Lion Yearbook

Example of the Greek Life Layout of the 2013-2014 Lion Yearbook

The annual competition gives Arkansas colleges and universities the opportunity to showcase their publications. Usually hosted at an Arkansas institution, this year’s competition was held at Central Baptist College in Conway.  The Arkansas College Media Association encourages student staff members of any Arkansas college and university to enter any or all of the categories as appropriate.  Each college or university is allowed the maximum of three entries per category. Among the Lion Yearbook’s competitors were University of Arkansas, University of Central Arkansas, Ouachita Baptist University and more.

For more information, contact Stephanie Sims at (870) 575-8230 or .


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