AWARDS

Distraction and distractionmagazine.com have won eleven Crowns from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and four Pacemakers from the Associated Collegiate Press, along with four Pacemaker finalists.

ACP, Associated Collegiate Press Pacemakers

  • 2009: Pacemaker Finalist
  • 2012: Pacemaker Finalist, Online for distractionmagazine.com
  • 2013: Pacemaker, Online for distractionmagazine.com; Pacemaker Finalist, Print
  • 2014: Pacemaker, Online for distractionmagazine.com
  • 2016: Pacemaker, Distraction
  • 2017: Pacemaker, Distraction
  • 2019: Pacemaker Finalist, Print

CSPA, Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crowns

  • 2012: Gold Crown, Print, Columbia Scholastic Press Association
  • 2014: Gold Crown, Hybrid, Columbia Scholastic Press Association
  • 2015: Gold Crown, Hybrid, Columbia Scholastic Press Association
  • 2016: Gold Crown, Print, Columbia Scholastic Press Association
  • 2017: Gold Crown, Print, Columbia Scholastic Press Association; Gold Crown, Hybrid, Columbia Scholastic Press Association
  • 2018: Crown, Print, Columbia Scholastic Press Association; Crown, Hybrid, Columbia Scholastic Press Association; Crown, Digital, Columbia Scholastic Press Association
  • 2019: Gold Crown, Hybrid, Columbia Scholastic Press Association
  • 2020: Gold Crown, Hybrid, Columbia Scholastic Press Association

CSPA, Gold Circle Awards

  • 2009: 19 individual student awards including five first place awards, three second place awards, five third place awards and six certificates of merits in magazine work.
  • 2010: 27 individual student awards including five first place awards, five second place awards, four third place awards and 14 certificates of merits in magazine work.
  • 2011: 32 individual student awards including six first place awards, six second place awards, seven third place awards and 13 certificates of merits in magazine work.
  • 2012: 25 individual awards including eight first place awards, four second place awards, eight third place awards and five certificates of merits in magazine work.
  • 2013: 51 individual awards including 13 first place awards, 6 second place awards, 10 third place awards and 22 certificates of merits in magazine work.
  • 2014: 39 individual print and two digital awards. Six first place, ten second place, seven third and 16 certificates of merit. First place in overall design, designed/art headline, general typography, single ad, ad layout, infographic portfolio, single page design and design portfolios.
  • 2015: 43 individual awards. Ten first place. One second place, nine third and 14 certificates of merit. First place in overall design, designed/art headline, general typography, single ad, ad layout, infographic portfolio, single page design and design portfolios.
  • 2016: received 47 individual awards. Ten first places including overall design of general interest magazine, use of a design or art headline, general use of typography throughout the magazine, advertising layout: single page advertisement, advertising layout: advertising page, informational graphics: portfolio of work, general interest magazine single page design, special or general interest magazine design portfolio, online humor writing and computer generated illustrations.
  • 2017: received 66 individual awards including 13 first places, 12 second places, 12 third places and 29 honorable mentions. Best of Collegiate Design
  • 2019: 46 individual awards including 7 first place, 9 second place, 12 third place and 18 certificates of merit. 

College Media Association

  • 2008: Third Place Headline Design
  • 2009: Third Place in Magazine Covers and Magazine Spreads, Fourth Place in Headline Presentation and Editorial Illustration
  • 2010: First Place, Non-Fiction Columns, “Rant of the Issue,” Ashley Torres, First Place, Informational Graphics Black and White, “Red wines and white wines,” Claudia Aguirre, Dena Giannini and Jessica Hodder, First Place, Informational Graphics Color, “Burning calories on campus,” Alexandra Leon and Kiersten Schmidt, Second Place, Table of Contents, “Spring,” Tiffany Agam, Ken Garcia and Hilary Saunders, Second Place, Portfolio, “Fall fashion pages,” Sarah Bromley, Dena Giannini and Zach Woodward, Third Place, Multi-Page Design, Dena Giannini, Stephanie Wehrung and Zach Woodward, Third Place, Spread Page Design, “Miami Mixx,” Tiffany Agam, Zack Billings and Morgan Visalia, Third Place, Single Page Design, “UM by the numbers, “ Claudia Aguirre, Matthew Rosen and Danielle Ungermann, Third Place, Cartoon, “Graduation questions,” Matt Rosen, Certificate of Merit, Non-Fiction Article, “Will you get hired/fired?” Andrea Concepcion, Certificate of Merit, Typography for Page Design, “Beerfest,” Christopher Hargrove, Certificate of Merit, Typography for a Headline, “Miami Mixx,” Stephanie Wehrung, Certificate of Merit, Portfolio, Claudia Aguirre, Certificate of Merit, Page Design, Christopher Hargrove and Certificate of Merit, Non-Fiction Interview, “Recession Storms Canes,” Lisel Holzapfel
  • 2011: Fifth Place Web Pages
  • 2012: Second Place in Editorial Illustration and Cartoons with Dec. 2012 cover by Serbian Ghosh, Second Place in Magazine Spread Designs with “Filthy Flesh” by Ivana Cruz.
  • 2019: Second Place in Apple Award Competition, Home Page (distractionmagazine.com)

College Media Association, Pinnacles

  • 2014: Magazine Spread of the Year Second Place, Illustration and Artwork Second Place, Advertising Campaign Fourth Place, Informational Graphic Honorable Mention, Display Ad Honorable Mention and Photo Slideshow Honorable Mention (distractionmagazine.com)
  • 2015: Page Design Second Place and Illustration Second Place, Advertising Campaigns Fourth Place, Informational Graphics Honorable Mention, Display Ads Honorable mention and Photo Slideshow Honorable Mention (distractionmagazine.com)
  • 2019: Two First Place, Two Second Place, One Honorable Mention

University of Missouri, Student Design Contest

  • 2009: First Place, Overall Magazine Design; First Place, Campaign 2008 Coverage; First, Second and Third Places, Magazine Spreads; First, Informational Graphics; Two Honorable Mentions, Cover Design and Photo Illustration
  • 2010: First Place, Overall Magazine Design; First Place, Campaign 2008 Coverage; First, Second and Third Places, Magazine Spreads; First, Informational Graphics; Two Honorable Mentions, Cover Design and Photo Illustration
  • 2011: First Place, Multi-Page Story Package (News/Sports); Third Place, Editorial or Commentary Page Design; Third Place, Overall Use of Photography; Three Honorable Mentions, Feature Page Design, Photo Story Design and Home Page of a News Website
  • 2012: Won five individual awards from the University of Missouri SSND competition including first place in multi-page spreads.
  • 2013: First Place Multi-Page Story Package (Feature Topic); Second Place Feature Page Design; Second Place Special Topics; Third Place Overall Design of a Magazine; Third Place Information Graphic; Third Place Multi-Page Story Package; Honorable Mention Multi-Page Story Package; Honorable Mention Information Graphic; Honorable Mention Feature Page Design
  • 2014: Eleven individual awards including one first place, three second place, two third place and five honorable mentions
  • 2015: First Place Multi-Page Feature Design; Second Place Single Feature Page Design
  • 2016: Second Place Special Section

Michigan State University, College Design Contest

  • 2008: First Place Magazine Special Sections or Supplements
  • 2009: Third Place Magazine Special Sections or Supplements
  • 2010: Third Place Magazine Special Sections or Supplements
  • 2011: Second Place Photojournalism
  • 2014: First Place Magazine Spread; Two Honorable Mentions Special Sections
  • 2015: Honorable Mention Magazine Spread, Travel
  • 2017: Second Place Magazine Cover; Honorable Mention Magazine Cover; Honorable Mention Art and Illustration; Honorable Mention Photo Story Design
  • 2019: Magazine of the Year; Magazine Spread First Place; Student Designer of the Year Second Place; Magazine Cover Second Place; Magazine Spread Third Place; Magazine Spread Honorable Mention
  • 2020: Special Section First Place; Magazine Spread First Place; Art & Illustration Second Place; Magazine Spread Second Place; Magazine Cover Third Place; Promotions & Advertising Third Place; Magazine Spread Honorable Mention

Associated Collegiate Press, Individual Awards

  • 2008: Third Place Feature Writing
  • 2009: Magazine Cover of the Year First Place; Informational Graphic of the Year Honorable Mention
  • 2010: Magazine Cover of the Year First Place, Informational Graphic of the Year Honorable Mention
  • 2011: Advertising Campaign First Place, Magazine Cover of the Year Fourth Place; Feature Picture of the Year Second Place; Environmental Portrait of the Year Honorable Mention
  • 2012: House Ads (Advertising) of the Year First Place; Ad Campaigns of the Year Second Place; Magazine Cover of the Year Third Place; Magazine Spread of the Year Honorable Mention; Environmental Portrait of the Year Honorable Mention
  • 2013: Illustration of the Year First Place; Magazine Spread of the Year Third Place; Environmental Photo of the Year Fifth Place; Display Ad of the Year Honorable Mention; House Ad of the Year Honorable Mention
  • 2014: Magazine Design of the Year; Display Ad Fourth Place; Display Ad Honorable Mention
  • 2015: Magazine Cover Second Place; Illustration Second Place; Ad Campaign Fourth Place; Infographic Honorable Mention; Display Ad Honorable Mention, Photo Slideshow Honorable Mention
  • 2016: Infographic Second Place; Sports Story Third Place, Ad Campaign Third Place
  • 2017: Infographic Design of the Year First Place; Magazine Cover Fourth Place; House Ad Honorable Mention
  • 2019: One Second Place; One Fourth Place; One Honorable Mention

Society of Professional Journalists

2008-2009:

  • SPJ National Finalist Magazine for Mark of Distinction
  • SPJ Region 3 First Place Magazine
  • SPJ National Winner for Mark of Distinction in Photo Illustration, First Place
  • SPJ Region 3 First Place Photo Illustration

2009-2010:

  • SPJ Region 3 First Place Magazine
  • SPJ Region 3 First Place Photo Illustration
  • SPJ Region 3 Second Place Non-Fiction Article
  • SPJ Region 3 Third Place Non-Fiction Article
  • SPJ National Finalist for Mark of Distinction in Photo Illustration

2010-2011:

  • SPJ Region 3 National Finalist Photo Illustration
  • SPJ Region 3 First Feature Photography

2012-2013:

  • SPJ Region 3 First Place Best Student Magazine
  • SPJ Region 3 First Place Non-Fiction Magazine Article
  • SPJ Region 3 First Feature Photography

2013-2014:

  • SPJ Marks of Excellence, National Finalist, Feature Photography
  • SPJ Region 3 First Place Best Student Magazine
  • SPJ Region 3 First Place News Photography
  • SPJ Region 3 First Place Feature Photography
  • SPJ Region 3 First Place Sports Photography

2014-2015:

  • SPJ Marks of Excellence, National Finalist, Feature Photography
  • SPJ Region 3 First Place in Feature Photography
  • SPJ Region 3 Finalist Photo Illustration

2015-2016:

  • SPJ Marks of Excellence, National Photo Illustration
  • SPJ Region 3 First Place in Photo Illustration
  • SPJ Region 3 Finalist Magazine of the Year
  • SPJ Region 3 Finalist Online Site

2018-2019: 

  • SPJ Region 3 First Place Best Student Magazine
  • SPJ Region 3 First Place Photo Illustration
  • SPJ Region 3 Finalist Non-Fiction Magazine Article

Associated Collegiate Press, Best of Show Feature Magazine

  • 2012, Fourth
  • 2013, Second
  • 2014, Eighth
  • 2015, Second
  • 2016, First
  • 2017, Third
  • 2019, Second (Spring) & Fourth (Fall)

Associated Collegiate Press, Best of Show Online/Website

  • 2013, Seventh
  • 2017, First
  • 2020, Fourth

Associated Collegiate Press, Best of Show People's Choice

  • 2020, First

Associated Collegiate Press, Best of Show People's All-Over Choice

  • 2020, Fourth

Associated Collegiate Press, Best of Show Print Ad

  • 2020, Fourth

Sunshine State Awards, Florida Society of Professional Journalists

  • 2017: Best Student Publication First Place; Best Page Design First Place; Best Coverage of Race and Minorities First Place
  • 2019: Magazine Page Design First Place; Best Coverage of Race & Minorities First Place; Best Website First Place; Overall Student Publication Second Place; Best Student Design Third Place