Awards

Through the years, our small but mighty Arches staff continues to win awards at some of the most prestigious student journalism competitions across the country. Here are some of our most recent wins.

2018-2019

Associated Collegiate Press National Individual Awards:

2017-18

Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest Competition:

Associated Collegiate Press National Ranking:

  • Arches is proud that we have consistently received First Class rankings, but this year, we received the All-American Award, the highest ranking from the ACP! To receive the All-American Award, the magazine must earn at least four Marks of Distinction and 450 points out of a total of 500 points. We received 477/500 points and earned Marks of Distinction for Content, Writing & Editing, Design and Concept.

Associated Collegiate Press National Awards:

  • Honorable Mention – Display Ad – Emily Chapman and Denisse Hernandez for the study abroad ad
  • First Place – Story of the Year – Opinion/Editorial (Top Award in the Country) – Sandrea Smith for her column, “Appropriate or Appropriation?

Milwaukee Press Club Collegiate Awards:

  • Writing  – Best Short Soft Feature Story, Bronze Award  – Teresa Wooster – “Three Courses, Three Countries, Three Miles
  • Online – Best Use of Multi-Media, Bronze Award – Julia Wachuta, Quinn Clark & Connie Guerrero – “A Guide to Communication Between You and Your Pet
  • Online – Best Website Design, Gold Award – Staff – Archesnews.com
  • Online – Best Local News or Feature Website, Bronze Award – Staff – http://www.archesnews.com
  • Online – Best Blog, Silver Award – Barbara Xiong – “Interior Geek
  • Online – Best Blog, Bronze Award – Quinn Clark – “Thrifty Thursday

 2016-17

 The Milwaukee Press Club Collegiate Excellence in Journalism Awards

The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Collegiate Better Newspaper Contest

Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest Conference

National College Media Convention Best of Show Awards at the ACP National College Media Convention

Associated Collegiate Press College Media Convention

2016 Pinnacle Awards presented by the College Media Association for the Best in Student Media

  • Best Display Ad, Second Place
  • Best Advertisement, Second Place

 2015-16

Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention

  • Best Multimedia Package, First Place, Brenda Reasby, Emily Chapman, “Secrets: The connections that draw us together or break us apart”
  • Best of Show-four-year college, Third Place,
  • Best Website, Third Place, small school
  • Newspaper Special Edition – Second Place
  • Editorial, Ninth Place, Brittany Seemuth
  • Single Page Design, Tenth Place, Sophie Beck
  • Headliner Award, Brittany Seemuth. Award recipients are either students or professionals younger than 30. Brittany was the only student to win the award.

Wisconsin Newspaper Association annual convention:

  • Graphics, First Place, Rennie Patterson-Bailey
  • Graphics, Third Place, Sheila Suda
  • Feature Writing, First Place, Leea Glasheen
  • Feature Writing, Second Place, Nhung Nguyen
  • General Reporting, First Place, Sara Raasch
  • Column Writing, Third Place, Shannon Venegas
  • $1,500 WNA Foundation Scholarship Nhung Nguyen

Milwaukee Press Club banquet

 2014-15

Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest convention

  • Best of Show Four Year College, Third Place
  • Single Page Design, First Place, Natalie Guyette

Wisconsin Newspaper Association Convention

  • General Excellence, Second Place
  • General Web Excellence
  • Best Editorial, First Place, Brittany Seemuth
  • Freedom of Information, First Place, Brittany Seemuth
  • Best Advertisement, First Place, Rennie Patterson-Bailey
  • Investigative Reporting, Fourth Place, Denise Seyfer

 Milwaukee Press Club Gridiron Awards Dinner

2013-14

Associate Collegiate Press

  • The Pacemaker Award, Finalist.  The Pacemaker is referred to as the Pulitzer Prize of student journalism. Mount Mary was the only college in the Midwest to place in its category.

Best of the Midwest ACP College Media Convention

  • Best Multimedia Package, Third Place

Wisconsin Newspaper Association Annual Convention and Trade Show

 Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association Fall Conference

  • Best of Show, Sixth Place
  • Student Worker of the Year, Nomination, Brittany Seemuth
  • Arches was named first class newspaper

 2012-13

Associate Collegiate Press Fall Media Convention

  • The Pacemaker Award, Finalist.  The Pacemaker is referred to as the Pulitzer Prize of student journalism. Mount Mary was the only college in the Midwest to place in its category.
  • Best of Show, Third Place
  • First Class Newspaper, Two Marks of Distinction

The Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) annual Collegiate Better Newspaper competition

  • General Web Excellence, First Place
  • Graphics, First Place, Barbara Kolb, “Branded”, “Fantasy Football”, “Marketing Yourself”
  • Best Advertisement, First Place, Barbara Kolb, “Carizma”
  • Graphics, Second Place, “Bump up Your Backside”, “Jaci’s Awards”, “Polar Plunge”  
  • Best Editorial, Second Place, Nastassia Putx, “Rise above Mount Mary’s mean girls”
  • General Reporting, Honorable Mention, Kirby McMahon, “Branded”

 2011-12

Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention

  • Best of Show, First Place
  • First Class Newspaper, Mark of Distinction in Coverage & Content, Layout & Design, Leadership

Wisconsin Newspaper Association Annual Convention

  • Website Excellence, Second Place
  • Sports Reporting, Second Place, Rodolfo Piana, “Jordon Osley leads off and off the court”
  • Graphics, Third Place, Nastassia Putz, “Spring Scopes”
  • General Reporting, Third Place, Danielle Goetz, “Professionals debate benefits of wearing rocker-bottom shows

2010-11

Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention

  • Best of Show, Fifth Place, archesnews.com
  • First Class Newspaper, Mark of Distinction in Writing and Editing

 Wisconsin Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest

  •  General Excellence, Third Place
  • Graphics, Third Place, Kameryn Opatken received third place for graphics and
  • Column Writing, Honorable Mention, Shannon Somers-Mueller
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