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Inscape receives top honors from the Associated Collegiate Press.

August 12, 2015


August 12, 2015 – Pepper Pike, OH Inscape 2015, Ursuline College’s fine arts annual, earned an All-American rating from the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP).  This rating, the highest a college publication can receive from the ACP, indicates that a publication earned more than 450 points out of a possible 500 and earned 4 marks of distinction out of a possible 5.

To earn a mark of distinction, a publication must score 85 or more points in each 100-point category.  Inscape 2015 earned marks of distinction in the following categories: content; writing and editing; photography, art, graphics, and typography; and concept. 

The ACP awarded a perfect score of 100 points to Inscape 2015 for the writing and editing category. The ACP judge, who critiqued Ursuline’s publication, stated, “The quality of the writing that was included was impressive.  Excellent editing!  Punctuation in poetry was consistent—impressive and difficult.” 

Regarding the concept or overall focus of Inscape 2015, the judge stated, “The concept for this magazine and cover is really incredible. . . .  The tribute to Sr. Diana Stano is very touching and really helped to put the magazine into perspective.  Great opening piece!”

In her summary statement, the judge exclaimed, “This is a gorgeous edition that I thoroughly enjoyed reviewing.  Everything in the magazine speaks of professionalism.  I’d expect to pay good money for a magazine of this caliber.  Impressive graphics, art, and writing.  You should be very proud of your tribute to the 70-year anniversary of your college magazine!”

Commenting on the All-American rating Inscape 2015 received from the ACP, Sr. Cynthia Glavac, O.S.U., Ph.D., who served as the literary advisor to Inscape 2015, said, “Receiving this award is so fitting for the 70th-anniversary issue of Inscape, as all involved helped to make this issue so special and professional in every way.  This issue’s cover, a photo collage depicting the past and present of Ursuline College and of our fine arts annual, is unique.  We had never used this medium, a photo collage, for the cover of any of our fine arts annuals.

Inscape 2015 is a testament to Ursuline College’s strong liberal arts foundation and provides the means for students, faculty, and staff to translate personal experience, voice, and knowledge into creative expression through a variety of literary genres and artistic mediums. Truly, our fine arts annual attests to the presence of an exceptionally talented community of writers and visual artists on campus.”

The ACP is the oldest and largest national membership organization for college student journalists. Since 1921, they have been offering resources to their members to help them improve their publications: newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, broadcast programs, and online publications. More than 20,000 students are staff members of ACP-member publications. 

To view the award-winning 2015 issue of Inscape, visit here.

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