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28 March 2014,     NEW YORK
Guelph-Humber student publication garners gold
The 2013 edition of Emerge magazine earned two prizes at a recent international scholastic press competition, including a Gold Crown for overall excellence.

The mag is a school project produced by the University of Guelph-Humber's fourth-year interdisciplinary Media Studies class. The wins bring the total number of awards won by the 2013 graduating class to 17.

Emerge magazine 2013
Emerge magazine 2013

The Gold Crown is the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA)'s highest honour for a print magazine and was awarded March 14 at the College Media Association's spring convention in New York. More than 1,200 digital publications, newspapers, magazines and yearbooks published during the 2012-2013 academic year were eligible for judging.

On March 15, the last day of the three-day convention, Emerge won third prize for best cover at the 2014 David J. Adams Apple Awards.

"It was incredible to go down [to the New York event]," said faculty member Kimberley Noble. "We were there with the University of Miami and the University of Alabama, which have these decades-old journalism and design magazine programs. We're just a tiny school with less than 4,000 students."

"I had a group that was very, very dedicated to this magazine," Noble said of the 2013 class. The winning cover was conceived and directed by photo-illustrator Nicole Medeiros and editor-in-chief George Pereira. Executive editor Grant Tabler produced the cover lines and teamed with art director Julian Mensah for final inspection and adjustments. 

From left: Instructor Jasmine Kabiling; Ed Sullivan, executive director of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association; and Grant Tabler, Emerge 2013 executive editor
From left: Instructor Jasmine Kabiling; Ed Sullivan, executive director of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association; and Grant Tabler, Emerge 2013 executive editor

In February, Emerge's digital edition won 15 prizes at the CSPA's digital media competition:

First place:
*Magazine online design
*Typography: Overall look of the entire website
*Video commercial (Emerge Teaser)
*Non-fiction interview (Dellia Rismay for "Survivor Stories")
*General or humour commentary (Shakiyl Cox and Lauren Choi for "Defining the Hipster")
*Photo-illustration (Nicole Medeiros for "Rendezvous with Madness")

Second place:
*In-depth news/feature (Daria Semionova and Jessica Ingold for "Culture of Free)
*Non-fiction article (Stephanie Young for "V-Card: Have You Lost It?")
*Non-fiction column (Grant Tabler for "Rearview Mirror")
*Humour (Grant Tabler for "Rearview Mirror")

Third place:
*Photography portfolio of work (Daniela Mitrovic's Vintage Toronto and Street Style photographs)
*Art/illustration: Hand-drawn (George Pereira and Maya Alentejeiro for "The Next Generation")
*Informational graphics (Demi Yang-Osmond and Grant Tabler for "The Test of Time")

Certificate of merit:
*Sports feature (Peter Baracchini, Patrick Dennis, Brandon Graham and Alex Moretto for "Toronto Sports Curse")
*Personality profile (Jessica Elliott for "Amanda Lang")
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