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Illuminations Magazine Wins Award for Fifth Time

SCC's literary magazine has won numerous awards.

Once again, Southeast Community College’s literary magazine grabbed the top spot in an annual competition. “Illuminations” won first place in the Literary Magazine category in the Community College Humanities Association competition’s Small College, Central division.

This is the fifth time the publication has won this award, and the third consecutive year.

“It’s an honor to win the award three years in a row,” said Kim Vonnahme, editor and faculty coordinator of the publication. “Beyond any personal satisfaction, however, is the delight I take in seeing our contributors succeed with a larger audience. It’s also rewarding to see SCC nationally recognized for artistic success.”

“Illuminations” publishes creative prose, poetry and visual art, as well as academic and literary writing. Students, faculty and staff contribute their own original work.

“The most rewarding aspect is seeing my student contributors recognized for their artistic merit,” Vonnahme said. “Students are the backbone of this publication.”

In addition to the magazine award, a student also won first place. Lanny Tunks, an Electrical & Electromechanical Technology student, won for his submission in the Artwork category. His portrait of a woman was titled “The Girl.” Tunks created many pieces of artwork for “Illuminations.”

Vonnahme says they are always striving to create a better magazine than the year before.

“We’d like to continue publishing quality work and experimenting with format and presentation to meet the needs of an evolving audience,” Vonnahme said.

The CCHA’s literary magazine competition highlights student work from all over the nation. Its mission is to shape and strengthen students with their personal and professional growth in the Humanities.

The “Illuminations” magazine is published in February and will be celebrating its 20th edition in 2018.


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