UCA’s five student publications took home a total of 57 awards at the Arkansas College Media Association (ACMA)’s 2013 Media Contest held at Ouachita Baptist University on Friday, April 26.

Each year, the ACMA hosts a conference that includes media workshops for students and advisors followed by an awards banquet. The categories for entry are newspaper, yearbook, magazine, television and online, which are divided into specific awards.

UCA’s online daily newspaper The Fountain received 16 awards, including Website of the Year and Website Editor of the Year. The Echo received 15 awards, including first place in Meeting/speech coverage. News6 took home 10 awards, including first, second and third place in Regularly Occurring Newscast. UCA’s literary magazine The Vortex received nine awards, including Magazine Editor of the Year and The Scroll won seven awards, including first place in Student Life Layout.

UCA’s publications were in competition with the student publications of Arkansas State University, Arkansas Tech University, Central Baptist College, Harding University, Henderson University, John Brown University, Northwest Arkansas Community College, Ouachita Baptist University, the University of Arkansas, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Next year, the ACMA awards will be held at Central Baptist College