Broken Ink wins first place in national competition
USC Aiken’s literary magazine, Broken Ink, won first place for the four-year school category at the 2018 National College Media Conference.
Unaware that their magazine had been submitted for judging, they were shocked to find out their position as finalists from a booklet given out at registration.
Editor-in-chief Haley Dixon said, “I had to check the booklet over and over again because I was still in disbelief.”
The ceremony happened Friday evening and everyone was anxious to see where they placed in the different categories of media that were being awarded.
The last category was Literary Magazines. Members of Broken Ink waited anxiously as honorable mention, third place, and second place were announced.
“I was trembling in my seat as each one went by,” admitted Dixon.
A sudden roar of cheering and clapping followed the announcement of Broken Ink as the first place winner and Dixon stood up modestly to receive the trophy.
About her reserved reaction she said, “I feel the excitement and pride inside as being the Editor in Chief and also designing this issue, but I can’t show it outwardly.”
Broken Ink members who were there said they now know they are moving in the right direction and that the standard has been set for times to come.