Signatures Named One of Nation’s Best Student Magazines

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RIT’s student-run literary and arts magazine, Signatures, has gained national recognition for its unique combination of writing and literary content with art, photography and film. The magazine has been named a finalist for the 2009 Crown Awards, presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Signatures was nominated in the best college magazine category and was one of only 13 finalists selected nationally. Winners will be announced in March.

Signatures’ magazine and Web site are conceived, designed and produced by RIT students and feature art, writing, photography, multi-media works and film productions by college students from across the country. Signatures is housed in the English department and supported by the Institute Creative Arts Fund, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, the B. Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, and Student Government at RIT.

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association was founded in 1925 and works with faculty advisors and student editors to assist in the publication of numerous student run newspapers and magazines across the country. The Crown Awards are the association’s highest honor given to student publications at both the high school and college levels.