RIT’s student-run literary and arts magazine, Signatures, has gained national recognition for its innovative design concept and unique combination of literary content with art and photography. The most recent issue of the magazine has been selected to receive a 2009 Gold Crown Award, presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association of Columbia University. Signatures was honored in the best college magazine category and was one of only 10 college magazines selected nationally.
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 RIT’s many programs and colleges, here and abroad. Signatures is housed in RIT’s English department in the College of Liberal Arts and has been in print since 1985.
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.