Awards

Since LMU Magazine was unveiled in July 2010, the print publication has earned more than 65 awards in design, photography, illustration, writing and podcasts. The magazine’s quality has been recognized by Graphis, SPD (The Society of Publication Designers), The Los Angeles Press Club, UCDA (University and College Designers Association), CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) and JAA (Jesuit Advancement Administrators).

The magazine’s photography and illustrations have been featured several times in Communication Arts. For some awards — such as those presented by Graphis and SPD — LMU Magazine has competed successfully against many of the top marketplace publications in the United States, from the Sunday New York Times Magazine to National Geographic, Vanity Fair and ESPN The Magazine. In the annual CASE Circle of Excellence competitions, which judge magazines from colleges and universities, LMU Magazine has taken top honors in a category that includes publications from Dartmouth, Middlebury, Oberlin, Denison and the College of Charleston, as well as those from institutions in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

—The Editor.

Winter 2020, “The Tempest”

2020 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards
June 2020
Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year
LMU Magazine, Winter 2020 (“The Tempest”) and Spring 2019 (“The Los Angeles Issue”)

Covers: “The Tempest,” Winter 2020 — Silver

Illustration: “Dramatis Personae,” Winter 2020, illustrations by Steve Brodner — Silver

SPD 55 (The Society of Publication Designers)
Award of Merit — Illustration
Illustration by Steve Brodner

2020 UCDA Print and Digital Design Competition
July 2020
Silver Award — Cover Design

Editorial Spread, Series of Spreads — Excellence Award
The Angry Age

Editorial Design, Feature — Honorable Mention
Dramatis Personae

Spring 2019, “The Los Angeles Issue”

2020 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards
June 2020
Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year
LMU Magazine, Winter 2020 (“The Tempest”) and Spring 2019 (“The Los Angeles Issue”)

Design: Periodicals and Magazines: “The Los Angeles Issue,” Spring 2019 — Gold

Writing: “Burning the Roots,” by Antonio de Loera-Brust ’17, Spring 2019 — Bronze

SPD 55 (The Society of Publication Designers)
Award of Merit — Cover
Illustration by Michael Waraksa

2020 UCDA Print and Digital Design Competition
July 2020
Editorial Spread-Single Spread — Excellence Award
Homeless Country

Best Redesign — Excellence Award

Editorial Design, Feature — Honorable Mention
Who Are We?

Honorable Mention
Looking for Sepulveda

Evelyn McDonnell

Off Press Podcast, “Episode 9 – Evelyn McDonnell”

Los Angeles Press Club
National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards
December 2019
One-on-One Interview, Other Arts Personalities
Second Prize

Summer 2018 cover showing an illustration of the hyperloop

Summer 2018, “The Pod Coast”

The Best American Essays 2019
Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction of 2018
Sweet Hope,” by Lynell George ’84

Los Angeles Press Club
SoCal Journalism Awards,
June 2019
Commentary — “Sweet Hope,” by Lynell George ’84
Third Prize

2019 CA Photo Competition Award (Communication Arts Magazine)
Award of Excellence — “This Is Chris
Photo by Jon Rou

Winter 2017, “Foul Play”

SPD 53 (The Society of Publication Designers)
Award of Merit — Cover Photography: Custom Publishing
(Trade / Brand / Institutional / Educational)
Photo by Jon Rou

2018 UCDA Design Competition
Award of Excellence — Design

2018 CA Photo Competition Award (Communication Arts Magazine)
Award of Excellence — Photography
Photo by Jon Rou

Summer 2017, “Sinful”

SPD 53 (The Society of Publication Designers)
Award of Merit — Cover Illustration
Illustration by Jason Holley

Los Angeles Press Club
National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards
December 2018
Best TV / Movie Industry Feature (Over 1,000 Words) —
Hollywood Caste,” by Robert Jackson M.A. ’96

Winter 2016, “Kate Makes Her Mark”

College and University General Interest Magazine — Bronze

Feature Writing: Opinion — Gold
Letter from L.A. “Hot Air” by Joseph Wakelee-Lynch

2017 Dallas Society of Visual Communications
Silver

Winter 2015, “Game On”

Graphis Design Annual 2017
Gold Award — Entire Issue

2016 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards
College and University General Interest Magazine — Bronze

Excellence in Design: Cover — Bronze

2016 JAA Recognition Awards
Publications: Silver

2016 UCDA Design Competition
Alumni Publication Excellence Award

2016 Print Magazine Regional Design Awards: Southwest

Winter 2014, “Intertwined”

Graphis Design Annual 2016
Cover illustration by Edel Rodriguez – Silver

Society of Publication Designers 2015 SPD Merit Award – Editorial Design Competition
Illustration by Edel Rodriguez

2015 UCDA Design Competition
Alumni Publication Excellence Award

Summer 2014, “Net Gain”

2015 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards
College and University General Interest Magazine – Bronze

Fall 2013, “Bravo Encore”

2014 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards
College and University General Interest Magazine – Gold

Graphis Design Annual 2015
Silver Award

2014 UCDA Design Competition
Award of Excellence

Summer 2013 “Crossing the Line”

2014 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards
Illustration Assisi Road – Bronze

Winter 2013, “A Fish Tale”

2014 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards
College & University General Interest Magazine – Gold
Photographer of the Year, Jon Rou – Silver
Cover Design – Silver

Graphis Design Annual 2014
Platinum Award

2013 UCDA Design Competition
Alumni Publication – Silver Award

“LMU’s All-American Runner and Her Path”

2012 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards
General Information Videos – Silver

President Burcham in office, Fall 2010

Society of Publication Designers 46th Annual Publication Design Competition (2011)
Award of Merit, Jon Rou

“Behind the Scenes with Andy Stevens”

2011 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards
Video General Information Features – Bronze