Scribendi, a print publication produced by the University of New Mexico Honors undergraduate students, won the Associated Collegiate Press’ 2013 National Pacemaker award. Winners were announced Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association Convention in New Orleans, La.

The National Pacemaker Award is considered the most prestigious college media award, and is often called the Pulitzer of student journalism. This year, literary magazines were judged by Milkweed Editions, a nonprofit organization in Minnesota that selects and publishes books based on literary quality and transformative potential.

Entries were judged based on the quality of writing and editing; originality and diversity of content; the quality and variety of photography, art and graphics; layout and design; and overall concept or theme.

Scribendi, a Latin word that means “those which must be written,” is an annual publication that solicits creative work from undergraduate honors students from over 220 honors colleges and programs in 14 states represented by the Western Regional Honors Council.

Guided by a faculty advisor, Scribendi offers students a chance to delve into the publishing world, as well as showcase their creativity. The magazine publishes poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, foreign language, visual art, photography and open media. Each year, the students strive to create a publication that represents the best elements of design aesthetics, editorial principles, student writing and artistic expression.

The magazine is funded by the UNM Honors College, the Associated Students of UNM, the Western Regional Honors Council and individual donors.

For more information, contact Amaris Ketcham at (505) 277-4211 or