The 2017 edition of Prairie Voices, the College of Lake County's literary arts magazine, has won first place in the Community College Humanities Association Annual Literary Magazine Contest. CLC's magazine also won first place in 2016 and 2014.
In addition, five CLC students' work received awards.
In photography, Ronald Ballok of Waukegan won first place and Christiane Laskowski of Lake Zurich finished second. In painting, Andrés Vences of Waukegan received third place.
In the essay category, Rachel Seidner of Libertyville finished third for "Cuba's Jews" and Daniel Henreckson of Mundelein received an honorable mention for "The Galaxy of the Vortex: The World of the Introvert."
"It is a particular honor to win the first-place award three out of the past four years," said Nicholas Schevera, Ph.D., Prairie Voices editor and professor of English and humanities.
"For many students, this is their first time being published, and their faculty mentors are extremely excited for them. This publication is a joint effort by many people, including the 39 writers and 15 artists who contributed poetry, prose and artwork; the faculty; the staff in public relations and marketing; and Bob Lossmann, art editor."
For more information, contact Schevera at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 543-2959. CLC students interested in being published in next year's edition should submit writing to Dr. Schevera and artwork to Bob Lossmann by Dec. 1.
Copies of Prairie Voices are available for purchase in the CLC bookstore for $10.