TJC’s The Bell Tower Arts Journal takes third place in state contest

Published on Monday, 16 June 2014 23:45 - Written by Staff Reports

The staff of Tyler Junior College’s literary magazine, The Bell Tower Arts Journal, received several awards at this year’s Texas Intercollegiate Press Association convention.

The Bell Tower, which highlights students’ literary, photographic, graphic and visual works, placed third in the Overall Excellence category, according to the a TJC news release.

“This is particularly significant because the TIPA literary magazine contest is an open category, which means we are not only up against other two-year schools but also any four-year colleges or universities who enter student works from their literary magazines,” Dr. Linda Gary, faculty adviser and TJC English professor, said, according to the news release.

Individual student award-winners were: Christopher Ivan Holliness, of Tyler, first place, essay; Austin Wallace, of New Chapel Hill, honorable mention, essay; Robert DeSanchez, of Tyler, second place, illustration; Michael Morse, of Tyler, honorable mention, cover design; Julie Speaks, of Sunnyvale, California, honorable mention, poem; and Samantha Schalik, of Tyler, honorable mention, photo.