Bonfire Magazine Receives National Recognition

November 1, 2016

Grand View’s Art & Graphic Design and Communication students have been recognized nationally for their work in the production of Bonfire Magazine. The team won three awards at the 2016 edition of the College Media Association's Pinnacle Awards competition.
Bonfire won first prize in the Best Feature Spread category for the story "After the Killing Fields," which tells the story of a family of Cambodia refugees who found a home in Des Moines after fleeing violence and military rule more than 30 years ago.
The magazine also took home second prize in the Best House Ad category for a type-heavy ad outlining the mission of the staff.
Finally, Bonfire was also recognized in the Best Sports Spread category with a third-place selection for the story "The Miles After Boston." Published on the third anniversary of the tragic Boston Marathon bombing, this story recounted the day and its aftermath through the eyes of three Des Moines residents with a direct tie to the tragedy.
A listing of all winners is available here.
2015-16 Bonfire Staff:
Dani Hubbard, Editor-in-Chief
Regan Doely, Creative Director
Phil Kruzan Jr., Art Director
Elle Lacher, Creative/Event Coordinator
Devin Manternach, Web Designer
Hannah Gaulke, Graphic Designer
Krister Strandskov, Multimedia Director
Dakota Keul, Public Relations
Heather Carpe, Managing Editor
Karissa Davis, Senior Editor
Matt Spurlock, Senior Editor
Advisors: Dayne Logan and Cyndi Wiley
Special thanks to Ashley McKean for her story contribution, "After the Killing Fields."