MDC Padrón Campus Student Literary Magazine Urbana Wins Innovation Pacemaker Award

Miami, Nov. 10, 2021  Miami Dade College (MDC) Padrón Campus’ award-winning student literary magazine Urbana won an Innovation Pacemaker Award, which encourages out-of-the-box thinking and rewards student media for the courage to take chances to improve service to their readers and communities. The magazine was honored by the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) during its virtual presentation of the Fall National College Media Convention

Founded in 2007, Urbana’s mission is serving as a medium of expression for students, helping to promote their artistic and creative work. View the latest issue at

This year, Urbana also received the following awards:

College Media Association (CMA) Pinnacle Awards

  • Two-year Literary Magazine of the Year- 1st place
  • Best Social Media Strategy- 1st place
  • Best Social Media Presence- 1st place
  • Best Magazine Cover- 2nd place

College Media Association Film and Audio Festival

  • Best Audio Creative for Urbanites podcast- 1st place
  • Animation- 3rd Place

Associated Collegiate Press (ACP)

  • Innovation Pacemaker Winner
  • Magazine Pacemaker Finalist

Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Individual Awards

  • Multimedia Story of the Year Blog- 1st place
  • Social Media Promotion- 3rd place
  • COVID-19 Coverage Broadcast News–Honorable Mention

ACP Best of Show Fall National Convention

  • Multimedia Story of the Year Blog- 1st place