The Michigan State University Design Contest for College Students began in 2000 as a way for students to enter work done not only for a campus newspaper, but also projects done for a class, a job or an internship. Those are the students who served as the inspiration for the MSU Design Contest seven years ago.
There are a number of beginning student designers who have demonstrated incredible talent, but they do so in the classroom or at a part-time job. In much the same way, some of the most talented visual journalists—for a variety of reasons—do not work at their campus newspaper. These students are usually ineligible for other college design competitions, where contest rules often limit entries to work done for a student newspaper. The MSU Design Contest was established to give those other students a voice in a national competition.
This award should be granted for work that defines the best in its category. It should be perfect or near perfect.
This award should be granted for work that is outstanding in its category. It should have few, if any, flaws.
This award should be granted for work that is impressive in its category. Technical and design skills are evident.
This award should be granted for work that is not in the top three in its category but shows innovation and potential.
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