2018 Design Contest

“Across the country, we see the same thing: crowds of marchers fighting for their rights, protesters peacefully assembling and a new fire for equality from the common citizen. As journalists, we carry that passion relentlessly; the passion for fairness, passion for storytelling and our passion for design.Now, more than ever, we face a divided nation. Each passing day more people fall victim to the hateful rhetoric flooding social media streams and word of mouth. But now, it’s time for our voice to be heard.We come together to share our work for the voiceless, and to emphasize the importance of storytelling across mediums. It’s about the countless stories we’ve told, the dedication of deadlines and the importance of ethical journalism.Share your voice and your work.

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 publication, but also projects done for a class, a job or an internship.

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 or magazine. The MSU Design Contest was established to give those other students a voice in a national competition.

Congrats to the winners and thank you to all who entered!

Criteria

First Place
This award should be granted for work that defines the best in its category. It should be perfect or near perfect.
Second Place
This award should be granted for work that is outstanding in its category. It should have few, if any, flaws.
Third Place
This award should be granted for work that is impressive in its category. Technical and design skills are evident.
Honorable Mention
This award should be granted for work that is not in the top three in its category but shows innovation and potential.

2017 winners will appear here until 2018 winners are selected

Front Page Design

  • First Place
  • Sacha Lusk
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Second Place
  • Matthew Ryan
  • Ohio University

  • Third Place
  • Chloe Meister
  • Syracuse Univeresity

  • Honorable Mention
  • Brianna Schroer
  • University of Missouri

  • Honorable Mention
  • Claire Ramirez
  • Syracuse University

Sports Page Design

  • First Place
  • Jiabing Song
  • University of Carolina – Chapel Hill

  • Second Place
  • Sasha Kochurova
  • University of Missouri

  • Third Place
  • Rahul Mukherjee
  • Ohio University

  • Honorable Mention
  • Stephanie Hays
  • Elon University

  • Honorable Mention
  • Matthew Ryan
  • Ohio University

Feature Page Design

  • First Place
  • Aslak Elias Kelkka
  • Next, Copenhagen Technical

  • Second Place
  • Lise Mogensen
  • SCAD

  • Third Place
  • Mara Corbett
  • Syracuse University

  • Honorable Mention
  • Brinna Schroer
  • University of Missouri

  • Honorable Mention
  • Christina Sonet
  • Next Copenhagen

  • Honorable Mention
  • Sydney Oakley
  • University of Carolina – Chapel Hill

  • Honorable Mention
  • Marci Suela
  • Contra Costa College

Special Sections

  • First Place
  • Matthew Ryan
  • Ohio University

  • Second Place
  • Allison Mann
  • University of Missouri

  • Third Place
  • Becky Scheib
  • University of Carolina – Chapel Hill

  • Honorable Mention
  • Claire Ramirez
  • Syracuse University

  • Honorable Mention
  • Brianna Schroer
  • University of Missouri

Magazine Cover

  • First Place
  • Victoria Price
  • University of Carolina – Chapel Hill

  • Second Place
  • Asmae Fahmy
  • University of Miami

  • Third Place
  • Mara Corbett
  • Syracuse University

  • Honorable Mention
  • Asmae Fahmy
  • University of Miami

  • Honorable Mention
  • Madalyne Bird
  • University of Missouri

Magazine Spread

  • First Place
  • Aslak Elias Kelkka
  • Next Copenhagen

  • Second Place
  • Natasha Ringnalda
  • Ohio University

  • Third Place
  • Haley Kluge
  • Michigan State University

  • Honorable Mention
  • Matthew Ryan
  • Ohio University

  • Honorable Mention
  • Erika Espinoza
  • Ball State University

  • Honorable Mention
  • Ben Kothe
  • University of Missouri

Alternative Story Format

  • First Place
  • Sophie Johnson
  • School of the art Institute of Chicago

  • Second Place
  • Allison Lyles
  • University of Carolina – Chapel Hill

  • Third Place
  • Samantha Gut
  • Ohio University

  • Honorable Mention
  • Marcus Maurer
  • Baylor University

  • Honorable Mention
  • Paige Ehlers
  • University of Carolina – Chapel Hill

Art & Illustration

  • First Place
  • Alex Kostiw
  • School of the art Institute of Chicago

  • Second Place
  • Jessica Zhang
  • University of Carolina – Chapel Hill

  • Third Place
  • Tina Korani
  • Louisiana State University

  • Honorable Mention
  • Asmae Fahmy
  • University of Miami

  • Honorable Mention
  • Victoria Price
  • University of Carolina – Chapel Hill

  • Honorable Mention
  • Michael McGowan
  • University of Carolina – Chapel Hill

Photo Story Design

  • First Place
  • Alex Wozniczka
  • University of Missouri

  • Second Place
  • Hannah Kneisley
  • Ohio University

  • Third Place
  • Mary Hilleren
  • University of Missouri

  • Honorable Mention
  • Asmae Fahmy
  • University of Miami

  • Honorable Mention
  • Lucy Naland
  • Syracuse University

Infographics

  • First Place
  • Zhizhou Wang
  • Columbia University

  • Second Place
  • Victoria Molgado et alii
  • Escola de Belas Artes – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

  • Third Place
  • Beatriz Fernandes
  • Escola de Belas Artes – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

  • Honorable Mention
  • Jessica Zhang
  • Univeristy of Carolina – Chapel Hill

  • Honorable Mention
  • Rahul Mukherjee
  • Ohio University

Promotions & Advertising

  • First Place
  • Alex Runnion
  • Loyola University Chicago

  • Second Place
  • Carl Croninger
  • Collin College

  • Third Place
  • Hannah Kneisley
  • Ohio University

  • Honorable Mention
  • Forrest Christian
  • Loyola University Chicago

  • Honorable Mention
  • Matthew Cornwall
  • SCAD

Standalone Media

  • First Place
  • Lisa Dzera
  • University of Carolina – Chapel Hill

  • Second Place
  • Carolyn Bahar, Charlotte Moore & Jiabing Song
  • University of Carolina – Chapel Hill

  • Third Place
  • Cassandra Davis
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Honorable Mention
  • Meaghan McFarland, Haley Huckabee & Alicia Taylor
  • University of Carolina – Chapel Hill

  • Honorable Mention
  • Kara Wiley
  • University of Carolina – Chapel Hill

  • Honorable Mention
  • Kara Wiley
  • University of Carolina – Chapel Hill

Digital Storytelling

  • First Place
  • Anastasiia Nazarova
  • Tomsk State University
  • Second Place
  • Kiersten Schmidt
  • University of Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • Third Place
  • Tyson Bird
  • Ball State University
  • Honorable Mention
  • Amanda Proscia
  • Michigan State University
  • Honorable Mention
  • Tyson Bird
  • Ball State University
  • Honorable Mention
  • Staff
  • Baylor University

Best Bodies of Work

  • World’s Best Designed Student News Site
  • www.universitytimes.ie
  • Trinity College Dublin

  • Best Designed Student Newspaper
  • F Newsmagazine
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Student Designer of the Year
  • Christina Sonet
  • Next Copenhagen