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.

The 2018 winners are being posted below starting today. The 2017 winners will appear until the 2018 winners are updated. MSUSND thanks you for your continued patience while these winners are being posted.

FRONT PAGE DESIGN

  • FIRST PLACE
  • Stephanie Hays
  • Elon University

  • SECOND PLACE
  • Mara Corbett
  • Syracuse University

  • THIRD PLACE
  • Annelise Hanshaw
  • Ball State Univeresity

  • HONORABLE MENTION
  • Stephanie Hays
  • Elon University

  • HONORABLE MENTION
  • Zita Vors
  • University of North Carolina

SPORTS PAGE DESIGN

  • FIRST PLACE
  • Ashley Anderson
  • University of North Carolina

  • SECOND PLACE
  • Lucy Naland
  • Syracuse University

  • THIRD PLACE
  • Casey Lue
  • University of Miami

  • HONORABLE MENTION
  • Yen-Kai Huang
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

FEATURE PAGE DESIGN

  • FIRST PLACE
  • Sevy Perez
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • SECOND PLACE
  • Lise Mogensen
  • Politiken

  • THIRD PLACE
  • Marci Suela
  • Contra Costa College

  • HONORABLE MENTION
  • Lydia McInnes
  • University of North Carolina

SPECIAL SECTIONS

  • FIRST PLACE
  • Zita Voros
  • University of North Carolina

  • SECOND PLACE
  • Sevy Perez
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • THIRD PLACE
  • Ali Harford
  • Syracuse University

  • HONORABLE MENTION
  • Alex Toma
  • Elon University

MAGAZINE COVER

  • FIRST PLACE
  • Samantha Gut
  • Ohio University

  • SECOND PLACE
  • Vanessa Gregorchik
  • Northeastern University

  • THIRD PLACE
  • Mackenzie Ross
  • University of Mississippi

  • HONORABLE MENTION
  • Yen-Kai Huang
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • HONORABLE MENTION
  • Sacha Lusk
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

MAGAZINE SPREAD

  • FIRST PLACE
  • Annie Leue
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • SECOND PLACE
  • Rohan McDonald
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

  • THIRD PLACE
  • Julia Terbrock
  • University of Missouri

  • HONORABLE MENTION
  • Annie Leue
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

ALTERNATIVE STORY FORMAT

  • FIRST PLACE
  • Annie Leue
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • SECOND PLACE
  • Lydia McInnes
  • University of North Carolina

  • THIRD PLACE
  • Rohan McDonald
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • HONORABLE MENTION
  • Samantha Gut
  • Ohio University

ART & ILLUSTRATION

  • FIRST PLACE
  • Muhammet Sivis
  • Marmara University

  • SECOND PLACE
  • Rohan McDonald
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • THIRD PLACE
  • Hanna Davison
  • University of North Carolina

  • HONORABLE MENTION
  • Madison Stevens
  • University of North Carolina

  • HONORABLE MENTION
  • Yen-Kai Huang
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

  • HONORABLE MENTION
  • Site Ma
  • Maryland Institute College of Art

PHOTO STORY DESIGN

  • FIRST PLACE
  • Emma Comtois
  • Syracuse University

  • SECOND PLACE
  • Bridget Slomian
  • Syracuse University

  • THIRD PLACE
  • Annie Leue
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

INFOGRAPHICS

  • First Place
  • Macy Abernethy
  • University of North Carolina

  • Second Place
  • Niklas Marienhagen
  • Augsburg University of Applied Sciences

  • Third Place
  • Niklas Marienhagen
  • Augsburg University of Applied Sciences

  • Honorable Mention
  • Zita Voros
  • Univeristy of North Carolina

  • Honorable Mention
  • Asia Chou
  • University of North Carolina

  • Honorable Mention
  • Lina Reiser
  • University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg

Promotions & Advertising

  • First Place
  • Kara Wiley
  • University of North Carolina

  • Second Place
  • Ashley Darrisaw
  • North Carolina State University

  • Third Place (tie)
  • Giselle Hogg
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Third place (tie)
  • Xiaoke Ji
  • University of North Carolina

  • Honorable Mention
  • Irene Zhou
  • University of North Carolina

  • Honorable Mention
  • Jessica Zhang
  • University of North Carolina

  • Honorable Mention
  • Lise Mogensen
  • Next KBH

Standalone Multimedia

  • First Place
  • Carol Bono
  • University of North Carolina

  • Second Place
  • Mara Corbett
  • Syracuse University

  • Third Place (tie)
  • Madison Stevens
  • University of North Carolina

  • Third place (tie)
  • Diandra Dwyer
  • University of North Carolina

  • Honorable Mention
  • Dominique Jabbour
  • University of North Carolina

Digital Storytelling

  • First Place
  • Yan Wu
  • Northeastern University

  • Second Place
  • Marisa Morrissette
  • University of Mississippi

  • Third Place
  • Mackenzie Ross
  • University of Mississippi

  • Honorable Mention
  • Carolina Kennedy
  • University of North Carolina

  • Honorable Mention
  • Jessica Zhang
  • University of North Carolina

Best student newspaper

  • First Place
  • Alberto Molina
  • N

Student Designer of the Year

  • First Place
  • Jose Valle
  • University of North Carolina

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR JUDGES

 

  • Chris Courtney, Julie Elman, Brian Gross, Becca Guajardo, Bjorn Heselius, Luis Rendon, Stephanie Kienstra, Aviva Loeb, Yuri Victor, Randy Yeip and Andrea Zagata. We couldn’t do this without you!