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. Indeed, nearly six out of every 10 entries were
work done for something other than a campus newspaper.
Those are the students who served as the inspiration for the MSU
Design Contest three 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 journalistsfor a variety
of reasonsdo 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.
Check out the winning entries from our previous contests.