2020 College 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.

Below are the 2019 winners. The 2019 winners remain posted below until being replaced with the 2020 winners this spring. Thank you for your interest in the contest!

FRONT PAGE DESIGN

    • FIRST PLACE
    • Stephanie Hays
    • Elon University

    • SECOND PLACE
    • Amy Nakamura
    • Syracuse University

    • THIRD PLACE
    • Matt Rasnic
    • Indiana University

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Jacob McFadden
    • Virginia Commonwealth University

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Lucy Naland
    • Syracuse University

SPORTS PAGE DESIGN

    • FIRST PLACE
    • Christiano Benicio Pinto
    • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Clarissa Duarte, Giovanna Abrantes, Maria Gabriela Neves, Talita Viegas
    • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Elson Teixeira, Barbara Frast, Marcela Lobo, Luana Carolina
    • Universidade Federal do Rio de janeiro

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Dillon Davis
    • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

FEATURE PAGE DESIGN

    • FIRST PLACE
    • Elson Teixeira, Barbara Frast, Marcela Lobo, Luana Carolina
    • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

    • SECOND PLACE
    • Sarah Rada, Ali Harford, Bridget Slomian
    • Syracuse University

    • THIRD PLACE
    • Erynn Affeldt
    • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Matt Rasnic
    • Indiana University

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Carter Frye
    • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

SPECIAL SECTIONS

    • FIRST PLACE
    • Christiano Benicio Pinto
    • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

    • SECOND PLACE
    • Jason Armond, Lauren Wilkinson, Mary Carson Wells, Haley Hodges, Thomas Squire Jr., Tyler Trocinski, Samantha Beltran, Anna Bradsher, Katelyn Mottesheard, Asia Chou, Irene Zhou, Joy Lackey, Sam Collins, Sally Dillon, Zita Voros
    • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

    • THIRD PLACE
    • Tyler Judson, Austin Klubenspies
    • SCAD Atlanta

MAGAZINE COVER

    • FIRST PLACE
    • Gabrielle Arduini, Anya Haber
    • SCAD Atlanta

    • SECOND PLACE
    • Teddy Willson
    • University of Miami

    • THIRD PLACE
    • Erynn Affeldt
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Erynn Affeldt
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MAGAZINE SPREAD

    • FIRST PLACE
    • Teddy Willson
    • University of Miami

    • SECOND PLACE
    • Austin Klubenspies, Selina Lemoon, Anya Haber, Mackenzie Lachey
    • SCAD Atlanta

    • THIRD PLACE
    • Teddy Willson
    • University of Miami

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Jiani Xiao
    • Ohio University

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Austin Klubenspies, Helen Choi
    • SCAD Atlanta

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Teddy Willson
    • University of Miami

ALTERNATIVE STORY FORMAT

    • FIRST PLACE
    • Katelyn Mottesheard
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    • SECOND PLACE
    • Carter Frye
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    • THIRD PLACE
    • Rachel Raasch
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

ART & ILLUSTRATION

    • FIRST PLACE
    • Hengguang Li
    • SCAD Atlanta

    • SECOND PLACE
    • Hengguang Li
    • SCAD Atlanta

    • THIRD PLACE
    • Kat Ash
    • SCAD Atlanta

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Adam Coe
    • SCAD Atlanta

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Christopher Turner
    • Ohio University

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Sarah Allam
    • Syracuse University

INFOGRAPHICS

    • FIRST PLACE
    • Christiano Benicio Pinto
    • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

    • SECOND PLACE
    • Veronika Graf
    • University of Applied Sciences Augsburg

    • THIRD PLACE
    • Christiano Benicio Pinto
    • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Asia Chou
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Erynn Affeldt
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Kailyn Akers
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

PROMOTIONS & ADVERTISING

    • FIRST PLACE
    • Jacob deCastro
    • Indiana University

    • SECOND PLACE
    • Willard West
    • American University

    • THIRD PLACE
    • Jiani Xiao
    • Ohio University

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Jiani Xiao
    • Ohio University

Standalone Multimedia

    • First Place (tie)
    • Maxim Vaganov
    • Higher School of Journalism, Tomsk State University, Russia, Siberia

    • First Place (tie)
    • Peyton Chance, Danielle Chemtob, Matt Couch, Hanna Davison, Alexis Fairbanks, Kaia Findlay, Rob Gourley, Kaitlin Harlow, Jasmin Herrera, Alice Hudson, Connie Hanzhang Jin, Nathan Klima, Alex Kormann, Marissa O’Neil, Gabrielle Palacio, Aubrey Patti, Katie Rice, Elle Sommerville, Maria Elena Vizcaino, Madison Walls, Avery Williams, Darian Woehr, Justin Wynn, Ruijia Zhang
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    • Second Place
    • Samantha Güt
    • Ohio University

    • Third place
    • Stephanie Hays
    • Elon University

    • Honorable Mention
    • Stefanie Urmas, Rosemarie Alejandrino, Isabel Castillo, Margaux Gjurasic, Maggie Suszka, Maya Tellez, Ruifeng Weng
    • University of Southern California

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

    • FIRST PLACE
    • “Distraction,” by team of students
    • University of Miami

    • SECOND PLACE
    • “Scan,” by a team of students
    • SCAD Atlanta

BEST STUDENT DESIGNED WEBSITE

    • FIRST PLACE
    • “The Selkups,” by Maxim Vaganov
    • Higher School of Journalism, Tomsk State University, Russia, Siberia)

    • SECOND PLACE
    • “Indiana Daily Student,” Matt Rasnic
    • Indiana University

    • THIRD PLACE
    • “The Connector,” by a team of students
    • Indiana University

BEST STUDENT NEWSPAPER

    • FIRST PLACE
    • “Indiana Daily Student,” by a team of students.
    • Indiana University

    • SECOND PLACE
    • “The Post,” by a team of students
    • Ohio University

STUDENT DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

    • FIRST PLACE
    • Maxim Vaganov
    • Higher School of Journalism, Tomsk State University, Russia, Siberia

    • SECOND PLACE
    • Joey Haas
    • University of Miami

    • THIRD PLACE
    • Matt Rasnic
    • Indiana Univeresity

    • HONORABLE MENTION
    • Austin Klubenspies
    • SCAD Atlanta