Monthly Archives: April 2011

Student Designer of the Year

First: Jason Willis, Oakland University, The Oakland Post

Second: Theresa Berens, University of Missouri

Third: Erica Mendez, University of Missouri

Comments: These three designers stood out while the others fell through right away.

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Redesign of a magazine or newspaper

First: Jerk Magazine, Syracuse University

Second: Jason Willis and Dan Fenner, Oakland University, The Oakland Post

Third: Sarah Squire, University of Michigan, The Michigan Daily “Football Saturday”

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Overall design of a newspaper

First: Daily News Design Staff, Ball State University, The Daily News

Second: Art Director Annalise Fowler, Editor-in-Chief Brandon Kosters, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, F Newsmagazine

Comments: Disappointed that only two stood out. Judges were hoping that it was going to be a close competition between five or six newspapers. Does it reflect what’s going on in the industry? Has the focus shifted from print?

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Overall design of a magazine

First: David Miller, Ellie Sunakawa, Sarah Peng, Kelly Sullan, Maddie Kelly; Syracuse University; Jerk Magazine

Second: Larry Buchanan, Indiana University, Inside

Third: Staff, SCAD Atlanta, SCAN Magazine

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Overall design of a special section

First: Emily Barger, Drake University, Think Magazine, April 2010

Second: Larry Buchanan and staff, Indiana University, Indiana Daily Student, “Little 500 Guide 2010″

Third: Kristina Deckert, Kent State University, The Burr Spring 2010

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Cover of a special section

First place: Sara Boboltz and Jed Moch, University of Michigan, The Michigan Daily, “Pay for Play: Why colleges should, probably can’t, and most…”

Second place: Erica Mendez, University of Missouri, Vox Magazine, “Drink Up”

Third place: Tom Cardoso, University of Toronto, The Varsity Magazine- All Arts Issue

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Information graphics

First: Sarah Squire, University of Michigan, The Michigan Daily, “The culture of home brewing”

Second: Joe Bradley, University of Missouri, The Columbia Missourian, “Let it Rain, Let it Rain, Let it Rain”

Comments: A weak category and wasn’t surprised because it’s hard to do. The strongest entries weren’t broken up in chunks. Information graphics need to be included in the design of the page, not dropped in.

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Illustration

First: Emily Barger, Drake University, Think Magazine, “The Seven Deadly Sales”

Second: Barry Lee, SCAD Atlanta, SCAN Magazine, “The Vinyl Touch”

Third: Andrew Casadonte, Syracuse University, Jerk Magazine

Comments: The judges looked for illustration that didn’t look like typical “college” illustrations. The three that placed were very strong and were really close, especially first and second.

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Overall use of photography

First: Kristina Deckert, Kent State University, The Burr, Spring 2010

Second: Justin McCraw, Kent State University, Fusion, Winter 2011

Third: Staff, SCAD Atlanta, SCAN Magazine, Winter 2011 issue

Comments: This was a lot of discussion among the judges with the last three entries in this category. The winner had a variety of photography including portraits, historic and current photos. There was a breadth appreciated. The the second place winner did great, but the 3-D effect hurt it the most.
3-D effect of hurt it the most.

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Photo story design: one page or one spread

First place: LeeAnn Elias, University of Missouri, Columbia Missourian, “The night shift”

Second place: Sarah Morris, University of Missouri, The Columbia Missourian, “Music ‘n’ Meat at Root ‘N’ Blues”

Third place: Lyndsey Nielsen, University of Missouri, The Columbia Missourian, “Taking to the Skies”

Comments: Photo double truck should always have some intro text to give context.

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