Category B16: Illustrations, hand-drawn, computer-generated or photographic
First Place: Rob Byrd, Tempo Magazine (Coastal Carolina University), “The Dawn of Facebook”
Second Place (Tie): Aurélie Beatley, F Newsmagazine (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), “Exhibitionist”
Second Place (Tie): Alexandra Westrich, F Newsmagazine (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), “Blago Breakdown”
Third Place: Aaron Hoffman, Robyn Coffey, Alexandra Westrick & Aurélie Beatley, F Newsmagazine (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), “The Pinup”
Honorable Mention: Rob Byrd, Tempo Magazine (Coastal Carolina University), “Music Industry”
Honorable Mention: Zack Woodward, Distraction Magazine (University of Miami), “We the Students”
Comments from the judges on illustrations:
While looking at the illustrations category, the judges said it was the toughest category so far and all of the winners were really close.
“The Dawn of Facebook”
I like the movement and the chaos they’ve created with the layers of facebook. Plus it’s got a nice use of color, tone. The illustration on its own, looking at it from a purely aesthetic standpoint, it works. Very recognizable — right away you know what the story’s about. I just can’t find any flaws with the illustration.
I was immediately struck by it, and I think it’s a great thing.
This one is pretty sophisticated, too. Really illustrates the story brilliantly. Very nicely done. Quality that you stare and you keep finding things.
“Blago Breakdown”: Like the sophistication and the idea. It’s classic.
Category B17: Redesigns
No winners selected.
Comments from the judges on redesigns:
The judges decided there was no winner in the redesign of non-daily category.
Bill Gaspard: There were some dramatic differences between the old and the new. But if the new can’t win on its own, it’s not just the difference that makes it a winner. I think they made some improvements, but they didn’t go far enough to make it a solid entry. There’s still format flaws in the new ones.
Dave Elsesser: No one was able to change content really. In a couple of places they went to wider legs of type, which makes it harder to read in theory.
Tippi Thole: Some of the changes were superficial. They’d change around some of the fonts but some of the flaws in the original were not changed in the redesign.
Category B18: Overall use of photography, one issue
No winners selected.
Category B19: Coverage of November elections
First Place: Veronica Sede, Donna Schichler, Natalie Riera & Cristina Puerto, Distraction Magazine (University of Miami), “The Political Issue”