We’re having some issues with our main website, but here’s the new list of categories for the year. Interested in entering the contest? Download an entry form here.
Entries must have been published on or after March 16, 2010, and on or before March 15, 2011. You may enter if you are a student enrolled at a two- or four-year college, or if you were enrolled when the work was published. All published student work is eligible, whether done for a student or professional publication or project. Double bylines or “staff” bylines are permitted, except in Division C.
How To Enter
Every individual designer gets one free entry. Any entry credited to a staff rather than a specific person must be paid. After that, most entries are $8 each. Entries in categories A16, A17 and A18, along with Division C entries, are $14 each. Please include payment with entries, unless otherwise arranged with Jake Sherlock. Make checks payable to Missouri SSND. Purchase orders are accepted. Our federal ID number is 43-600-3859W.
All entries must be sent through the snail mail and received in Columbia by April 4, 2011.
Send entries to:
College News Design Contest
c/o Jake Sherlock
316D Lee Hills Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Division A: Print Awards
Entries are $8 each unless otherwise noted (A16–A18).
The following awards are for work designed by a student, appearing in either a student newspaper or a professional newspaper during an internship.
A1. Newspaper cover design (broadsheet format).
A2. Newspaper cover design (tabloid format).
A3. Newspaper page design: single inside page or double truck.
The following awards are for work designed by a student, appearing in a student newspaper or magazine OR a professional newspaper or magazine during an internship:
A4. Features page design: one page or one spread.
A5. Sports page design: one page or one spread.
A6. Multi-page story package (news or sports topic).
A7. Multi-page story package (features topic).
A8. Editorial or commentary page design: one page or one spread.
A9. Special topic — the 2010 midterm elections: Submit single page, series or package of your choice that shows coverage of the economic crisis.
A10. Photo story design: one page or one spread.
A11. Overall use of photography: one entire issue of your choice.
A12. Illustration: can be hand-drawn, computer-generated or photographic.
A13. Information graphics: a single graphic or a combination of closely related graphics packaged together.
A14. Cover of a magazine or newspaper special section
A15. Overall design of a magazine or newspaper special section. Enter one complete issue.
A16. Overall design of a magazine. Enter three entire issues of your choice. (Three issues constitute one entry, at $14.)
A17. Overall design of a newspaper: Submit three entire issues of your choice. (Three issues constitute one entry, at $14.)
A18. Redesign of a magazine or newspaper: Submit one complete issue published prior to the redesign and two complete issues after the redesign. (Three issues constitute one entry, at $14.)
Division B: Multimedia Awards
Entries are $8 each.
The following awards are for work designed by a student, published in a student or professional news product or project. Please submit a published URL.
The URL should be either associated with an official publication OR a free-standing project. If the latter is true, please include a one-paragraph explanation attached to the entry form explaining the goals, affiliation and scope of the project.
B1. Overall news website (any news site produced by a group of students at one school)
B2. Display for multimedia (as a feature of any news site produced by a group of students at one school)
B3. Mini-site/special section of a news website (can be from a student publication or an internship, but must have been completely designed by students)
B4. Interactive or animated infographic (can be from a student publication or an internship, but must have been completely designed by students)
B5. Integration of social media (as a feature of any news site produced by a group of students at one school)
B6. Home page of a news website
B7. Use of color in a news website
B8. Redesign of a news website: Submit the URL of the current published website and URLs of screenshots of at least three separate pages from the site prior to the redesign.
Division C: Student Designer of the Year
Entries are $14 each.
Submit a portfolio with up to 10 examples of your work. The work may have been published in a student or professional publication, or online with a student news project or product.
For online examples in this category only, please print out a piece of 8.5″ by 11″ paper with this information: your name, Category C and the url. In this category only, all work must have been done by a single designer. The portfolio is one entry.
The prize for this category is $750 to use toward a trip to the SND annual workshop in St. Louis in September 2011, provided by the SND Foundation.