First place: Coal, UNC student group, University of North Carolina- It seemed beautifully put together, but long. The were some great pieces. This doesn’t use any conventional navigations, but you still know what to do. It’s all integrated. The pop-ups work for this project, even if some of the judges don’t like pop-ups in general. The main criticism is on usability, lots of Flash players.
Second place: American DreamX, UNC student group, University of North Carolina- Beautiful. Another seamless piece with excellent reporting. This one relies on pogo-sticking as well, but commenting and reacting is very easy.
Third place: Finding Uwharries, UNC student group, University of North Carolina- The landing page is intoxicating. Absolutely lovely. The navigation between stories is kind of hard to use.
Reframing Mexico, UNC student group, University of North Carolina
Ohio Primary 2012, Frank Yonkof, Rachel Kilroy, Kent State