Missouri Journalism Students Win Awards in Annual College News Design Contest

Columbia, Mo. (May 13, 2010) — Missouri School of Journalism design students won numerous awards in the 22nd annual College News Design Contest.

The contest, created by the School, was hosted in the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. The School’s Student Society for News Design, the first student association affiliated with the Society for News Design, hosts the annual competition with support from the SND Education Foundation.

Julia Haslanger Ryan Martin Lyndsey Nielson Meredith Purcell Aimee Wachtel Taryn Wood

From left: Julia Haslanger, Ryan Martin, Lyndsey Nielson, Meredith Purcell, Aimee Wachtel, Taryn Wood.


Vox: Fat City
Vox: Fat City (Taryn Wood)
Vox: Spring Preview 2010
Vox: Spring Preview 2010 (Cassie May)

Taryn Wood’s portfolio earned her a second place in the Designer of the Year competition, the highest honor.

Missourian: Impact of Red Light Cameras
Missourian: Impact of Red Light Cameras (Ryan Martin)

Wood also earned a first for best newspaper front page. Julia Haslanger, Aimee Wachtel and Lyndsey Nielson received honorable mentions in that category. Those three students also won in other categories, for Vox and Columbia Missourian print designs, along with Cassie May and Elise Catchings.

Vox placed third for overall design of a magazine, and Meredith Purcell’s redesign of Vox earned second place in that category.

Missourian: Black and White
Missourian: Black and White (Taryn Wood)
Portfolio: Meredith Purcell
Columbia Missourian Page Spread (Meredith Purcell)

The judges noted that Vox’s weekly schedule presents a huge design challenge. “It’s different week to week, but it is consistent and is consistently good,” they noted.

Missourian: Reviewing Force
Missourian: Reviewing Force (Lyndsey Nielson)

Andrew Carpenter and Ryan Martin took first and second in the information graphics category.

“It’s a great opportunity for students to help organize this contest, interact with the judges and get a close-up view of the awesome work being done by young visual journalists,” said Joy Mayer, assistant professor of print and digital news at the School and coordinator of the design contest. “I’m always proud of the Mizzou students who take home awards, and especially proud of how they represent our journalism school.”

Updated: May 11, 2020

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