Missouri Journalism Designers Win 7 Awards in National College News Design Contest

Columbia, Mo. (May 6, 2013) — Students from the Missouri School of Journalism recently won seven awards at the 25th annual College News Design Contest.

“I am so proud of the Missouri students that placed in this year’s contest,” said Erica Mendez Babcock, an assistant professor and print design editor at the Columbia Missourian. “With more than 500 entries, the competition was tough, but the judges gave great advice for students who wish to enter in future contests.”

Topping Tennessee
Dan Karlin won first place in the photo story design category for “Topping Tennessee.”

The national contest is co-hosted by the School and SND. The School’s Student Society for News Design was the first student association to affiliate with the SND.

Each year, a panel of professional newspaper, magazine and online designers judge submissions from individual student journalists and publications around the country. This year’s digital competition judges were: Paul Cheung, global interactive editor at The Associated Press; Kat Downs, deputy graphics director at The Washington Post; and Alyson Hurt, interactive designer at NPR.

The print competition judges were: David Kordalski, associate managing editors/visuals, The Plain Dealer and vice-president of the Society for News Design; Nathan Groepper, creative director of the Gannett Design Studio in Des Moines, Iowa; and Ashford Stamper, art director of The Pitch.

The Missouri School of Journalism winning entries and where they were published are:

Multi-Page Story Package (News or Sports)

  • Message Not Received
    Garrett Evans won first place in the multi-page story package category for “Law Remains Lenient in Missouri” and “Message Not Received.”

    First Place: Garrett Evans, “Law Remains Lenient in Missouri,” Columbia Missourian. Timmy Huynh, photo editor; Peter Marek, photographer. The judges said about Evans’ entry: “Congratulations to Garrett Evans on a wonderfully designed story package! Of the three we had on the table, this one did everything right.”

Photo Story Design

  • First Place: Dan Karlin, “Topping Tennessee,” Columbia Missourian. Timmy Huynh, photo editor; Jamie Henry-White, photographer.
  • Second Place: Alysha Love, “Taking the Next Step,” Columbia Missourian.

Best Newspaper Cover Design

  • Second Place: Garrett Evans, “Facing the Enemy,” Columbia Missourian. Timmy Huynh, photo editor; Whitney Hayward, photographer. The judges noted that they had a difficult time narrowing it down to five finalists. In the end, they liked two very different pages the most. “The good was really good. 1st, 2nd, 3rd – they all delved deeper,” they said.

Breaking News

  • Second Place: Dan Karlin, “Dixon’s Done,” Columbia Missourian.

Mini Site/Special Section of a News Website

  • Garrett Evans
    Garrett Evans

    Third Place: Roman Kolgushev, “Against the Odds,” Vox Magazine.

Sports Page Design

  • Honorable Mention: Caitlin Lukin, “Playing at the Top,” Columbia Missourian.
Law Remains Lenient in Missouri
“Law Remains Lenient in Missouri.”

Updated: July 16, 2020

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