Newhouse students outshine competitors, winning most awards at AEJMC Best of Design contest

Newhouse students in advertising, graphic design and photography took home more awards from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Best of Design contest than any other competitor in three of the four divisions. Of the 16 awards won across multiple categories, five were Judge’s Choice awards and seven were Best in Category. Winners came from student work done in classes, including Mel White and Kevin O’Neill‘s advertising portfolio classes.

Congratulations, winners!

Visual Identity & Branding 

Best in Category

Illustration
Marina Fernandez de la Cuesta
How college sports undermine athletes” (The 61% Project)

Stationery
Shannon Kirkpatrick
Sigmund Freud” 

Judge’s Choice

Ramirez & Owen
Laura Angle
Olympus Playing Cards” 

O’Donnell
Samantha Currier
COVID in the Community” (The NewsHouse)

Top Work

First Place
Laura Angle
“Olympus Playing Cards” 

Editorial, Interactive & Motion Design 

Judge’s Choice

Bult
Kevin Camelo, Deconstructing the Divide staff
Deconstructing the Divide” (Deconstructing the Divide, The NewsHouse)

Advertising Design 

Best in Category

Experiential Advertising Design
Experiential CocaCola CashCan (video) (Advertising Portfolio III ADV 431)
Maia Baptista, art director
Joe Cutuli, copywriter

Print
McDonald’s McDelivery Print (Advertising Portfolio II ADV 421)
Sam Luo, art director

Interactive & Social Media 
Apple PAL Protect Asian Lives (video) (Advertising Portfolio III ADV 431)
Rachel Hayashi, art director 
Jessica Mastorides, copywriter

Judge’s Choice

Crews
Girls Who Code a Step Behind (Advertising Portfolio III ADV 431)
Sam Luo, art director
Olivia Gormley, copywriter

Top Work

Second Place 
Girls Who Code a Step Behind
Sam Luo, art director
Olivia Gormley, copywriter

Third Place 
Integrated Burger King Have it the Real Way (video) (Advertising Portfolio III ADV 431)
Rachel Hayashi, art director
Jessica Mastorides, copywriter

Photography

Best in Category

Journalism Portrait
Todd F. Michalek
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros.” (The NewsHouse)

Photography Essay
Renée Deemer & Laura Oliverio
Stepping Up For Justice” (Deconstructing the Divide, The NewsHouse)

Judge’s Choice

Mohatt
Gavin Liddell
The Last Ski Season” (The NewsHouse)

Top Work

Third Place
Gavin Liddell
“The Last Ski Season” (The NewsHouse)