2021 Design of the Year

Oct. 14, 2021

Associated Collegiate Press salutes the winners of its 2021 Design of the Year competition.

Winners were announced during the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention awards ceremony, presented virtually on Oct. 14.

2021 ACP Pacemaker Awards

Broadcast
Business
Innovation
Magazine
Newspaper
Online
2020 Yearbook

Best of Show
Virtual 2021
Fall National College Media Convention
Oct. 16, 2021


Newspaper Front Page

First
“Error 404 Page Not Found”
Elliott DeRose
The Ball State Daily News
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana

Second
“Am I not good enough?”
Marci Suela
Spartan Daily
San Jose State University
San Jose, California

Third
“How many others?”
Ella Lee, Lawrence Kreymer
The DePaulia
DePaul University
Chicago, Illinois

Fourth
“Welcome back”
Sierra Wiggers
The Daily Texan
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

Fifth
“The election of a generation”
Shay Cohen
The Shorthorn
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas

Honorable mentions

“Athletes Describe Misconduct of Former Coach”
Isabella Teague
Graphic, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California

“We don’t know because IU won’t make the data public”
Annie Aguiar
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

“Election Season”
Julie Freijat
The Collegian, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

“Beyond Expectations”
Lindsay Smith
The Sunflower, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

“Best Optimistic for Future”
Katelyn Oren
Muleskinner, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri


Newspaper Page/Spread

First
“Black Songs Matter”
Mattheau Faught
The Et Cetera
Eastfield College
Mesquite, Texas

Second
“Should you adopt a pet?”
Annie Aguiar
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Third
“Marijuana & Recovery”
Olivia Madrzyk
The Signal
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia

Fourth
“IU beats Penn State”
Tristan Jackson
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Fifth
“Protestors march to end anti-Asian crime”
Beatrice Alcala
Los Angeles Collegian
Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles, California

Honorable mentions

“It’s … a Black Superhero?”
Joseph Wirtago
CSUDH Bulletin, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, California

“Fresh Faces: First-Years and Transfers Discuss Their Passions and Journeys to Pepperdine”
Nathan Huang
Graphic, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California

“WONDER: 8 Wonders of Kansas provide closer look into diversity of the sunflower state”
Julie Freijat
The Collegian, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

“What am I going to do?”
Sierra Wiggers
The Daily Texan, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

“Continuing to make music”
Ivan Becerril-Gutierrez
The Clarion, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wisconsin


Magazine Cover

First
“Retro Reflections”
Zhané Bradley, Emily Schoonover
Garnet & Black
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina

Second
“Spring 2021”
Staff
EST.
The King’s College
New York, New York

Third
“Melanin Magic”
A’Neshia Turner
Nineteen Fifty-Six
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Fourth
“Nostalgia”
Avani Choudhary
Distraction Magazine
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Fifth
“Zoomed Out”
Heather Van Doorn
The Bleed
Lane Community College
Eugene, Oregon

Honorable mentions

“May Cover”
Jade Sheng
F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

“Onward”
Shannon Smith
SALT: Military Photojournalism 2021, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

“Disquietude”
Vicki Liang, Aaron Sanchez, Jacob Le
DAMchic, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

“Rooted in Resilience”
Emily Kenyon, Susannah Turley
Flux Magazine, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

“Dating during Covid”
Mark Maddaloni, Emily Schoonover
Garnet & Black, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina


Magazine Page/Spread

First
“More Than A Haircut”
Kamryn Tomlinson
Ball Bearings Magazine
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana

Second
“Feeling Blue”
Elliot DeRose
Ball Bearings Magazine
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana

Third
“Back to Their Roots”
Kendall Boron
KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Fourth
“Report Card: Indoor Plant Care”
Mijin Kim, Gabby Gobaton
Dig Mag
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California

Fifth
“In the Mix”
Olivia Ginsberg
Distraction Magazine
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Honorable mentions

“Reshaping Community: The Pandemic’s Power in Transforming Human Interaction”
Lauren Sawdey, Sofia Eneqvist
Pursuit, California Baptist University, Riverside, California

“Rewind To Nostalgia”
Kendall Boron
KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

“Word On Davis Street”
Julia Pham
Flux Magazine, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

“Surviving the mind”
Trong Mai
Focus Magazine, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

“Nonprofits Survive the Pandemic”
Leslie Chavez
Arches, Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Yearbook Cover

First
“Adapt”
Eunice Hahn, Hannah Siefkes
Angelos
California Baptist University
Riverside, California

Second
“Embark”
Kylie Sledge
Aggieland
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

Third
“Glomerata Yearbook Cover”
Mary Alex Frishman
Glomerata
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama

Fourth
“The Tower 2021”
Staff
The Tower
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California

Fifth
“In Retrospect”
Camille Rasor
Baylor Roundup
Baylor University
Waco, Texas

Honorable mentions

“How Has the U Shaped You?”
Giselle Spicer, Karina Sloan
Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

“Authentic”
Katie Harbert
Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

“The Year in Review”
Cameron Motsinger
Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

“Layers”
Phoebe Dang, Amy Zhang
The Campanile, Rice University, Houston, Texas


Yearbook Page/Spread

First
“I Can’t Breathe”
Amanda Wollesen
Royal Purple
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas

Second
“Colliding cultures”
Andreea Loghin
Baylor Roundup
Baylor University
Waco, Texas

Third
“A season to remember”
Josh McSwain
Baylor Roundup
Baylor University
Waco, Texas

Fourth
“Sisterhood”
Abby Sauls
Agromeck
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina

Fifth
“Fall Ring Theatre”
Karina Sloan, Michael MacHarg II
Ibis
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Honorable mentions

“A Nationwide Reckoning on Race”
Cate Donohue, Katie Mattocks, Oddu Mekuria, Ariana Ahmadi
The Tower, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California

“From Where I Drone: Meet the Professor Behind the Camera”
Kia Harlan
Angelos, California Baptist University, Riverside, California

“Football: Fight to the Last Second”
Karina Sloan
Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

“Sweet Victory”
Aubrey Vogel
Aggieland, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

“Life’s Not a Drag”
Amity Holubec
Aggieland, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas


Informational Graphic

First
“Policing In the USA”
Lela Johnson
F Newsmagazine
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Second
“Pay Day”
Lela Johnson
F Newsmagazine
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Third
“Matching Our Way to a New Culture”
Elliott DeRose
The Ball State Daily News
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana

Fourth
“Waste Water Testing”
Solena Aguilar, Nicole Herhusky
Mustang News
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, California

Fifth
“Breakdown of DePaul’s 2018-19 Revenue and Expenses”
Ella Lee
The DePaulia
DePaul University
Chicago, Illinois

Honorable mentions

“College Life: An Oxymoron”
Khushboo Nayak, Devanshi Chitalia, Julie Tran
SCAN Magazine, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

“Progress & Regression of Women’s Rights”
Summer Bradley, Madison Lammert
The Alestle, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

“S for Success”
Vivek Rao, Carson TerBush
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

“Learn More About Whale Sharks”
Elliott DeRose
The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

“Then to Now”
Natalie Parks
Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky


Illustration

First
“Pandemic Journalism: Until We Can Handshake Again”
Preston Randall
The Burr
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio

Second
“Learning with a disability”
Alieha Dryden
The Arbiter
Boise State University
Boise, Idaho

Third
“Sex & COVID”
Ndidi Nwosu
The Rice Thresher
Rice University
Houston, Texas

Fourth
“How the Tragic Dances”
Kire Torres
SCAN Magazine
Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Fifth
“The Cut: Inside the July Layoffs at SAIC”
Chanina Katz
F Newsmagazine
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Honorable mentions

“Trapped By My Addiction”
Nova Blanco Rico
CSUDH Bulletin, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, California

“Unsettled”
Leslie Douglas
Stephens Life, Stephens College, Columbia, MIssouri

“Stop mass shootings”
Caroline Bunder
Elon News Network, Elon  University, Elon, North Carolina

“Covid causes semester skips”
Shay Cohen
The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

“Chaos at the Capitol”
Amber Davis
The Collegian, Tarrant County College, Hurst, Texas