2022 Design of the Year

NSPA honors
top scholastic designs & illustrations

Nov. 12, 2022

National Scholastic Press Association salutes the winners of its 2022 Design of the Year competition.

NSPA’s Individual Awards are the top prizes in scholastic journalism, and the awards are a showcase of journalistic excellence.

Winners were announced during the Fall National High School Journalism Convention, Nov. 10-13, in St. Louis.


Newspaper Front Page

First Place
Emily Lichty, Gina Montagna, Elliot Lovitt, Easterly Yeaman
Eagle Edition
Episcopal School of Dallas
Dallas, Texas
The Reality of Dreams

Second Place
Sydney Newton
The Harbinger
Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas
Brace For Impact

Third Place
Ani Tutunjyan, Antony Nepeyvoda, Beverly Regino
The Mirror
Van Nuys High School
Van Nuys, California
Young. Black. American.

Fourth Place
Margot Blanco, Cayden Gu
The Campanile
Palo Alto High School
Palo Alto, California
Egg Wars A1

Fifth Place
Eden Wening
Southwords
Maine South High School
Park Ridge, Illinois
Just for Kicks

Honorable mentions

Francesca Stamati
The Harbinger, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas
Spot The Difference

Gina Montagna, Emily Lichty, Elisabeth Siegel
Eagle Edition, Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Strands of Identity

Ani Tutunjyan, Antony Nepeyvoda, Angela Proca
The Mirror, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, California
Modern Gender

Jacqueline Chang
The Accolade, Sunny Hills High School, Fullerton, California
Addressing the Code

Sharlene Chen, Bennie Chang
The Epic, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California
Issue 6


Newspaper Page/Spread

First Place
Srihari Yechangunja
The Sidekick
Coppell High School
Coppell, Texas
No. 3 centerspread

Second Place
Peyton Moore
The Harbinger
Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas
Oh Honey

Third Place
Makayla Wu, Juliette Bonacum, Alli Wang, Audrey Nguyen
Bear Witness
Branham High School
San Jose, California
Group Think

Fourth Place
Rachel Feinstein, Ken Ogata, Cole Sturino
The Campanile
Palo Alto High School
Palo Alto, California
The Delinquency Dilemma

Fifth Place
Georgia Ross, P.J. Bohjanen
The Rubicon
St. Paul Academy and Summit School
St. Paul, Minnesota
Spring Sports

Honorable mentions

Annabelle Miller
Messenger, Marquette High School, Chesterfield, Missouri
Conflict in Ukraine

Gianna Brogley, Braden Leung
The Campanile, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, California
The Hidden Killer

Staff
The Epitaph, Homestead High School, California, California
Spread Issue 6

Ani Tutunjyan, Antony Nepeyvoda
The Mirror, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, California
Modern Gender

Amber Birrell, Mae Richardson, Ritaja Subrahmanya
The Epitaph, Homestead High School, California, California
Spread Issue 7


Newsmagazine Cover

First Place
Sadie Moore, Anna Guan, Sarah Hale
The Edge
Pleasant Grove High School
Texarkana, Texas
Holidays

Second Place
Asher Wolfe
Red & Black
Lawrence High School
Lawrence, Kansas
Construction completed

Third Place
Grace Peng
The Messenger
Northview High School
Johns Creek, Georgia
Cheating

Fourth Place
Isabella del Nido
The Dispatch
James Bowie High School
Austin, Texas
1800-FASHI, Spring 2022

Fifth Place
Rosangel Flores-Rubio, Aala Basheir
The Little Hawk
Iowa City High School
Iowa City, Iowa
The New Laws of Teaching Race in Iowa

Honorable mentions

Makayla Archambeault
The Lancer Feed, Lafayette High School, Wildwood, Missouri
The List Edition

Riley Higgins
Spark, Lakota East High School, Liberty Township, Ohio
Issue 1

Grace Nugent
The Shield, McCallum High School, Austin, Texas
How masked is Mac?

Roqaya Elemenshawy, Kylie Skibitzki
Drops of Ink, Libertyville High School, Libertyville, Illinois
Progress

Angelyna Rodriguez, Gina Bernstein
The Muse, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida
Issue 2


Newsmagazine Page/Spread

First Place
Alexis Madlang
Fusion
Hagerty High School
Oviedo, Florida
Burn Out

Second Place
Will Cheng
West Side Story
Iowa City West High School
Iowa City, Iowa
Silenced speech

Third Place
Michaela Manfull
North Star
Francis Howell North High School
St. Charles, Missouri
Entertainment Page

Fourth Place
Brandon Parnell, Anna Anderson
Red & Black
Lawrence High School
Lawrence, Kansas
Normalizing slurs proves damaging

Fifth Place
Julie Wang, Ahona Dam, Julian Phillips
The Lion’s Roar
Newton South High School
Newton, Massachusetts
Gaining LIFE Experience

Honorable mentions

Morgan Chairs
North Star, Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, Missouri
New Construction Update

Lanie Sepehri
The Shield, McCallum High School, Austin, Texas
It’s time to write off annotation

Alissa Gary, Allison Robbert
The Muse, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida
Spring Pops

Mia Goldstein, Ella Rosewarne, Grace Wang
Voice, Community High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bloom

Derek Katzer
The Bell, Liberty High School, Liberty, Missouri
The American Epidemic: A new focus on student safety


Literary/Specialty Magazine Cover

First Place
Alexia Bodet, Minjae Hur
The Tartan
McLean High School
McLean, Virginia
The Tartan 

Second Place
Jennifer Banh
The Marquee
Marcus High School
Flower Mound, Texas
Cacophony

Third Place
Reese Lansman
Artifex
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Parkland, Florida
Fruit Salad 

Fourth Place
Pen Oldham, Weston Wharton
The Talon
Woodberry Forest School
Woodberry Forest, Virginia
The Talon 

Fifth Place
Cecilia Urbanski
Burn
Marian High School
Omaha, Nebraska
Spring 2022 

Honorable mentions

Tiffany Ngai
Verbatim, Westfield High School, Westfield, Indiana
Edition 3

Eva Orbock
Iliad Literary-Art Magazine, Clarke Central High School, Athens, Georgia
Astraeus

Elizabeth Foreman, Kate Hoppe, Scarlett Wharton
Burn, Marian High School, Omaha, Nebraska
Fall 

Ryan Thomas-Palmer, Felicity Rosa-Davies
Voice, Community High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Voice

Indigo Mudbhary, Odin Marin
LitMag, Lick-Wilmerding High School, San Francisco, California
2022 cover


Literary/Specialty Magazine Page/Spread

First Place
Pen Oldham, Isaac James, Aiden Moon
The Talon
Woodberry Forest School
Woodberry Forest, Virginia
The Composer’s Shadow Design

Second Place
Minjae Hur, Jackie Stoll
The Tartan
McLean High School
McLean, Virginia
Springtime Funeral

Third Place
Dixie Johnson, Aniyah Daniels, Karrington Howard
Psyche
Richland Northeast High School
Columbia, South Carolina
The Social Clock

Fourth Place
Reese Lansman
Artifex
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Parkland, Florida
Pome Divider

Fifth Place
Lisa Mimi Zhou
Panorama
Ladue Horton Watkins High School
St. Louis, Missouri
Postcards for a Distant Relative

Honorable mentions

Lucia Santaolalla, Nashitha Azeez, Amira Boutros
Dreamcatcher, Westwood High School, Austin, Texas
Spring Remains/Serenity

Eva Orbock, Amira Adkins, Temprince Battle
Iliad Literary-Art Magazine, Clarke Central High School, Athens, Georgia
A Young Black Girl and A Not So Social Butterfly

Reese Lansman
Artifex, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida
Regret

Olivia Hu
Panorama, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Missouri
The Girl with the Chestnut Hair

Conwell Morris
The Talon, Woodberry Forest School. Woodberry Forest, Virginia
Gone the Mask Design


Yearbook Spread

First Place
Gina Bernstein, Julia Smerling
The Marquee
Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
West Palm Beach, Florida
Freak Out!

Second Place
Jack Cohen
The ReMarker
St. Marks School of Texas
Dallas, Texas
First pep rally

Third Place
Sarena Wilkerson, Alexis Izaguirre, Eva Oberosler
Fusion
Hagerty High School
Oviedo, Florida
Pro Nouns

Fourth Place
Laurel Hansen
Brickhouse
Shawnee Mission North High School
Overland Park, Kansas
The Overall Experience

Fifth Place
Zoey Stanley
Reflections
Brighton High School
Brighton, Colorado
BHS Rivalry

Honorable mentions

Bridget Epstein
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas
Pep Assemblies

Catherine Biggers, Emma Lopez, America Venegas Lopez
The Lair, Leander High School, Leander, Texas
Head Above Water

Francheska Pontillas, Nikhita Tandon
Details, Whitney High School, Rocklin, California
Make your mark

Allison Huang
Traditions, Del Norte High School, San Diego, California
It’s a reason to fight for peace

Olivia Gray, Haley Black
Panther, H.B. Plant High School. Florida, Florida
Cookie Spread


Yearbook Theme Package

First Place
Sarena Wilkerson, Alexis Izaguirre
Fusion
Hagerty High School
Oviedo, Florida
Let’s try this again

Second Place
Camden Reeves, Thomas Philip
Marksmen, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, Texas
You never really leave

Third Place
Elise Aho, Jenaya Ripko, Ellie Rolfs, Zoey Stanley, Rose Weidemann
Reflections, Brighton High School, Brighton, Colorado
We’re not trying to convince everyone JUST YOU

Fourth Place
Vivian Dai, Ava Jiang, Bruce Le, Joyce Weng
Carillon, Bellaire High School, Bellaire, Texas
(RE)

Fifth Place
Faith Emmitte, Ava Bathurst
Ledoian, Aledo High School, Aledo, Texas
Listen Up

Honorable mentions

Carlos Mata
Brickhouse, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, Kansas
So Much Has Changed

Allison Huang
Traditions, Del Norte High School, San Diego, California
It’s just a year; Until It Isn’t

Louis Dell’Orco, Ben Peter, Lucy Hockerman, Margaret Mallow, Eilish Frissell
Pioneer, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, Missouri
piONEer

Fiona Ferguson, Emerson Linden, Dylan Melnick
Rambler, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Missouri
More is Now

Ella Hedin, Kinlee Roberts, Ashlyn Van Horn
Horizon, Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park, Kansas
how ‘bout NOW


Informational Graphic

First Place
Caroline Shen, Karen Wang, Raina Yang
The Phillipian
Phillips Academy
Andover, Massachusetts
Drugs and Alcohol

Second Place
Caroline Shen, Karen Wang, Raina Yang
The Phillipian
Phillips Academy
Andover, Massachusetts
Politics and Worldview

Third Place
Tristan Hernandez
Tracks
Cedar Park High School
Cedar Park, Texas
New & Noteworthy

Fourth Place
Andie Madding, Mary Barone
Spark
Lakota East High School
Liberty Township, Ohio
Spider-Man The Men Behind the Masks

Fifth Place
Disha Kumar
The Messenger
Northview High School
Johns Creek, Georgia
COVID-19 by the Numbers

Honorable mentions

Mac Huffman
Panorama, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Missouri
Nationwide numbers

Marissa Mathieson
Panorama, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Missouri
Coffee at a glance

Samantha Michaels
The Redwood Bark, Redwood High School, Larkspur, California
2022 College Football Playoff National Championship

Laurel Hansen
Brickhouse, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, Kansas
Media

Sophia Liu, Emma Kunitz, Julia Tullman
Rambler, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Missouri
Athletes All Around


Illustration

First Place
Angela Proca, Beverly Regino
The Mirror
Van Nuys High School
Van Nuys, California
Living at the intersection of two races

Second Place
Caroline Mascardo
West Side Story
Iowa City West High School
Iowa City, Iowa
Find WSS

Third Place
Maddy Graff, Danie Eaves, Katie Burke
The Lair
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
Shawnee, Kansas
Substances

Fourth Place
Natalie Ng
The Tartan
McLean High School
McLean, Virginia
Candy

Fifth Place
Beverly Regino
The Mirror
Van Nuys High School
Van Nuys, California
Hell on wheels

Honorable mentions

Angela Yang
The Tartan, McLean High School, McLean, Virginia
Faceted

Julia Landy, Mariajose Vera
The Eagle Eye, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida
Going Viral

Andie Madding
Spark, Lakota East High School, Liberty Township, Ohio
Liar Liar

Kaila Babyar
The Stampede, Metea Valley High School, Aurora, Illinois
School Discipline

Sarena Wilkerson
Fusion, Hagerty High School, Oviedo, Florida
Pro Nouns