UNT named ‘best school’ in national creative competition

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 09:47
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DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas received “Best of School” and 17 other awards in the 16th annual National Student Show and Conference.

Students from the College of Visual Arts and Design and Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism earned a total of $12,400, representing 62 percent of the total prize money awarded by the competition this year. 

The National Student Show and Conference gives collegiate designers, illustrators, photographers, writers, motion designers and art directors an opportunity to submit their work in a juried competition. Each year, the creative competition awards $20,000 in scholarships and prizes across nine categories including advertising, general design, illustration, interactive design, motion design, photography, portfolio, publication and retail. 

UNT students were recognized for their exceptional work in everything from advertising print and video to design for branding campaigns, retail packaging and mobile apps. 

BEST OF SCHOOL AWARD | $1,000

University of North Texas 

 

BEST OF CATEGORY | $200

Adeline Fortenberry (CVAD)

Submission Type: Advertising Print

Client: Q’s Cafe Ad Series

 

Frank Julion Polk IV, Chloe Gordon, Brealyn Burns, Stephanie Meyer, Mujtaba Raza Zaheer, Christopher Willis, Joshua Kilbane and Malachi Ball (Mayborn)

Submission Type: Advertising Video

Client: Lawry’s 

 

Hana Snell (CVAD)

Submission Type: Annual Report

Client: Eataly 

 

Kristina Armitage (CVAD)

Submission Type: Poster

Client: Cosi Fan Tutte

 

Brandon Gunderson (CVAD)

Submission Type: Mobile App

Client: Penguin Digital Library

 

Ashley Roy (CVAD)

Submission Type: Branding Campaign

Client: Keela Cup

 

Ashley Roy (CVAD)

Submission Type: Retail Packaging 

Client: Gillette Hapi

 

BEST OF AWARDS | $500

Jeff Barfoot Best Concept Award

Chen Lin (CVAD)

Client: Dallas Symphony Orchestra

 

Best of Show Award

Hana Snell (CVAD)

Client: Eataly

 

JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARDS | $500

Judge Krista McCrimmon’s award

Hana Snell (CVAD)

Client: Eataly

 

Judge Devin O’Bryan’s award

Ashley Roy (CVAD)

Client: Keela Cup

 

Judge Trevor Bassett’s award

Annie Nguyen (CVAD)

Client: Senior Portfolio

 

Judge Christina Childress’s award

Annie Nguyen (CVAD)

Client: Simply Asia

 

PORTFOLIO AWARDS | $1,000-$2,500

Bart Forbes Best Illustration Portfolio: $2,500

Chelsea Tolin (CVAD)

 

Dick Sloan Best Junior Portfolio: $1,500

Hana Snell (CVAD)

 

Senior Portfolio–Gold: $2,000

Ashley Roy (CVAD)

 

Senior Portfolio–Silver: $1,000

Annie Nguyen (CVAD)

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

Media Contacts:

Heather Noel
heather.noel@unt.edu
940-369-8218