Announcing our 2018 Student Competition Winners!

After a fun day of judging in March, we've got our top winners in our 2018 Student Design Competition! We'll be announcing them all week long and updating the list here each day.

This year's competition was our 20th annual student competition. Our wonderful panel of judges had a hard decision making their picks from all the great work submitted, but after multiple rounds of judging, they selected first, second and third-place winners as well as 4 runner-ups. Click their names below to see their winning work.

Congrats to all our winners and to all the wonderful entries we received! 


First Place and Recipient of the Mitch Shostak Award*
Kori Webb

School: University of North Texas
Level: Junior
Instructor: Karen Dorff
Category: How-To Magazine

*Who's Mitch Shostak?
Our top prize is given to honor Mitch Shostak, a dear and dedicated friend of SPD who passed away on June 25, 2014. The former SPD board member had worked at numerous publications before opening Shostak Studios in 1993 where he continued to produce volumes of work for a number of clients. Mitch was widely respected as one of the country's leading publication designers. Committed and passionate in his teaching at the School of Visual Arts and mentoring in his own design studio, Mitch inspired his peers as well as many new generations of designers and art directors. We dedicate our top Student Design Competition prize to him in remembrance of his life and work.
 


Second Place and Recipient of the B.W. Honeycutt Award*
Matt Adkin

School: Norwich University of the Arts
Level: Third Year (Senior)
Instructor: Glen Robinson
Category: News Magazine

*Who's B.W. Honeycutt?
The second-place prize is our B.W. Honeycutt Award, given to honor the life and work of Bruce W. Honeycutt who died on January 12, 1994 at the age of 40. As the former Art Director of Details magazine, his redesign helped it earn accolades such as "Magazine of the Year" from Advertising Age and "Top Hottest Magazine" from Adweek. Honeycutt's work has been recognized by SPD, AIGA, and the Art Directors Club of New York amongst others. He taught publication design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and attended North Carolina University at Chapel Hill.  


Third Place
Marissa Bronson

School: California State University, Fullerton
Level: Senior
Instructor: Yoon Han
Category: How-To Magazine


Fourth Place
Mackenzie Gaul

School: Temple University, Tyler School of Art
Level: Junior
Instructor: Melissa McFeeters
Category: How-To Magazine


Fifth Place
Tong Li

School: University of Missouri, Columbia
Level: Senior
Instructor: Tom White
Category: How-To Magazine


Sixth Place
Luke Cline

School: Kutztown University
Level: Junior
Instructor: Elaine Cunfer
Category: How-To Magazine


Seventh Place
Sommer Montenegro

School: Kutztown University
Level: Junior
Instructor: Elaine Cunfer
Category: How-To Magazine