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Visual communications students recognized by international organization

School of Journalism and Mass Communications visual communications students will be honored for excellence in design at the 2021 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication virtual conference on Aug. 4.

AEJMC is the country’s oldest organization of college-level journalism and mass communications educators. Students competed against some of the top journalism and visual communications programs from around the world.

“Our visual communications students do such incredible work, and I am always so proud when they receive recognition for their talent,” says vis comm sequence head Tara Mortensen. “The AEJMC awards are particularly valuable because their work will be seen by a national and international audience of peers, designers, and educators. Ours is truly a top visual communication program!”

2021 AEJMC Visual Communications Best of Design award-winners:


First Place in Editorial, Interactive and Motion Design

Ryan Richson, Rock the Vote

Best in PSA

Carolina Moore, Libby Breeze and Sarah Massengale, Digital Accessibility for UofSC

Best in Editorial Spread or Feature Design

Emily Schoonover, Interactive Tarot Card Spread

Best in Journalism Still

Best in Environmental Design

Best in Cover Design

Best in Printed Annual Reports, Brochures and Catalog

Best in Integrated Campaigns

Second Place Visual Identity and Branding

Second Place in Photography

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