2021 Michigan APME-Newspaper Contest

Best Illustration or Graphic ( Division III)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Grand Rapids Press
    Entry Title: Creating chaos: The transfer portal is changing the college sports landscape
    Entry Credit: Chris Morris
    Judge Comment: Whether you are a sports fan or not anyone who sees this illustration is going to dive into the story that accompanies it. Perfect blend of wit and color using the recognizable college logos in unique way. A clear winner and text book example of what an illustration should bring to an issue or topic.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Detroit Free Press
    Entry Title: Miggy 500: Swing music
    Entry Credit: Ryan Ford
    Judge Comment: Whether you have never heard of Miguel Cabrera or not this excellent info-graphic is a perfect way to understand the impact of his career in baseball. The presentation is clean and easy to digest. It doesn't overwhelm like other info-graphics can at times. And the research behind all the numbers was no small task. Excellent visual journalism.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Grand Rapids Press
    Entry Title: Go! Your summertime guide to hitting the road
    Entry Credit: Andrea Levy
    Judge Comment: No one could pick up this guide and not want to open it after seeing such an amazing cover. The illustration simply makes the reader want to head for the beach or a park or a get-away spot right way. Very well designed and great use of color.