The “Best of the Web/Best of Digital” competition is an annual Web and app design contest for members of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. There are four categories to accommodate submissions ranging from individuals and small groups to department- and institution-wide projects. Judging will be done by Web and app design professionals and academics with a background in Web and app design and technology.
The competition has its own website that contains a variety of more information. Click here to submit entries.
The competition is offered as a collaboration between the Communication Technology and Visual Communication divisions of the AEJMC.
Submission deadline is April 16, 2017. There is no entry fee. See the Rules page for more information.
AEJMC’s VisCom Division provides a separate competition for non-digital work. More information about the Creative Projects Competition can be found here.
The Visual Communication Division has a full agenda planned for the 2017 AEJMC conference. Highlights include a preconference workshop with world-renowned data visualization expert Alberto Cairo, a luncheon with a past president of the Society for News Design, the annual teaching tips marathon cosponsored with Magazine Division, creative research, the Best of Digital awards presentation, and the latest research in our field.
Scholar and author Alberto Cairo will discuss his theory, practice and use of data visualizations in the journalism and mass communication classroom and industry. The preconference workshop is scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, August 8. Pre-registration is required, and you can sign up when you register for the conference. The workshop costs $30. Cairo’s books, The Functional Art and The Truthful Art, are essential reading for data visualization. His blog, The Functional Art, is updated with the latest in data visualization trends.
Susan Mango Curtis, past president of the Society for News Design and an associate professor at Northwestern University, and photojournalists from the Chicago Tribune will speak at the Visual Communication Division annual luncheon. Dine at Lawry’s The Prime Rib steakhouse in the McCormick mansion at 100 East Ontario Street, one block north of the Marriott.
The luncheon will be noon-1:30 p.m., Friday, August 11. Guests will have a choice of entrée (prime rib, salmon, or vegetarian lasagna) with a salad and dessert. Pre-registration is required and you can sign up when you register for the conference. The luncheon costs $40.
The 100th annual AEJMC conference is scheduled for August 9-12 at the Marriott Magnificent Mile in Chicago.