Best of the Web/Best of Digital 2019 Competition

As this year’s deadline is approaching, I would like to draw CTEC members’ attention to the Best of the Web/Best of Digital competition. For those of you who are not familiar with this competition, here’s an overview of the competition, guidelines, and examples.

What is Best of the Web/Best of Digital?

The “Best of the Web/Best of Digital” competition is an annual Web and app design contest co-sponsored by the Communication Technology (CTEC) and Visual Communication (VisComm) Divisions of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC). Web or app entries submitted to this competition must advance education or research in journalism and/or mass communication. The contest is open to faculty and/or students who work for or attend an institution that is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) or are current (paid) members of the AEJMC. University and college staff are not eligible.

Overview

The competition consists of four categories: Individual/Team/Single class designation for Web and app, and Multiple class/Institution designation for Web and app. The Individual/Team/Single categories consist of entries that have been designed and/or created by an individual, a small team or a single class. The Multiple class/institution categories consist of entries that have been designed and/or created by several classes collaborating on a single project or by a school or department collaborating on a single project.

Web and app design professionals and academics with a background in Web and app design technology are responsible for judging the competition. Judging primarily focuses on the design, presentation, and technological components of the project.

The link to submit entries will be available on March 11, 2019, and will be located here: www.aejmcbestofweb.wordpress.com/submit. The submission deadline for this year’s competition is April 14, 2019. There is no entry fee.

Please spread the word among your colleagues and students. We particularly encourage submissions in the app categories. For more information, please contact Michael Fagans at mfagans@olemiss.edu or Su Jung Kim at sujung.kim@usc.edu. We also welcome professionals and academics with a background in in Web and app design technology who would like to volunteer to be a judge for the 2019 competition. Please contact Michael or Su Jung if you are interested.

See you in Toronto!

Michael & Su Jung

Best of the Web/Best of Digital Competition Chairs

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