2022 Multimodal Contest Winners
Unfortunately, we had to take a pause in the competition in 2021 due to COVID-19. So, this is our welcome back year for the Multimodal Contest and we had a great turnout, with eight schools and winners for this year. The Grand Prize Winner for this year comes from the School of Communications. The group consisted of: Noah Jordan, Michael Faccibene, Jess Kalinowski. Congratulations to them, and congratulations to all of the winners from this year. Let’s take a look at the rest!
School of Arts and Sciences
The winner for this category was Emily Holland, she made an infographic entitled “Peer Review Activities in Classrooms: Current Difficulties and Solutions.” The piece is for anyone interested in peer editing, and is supposed to persuade readers of the problems with the typical peer review process and inform them of potential solutions. This infographic appeals to those interested in education such as teachers, college students in educational programs, parents, or professors. It works to demonstrate to readers the problems with the typical peer review process along with potential solutions.
The runner-up for this category was Kayla Jacobs for creating a podcast entitled, “Nansemond River High School Vs. The Lion King: Copyright Claims.” The podcast presents an interesting case of copyright using energetic storytelling to entertain and educate the audience on a prevalent issue in theater communities. The podcast presents an interesting case of copyright using energetic storytelling to entertain and educate the audience on a prevalent issue in theater communities.
School of Communications
The winners for this category and the Grand Prize Winners, were Noah Jordan, Michael Faccibene, Jess Kalinowski. For their piece titled, “Reddit as a Marketing Tool.” The project is for small business owners who are looking to expand their business in both popularity and sales, and to inform people about the untapped potential of Reddit as a marketing tool and we hope our audience will use this text as a guide for future company success in that field. This white paper document shines light on the untapped potential of Reddit as a marketing tool. This document uses text and images that are visually appealing and keep a simple yet professional appearance to ensure the audience understands the message.
The runner-up for this category was Ana Martinez-Valles for creating a motion design called, “Make your Bed”. This motion picture video works to serve as inspiration for people to start their day off strong with a positive task. It helps to encourage students especially to do something easy at the beginning of the day.
School of Education
The winner for this category was Jack Corby. He made an advocacy brief titled, “The Benefits of Place-Based Education (PBE) and the Need For More Research.” The project is for, the superintendents of Washington DC, Houston, TX, and Oakland, CA school districts, as the brief is advocating for Place Based Education in those three districts. The point is to inform about PBE, advocate for it, and highlight the need for it. The advocacy brief is intended to be viewed by the superintendents of Washington DC, Houston, TX, and Oakland, CA school districts with the focus being on Place Based Education. It uses clear and concise language, in depth background research, and calls the districts to action to emphasize its message
The runner-up for this category was Lila Cohen for creating an Advocacy Brief/Infographic called, “Supporting Breastfeeding in the Workplace”. This piece is an advocacy brief paired with an infographic that showcases the importance of breastfeeding and inspires employers to be intentional about supporting breastfeeding in the workplace.
School of Health and Sciences
The winner for this category was Jennifer Gehrin, who made an infographic entitled, “Central Sensitization Patient Handout.” The infographic is to provide education to patients about their pain, it can be used during treatment to help physical therapists explain chronic pain in patient centered language. Its purpose is to provide education to patients about their pain, it can be used during treatment to help physical therapists explain chronic pain in patient centered language. This infographic works to provide patient education and aid in treatment and understanding of chronic pain. It can also be used as an educational tool for physical therapists as a tool to explain a patient’s diagnosis.
The runner-up for this category was Brendal Vargo, Shannon Franklin, Nathan Tometich for their poster called, “Poor Concurrent Validity of Wearable Sensors for Joint Angle Measurement During Gait.” This poster’s intended audience includes physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, and biomechanists. It works to educate on what technology is the most valid during gait analysis and emphasizes the importance of assessing gait.
School of Law
The winner for this category was Cassandra Saxton for her drawing, “A Word in 420.” The piece is for other law students, and is supposed to specify a complex emotion. This artwork represents the guilt and pressure felt by black law students in a relatable way, expressed through words and a visual. It helps to specify and visualize a complex emotion.
The runner-up for this category was Destinee Astheimer for a video presentation titled, “Negotiating Service Agreements”. This video presentation aims to inform the audience of the best ways to negotiate service agreements and why exactly it is important to negotiate them. The end goal is to help the viewer to create service agreements that are beneficial to them as either a consumer or providers.
The group winners for this category was Julianna Fazzino, Abby Hollenbeck, Emma Brunell, Ben Kaplan, Alyssa Wise, for their magazine titled “The Crisis of Somalia: The Terror of Al-Shabab”. This booklet targets college students to educate them on the crisis in Somalia. It is also a useful tool for local organizations and research groups to explore this issue and others similar in declining countries.
The winner for this category was Kayla Shaw, for a Table Tents titled “Blue Ribbon Diner Seasonal Table Tents”. These table tents were designed to persuade people to try out one of Blue Ribbon Diner’s specialty seasonal milkshakes. The table tents strive to amplify in-store visitation by both new and loyal customers and frequent revisitation to exponentially increase revenue.
The runner-up for this category was M J Segal for creating a Legal Brief titled, “Public Housing Eviction Due to Death of Guardian Brief”. This legal brief was used in a small claims court. The case worked to preserve Section 8 housing for two children who lost their sole caretaker, their mother, to COVID-19 and help really share the main points of the argument.
The winner for this category was Lily Kays, for the podcast she created called “Queer and Divine: Conversations with Spirit and Pride”. The podcast’s audience is intended to be students who identify in the LGBTQ+ community who also have a religious and spiritual identity (or lack thereof). It creates a space for guests to share their stories as a way of educating or sharing their messages to others and works to make people feel like they are not alone in their own journeys within an intersection that is not often discussed.
Check it out!
The runner-up for this category was Ridley Randolph for creating a promotional video entitled, “GLC Elon Day”. This promotional video uses an original jingle to add a unique spin to promote and express the values and mission of the Gender and LGBTQIA Center to encourage donors and educate them on what the office does.