2022 Steal this Idea Winners Annouced

Below you will find the list of award winners for the 2022 Steal this Idea competition. View the gallery to see the submission artwork.

2022 Steal this Idea Gallery

Best in Show

The 2022 Steal this Idea Best in Show recipient is California State University-Sacramento's Visiting Artists Calendar by Erin Umipeg.

For the Fall 2021, Visiting Artists campaign the designer’s concept started with a quote she came across by Stephen Sondheim. “White. A blank page or canvas. So many possibilities”. The idea is that every artist, no matter the medium, always starts with a blank canvas of some kind.

In all of the pieces of the campaign, you will notice the texture of a white canvas is used for the background. Umipeg then explored eight different mediums and combined fine arts with digital arts to showcase throughout the campaign. The eight different mediums she explored were a pen doodle, watercolor, splattered multimedia ink, markers, digital graphic pattern with a scanner, acrylic paint, pastel, and photography.

Visiting Artists Calendar
Animations
Professional  
  • First: Snack & Chat Instastory Motion Graphic; UNC Charlotte; Isaac Cowles
  • Second: We're Hiring Animation; Sacramento State; Diana Lee
  • Third: Chairling GIFs; University of Wisconsin–Madison; Isabel Finn, Emily Siderits, Jordan Grob, Clara Huskin, Annika Carter, Max Homstad, Jessalyn Mailoa, Megan Breene, Aishwarya Gouthaman
  • Honorable Mention: 5k Animation; Sacramento State; Diana Lee

Student         
  • First: Yoga Night Animation; Sacramento State; Gevon Rubi
Brochures
Professional  
  • First: We Are Here; CSUN; James Matzen
  • Second: Student Affairs at a Glance; UNC Charlotte; Kyahdric Moses
  • Third: Return To Campus Living Mailer; UNC Charlotte; Max Hofmann
  • Honorable Mention: Union WELL, Inc. Brochure; Sacramento State; Diana Lee

Student         
  • First: Health and Wellness Coaching Brochure; IUPUI; Rachel Knierman
  • Second: Discover the Greek in You Brochure; University of Houston; Bereniz Velazquez
  • Third: Elliott Student Union Information; University of Central Missouri; Cammie Lasswell
Calendars/Schedules
Professional  
  • First: Visiting Artists Calendar; Sacramento State; Erin Umipeg
  • Second: CAB Calendar; UNC Charlotte; Kyahdric Moses
  • Third: Campus Activity Board Schedules; University of West Florida; Rachel Gibbs, Bailey Walker, Shelley Henseler
  • Honorable Mention: Welcome Home Passport; Miami University; Tiffany Harrison, Ryan Kwapniowski 

Student
  • First: Monthly Wallpapers; University of Wisconsin–Madison; Clara Huskin, Aishwarya Gouthaman, Annika Carter, Jessalyn Mailoa, Max Homstad, Channing Smith, Cecilia Brozynski
  • Second: “Black Joy:” Black History Month 2021; The Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland;  Roshni Patel, Le-Roy Battle, Jordan Bryant, Eva Quintos Tennant
  • Third: UPC Calendars; University of North Texas; Rebs Beers, Taylor Ellison, Peyton Pogue
  • Honorable Mention: 2021/2022 Fine Arts Series; University of North Texas; Tama  Higuchi-Roos
Cards/Invitations
Professional  
  • First: Punny Recognition Cards; The Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland; Whitney Schepf, Kalia Patricio
  • Second: Adventures in Yum Card; Sacramento State; Diana Lee
  • Third: Year End Celebration; CSUN; James Matzen
  • Honorable Mention: LSC Dining Coupons; Colorado State University; Ethan Worker

Student         
  • First: Postcard for Quarantine Students; Colorado State University; Leo Andrade
  • Second: IUPUI Family Postcard; IUPUI; J Hashagen
  • Third: AROdynamic spACE; CSUN; Mirna Girgis
  • Honorable Mention: Bi, Pan, Poly Power; CSUN; Ina Lim
COVID-19 Materials
Professional  
  • First: Face Covering Design Contest: Student Center Board Activity; University of California, Irvine;
    • Student Center Board of Advisors: Muhammad Twaha Ibrahim, Kalani Phillips, Josiah Roland Nebalasca Huse, Alexis Bright, Aman Cheta Burji, Zahra Montazeri, Melika Pirodan, Shriya Samudrala, Sandeep Singh Sidhu, John Tolipani, Shuhan Wang, Maria Samy William Yacoub, Hannah Quach, Reginald Gartner, Ed E-Nunu, Greg Rothberg, Amy D. Schulz, Stephanie Van Ginkel, Toby Woodward
    • Student Center Marketing: Brian Petyo, Diana Schombert
    • Student Center Event Planners: Sarah Prom, Jackie Kuniyoshi, Laura Depin, John Duong
    • Student Center Maintenance: John Ma
  • Second: Mask Up Campaign; University of Wisconsin–Madison; Isabel Finn, Emily Siderits, Jordan Grob, Jessalyn Mailoa, Channing Smith
  • Third: 2021 COVID Color of Safety Wristband System & Branded PPE; Associated Students of San Francisco State University; Lauren Hohls, Shirley Ma Wong 

Student         
  • First: Wellness Days; Indiana University Bloomington; Skye Spalding, Bre Castaneda
  • Second: COVID-19 IRL Digital Campaign; Western Washington University; Hunter Stuehm, Aubrie Rice 
Digital Campaigns
Professional  
  • First: Digital Campaign for Weeks of Welcome VCU Fall '21; Virginia Commonwealth University; Laura O'Brien
  • Second: Intramural Digital Campaign; Sacramento State; Diana Lee
  • Third: Crimson Cupboard Food Pantry; Indiana University Bloomington; Cheryl Paul, Bre Castaneda
  • Honorable Mention: Winter Virtual Scavenger Hunt; University of California, Irvine;
    • Student Center Board of Advisors: Muhammad Twaha Ibrahim, Kalani Phillips, Josiah Roland Nebalasca Huse, Alexis Bright, Aman Cheta Burji, Zahra Montazeri, Melika Pirodan, Shriya Samudrala, Sandeep Singh Sidhu, John Tolipani, Shuhan Wang, Maria Samy William Yacoub, Hannah Quach, Reginald Gartner, Ed E-Nunu, Greg Rothberg, Amy D. Schulz, Stephanie Van Ginkel, Toby Woodward
    • Student Center Marketing: Brian Petyo, Diana Schombert, Jessie Chang, Mariko Herrera
    • Student Center Event Planners: Jackie Kuniyoshi, Maggie Heimann, Angela Lew

Student         
  • First: 2021 Virtual Spring Concert; Associated Students Inc., California State University Fullerton; Bill Matthew Dee, YueTong Tsen
  • Second: 14th Annual Fire on the Fountain; Associated Students, SJSU; Skye Ocaranza
  • Third: Pride Month 2021: Glitching the Cis-Tem; The Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland; Hyejin Jo, Dorothy Kou, Tara N Youngborg
  • Honorable Mention: Tarot Card Reading; Associated Students, SJSU; Skye Ocaranza 
Interior/Wall Art
Professional  
  • First: UMC Photo Spot; University of Colorado Boulder; Diana Duffy, Nathan Schiro
  • Second: Fall & Wisconsin Union Directorate Look 2021; University of Wisconsin–Madison; Megan Breene, Tamsin Ford, Vicki Keegan

Student         
  • First: TBB Signage; Associated Students Inc., California State University Fullerton; Alyssa Fujiwara
  • Second: UWSP CASE/SPIN Agamograph Dreyfus University Center Concourse Installation; UW-Stevens Point; Casey Nieman
  • Third: Center for Veteran and Military Students' Veteran’s Day Display; Indiana University Bloomington; Lucas Beam, Cheryl Paul
  • Honorable Mention: TV Display Screen; The University of Texas at San Antonio, Student Union; Imani Young
Logo/Brand Identity
Professional  
  • First: Baylor Activities Council; Baylor University; Jordy Dickey, Tanner Freeman
  • Second: TerraPeers; The Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland; Whitney Schepf, Stephanie Payne-Roberts, Ayush Pokharel, Sophia Franklin, Kaitlyn Myles, Stephanie Laporte, Eva Quintos Tennant
  • Third: The Pantry; Associated Students Inc., California State University Fullerton; Mike Greenlee
  • Honorable Mention: Pete's Pantry; Oklahoma State University; Kailey Bookout 

Student
  • First: Summer Trivia; CSUN; Cayti Dilley
  • Second: UWSP Campus Activities and Student Engagement Re-Brand; UW-Stevens Point; Casey Nieman
  • Third: Council for Inclusive Excellence Logo; Colorado State University; Leo Andrade
  • Honorable Mention: Summer Steps; CSUN; Leila Mirfakhraei
Miscellaneous
Professional 
  • First: 2020-2021 Annual Report; Associated Students of San Francisco State University; Lauren Hohls, Denis Makhlin, Miwa Brioso, Shirley Ma Wong, Tri Nguyen
  • Second: High-Impact Practices (HIP) Badge Icons; University of West Florida; Rachel Gibbs, Shelley Henseler
  • Third: LSC Advertising Campaign; Colorado State University; Ethan Worker
  • Honorable Mention: Self-Serve Commuter Locker App; University of California, Irvine; Amy Schulz, Kyle Rowen, Joe Ayoub, Kendi Rosas Goss, Jerome Chuang, Brian Petyo, Diana Schombert, JD Loke, Dani Lowe, Arthur Lafrance, Tiffany Wu, Daniel Koo, Ashlyn Riambon 

Student
  • First: National Album Day; University of North Texas; Juliana Hernandez, Rishi Choudhary, Macy Mcclish, Sydney Washington
  • Second: ASI/CSUF Sticker Pack; Associated Students Inc., California State University Fullerton; Alden Brownstone, Isa Ruiz, Alyssa Fujiwara, Felipe Reblora, and YueTong Tsen
  • Third: AS SJSU Miscellaneous Stickers; Associated Students, SJSU; Casa Chen, Crystal Yu, Cassandra Nguyen
  • Honorable Mention: Sustainability Bag; The University of Texas at San Antonio, Student Union; Imani Young
Multi-Page Publications
Professional 
  • First: Annual Report 2020-21; The Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland; Whitney Schepf, Eva Quintos Tennant, Sophie Tullier
  • Second: Fraternity And Sorority Life Basecamp Booklet; University of Wyoming; Sabrina Kaufman
  • Third: Wyoming Union Emergency; University of Wyoming; Sabrina Kaufman
  • Honorable Mention: Division of Student Affairs: Annual Report; UNC Charlotte; Benjamin Moten

Student
  • First: AS SJSU Annual Report; Associated Students, SJSU; Cassandra Nguyen, Crystal Yu
  • Second: Houston Panhellenic Lookbook 2021; University of Houston; Ashley Villalta
Posters
Professional
  • First: Drag Queen Bingo Poster; Sacramento State; Erin Umipeg
  • Second: A Tribe Quartet Poster; Sacramento State; Erin Umipeg
  • Third: Bob Ross Paint Night; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Natalie Pechman, Jody Mahaffey, Chloe Johanssen, Garnette Kuznia
  • Honorable Mention: Building Frameworks to Become an Anti-Racist Community; CSUN; James Matzen

Student
  • First: The Herald Poster; Sacramento State; Samantha Zumaran
  • Second: Fat, Queer Power; CSUN; Cayti Dilley
  • Third: Adventure Awaits Poster; University of Houston; Christie Le
  • Honorable Mention: Out to Lunch; University of Houston; Jakob Hoffmann
Promotional Campaigns
Professional  
  • First: Fiesta Live 2021 Marketing; University of Houston; Thao Nguyen, Bereniz Velazquez, Ashley Villalta, Erika Mejia
  • Second: Union After Dark; University of Wyoming; Sabrina Kaufman
  • Third: Argo Arrival Welcome Week; University of West Florida; Rachel Gibbs; Shelley Henseler
  • Honorable Mention: “We’re All Under The Same Sky:” Spring 2021 All Niter; The Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland; Whitney Schepf, Laura Hood

Student
  • First: Year of Wellness; Indiana University Bloomington; Aubrey Housand, Bre Castaneda, Cheryl Paul
  • Second: VCU Homecoming 2021: State of the Art; Virginia Commonwealth University; Joelle Mitchell, Ryan Cuming, Marshall Pitman, Hannah Jackson, Supervisor: Laura O’Brien
  • Third: Student Communication Plan – Flock Dock; University of West Florida; Rachel Gibbs, Shelley Henseler, Lily Plum
  • Honorable Mention: Concert at the Becker; Associated Students Inc., California State University Fullerton; Felipe Reblora
Promotional Products
Professional  
  • First: Game Day Spirit Bracelets; Oklahoma State University; Debbie Shotwell
  • Second: I AM [a SOPHO] MORE #UMD2024 Buttons and Stickers; The Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland; Eva Quintos Tennant, Tracy Kiras, Zimri Diaz, Laura Hood, Dan Hairfield
  • Third: Fit Friday; University of Wisconsin–Madison; Isabel Finn, Emily Siderits, Jordan Grob, Sam Molinaro, Annika Carter, Max Homstad
  • Honorable Mention: USU Sticker Sheet; Cal State San Marcos; Anthony Ferrer

Student
  • First: Vote Tote; Chapman University; Audrey Woodward
  • Second: “Celebrar, Educar, y Dar:” Latinx Heritage Month 2021 T-shirts and Stickers; The Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland; Hyejin Jo, Alex Mullen, Yvette Lerma Jones, Michelle Aguilar
  • Third: UPC Sticker Sheet; University of North Texas; Rebs Beers
  • Honorable Mention: Hello Winter Sticker Sheet; University of Central Missouri; Cammie Lasswell
Signs/Banners
Professional  
  • First: Esports Arena; Oklahoma State University; Kailey Bookout
  • Second: New Heart of Campus Fence Graphic; CSUN; James Matzen
  • Third: 2021 Regatta Signs and Banners; IUPUI; Nathan Mugg
  • Honorable Mention: Have a Great Summer Banner; Sacramento State; Erin Umipeg

Student         
  • First: Welcome Banners; University of North Texas; Tama Higuchi-Roos
  • Second: Self-Care Banners; IUPUI; Adair Allen
  • Third: Signs and Banners Weeks of Welcome VCU 2021; Virginia Commonwealth University; Chris Cole, Lex Coelho, Laura O’Brien
Social Media Campaigns
Professional  
  • First: USU Hiring 2021; Cal State San Marcos; Hunter Chanove, Anthony Ferrer, Sebastian Ayala
  • Second: Student Engagement Campaign; Oklahoma State University; Kailey Bookout, Jenna Murray
  • Third: Welcome Back Week; CSUN; James Matzen
  • Honorable Mention: Skeleton on The Shelf Social Media Campaign; Sacramento State; Erin Umipeg

Student         
  • First: 2021 ASI Elections; Associated Students Inc., California State University Fullerton; Jessi Vaage
  • Second: Food for Thought; Chapman University; Victoria Bello
  • Third: “So Now What?:” Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021; The Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland; Roshni Patel, Dorothy Kou, Jackie Liu
  • Honorable Mention: Yesterday's Struggles in Today's Times; CSUN; Ina Lim
T-Shirts
Professional  
  • First: HOME Shirt; UNC Charlotte; Max Hofmann
  • Second: New Look for Staff T-Shirts; University of California, Irvine; Vivian Lin, Diana Schombert, Brian Petyo, Kendi Rosas Goss, Joe Ayoub, Hung Pham
  • Third: University Student Union Shirts; Cal State San Marcos; Hunter Chanove, Anthony Ferrer, Sebastian Ayala, Mason Broadway, Grace Davis, Jillian Saputo
  • Honorable Mention: UNIQUE Nooner; Sacramento State; Erin Umipeg

Student
  • First: Winter Wonderland T-Shirts; University of Houston; Christie Le, Christopher Edwards
  • Second: 59th Birthday Bash; University of Central Missouri;  Cammie Lasswell
  • Third: BAMSA T-Shirts; University of Houston; Bereniz Velazquez
  • Honorable Mention: Class of 2022 Shirt; The University of Texas at San Antonio; Student Union; Imani Young
Videos
Professional  
  • First: Student Org Fair; Cal State San Marcos; Sebastian Ayala, Hunter Chanove
  • Second: Google Hiring Video; Cal State San Marcos; Anthony Ferrer
  • Third: A Year Like No Other: A Look Back; The Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland; Eva Quintos Tennant, Chris Hegwood, Donna Lim, Robert Gewain, Yvette Lerma-Jones, Whitney Schepf, Brandon Smith, Marsha Guenzler-Stevens
  • Honorable Mention: Year End Video 2020; University of Wisconsin–Madison; Monica Slater, Sam Molinaro, Tack Video, John Zwick, Elyza Parker

Student
  • First: Welcome Back to CSUN and Your University Student Union; CSUN; David Tschan, Mifiel Valdes
  • Second: Bowling for Soup - TikTok Promo; University of Central Missouri; Cammie Lasswell, Myah Duncan
  • Third: Welcome Back to the Student Recreation Center; CSUN; Mifiel Valdes
  • Honorable Mention: Care Referral Video; Indiana University Bloomington; Khyler Runnels, Joli Finley, Chris Howell
Websites
Professional  
  • First: Web Theme Redesign; University of Wisconsin–Madison; Tamsin Ford, Megan Breene, Monica Slater
  • Second: Annual Report; CSUN; Steven Wein, James Matzen
  • Third: Titan Rec App; Associated Students Inc., California State University Fullerton; Mike Greenlee
  • Honorable Mention: Employee Thank You Gift; University of California, Irvine; Brice Kikuchi, Amy Schulz, Norma Yanni, Brian Petyo, Diana Schombert, Jackie Kuniyoshi, Tony Gonzalez, John Loke, Vivian Lin, Dachele Alo

Student
  • First: 2021 Associated Students of SFSU Website; Associated Students of San Francisco State University; Denis Makhlin, Miwa Brioso, Kyra Young
  • Second: Website - Storytelling in Marketing; Colorado State University; Leo Andrade

Steal this Idea Competition Information

Submission Process

Submission for this competition are now closed.

Eligibility

Steal this Idea is open to any professional or student working within college unions and student activities at an ACUI member institution. Submitted entries must have been created within the calendar year. Additional entry details may be found on the submission form.

Entry Fee

An entry fee is required for all entries and must be paid prior to judging. The fee will be $50 for the first entry from an institution, then $40 for each additional entry.

Selection

ACUI selects judges from across the United States to determine the first place through honorable mention in each category. Criteria includes concept, design, editorial content, and effectiveness. Best in Show is chosen from the first place winners in all categories. Winning entries are featured in The Bulletin and published online. Best in Show is announced during The Honors at the Annual Conference.

categories

Brochures
Calendars/schedules
Cards/invitations
COVID-19 Materials
Digital campaign
Interior/wall art
Logo/brand identity
Miscellaneous
Multi-page publications
Posters
Promotional campaigns
Promotional products
Signs/banners
Social media campaign
T-shirts
Video and animation
Website