2021 Steal this Idea Winners Annouced

Below you will find the list of award winners for the 2021 Steal this Idea competition. View the gallery to see the submission artwork.

2021 Steal this Idea Gallery

Best in Show

The 2021 Steal this Idea Best in Show recipient is California State University–Sacramento’s Poster for Sacramento Taiko Dan by Camille Carandang.

This poster demonstrated the use of meaningful imagery, design concept, and thematic elements that are tied not only to the performance being promoted but also the date and theme of the event. Coherency, high design, and a blend of traditional and modern techniques made for a one-of-a-kind result.

Poster for Sacramento Taiko Dan
Brochures
Professional  
  • First: Egg Brochure; University of Delaware; Abby Phillips
  • Second: UIC Dining Services - For the Love of Food; University of Illinois–Chicago; Jason Dabrowski
  • Third: Collegiate Recovery Community Brochure; IUPUI; Nathan Mugg, Mary Olk
  • Honorable Mention: CLASS Recruitment; University of Houston; Thao Nguyen

Student         
  • First: Spring 2020 Visiting Artist Brochure; California State University–Sacramento; Patty Gomez
  • Second: University Store Brochure; Oklahoma State University; Megan Germundson
Calendars/Schedules
Professional  
  • First: Monthly Wallpaper Calendars; University of Wisconsin–Madison; Isabel Finn, Megan Breene, Jessalyn Mailoa, Channing Smith, Max Homstad, Tamsin Ford
  • Second: CAB Events Newsletter; University of North Carolina–Charlotte; Kyahdric Moses
  • Third: Homecoming at STAMP 2020; University of Maryland; Whitney Schepf, Laura Hood
  • Honorable Mention: Weeks of Welcome Schedule; IUPUI; Nathan Mugg

Student
  • First: Titan Recreation Spring 2021 Calendar of Events; California State University–Fullerton; YueTong Tsen, Bill Matthew Dee
  • Second: Union Birthday Bash; University of Central Missouri; Cammie Laswell
  • Third: CDI Spring 2020 Workshop; University of Houston; Ashley Villalta
  • Honorable Mention: TUSC Thanksgiving on Campus; Tufts University; Raga Chilakamarri
Cards/Invitations
Professional  
  • First: Donor Relations Holiday Card; University of Wisconsin–Madison; Jessica Seeland, Channing Smith, Tamsin Ford
  • Second: Flyer Card for A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, & a Prayer (MMRP); California State University–Sacramento; Diana Lee
  • Third: Enslavement and Mass Incarceration; California State University–Northridge; James Matzen, Tanya Fernandez, Amina Hopkins
  • Honorable Mention: Every Voice Counts; California State University–Northridge; James Matzen, Stephanie Ruiz, Amina Hopkins

Student         
  • First: Flyer Card for Afro Hip Hop Dance Class; California State University–Sacramento; Camille Carandang
  • Second: CLASS Peace, Love, Joy Holiday Card; University of Houston; Ashley Villalta
  • Third: UH Nursing Alumni Association Holiday Card; University of Houston; Christie Le
  • Honorable Mention: Sex Week: Let's Talk About It; California State University–Northridge; Mia Smiljanich, Tanya Fernandez, Amina Hopkins
COVID-19 Materials
Professional  
  • First: Funny Covid signs; University of Minnesota–Duluth; Mat Gilderman
  • Second: Gophers Protect; University of Minnesota; Meredith Robertson, Rachel Hogness, Brittany Ottum, Natalie Pechman, Nathan Van Remortel, Kaoshoua Xiong, Madison Moroder, Jody Mahaffey, Heather McGinnis, Katie Alvino
  • Third: COVID-19 Pop Culture Messaging; University of Wisconsin–Madison; Jessica Seeland, Tamsin Ford, Jessalyn Mailoa, Max Homstad
  • Honorable Mention: Staying Social While Physically Apart; University of California–Irvine; Brian Petyo, Diana Schombert, Jackie Kuniyoshi, Maggie Heimann, May Wilson, John Duong, Ariana Tantengco, Sarah Prom, Alex Cardona, Rebekah Li, Soros Chok, Grace Petyo, Mariko Herrera, Jessie Chang

Student         
  • First: CSUN Masks; Associated Students, California State University–Northridge; Rendall Myke Trinanes
  • Second: Thank You Toros Mask Holder Campaign; Loker Student Union at California State University–Dominguez Hills; Alejandra Alfaro, Victor Gonzalez
  • Third: Spirit Month COVID t-shirt; Minnesota State University–Mankato; Tori Roth
  • Honorable Mention: 3 Roadrunners - Social Distance Poster; University of Texas–San Antonio; Imani Young
Digital Campaigns
Professional  
  • First: University Student Leadership Awards; University of Maryland; Whitney Schepf, Eva Quintos Tennant, Donna Lim, Michelle Reese
  • Second: USU End of the Year Celebration; California State University–San Marcos; Anthony Ferrer, Jamie Acevedo
  • Third: UH Homecoming 2020; University of Houston; Thao Nguyen
  • Honorable Mention: Bon Appetit Advertisements; California State University–Dominguez Hills; Victor Gonzalez

Student         
  • First: 14 Days of Love Instagram Stories; Indiana University–Bloomington; Skye Spalding
  • Second: We Are CSUN Advocacy Campaign; California State University–Northridge; Mia Smiljanich, Tanya Fernandez, Amina Hopkins
  • Third: Food at the UWSP Basement Brewhaus; University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point; Nathan Wegner
  • Honorable Mention: SRWC Outdoor Adventure Summer Virtual Programming Series; California State University–Long Beach; Bianca Austria
Interior/Wall Art
Professional  
  • First: Esports Arena; University of Delaware; Abby Phillips, Collaboration with Horizon AVL
  • Second: Squires Design Project; Virginia Tech; Margie Christianson
  • Third: East Wing Fabric Mural: Through Union We Gain Strength; University of Wisconsin–Madison; Tamsin Ford, Jessalyn Mailoa
  • Honorable Mention: Michigan Union Live Art Wall; University of Michigan; Kate Glahn, Laura Vernon, Kate Bizer       

Student         
  • First: SLiCE Leadership Wall; Colorado State University; Kyle Shetler
  • Second: Lunar New Year Decorations; Indiana University–Bloomington; Jen Chavarria
  • Third: Find Your ___; Virginia Commonwealth University; Lex Jin Coelho, Christopher Cole, Laura O’Brien
Logo/Brand Identity
Professional  
  • First: Titan Youth Sports Camp Identity; California State University–Fullerton; Mike Greenlee
  • Second: Healthy@Tufts Campaign; Tufts University; Jean Ayers, Matthew Beliveau, Kim Cable, John Wescott
  • Third: UIC Sports Club Icon Identifier; University of Illinois–Chicago; Saul Rivera
  • Honorable Mention: LSU Marketing Packages Guidelines; California State University–Dominguez Hills; Victor Gonzalez     

Student
  • First: The Commons; Virginia Commonwealth University; Lex Jin Coelho, Christopher Cole, Laura O’Brien
  • Second: Fit in 6; California State University–Northridge; Ina Lim, Lilibeth Orozco, John Anthony Hinojosa
  • Third: TEDxCSU; Colorado State University; Kyle Shetler
  • Honorable Mention: BSSC Logo; California State University–Northridge; Nare Kadkhodazadeh, Troy Thornton
Miscellaneous
Professional 
  • First: Matador Tips For Success; California State University–Northridge; James Matzen, Kyle Hufnagel, Mia Lubliner
  • Second: Tufts JumboLife Rollout; Tufts University; John Wescott
  • Third: Involvement Fair Infographic; University of Delaware; Sean Diffendall
  • Honorable Mention: Latinx Heritage Month 2020; University of Maryland; Whitney Schepf, Valeria Morales

Student
  • First: A.D. Bruce Bookmarks; University of Houston; Bereniz Velazquez
  • Second: Hispanic Figures Exhibit; University of Nevada–Reno; Merisse Garcia
  • Third: Bowling Coupons; University of Central Missouri; James Cermak, Cammie Lasswell
  • Honorable Mention: Transportation Solutions Clipper Card Stickers; San Jose State University; Cassandra Nguyen           
Multi-Page Publications
Professional 
  • First: UH Student Centers Art Walk Booklet; University of Houston; Julian Cearley
  • Second: HPC 2020 Lookbook; University of Houston; Thao Nguyen
  • Third: Dining Awards Submission; Oklahoma State University; Rachel Metzger
  • Honorable Mention (tie): IUPUI Division of Student Affairs Style Guide; IUPUI; Nathan Mugg, Mary Olk
  • Honorable Mention (tie): Student Affairs Annual Report; East Carolina University; Sarah Jones

Student
  • First: Titan Recreation Infographic; California State University–Fullerton; YueTong Tsen, Bill Matthew Dee
  • Second: A.S. Annual Report 2019-2020; San Jose State University; Cassandra Chen, Cassandra Nguyen
  • Third: Student Union Viewbook; University of Texas–San Antonio; Imani Young, Tyler Martin
Posters
Professional
  • First: Quelcome 2020; University of Maryland; Whitney Schepf, Dorothy Kou, Mesha Woodley
  • Second: Poster for Centersight; California State University–Sacramento; Erin Umipeg
  • Third: CDI Dance Fusion; University of Houston; Thao Nguyen
  • Honorable Mention: Virtual Escape Room; Colorado State University; Cailyn Ortelli

Student
  • First: Poster for Sacramento Taiko Dan; California State University–Sacramento; Camille Carandang
  • Second: Experiences from the Binary & Beyond; California State University–Long Beach; Devin Macam
  • Third: SPB Joker Movie; University of Houston; Kimberly Wong
  • Honorable Mention: Local Food Fair Poster; University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point; Caitlin Kepler
Promotional Campaigns
Professional  
  • First: Memorial Union Terrace Messaging & Environmental Elements; University of Wisconsin–Madison; Megan Breene, Tamsin Ford, Jessica Seeland
  • Second: Black History Month 2020; University of Maryland; Charlene Prosser, Janai Raphael, My-Asia Chaplin
  • Third: Promotional Campaign for the Sac State 5K Fun Run; California State University–Sacramento; Erin Umipeg
  • Honorable Mention: Fall Drag Show; East Carolina University; Jason Cottle

Student
  • First: Spring Concert 2020; California State University–Fullerton; YueTong Tsen, Bill Matthew Dee
  • Second: Women’s History Month 2020; University of Maryland; Lily Huang, Brandon Dula
  • Third: You Call The Shots: Flu Shot Campaign; University of Illinois; Nate Walinder, Melanie Tran
  • Honorable Mention: All Night Study Fall 2020; California State University–Fullerton; YueTong Tsen, Bill Matthew Dee
Promotional Products
Professional  
  • First: Homecoming 2020 Scarf; University of Maryland; Whitney Schepf, Laura Hood, Charlene Prosser
  • Second: Pathwater; University of Wisconsin–Madison; Lauren Ziegler, Jessalyn Mailoa
  • Third: Hiking Club Sticker Series; California State University–Fullerton; Mike Greenlee
  • Honorable Mention: Allied Arts Promotional Products; Oklahoma State University; Kailey Bookout

Student
  • First: Elliott Student Union Stickers; University of Central Missouri; James Cermak, Adriana Vivas, Cammie Lasswell
  • Second: Giveaway Wednesday Bundle; University of Texas–San Antonio; Imani Young, Tyler Martin, Daniela Sosa
  • Third: CSUF Sticker Pack; California State University–Fullerton; Brent Knight; Jessi Vaage
  • Honorable Mention: Spring Jam Promos; University of Minnesota; Morgan Wittmers-Graves, Jody Mahaffey, Natalie Pechman, Brittany Ottum
Signs/Banners
Professional  
  • First: Black Lives Matter Timeline; East Carolina University; Sarah Jones
  • Second: Banner for Zumba Beach Party; The California State University–Sacramento; Erin Umipeg
  • Third: Through Union We Rise Up Pole Banners; University of Wisconsin–Madison; Jessalyn Mailoa, Jessica Seeland, Tamsin Ford
  • Honorable Mention: Points of Unity; California State University–Northridge; James Matzen, Nicolette Vargas, Mia Lubliner       

Student         
  • First: Banner for Silent Disco; California State University–Sacramento; Patty Gomez
  • Second: Centennial Student Union Portable Infographic; Minnesota State University–Mankato; Kylee Nyholm, Afure Adah
  • Third: Aspen Grille Signage; Colorado State University; Leo Andrade
  • Honorable Mention: SPB Explore the Powerhouse; University of Houston; Ashley Villalta  
Social Media Campaigns
Professional  
  • First: Ship Happens; East Carolina University; Mike Litwin
  • Second: Bronco Surge Virtual Concert; California State Polytechnic University–Pomona; Kim Sumida, Joy Chew, Katerine Tong, Dustin Glauser, Nicolette Mendez
  • Third: Adopt a Plant; University of Rochester; Jennelle Hart, Heidi Budd
  • Honorable Mention: #NewHornet Social Media Campaign; California State University–Sacramento; Kenji Enos

Student         
  • First: Latin Crush Event; California State University–Dominguez Hills; Paula Cacheo
  • Second: Native American Indigenous Heritage Month 2020; University of Maryland; Tuba Shadan, Di-Tu Dissassa, Ghonva Khalid Ghauri, Jazmine Diggs
  • Third: Behind The Mask; University of Delaware; Sarah Boekholder, Ashley Logue
  • Honorable Mention: SUA Fam; University of Minnesota; Kaoshoua Xiong, Nathan Van Remortel,  Madison Moroder, Brittany Ottum, Cristina Merrifield
T-Shirts
Professional  
  • First: Multiracial Heritage Month 2020 Shirt; University of Maryland; Whitney Schepf, Ghonva Khalid Ghauri, Priya Hay-Chatterjee
  • Second: Hoodie for UNIQUE Programs Staff; California State University–Sacramento; Erin Umipeg
  • Third: UIC Logo UIClife Crowd T-shirt; University of Illinois–Chicago; Godfrey Carmona
  • Honorable Mention: Texas Tech 2020 Homecoming Week T-shirt; Texas Tech University; Autumn Arthur, Troy Pike, Bethany DeLuna       

Student
  • First: Senior Gift; University of California–Irvine; Joe Ayoub, Kendi Rosas Goss, Soros Chok, Rebekah Li
  • Second: TAC x TUSC Benefit Concert; Tufts University; Denzel Oduro, Jordan Meek, Jocelyn Arroyo, Sylvester Bracey, Katrina Moore, John Wescott
  • Third: Trans* Empowerment Week; California State University–Northridge; Nare Kadkhodazadeh, Calvin Sam, Amina Hopkins
  • Honorable Mention: Union Birthday Bash Shirts; University of Central Missouri; Cammie Lasswell
Videos
Professional  
  • First: Battleground Boogie – Pirates Vote; East Carolina University;  Brad Ritchie, Kevin Treadway, Jimmy Rostar
  • Second: Virtual Events App Promo Video; University of California–Irvine; Brian Petyo
  • Third: Women’s Empowerment Month; California State University–San Marcos; Hunter Chanove, Anthony Ferrer, Mason Broadway, Julissa Briseno, Mikayla Meneses, Daisy Camacho
  • Honorable Mention (tie): CSU Pass The Ballot Video; California State University–Fullerton; Art Serna
  • Honorable Mention (tie): Cooking4Kids Video; Oklahoma State University; Coleton Gambill

Student
  • First: ASImpact Series: Mikka Zanoria; California State University–Long Beach; Suri Rosete
  • Second: Antoni Porowski Announcement; Tufts University; Emai Lai
  • Third: IU Outdoor Adventures Fall Courses Video; Indiana University–Bloomington; Khyler Runnels
  • Honorable Mention: Meliora Microwave; University of Rochester; Svarina Karwanyun, Tiffany Nicholas
Websites
Professional  
  • First: The Commons VCU New Website; Virginia Commonwealth University; Lex Jin Coelho, Christopher Cole, April McIntosh, Laura O’Brien
  • Second: Annual Report 18-19; California State University–Northridge; Steven Wein, James Matzen, Nicolette Vargas, Kyle Hufnagel, Michael Niles, Mia Lubliner
  • Third: Esports Website; University of Delaware; Sean Diffendall, Abby Phillips
  • Honorable Mention: Titan Recreation Website Icons; California State University–Fullerton; Mike Greenlee

Student
  • First: Virtual Programming; University of Texas–San Antonio; Imani Young