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University of Wisconsin-Stout students were out front in a new national competition that concluded recently.
UW-Stout dominated the online Student Web Awards, submitting the most accepted entries, 22 of 34, and sweeping first place in all six categories for Web design.
UW-Stout also took three second places and three third places in the first year of the competition, which is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
The UW-Stout team of Jack Albrecht and Ryan Dahl, both of Osseo, Minn., took three first places.
The winners were announced July 1. From UW-Stout they are:
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Other universities with award-winners were North Carolina State University, Sage College, American University, University of Minnesota and University of Oklahoma.
UW-Stout was well-represented in part because Assistant Professor Robert Fraher helped create the competition. Entries were judged by Yana Sakellion, of American University; David Molanphy, creative director for Perspective Lab; and Fraher.
"We hope the awards will become a highly anticipated yearly competition and showcase of the best in student Web design," Fraher said. "The jurors share a passion for design education and a commitment to supporting emerging design talent."
Fraher also said the contest is part of a research project he has conceived to connect his scholarship, teaching and service activities. His goal is to establish a global community of students, designers, instructors and institutions and to promote their communication and collaboration.