First-ever Newhouse Creative Challenge announces winners

The Newhouse School held its first-ever Creative Challenge over winter break, encouraging students whose internship opportunities were minimized by the pandemic to create their own multimedia projects, gaining experience while competing for cash prizes. Students submitted ideas for projects, and were matched with faculty advisers who helped them realize their ideas. Winners were announced Feb. 18.

1st place: Swipe

Jacob Hearl and Luke Stirpe (television, radio and film seniors)
Faculty Project Advisor: Shaina Holmes
Prize: $250

2nd place: You have the right to vote in silence

Adriana Rozas Rivera (magazine, news and digital journalism graduate student)
Faculty Project Advisor: Greg Munno
Prize: $100

3rd place: Learning Culture

Jessica Kelleher and Sonia Bartolomeo (television, radio and film graduate students)
Faculty Advisor: Michael Schoonmaker
Prize: $50

Congratulations, winners!