By Brooklyn Northcross
The Tower
Grosse Pointe South HS
1st Place Division 2, News Design
Information Graphic


  • Clearly enhances the story
  • Displays evidence of proper research
  • Clearly indicates source of information; survey data includes sample size
  • Visuals help clarify, simplify or visualize information
  • Visually attractive
  • Avoids excessive lines and/or illustrations that might confuse the reader but shows effective detail
  • Entertaining and/or informative
  • Clear lines and even strokes as opposed to retraced or broken lines
  • Takes advantage of art or computer technology
  • Uses color, screens, typography and placement effectively


  • Judges should consider overall content and reporting, but may give extra weight to graphics that were not made with a template