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K-State Today

December 11, 2017



APDesign students earn honors in 'Go Viral' video competition

By Communications and Marketing

Students in Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, were invited to participate in the college's first "Go Viral" video competition, with seven students earning special recognition for their efforts.

The APDesign Student Video Design Awards celebrate, encourage and inspire the next generation of designers. The awards were open to current APDesign students. APDesign coordinated this competition, as part of its mission to get people excited about design and about coming to study at APDesign.

The theme for the competition was kept open but students were asked that it be about and represent the culture of APDesign. Categories that were awarded special recognition included videos that were two minutes or less and videos that were 30 seconds or less.

First place in the two-minute category went to the team of Yajie Zhao, Kyler Milligan, Alejandro Dowling; First place in the 30-second category went to Aaron Burson for "Dare to Create"; second place went to Jake Coombes and Reed Strawn for "APDesign — Regnier Hall"; and an honorable mention went to Brandon Heide for his video "Cribs — APDesign Edition."

"These videos are a real treat to watch as they show the pride students have in our programs and facilities as well as the range of inventiveness they have in utilizing the moving image to highlight our strengths," said Tim de Noble, APDesign dean. "I look forward to future iterations of the competition as, now that the bar is set, our students will clear it in each successive year."

The videos may be viewed at apdesign.k-state.edu/about/publications/videos/index.html - comm.

The competition was underwritten by Victor Regnier, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a 1971 architecture and architectural engineering bachelor's graduate of K-State, to showcase the embedded talents and creativity of APDesign students.