Highlights from BYU Colleges: Illustration students were accepted into nationwide competition, BYU student’s message in Mandarin wins award

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College of Fine Arts and Communications

BYU was ranked as the top illustration school in Utah and the southwest according to Animation Career Review, and was ranked 14th out of the 50 best illustration schools in the country. (Photo courtesy of Audrey Day)

BYU was ranked as the top illustration school in Utah and the southwest according to Animation Career Review, and was ranked 14th out of the 50 best illustration schools in the country.

Students like Audrey Day who are part of the program were accepted into the Society of Illustrators’ 2022 Student Scholarship Competition.

“For me, illustration has the perfect balance of artistic experimentation and practical design thinking,” Day said. “As soon as I knew you could combine art and stories, I knew I would be an illustrator.”

Jaymie Johnson, Simona Love, Audrey Morgan and Samantha Windley are the other four students whose artwork was accepted into the Society of Illustrators’ 2022 Student Scholarship Competition.

College of Humanities

BYU student McKay McFadden took second place in the 21st annual Chinese Bridge language competition which took place from April to June 2022. (McKay McFadden)

BYU student McKay McFadden took second place in the 21st annual Chinese Bridge language competition which took place from April to June 2022.

The competition consisted on submitting a three-minute-long video essay in Chinese and a video recording of a cultural talent performance.

McFadden’s essay focused on the importance of seeing people as complex individuals. He tied his essay’s theme to his talent by performing calligraphy of a Chinese poem about making an effort to see things more clearly.

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