Awards

Maroon & Gold Awards

2020 Awards

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submissions Open Through March 20, 2020

Given the fact that many communicators have had to focus on the COVID-19 response and not on submitting awards, we are going to extend for one more week. Please submit your entries if you haven't by 7 p.m. on March 20.

Maroon and Gold Awards are presented annually to UMCF members whose work exemplifies the University’s core values: excellence, innovation, effectiveness, integrity, diversity, collaboration, sharing of knowledge, accountability, stewardship, and service.

Enter your submissions at umcfawards.submittable.com/submit 

Awards will be presented at the 2020 UMCF Annual Conference in June.


2019 Awards

Complete listing of the 2019 Award Winners

2019 MIKE Award

The “people’s choice” award. One MIKE winner is chosen by popular online vote. The traveling trophy is engraved and presented for display in the winning department’s offices for one year.

Discovery - A UMD Composition
Contributors: Staff: David Cowardin; Dan Fitzpatrick; Scottie Gardonio; Kyle Marxhausen; Student Worker: Braden Doucette; Music Students: Will Brueggmann; Lorena Suárez; Jonas Biles; Jacob Burkhart; Eden Miller; Tara Lorenz; Cassie LaMarche; Jonathan Erickson; Hunter Hamby; and Henry Eichman

2019 MARGO Award

The MARGO award, short for maroon and gold, is presented to the entry that presents the single most elegant solution within the means available (the most bang for your buck).

Discovery - A UMD Composition
Contributors: Staff: David Cowardin; Dan Fitzpatrick; Scottie Gardonio; Kyle Marxhausen; Student Worker: Braden Doucette; Music Students: Will Brueggmann; Lorena Suárez; Jonas Biles; Jacob Burkhart; Eden Miller; Tara Lorenz; Cassie LaMarche; Jonathan Erickson; Hunter Hamby; and Henry Eichman

2019 UBRAND Award

One UBRAND award is given for the best example of U of M branding efforts.

Masonic Cancer Center Statewide Marketing Campaign
Contributors: Max Huber; Jessie Alkrie; Celia Duffee; Seanne Falconer; Laura Johnson; and Sara Froehlich

2018 Awards

Complete listing of the 2018 Award Winners

2018 MIKE Award
CLA Corporate & Community Partnership Folder – Design, Innovator category
College of Liberal Arts Office of Institutional Advancement: Kaylee Highstrom, Tessa Eagan, Erica Giorgi, Amelious Whyte, Judith Anderson, Beth Lory, and Joslyn Biever

2018 MARGO Award
UMD Homecoming Video – Interactive, Video (short) category
UMD University Marketing and Public Relations: David Cowardin and Lynne Williams

2018 UBRAND Award
Driven: The University of Minnesota Campaign – Campaign/Series, Promotional category
University of Minnesota Foundation Creative Resources: Steve Anderson, Pamela Belding, Amy Sitze, Mary Winstead, Shawn Sullivan, Chris Mahan, Alan Wojciechowski, and Robyn White


2017 Awards

Complete listing of the 2017 Award Winners

2017 MIKE Award
Zuzia’s New Skin Short Video, University of Minnesota Foundation Marketing and Communications

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