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University of Utah Marketing & Communication team sweep at national awards competition

The University of Utah Marketing & Communications team received 26 awards at the 2022 annual University & College Designers Association (UCDA) design competition, making the team one of the most decorated in the nation.

The competition recognizes the best of the exceptional design work done to promote educational institutions—secondary, vocational or higher education. The awards received by the University of Utah team represent work across multiple disciplines including photography, illustration; print and magazine design; interactive web; social media; and video.

This is the second consecutive year our marketing and communications team has brought home over 25 awards,” said Jeff Bagley, the U’s chief creative officer. “This is a testament to the quality of work our creative team consistently creates and we are so excited to celebrate their accomplishments.”

The U was awarded two gold, four silver, six excellence and 14 honorable mention awards.

See a sampling of the award-winning work below:




Honorable mention

Founded in 1970, UCDA is the nation’s first and only association for professionals involved in the creation of visual communications for educational institutions. UCDA is comprised of more than 1,000 institutions throughout the United States and Canada. For the complete list of UCDA awards won by team UMC, click here.