From firearms to assassination to fiery debates, this month’s nominees for Thunderdome’s Web packaging contest blew away the standard text article format creating in-depth, engaging stories with video, photos and graphics.
The big winner this week was Jason Fields. He not only provided this week’s tip and stole the show with his snarky commentary, but took home our first-ever quadruple win, being part of the two winning teams that tied for the win, both of which he also nominated.
Fields said, “I don’t win much, but when I do …”
This is how Bill Nye the Science Guy debated a creationist produced by Meg Wagner. Nominated by Patrick Hogan.
“It’s not about winning, it’s about beating Meg,” Fields said.
But Wagner beat us all in discovering a new tool, Picfont, which adds text to a photo.
As Wagner said the site “looks kind of sketchy, and it gives you dumb novelty font options, but I promise it gets the job done!”
Hogan called her work “appropriate and powerful and a fresh way to present a story that everyone else was doing.”
Tip of the week – also from Jason Fields
“If a photograph can tell the story, let it.”