DSU students participate in KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge

DSU students need your vote to win challenge!

Seven DSU students have entered the KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge sponsored by SparkAction and the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT project. South Dakota KIDS COUNT project invited young people ages 13 to 24 and adults to join in the national contest. The goal of the KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge was to use data from the KIDS COUNT Data Center to design a creative, engaging infographic that tells a story about the well-being of children in South Dakota or the nation.

The public will be able to vote for their favorite entry until Oct. 29, and the winner will be announced the first week in Nov. The two entries with the most votes will win state-of-the-art laptops and design software.

Students entered in the contest along with their infographic topics include:

Ashley Burtz, a Digital Arts and Design major from Wall, S.D., Children in Poverty in SD;
Alicia Davidson, a Digital Arts and Design Major from Watertown, S.D., Poverty/deaths of Children;
Amanda Welbig, an Elementary Education/Special Education major from Dell Rapids, S.D., Single Teens and Births;
Rhannon Gardner, a Digital Arts and Design major from Lake Havasu City, Ariz., National Teen Obesity;
Tyler Carr, a Digital Arts and Design major from Renner, S.D., Juvenile Justice;
Elise Bunkers, a Digital Arts and Design major from Dell Rapids, S.D., Obese Children in America;
Andy Martin, a Digital Arts from Watertown, S.D. , Total Teen Birth;

KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, (www.aecf.org) is a national and state-by-state effort to provide high-quality data and trend analysis. KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children. The South Dakota KIDS COUNT project (www.sdkidscount.org) is part of the KIDS COUNT network of projects.

SD KIDS COUNT data provides South Dakotans a broad picture of how the state's children are doing and provide parents, policymakers, advocates and others interested in the well-being of children with information they need to make informed decisions about policies and programs for children and families. 

Logon to http://sparkaction.org/info-challenge to vote for your favorite DSU student’s infographic!


Last Updated: 10/19/12