Students in media, journalism and film and the electronic arts program placed at or near the top of several categories in the 2012 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts, which announced its awards recently. Nicholas Luce placed first in the Original TV Series Pilot category for his script, “Mystic Dick.” Greg Hawkins Jr. placed first in the TV Spec (one hour or half-hour) category for “On the Road Again” for The Walking Dead, and Summer Brooks received an honorable mention in the same category for the script “Future Presidents” for the show Parenthood.
In the Animation/Experimental/Mixed category, Chase Castor, David Fiser, Alex Russell and Cameron Wiley received second place for TEMPETE. Max Rosen, Sam Gibson, David Bae and Bart Layman received an honorable mention in the Narrative Video category for their submission Thin Air.
The Festival of Media Arts is sponsored by the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation and Avid Technology. The Broadcast Education Association holds the Festival of Media Arts each year to highlight the best of faculty and student content in the areas of Audio, Documentary, Interactive Multimedia, News, Scriptwriting, Sports, and Video. The Festival also has a category for two-year/small colleges. Winners receive their awards at the BEA National Convention, which is in Las Vegas, Nev. this year from April 15-18. Last year, eight student projects won awards at the Festival of Media Arts.
(UPDATE 4/3/12) The Society of Professional Journalists announced the 2012 Mark of Excellence awards for Region 7, which includes Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. The Standard continues its tradition of “100 Years of Excellence” by picking up three Mark of Excellence awards, including Best Overall Non-Daily Student Newspaper. Matt Kile won first place for Sports Photography-4 Year College/University, and Harrison Keegan took second place in Sports Writing-4 Year College/University. The Standard also picked up third place for “Best Sales Increase of a Special Section” at the national competition of the College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers (CNBAM).
In addition, the Ozarks News Journal continues a strong third year by picking up two Mark of Excellence awards. Ozarks News Journal, which can be seen online or on stations in Springfield, Kansas City and St. Louis, won Best All-Around Television Newscast. In addition, Grant Bochantin received second place in the Television Feature Photography category.
The 2012 Missouri Broadcast Education Association Awards honored students in all areas of the department, including film, journalism, media, and electronic arts. Jackson Sutliff won first place in Dramatic Script for Closure, and Matt Lathrom took home an honorable mention in the same category for Echo. The Final Question, directed by Anthony Ciston and produced by Katie Mell, won first place in Animation.
Thin Air, by Max Rosen with Sound Design by Sam Gibson and David Bae and editing by Bart Layman, won first place in Short Film; the film previously won Honorable Mention in the Narrative Video category in the Festival of Media Arts. Thin Air has also screened at the 2012 Derby City Film Festival in Louisville, Ky., where it won Best Student Short, and at the 2012 Santa Cruz Film Festival in California.
Ozarks News Journal also featured in the SPJ awards, winning first place in TV News (30:00) and taking home several honorable mentions, including Journal staff for Special Programs and Overall TV show, Adam Hammons for News Package and Lucas Treat for Sports Package.
(UPDATE 4/16/12) At the 2012 Missouri College Media Association Competition, The Standard won more points than any other Division 1 school at the competition. This result places them ahead of many other prominent schools, including the University of Missouri, UMKC, UMSL, Washington University, Saint Louis University and Webster University. A full list of categories and places follows.
1st Place: Sweepstakes – in Division 1 Schools (most points from individual awards; 4 points for 1st place, 3 points
for 2nd, 2 points for 3rd, 1 point for HM. Includes: MU, UMKC, UMSL, Washington University, SLU and Webster University).
1st Place, In-Depth Reporting – Alexis Reid, Megan Gates
1st Place, Investigative Reporting – Amanda Hess
1st Place, Sports Column – Stephen Herzog
1st Place, Sports Photography – Steph Anderson
1st Place, Information Graphics – Megan Gates, Michael Gulledge
1st Place, Story Illustration – Leah Randazzo
1st Place, Advertising – Matt Wilken
1st Place, Page One Design – Amanda Hess
1st Place, Section Front Page – Jon Poorman
1st Place, Editorial Page – Megan Gates
1st Place, Sports Page – Steph Anderson, Leah Randazzo, Michael Gulledge
2nd Place, News Story – Jon Poorman, Damien DiPlacido, Megan Gates, David Hunton
2nd Place, Sports Writing – Benjamen Loewnau
2nd Place, Investigative Reporting – Megan Gates
2nd Place, Regular Column – Stephen Herzog
2nd Place, Sports Page – Benjamen Loewnau
2nd Place, Photo Page – Steph Anderson, Leah Randazzo, Michael Gulledge
2nd Place, Feature Page – Bobbie Sawyer
2nd Place, Web Page – The Standard
2nd Place, Multimedia – Megan Gates, Michael Gulledge
3rd Place, Best Overall Newspaper – The Standard
3rd Place, News Story – Megan Gates
3rd Place, Regular Column – Stephen Herzog
3rd Place, Feature Photography – Michael Gulledge
Honorable Mention, Feature Writing – Lauren Healey
Honorable Mention, Sports Writing – Harrison Keegan
Honorable Mention, Entertainment Review – Karman Bowers
Honorable Mention, Entertainment Review – Megan Gates
Honorable Mention, News Photography – Michael Gulledge
Honorable Mention, Feature Photography – Steph Anderson