2018-19 Hearst Multimedia II Winners Named


San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Multimedia II/News Competition of the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. There were 52 entries from 31 schools submitted in the second multimedia competition of the year.

First Place has been awarded to Kathryn Ziesig, from Western Kentucky University. Kathryn will receive a $3,000 scholarship for the winning multimedia piece titled “Defying All Odds” published in Wkupj.com. Kathryn also qualifies to participate in the National Multimedia Championship which will be held in San Francisco, June 1-6, 2019.

The other top finalists are:
Second place, $2,000 award, Mackenzie Behm, University of Florida
Third place, $1,500 award, Sabrina Sommer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Elsie Stormberg, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Rikki Devlin, University of Montana
The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The sixth-through-tenth place finalists are:
Sixth Place, certificate, Samantha Gebers, Arizona State University
Seventh Place, certificate, Darian Woehr, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Eighth Place, certificate, Courtney Staton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ninth Place, certificate, Cat Gloria, University of Florida
Tenth Place, certificate, Rebecca Spiess, Arizona State University

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill placed first in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points from the first two multimedia competitions.

It is followed by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln; University of Florida; Western Kentucky University;
Arizona State University; University of Montana; Pennsylvania State University; University of Missouri;
Kent State University; San Francisco State University.

The top three intercollegiate winners will be announced after the completion of the four multimedia competitions. They will receive $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively at the Intercollegiate Awards Ceremony during the Championship this June in San Francisco.

The Multimedia judges are: Danese Kenon, Director of Video and Photography, Philadelphia Inquirer, PA; Mark Morris, Independent Visual Consultant, CA; Brian Storm, Founder & Executive Producer, MediaStorm.

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 59th year, added multimedia to the competitions in 2010. The program also includes five writing, one radio, two television, and two photojournalism competitions offering up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends. 104 member universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs are eligible to participate in the Hearst competitions.