San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Team Multimedia Digital News or Enterprise Story Competition of the 61st annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program. There were 83 entries from 48 schools submitted in the fourth and final multimedia competition of the year.
First Place has been awarded to the team from Western Kentucky University: Michelle Hanks, Nic Huey, Silas Walker, Emily Moses, Grace Pritchett, Phoebe Alcala, Chase Sheehan Breanna Luke, Hayley Watson, Dalton Puckett, Madihah Abri, Megan Strassweg, Katie Stratman. They will receive a $3,000 scholarship for the winning multimedia piece titled “These Days”.
The first-through-fifth place winners receive awards with matching grants going to their journalism departments. There is no Championship component for this competition.
Second Place, $2,000 award: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Team Members: Sarah Redmond, Caroline Almy, Veronica Correa, Haley France, Malin Curry
Third Place, $1,500 award: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Team Members: Nash Consing, Hope Davison, Molly Horak, Halynna Snyder, Taylor Tyson
Fourth Place, $1,000 award: University of Missouri
Team Members: Jacob Moscovitch, Daffy Liu, Lia Waldrum
Fifth Place, $1,000 award: San Francisco State University
Team Members: Christopher Ramirez, Sebastian Mino-Bucheli, Eve DeBord, Kyran Berlin, Ari Arciaga, Samantha Laurey, Dan Dejesus
Sixth Place: Certificate, Western Kentucky University
Team Members: Sam Mallon, Fatimah Alhamdin, Grace Bailey, Raaj Banga, Morgan Bass, Gabi Broekema, Alex Driehaus, Kennedy Gott, Morgan Hornsby, Missy Johnson, Cassady Lamb, Sam Mallon, Vonn Pillman, Rachel Taylor, Lily Estella Thompson
Seventh Place: Certificate, West Virginia University
Team Members: Patrick Orsagos, Jeffrey McCullough, Hunter Bennett, Molly DeCarli, Camrynn Tanner, Rylee McNemar, Penny De La Cruz
Eighth Place: Certificate, Middle Tennessee State University
Team Members: Morgan Gonzalez, Christyn Allen, Cheyana Avilla, Dontae Rucker, Haley Perkins, Zoe Haggard, Xavier Mastin, Dede West, and Danesia Hunt
Ninth Place: Certificate, University of Connecticut
Team Members: Alethea Kavarnos, Jacob Rodier, Judah Shingleton, Colm O’Reilly, Meg Williams, Kara Murray, Isaac Bilmes, Sophia Pelletier, Yuanyuan Cao, Daniela Luna,
Yuhan Ma, Jake Roberts
Tenth Place: Certificate, University of Florida
Team Members: Camille Respess, Anneliese Linder, Meleah Lyden, Quan McWil, Gabriella Mercurio, Sofia Mingote, Anthony Montalto, Kristin Moorehead, Audrey Mostek, Chris O’Brien, Madison Soriano
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill receives first place in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points from the four multimedia competitions held this academic year.
They are followed by:
Western Kentucky University, second place San Francisco State University, third place University of Florida, fourth place University of Missouri, fifth place Stony Brook University, sixth place Arizona State University, seventh place Elon University, eighth place tie Syracuse University, eighth place tie University of Montana, tenth place
The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively,
The multimedia judges are: Danese Kenon, Director of Video and Photography, Philadelphia Inquirer, PA; Jarrad Henderson, Senior Multimedia Producer – Investigative and Enterprise Video Team, USA Today, VA; Meredith Hogan, Senior Creative Producer, Red Element Studios, WA.
The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 61styear, added multimedia to the competitions in 2010. The Program also includes five writing, one audio, 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.