2017-18 Multimedia

2018 Championship Multimedia Winners

This year marked the seventh Hearst National Multimedia Championship. From the record 273 multimedia entries received in the four monthly competitions, five winners qualified for this special event in San Francisco. The finalists met their judges for orientation, to review the assignment and to receive a critique of their work on Sunday, June 3rd. This year, the finalists were asked to produce a three-to-five multimedia piece exploring how a multi-cultural Bay Area reflects in richness.

The judges received the completed entries by Wednesday morning for review. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony that evening. The first-through-third place winners were awarded scholarships of $10,000, $7,500, and $5,000 respectively. The finalist earned a $1,500 scholarship. An additional $1,000 Multimedia Story of the Year Award was selected from the monthly competition entries.

Winners

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Robert Gourley
First Place
University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
$10,000 scholarship

Finalist

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Srijita Chattopadhyay
Finalist
Western Kentucky University
$1,500 scholarship

Additional Award

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Robert Gourley
First Place
University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
$10,000 scholarship