2020-21 Hearst Multimedia Digital News or Enterprise Story Competition Winners Announced

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Multimedia Digital News or Enterprise Story Competition of the 2020-2021 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

There were 74 entries from 44 schools submitted in the third multimedia competition of the academic year.

First Place has been awarded to Hope Davison, from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Hope receives a $3,000 scholarship for the winning multimedia piece titled “What’s next, Japan?”
Hope also qualifies to participate in the Hearst Journalism Awards National Multimedia Championship which will be held this June.

The other top finalists are:

Second place, $2,000 award, Victor Prieto, University of Florida
Third place, $1,500 award, Lydia Schweickart, Western Kentucky University
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Hazel Cramer,  University of Montana
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, David M. Horowitz, San Francisco State University

The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The sixth-through-tenth place finalists are:

Sixth Place, certificate, Alexandra Accorsi, Pennsylvania State University
Seventh Place, certificate, Andrew Dundas, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Eighth Place, certificate, Harika Maddala, San Francisco State University
Ninth Place, certificate, Alex Maxwell, Western Kentucky University
Tenth Place, certificate, Elizabeth Pulver, Stony Brook University

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is in first place in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition with the highest accumulated student points from the first three multimedia competitions.
 They are followed by: Western Kentucky University; San Francisco State University; University of Florida; Stony Brook University; Syracuse University; University of Missouri; Elon University; Arizona State University; University of Maryland (tie); University of Montana (tie).

The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively. The final intercollegiate winners will be announced after the completion of the all four multimedia competitions in May.

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 61st year, 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. 103 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.