NORMAN, OK – Students and faculty in the Gaylord College at the University of Oklahoma have won 19 awards in the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts, more than any university in the nation. The awards were presented in Las Vegas on April 13. The Festival of Media Arts is the largest awards competition in the video and broadcast education fields, more than 150 colleges and universities submitted 1,300 entries. Gaylord College won more than 15 percent of all awards given.
OU students also won both of the Best of Festival awards in the video category, denoting the top productions of all of the video entries. Two broadcast programs, “OU Nightly,” a daily newscast, and “Sooner Sports Pad,” a weekly sports program broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest, finished among the top three in the nation.
In the faculty category, Professor Scott Hodgson won the Best of Competition Award for his video, “It’s the Music,” and Professor Kyle Bergersen received two Awards of Excellence for his projects, “Red State Blues” and “Welcome to My World of Compromise.”
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Best of Festival, (Animation/Experimental), Katie Wingfield & Lindsay Webster, Why I Love Teenage Girls
Best of Festival, (Spots Category), Jason Gwynn, Unilever
1st Place, Instructional/Educational, Sara Groover & Nick Szabo, Sooner Flight Academy
1st Place, Promotional, Spencer Wehde, Garrett Fox, Brooke Adcock & Pablo Fernandez, Rowing
2nd Place, Promotional, Gaylord Hall Productions Team, More Than Just a Student
2nd Place, Music Video, Paige Powell, With You Now
3rd Place, Promotional, Janelle Barrick, Max Bevan, Lindsay Webster & Miguel McCallum, OU Men’s Golf
3rd Place, Spots, Gaylord Hall Broadcast Advertising Team, Mary Kay
Honorable Mention, Spots, Janelle Barrick & Tripp Lopez, No More Excuses
2nd place, TV Sports Talent , Taylor Newcomb, Taylor Newcomb Sports Talent
3rd Place (tie), TV Sports News Program, Heather Healy, Olivia McKennon & Taylor Newcomb, Sooner Sports Pad
Honorable Mention, TV Sports Story / Feature, Nick Jules, Racing for the Cure
Honorable Mention, TV Sports Talent, Mason Prince, Mason Prince Sports Talent
3rd Place, TV Newscast (4 or 5 days), Lauren King, Madeline Stebbins & Olivia McKennon, OU Nightly
Honorable Mention, Radio Hard News Reporting, Molly Evans, A New Kind of Classroom
4th Place, Short Form, Hunter Brothers & Kristin Kohlmeyer, Thirty
Best of Competition, Mixed Video, Scott Hodgson & Janelle Barrick, It’s the Music
Award of Excellence, Short Subject/TV Half Hour, Kyle W. Bergersen, Red State Blues
Award of Excellence, Narrative Video, Kyle W Bergersen, Welcome to My World of Compromise