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The Broadcast Education Association Announces the 2011 Winners of BEA Best of Festival King Foundation Awards Ceremony

Washington, D.C. – Fifteen faculty and student works have been chosen to receive the BEA Best of Festival King Foundation awards. Best of Festival winners will be honored
at the 9th Annual BEA Best of Festival King Foundation Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas on Monday, April 11, 2011. During the ceremony, recipients will be recognized with a high-definition screening of their winning project, a cash award of $1,000 from the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation, and a gift of Media Composer film and video editing software from Avid Technologies. The ceremony will be held at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel during the Broadcast Education Association’s annual convention and exhibition. The Best of Festival winners for 2011 were selected from a pool of 913 entries, from 143 colleges and universities in the following competition categories: audio, video, documentary, interactive multimedia, news, scriptwriting, sports, and two-year and small colleges.

The BEA Festival of Media Arts is an international refereed exhibition of faculty creative activities and a national showcase for student work. The Festival provides a venue for
exhibition of winning submissions, including recognition of project authors, through showcase and awards sessions held during the annual convention of Broadcast Education
Association (BEA) in Las Vegas. The Festival seeks to enhance and extend creative activities, teaching, and professional standards in broadcasting and other forms of
electronically mediated communication. For a complete list of winners for all of the Festival of Media Arts competitions, please

2011 Best of Festival Winners
Faculty Audio Competition: Jeff Jacoby, San Francisco State University, The Traveling
Radio Show (Long-Form Production Category)
Faculty Documentary Competition: Laura Vazquez, Northern Illinois University, On
the Edge (Long-Form Production Category)
Student Documentary Competition: Broadcast Documentary Class, Minnesota State
University – Moorhead, Inspired by Nature (Long-Form Production Category)
Faculty Interactive Multimedia Competition: Gary Hanson & Ben Hollis, Kent State
University, Media, Power and Culture Online (Educational Category)
Student Interactive Multimedia Competition: Cronkite Masters Cohort 2010, Arizona
State University, State of Change (Group Authorship Projects Category)
Faculty News Competition: John Goheen, Loyola University – Chicago, Vietnam
Scooter Culture (Television Feature News Reporting Category)
Student News – Radio Competition: Leannda Carey, Marshall University, Coping with
Disaster: Montcoal, WV (Radio Hard News Reporting Category)
Student News – Television Competition: Natalie Podgorski, Arizona State University,
Garage Boxing (Television Feature News Reporting Category)
Student News – Newscast Competition: West Virginia University, WVU News
(Television Newscast Category)
Faculty Scriptwriting Competition: Emily D. Edwards, University of North Carolina –
Greensboro, Rude Planet (Feature Category: 90 – 120 pages)
Student Scriptwriting Competition: Kael O’Malley, Florida State University, The
Vermont (Feature Category: 90 – 120 pages)
Student Sports Competition: Justin Downs, Robert Morris University, 2010 RMU
Basketball Preview (Television Sports Reporting Category)
Faculty Video Competition: Geri Alumit Zeldes, Brian J. Bowe, Salah Hassan, Sarah
Jaeger, & Ryan Hurst, Michigan State University, The Death of an Imam (Mixed Video
Student Video Competition: Husky Productions, St. Cloud State University, Husky
Productions: Colorado College at St. Cloud State University (Studio Category: Multi-
Camera or Live-to-Tape)
Student 2-year/Small Colleges Competition: Joe Warner, Chattahoochee Technical
College, Jim Dunham (Video/Broadcast Production)
The Broadcast Education Association is the professional association for professors,
industry professionals and graduate students interested in teaching and research related
to electronic media and multimedia enterprises. There are currently more than 1,500
individual and institutional members world wide. Visit for more

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