Announcing the Winners of the 2010 BEA Festival of Media Arts

The Results Are In!

As Chair of the BEA Festival of Media Arts, I’m pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 faculty and student competitions. The BEA Festival of Media Arts sponsored seven faculty competitions and eight student competitions this year.  To see the winners, simply click on one of the competition links listed in the sidebar to the right. The Festival of Media Arts launched an online submission process this year, so in addition to a list of the winners, links to the online entries have also been provided.

The festival received a total of 840 submissions this year (150 from faculty and 690 from students). Following a lengthy and rigorous review process, 185 entries, representing 76 colleges and universities, were accepted into the Festival (39 faculty works and 146 student submissions). Competition winners are encouraged to exhibit their winning entries at the Festival, which is held concurrently with the Broadcast Education Association’s annual convention in Las Vegas. For information on how to register for the convention, please visit the BEA Convention Website.

Click here for the 2010 BEA Festival of Media Arts – Schedule of Events

On behalf of 18 dedicated volunteers who served as competition chairs, hundreds of industry professionals and faculty judges who took the time to review the entries, the Broadcast Education Association, and the Festival of Media Arts Committee, I want to thank all of the entrants for taking the time to enter and for producing such outstanding examples of creative scholarship. Every year, the quality of the entries keeps getting better and better. If you don’t believe me, just take a look for yourself.

Congratulations to all of the winners and my sincere thanks to everyone who participated in the 2010 BEA Festival of Media Arts.

Sincerely,
Vic Costello, Ph.D.
Festival Chair
Elon University


Faculty Award Designations and Acceptance Rates

The following awards are typically designated for winners in each of the faculty competitions:

BEA Best of Festival King Foundation Award – The top-ranked entry in each of the faculty competitions (across all categories) is eligible to receive the BEA Best of Festival King Foundation Award. Best of Festival winners receive a $1,000 cash award from the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation and will be honored during a special awards ceremony on Friday, April 16, 2010 at the BEA convention. This year, six entrants were selected to receive the Festival of Media Art’s highest honor in recognition of their outstanding scholarship and contribution to the media arts.

  • Don Connelly, Western Carolina University (Faculty Audio Competition)
  • Dale Carpenter & Larry Foley, University of Arkansas (Faculty Documentary Competition)
  • Charles R. Piland, Elon University (Faculty Interactive Multimedia Competition)
  • Denise J. Dowling, University of Montana (Faculty News Competition)
  • Carey Martin, Liberty University (Faculty Scriptwriting Competition)
  • Dean Yamada, Biola University (Faculty Video Competition)

Best of Competition Award – The top-ranked entry in each competition category is eligible to receive a Best of Competition award.

Award of Excellence – All other entries (second-ranked or lower) are eligible to receive an Award of Excellence.

The Festival targets an acceptance rate of 20% for our top awards. Information about faculty competition acceptance rates is available in the 2009 Festival of Media Arts Annual Report. The 2010 report will be posted online shortly after the 2010 BEA convention in April.


Student Award Designations

BEA Best of Festival King Foundation Award – The top-ranked entry in each of the student competitions (across all categories) is eligible to receive the BEA Best of Festival King Foundation Award. Best of Festival winners (excluding student newscast and group entries) receive a $1,000 cash award from the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation and will be honored during a special awards ceremony on Friday, April 16, 2010 at the BEA convention. This year, ten student entrants were selected to receive the Festival of Media Arts highest honor in recognition of their outstanding academic work.

  • Mallory Terrence, Gillian Davis, & Caitlin Friel, Cabrini College (Student 2-year/Small Colleges Competition)
  • Daniel Starbuck, Appalachian State University (Student Audio Competition)
  • Tevita Toutaiolepo, Julie-Ann Florio, & Kim Plummer, State University of New York – New Paltz (Student Documentary Competition)
  • Dave Herd, Brigham Young University (Student News – Radio Competition)
  • Michael Rodriguez, Kelly Brennan, Daniel Lannon, Jacob Wershing, & Joe Flannery, Ohio University (Student News – Television Competition)
  • Arizona State University, “Cronkite NewsWatch” (Student News – Newscast Competition)
  • Garrett Downing, Ohio University (Student Sports Competition)
  • Dave Dorsey, Florida State University (Student Video Competition)
  • Hank Thornhill, James Madison University (Student Interactive Multimedia Competition)
  • Kellie Rice, San Jose State University (Student Scriptwriting Competition)

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Awards – The top three entries in each competition category are eligible to receive  a 1st Place, 2nd Place, or 3rd Place award.

Honorable Mention Award – All other entries are eligible to receive the designation of Honorable Mention



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