Best of Festival Awards Announced

Congratulations to all of this year's winners. We have mailed our awards for this year, but if you would like to print of duplicates, please do so below.

View the full list of this year’s Winners!

Best of Festival Winners Listed Below

Winners can print off copies of their awards

Winners can print off copies of their awards by selecting their schools group below and printing the page of their award

Appalachian State University – Elon University

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Elon University – Loyola Marymount University

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Loyola University Chicago – Southern Illinois University @ Carbondale

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Southern Illinois University @ Carbondale – University of Miami

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University of Miami – York College of PA

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All Faculty Awards

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2021 Faculty Best of Festival Winners

BoF Faculty Audio:

Phil Wilson, Huntington University Arizona

Show Trailer: Curiouser & Curiouser (Sound Engineering and Design)

BoF Faculty Documentary:

Joseph Brown, University of Denver

Operation Wolf Patrol (Documentary Feature: 40:00 & longer including all credits)

BoF Faculty Film & Video:

Jami Ramberan, Howard University

Vote (Promotional Category)

BoF Faculty Interactive Multimedia:

Richard Lewis & Rodrigo Gómez Claros, Middle Tennessee State University

What Took You So Long

BoF Faculty News:

Michael Riecke, SUNY – OSWEGO

As You Shelter in Place, Don’t Forget About Your Car (Radio Feature News Reporting)

BoF Faculty Scriptwritng:

Jacob Johnston, Liberty University

Stealers (Episodic Short 3-8 page scripts)

BoF Faculty Sports:

Chris Bacon, Middle Tennessee State University

The Sports Gig Podcast (Episode 6)” (FS3 – Sports Radio)

2021 Student Best of Festival Winners

BoF Student Audio:

Kadie Spoor, Goshen College

On Air With Kadie (On-Air Personality)

BoF Student Documentary:

Laiqa Hitt & Jared Bunn, Syracuse University

Panacea (Short-Form Documentary)

BoF Student Film & Video:

Grace Axthelm, Faith Morgan & Zheng Qu, University of Oklahoma

Driving Advertising (Instructional/Educational)

BoF Student Film & Video:

Alec Knopf, Alexander Ke & Michael Fleener, Missouri State University

ZETA (Narrative)

BoF Student Interactive Multimedia:

Delia M. Palmisano, Ohio University

Prescription Nature/Green Time Over Screen Time (Multimedia Storytelling)

BoF Student News – Radio:

Caitlynn McDaniel, Arizona State University

Wildlife Trade (Radio Feature)

BoF Student News – Television:

Olivya Bryant Huntington University Arizona

Baked Chemistry (Television Long Feature Reporting)

BoF Student Newscast:

60 Minutes Masterclass, Elon University

30 Minutes – Season 10 (TV News Magazine)

BoF Student Scriptwriting:

Taylor Potter & Ana González, University of Georgia;

Buyer’s Remorse (Original Television Series Pilot)

BoF Student Sports:

Daria Buschur & Aaliyah Prim, Ball State University

2020 Ball State Football (Promotional Video/Tease/PSA)

BoF Two-Year Colleges:

Isaac J. Anderson, Nash Community College

Bruises On Your Shoulders (Narrative)

Look Back At This Year’s Live Events

Video of Night #1 Event

March 1st Winner Announcements:
2-Year Colleges, Audio, Documentary, and Film & Video Competitions

Video of Night #2 Winners

March 2nd Announcements:
International, Interactive Multimedia & Emerging Technologies, News, Scriptwriting, and Sports

Video of Best of Festival Awards Event

1st Place and Best of Competition Winners are finalists for the King Foundation Best of Festival Awards, when we announce the best overall entry from each competition.


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The Charles & Lucille
King Family Foundation
for supporting BEA’s creative scholars for over 15 years!

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