Best of Festival Awards Announced

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.

View the full list of this year’s Winners!

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.

This Year’s Best of Festival Winners Announced March 29th 

Last Year’s Faculty Best of Festival Winners

BoF Faculty Audio:

Don Connelly, Western Carolina University

Haulin’ Radio Waves (Radio Station Promo, PSA, Commercial)

BoF Faculty Documentary:

Sangsun Choi, Malone University

Written in Stone (Short Form Documentary)

BoF Faculty Film & Video:

Keir Politz & Jonathan Mason, Rowan University

Entropia (Narrative Category)

BoF Faculty Interactive Multimedia:

Ed Youngblood, Auburn University

Domestic Violence Intervention Center Website (Website)

BoF Faculty News:

Mike Castellucci, Michigan State University

Coffee House Concert (Television Feature News Reporting)

BoF Faculty Scriptwritng:

Matt Webb, Huntington University

Sleepwalker [Feature] (Feature Category)

BoF Faculty Sports:

Ken Wyatt, East Carolina University

“BLOOD, SWEAT, and TEARS: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football” (Short Form Sports Video)

2020 Student Best of Festival Winners

BoF Student Audio:

Nour El-Tobgy, The American University in Cairo

The President Jailed my Grandfather (Audio Category – International)

BoF Student Documentary:

Chad Veal & Brendan Wallace, Taylor University

20 Over (Micro Documentary)

BoF Student Film & Video:

Parker Bohner, Madalin L. Stenzel, Lorenzo Phrasavath & Emily Netburn, University of Florida

The Lead (Narrative Category)

BoF Student Film & Video:

Alyssa Alley, Alexa Bland, Kesmine Hickman& Sarah Wickenhauser, Huntington University Arizona

Tobeus & Toby (Animation/Experimental/Mixed )

BoF Student Interactive Multimedia:

Uprooted Staff, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Uprooted: The Faces of the Venezuelan Crisis (Multimedia Storytelling)

BoF Student News – Radio:

Melissa Duenas, University of Southern California

How Chamorros in the Diaspora are Taking Back Their Culture (Radio Feature Reporting)

BoF Student News – Television:

Jordan Elder, Arizona State University

Powering a Nation, Cronkite News, Jordan Elder (TV News Long Feature)

BoF Student Newscast:

Noah Kelly, Arizona State University

Cronkite News Nov. 7, 2019 (TV Newscast (4-Days or More))

BoF Student Scriptwriting:

David Hyland, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Virtuous Enigma (Original TV Series Pilot )

BoF Student Sports:

Connor Nichols & Luke Astle, Ball State University

The Comeback Kid: Nick LaVanchy (Television Sports Story/Feature Long)

BoF Two-Year Colleges:

James Dymond, Los Angeles City College

Blue Lapse (Narrative)


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

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View the full list of all 368 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

Aims Community College – Colorado State University

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East Tennessee State University – Lynn University

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Malone University – Southern Illinois University @ Carbondale

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Southern Illinois University @ Carbondale – University of Indianapolis

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University of Kansas – York College of PA

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