Student Media Receives National Awards
Agromeck, Technician, Windhover and WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2 received recognition from the College Media Association and Associated Collegiate Press.
NC State Student Media was honored by College Media Association in their Pinnacle Awards and Film and Audio Festival, presented at College Media Association MediaFest Oct. 27-30 in Washington, D.C.
Technician’s Griffin Bryant, a third-year student in engineering and international studies, won a first place CMA Pinnacle Award in the best sports feature photo category for capturing redshirt sophomore Trent Hidlay celebrating a 2-1 decision victory over a Virginia Tech opponent at a Wolfpack wrestling match on Feb. 20, 2022.
Elle Bonet, a fourth-year student in communication, earned third place for WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2 in best video special event coverage for an excerpt of WKNC’s celebration of World College Radio Day on Oct. 1, 2021. The highlight of the day was a special guest appearance by NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson. This video compilation captures the magic of the day, where many DJs met each other for the first time.
WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2 also received an honorable mention for four-year radio station of the year. This was WKNC’s sixth year as a finalist for the award.
In CMA’s Film and Audio Festival, Anna “Rosie” Rose, who graduated in summer 2022 with a degree in communication, earned second place in the best DJ personality category. On the air as Rainbow Riot, Rose hosted “The Riot Hours” on Wednesdays from 7-10 a.m. on WKNC HD-1. She earned first place in the category in 2021.
The Associated Collegiate Press also announced its individual awards, Pacemakers and Best of Show at MediaFest. Agromeck’s Jermaine Hudson, a third-year student in social work and psychology, earned an honorable mention Design of the Year award for yearbook page/spread for “Embracing the Blackxperience” (PDF). Don Bui, a 2022 alumnus and former editor-in-chief, also received an honorable mention for the informational graphic “surging variants” (PDF).
Windhover was one of five winners of a Pacemaker for literary arts magazine at a four-year college/university. Windhover’s Pacemaker-winning record earned it and the Agromeck yearbook special designation as part of the Pacemaker 100. According to ACP, “The Pacemaker 100 represents a one-time snapshot of the top 100 publications recognized in the competition during its history.”
MediaFest ended with its Best of Show competition. Agromeck won first place for yearbooks 300 pages or more, while Windhover was second place in the best literary arts magazine category.