Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Emerge Awards winners named for media work at the postsecondary level

The winners of the third annual Emerge Media Awards (EMAs) were announced Monday night at the event’s awards ceremony in Toronto. Designed to celebrate and showcase the achievements of journalism, media studies and communications students in Canada, the EMAs seek to recognize the best writing, editing, videography, audio, graphic design, communications and public relations work at the postsecondary level.

The winners and runners-up were selected by an independent panel of judges from a record 313 submissions, the eight winning individuals or teams represented various post-secondary institutions across the country:
WRITTEN WORD

First place
Lucas Provencher, MacEwan University
“Point and Shoot”

Second place
Cherise Seucharan, University of British Columbia
“Two Meals a Day: Living on Disability Assistance in Vancouver”

AUDIO STORYTELLING

First place
Clare Bonnyman, Humber College
“The Story of Studio 212”

Second place
Sean Towgood, Tevin Guthrie and Chris Wheeler, Humber College
“Stigma”

VIDEOGRAPHY

First place
Rachel Carlson, Lauren MacGill, Jeff Schultz and Kerri Savard, Red River College
“Beauty in Focus”

Second place
Naseem Loloie, Queen’s University
“Belly Up”

MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION

First place
Megan Beam, Leighia Chapman-Klassen, Harley Davidson, Kathleen Driscoll, Hugo Garcia, John Hopkins-Hill, Melanie Ross, Ryan Thorpe and Alex Yorke, Niagara College
“Crisis on Campus”

Second place
Richa Syal and Jacqueline McKay, Ryerson University
“How Accessible is Ryerson?”

PHOTOGRAPHY

First place
Ans Li, McMaster University
“More”

 Second place
Cody Bonner, Mohawk College
“Unzipped”

PUBLIC RELATIONS

First place
Naeema Bawa, Kayla Da Silva, Dylan Mainprize, Kim Maunder and Ashley Taylor, McMaster University
"Ralphy’s Retreat Strategic Communications Plan"

Second place
Cianna Wilkinson, Sheridan College
“Canada’s Bright Idea”

DESIGN: PRINT MAGAZINE COVER OR SPREAD

First place
Scott Rigmond, Fanshawe College
“Alba Gu Brath (Scotland the Brave)”

Second place
Lauren Gorfinkel and Jason Lau, McMaster University
Incite Magazine: Vol. 19, Issue 2 (Imperfection)

DESIGN: ONLINE MAGAZINE OR NEWS SITE

First place
The Sheridan Sun, Sheridan College

Second place  
The Varsity, University of Toronto

The Emerge Awards and the associated conference are presented by the University of Guelph-Humber, a partnership between the University of Guelph and the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Guelph-Humber students earn two credentials; a university honours degree from the University of Guelph and a college diploma from the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. 

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