January 15, 2010 – The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) announced the winners of the 2010 student production awards in the Intercollegiate National Religious Broadcasters (iNRB) competition.
Northwestern College students in the Electronic Media Communication major have won 24 iNRB awards, including eight 1st Place Awards and the $2,500 Bob Dobbs Scholarship. Also, NWC’s student radio station, WVOE 97.7 FM, won the NRB Media Award for College Radio Station of the Year for the second year in a row.
"Our students consistently pursue their craft with excellence," said Mark Seignious, associate professor of communication and WVOE advisor. "But for them it’s about more than just excellence or doing good productions. They set out to be faithful and bring glory to God. We [the department of communication] are thrilled for the students. We share in their joy and God gets the glory."
Northwestern students won half of the all the available 1st place awards and out of the 45 total possible awards, Northwestern students will take home 24.
These awards are presented to undergraduate students for outstanding examples of audio, video, and web productions. First place winners in each category win a $150 cash prize, plus free registration to the NRB National Convention in Nashville, TN. In addition to prize money, all first place entries receive an award and a certificate along with a $300 travel stipend to attend the NRB National Convention.
The following Northwestern students will receive their awards at the annual NRB National Convention in Nashville, TN, February 27–March 2, 2010:
1st Place Web Content/Design: Ben Paulson ’09
2nd Place Web Content/Design: Micah Murray ’11
2nd Place Radio PSA: Drew Hoekema ’11
1st Place Radio Audio Post for Film: Daniel Bernstrom ’10
1st Place Radio Music Production: Brice LaBelle ’10, Daniel Sullivan ’09 and John Weirick ’09
1st Place Radio On-Air Demo: David Youso ’09
2nd Place Radio On-Air Demo: Daniel Bernstrom ’10
3rd place Radio On-Air Demo: Ben Paulson ’09
1st place Radio Short Form Feature/Drama: Adam Rozanas
2nd Place Radio Short Form Feature: Nicole Koester ’10
3rd Place Radio Short Form Drama: Daniel Bernstrom ’10
2nd Place radio News: Kayla Schaeffer ’10
3rd Place Radio Newscast/Newstory: Nicole Koester ’10
3rd Place Promo/PSA/Commercial/Promo/Imaging: Nicole Koester ’10
1st Place TV Field Production Narrative: David Youso ’09, Daniel Stewart ’09, Tim Ingold ’09
2nd Place TV Field Production Narrative: Micah Murray ’11
1st Place TV Field Production Informative: Micah Murray ’11
2nd Place TV Field Production Informative: Tim Ingold ’09
3rd place TV Informative: Daniel Stewart ’09
2nd Place TV PSA/Short Form/Commercial: Daniel Bernstrom ’10
1st Place TV Music Video: Tim Ingold ’09 and Daniel Stewart ’09
2nd Place TV Music Video: Daniel Bernstrom ’10
$2,500 Scholarship, Bob Dobbs Essay Contest Winner: Nicole Koester ’10
To learn more about the iNRB Awards, visit the iNRB website.