Mar. 2—A number of students who recently traveled to Nashville for the National Religious Broadcasters convention (NRB) spent a portion of their weekend producing media as part of the 36.DA and 36.DV Challenge competitions. The competition required students to create a promotional audio or video spot for a ministry client. Students, who meet their client at the start of the competition, have just 36 hours to produce their piece from start to finish. The pieces are then judged by a panel and screened in front of an audience at the iNRB awards ceremony.
Senior Laura Hoffman, who was part of the video team, explained the importance of having a team that worked well together in a high-pressure competition like the 36.DV Challenge. "Everyone was able to contribute his or her gifts and talents to the project, and there was great respect for that throughout the process. There's no room for arguing in a 36-hour production competition, and I think that the mutual respect for each other's opinions helped us produce a great product."
The unified work of Hoffman's team paid off. The video students were awarded first place among the five teams that competed. Their PSA for GOGF Ministries is the first 36-hour entry from Northwestern to win the highest honor. The audio team, which created a radio spot for Pacific Garden Mission this year, took second place in its category.
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