Posted on Friday, February 14, 2020
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) recognized seven Westminster College students as winners of the 2020 Festival of Media Arts for their submitted creative works.
Junior English major Charlotte Shunk received the Award of Excellence in the feature scriptwriting competition for her screenplay entry, The Sound of Summer.
Broadcasting and media production majors received the Award of Excellence in the music video competition for their entry “I’m Coming Home.” The team—senior Jaclyn Bleggi and sophomores Constantine Kallaur, Joe Meinert, Nikyah Beckwith, Mason Flanigan and Jimmy Boyle—produced the music video for the first annual Titan Music Video Challenge in October 2019.
Dr. Deborah Mitchell, professor of English and film studies, served as Shunk’s faculty adviser. Bradley Weaver, lecturer of broadcast communications, acted as faculty adviser for the music video production team. Alumni Doltyn Snedden ’17 and JD Eicher ’09 returned to Westminster to mentor the students.
The Festival of Media Arts competition recognizes the best in faculty and student-produced media. This year’s competition featured over 1,700 entries from around the world. All winners will be spotlighted at the BEA annual convention in Las Vegas in April.
The entire list of winners for the 2020 Festival of Media Arts competition can be found here.
For more information regarding the winning screenplay, contact Mitchell at 724-946-7030 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information regarding the winning music video, contact Weaver at 724-946-7238 or email@example.com.