Students from around the country flew in to attend the most competitive Emerge Media Awards yet, as the finest work from Canadian journalism and communications students was honoured with an elegant gala at Toronto’s Rose Garden Banquet Hall & Convention Centre.
Though the awards are administered by the University of Guelph-Humber and the event is planned and executed by diligent UofGH Media Studies students, winners of the Emerge Media Awards are selected by an independent panel of judges. This year, those judges included the prominent likes of Star Metro Media Editorial Director Sarah Moore, award-winning former CBC journalist Robert Fisher and Toronto Star photojournalist Randy Risling.
They had plenty of work to consider. In only their third year, the Emerge Media Awards attracted 315 submissions from 32 colleges and universities, essentially doubling last year’s submissions.
“Excellence in communication is more important than ever, and I am extremely proud that we along with our media industry partners have been able to recognize outstanding work in the next generation of media storytellers,” said Media Studies Program Head Jerry Chomyn.
Congratulations to all the following winners at the 2017 Emerge Media Awards:
Winner: Lucas Provencher, MacEwan University, “Point and Shoot”
Runner-up: Cherise Seucharan, University of British Columbia, “Two Meals a Day: Living on Disability Assistance in Vancouver”
Winner: Clare Bonnyman, Humber College, “The Story of Studio 212”
Runner-up: Sean Towgood, Tevin Guthrie and Chris Wheeler, Humber College, “Stigma”
Design – Online News Site or Magazine
Winner: The Sheridan Sun, Sheridan College
Runner-up: The Varsity, University of Toronto
Design – Print Magazine Cover or Spread
Winner: Scott Rigmond, Fanshawe College, “Alba Gu Brath (Scotland the Brave)”
Runner-up: Lauren Gorfinkel and Jason Lau, McMaster University, Incite Magazine: Vol. 19, Issue 2 (Imperfection)
Winner: Ryan Thorpe, John Hopkins-Hill, Alex Yorke, Harley Davidson, Kathleen Driscoll, Melanie Ross, Megan Beam, Hugo Garcia and Leighia Chaptman-Klassen, Niagara College, “Crisis on Campus”
Runner-up: Richa Syal and Jacqueline McKay, Ryerson University, “How Accessible is Ryerson?”
Winner: Ans Li, McMaster University, “More”
Runner-up: Cody Bonner, Mohawk College, “Unzipped”
Winner: Naeema Bawa, Dylan Mainprize, Kim Maunder, Kayla Da Silva and Ashley Taylor, McMaster University, “Ralphy’s Retreat Strategic Communications Plan”
Runner-up: Cianna Wilkinson, Sheridan College, “Canada’s Bright Idea”
Winner: Lauren Macgill, Rachel Carlson, Kerri Savard and Jeff Schultz, Red River College, “Beauty in Focus”
Runner-up: Naseem Loloie, Queen’s University, “Belly Up”
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