Inagural Alumni Media Festival Exceeds Expectations
Journalism | March 14, 2010
Colorado State University’s Alumni Media Festival attracted triple the amount of entries that were anticipated for the inaugural event. Alumni, faculty, staff, students and emeritus faculty submitted more than 130 entries in a wide range of categories. With more than 40 alumni also participating in panels to discuss their work, the festival received high praise from alumni, students and faculty.
Journalism and Technical Communication faculty and students judged the entries. Awards were based on overall scores in three categories: Best of Festival, Cammy Awards, and Certificates of Excellence. In addition, festival coordinators honored Pulitzer Prize winner Jim Sheeler with an Award of Distinction for his book adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning series, “Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives,” which was a runner-up for the National Book of the Year Award in 2008. All awards.