CBU campus publications claims multiple awards for national communication competition
Pursuit magazine, a California Baptist University campus publication, won multiple first-place awards at the 56th Annual Wilmer L. Fields Awards competition.
Riverside, Calif. (April 17, 2020) - California Baptist University won multiple communication awards at the 56th Annual Wilmer L. Fields Awards competition. The final awards were released through the Baptist Communication Association (BCA) Facebook page on April 17.
The prizes originally were scheduled to be presented at the BCA annual workshop in New Orleans earlier this month before the meeting was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CBU campus publications—The Banner newspaper and Pursuit magazine—won more than 15 awards in the student and professional competitions combined. Pursuit magazine won the Best Overall Student Entry award in addition to a first-place award for the Best Overall Student Publication and Best Student Magazine.
The Banner won first place the Best Student Newspaper award.
Dr. Mary Ann Pearson, interim director of journalism and public relations, said she watched the awards show online this year.
“It is really exciting to see how well the Lancer Media Group publications are doing in the Wilmer C. Fields awards this year. The hard work of the diligent student team along with colleagues, Dr. Michael Chute, Professor Jim Veneman and Assistant Director Sonya Singh, is evident. We are so proud of them.”
The Marketing and Communication division at CBU also claimed multiple awards in the professional competition including the Albert McClellan Award for Exceptional Achievement in Print Media and Design for the magazine that honored CBU President Ronald L. Ellis for his 25 years of leadership.
The Wilmer L. Fields Awards competition receives hundreds of entries from Baptist ministries, agencies, colleges and newspapers across the country.
To see a full list of the awards winners please visit here.