CBU claims numerous communication awards at the Wilmer C. Fields Awards Competition
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (April 24, 2017)—California Baptist University won multiple communication awards at the 2017 Wilmer C. Fields Awards Competition hosted by the Baptist Communicators Association (BCA) on April 21 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. CBU students and the university’s Marketing and Communication Division combined for 21 top-three finishes in various categories.
The BCA awarded Pursuit magazine with the “Overall Best Student Entry” grand prize. The summer edition of the Pursuit magazine also won first place for best magazine and best magazine cover. Additionally, CBU student Makenna Sones won first place in the Student Feature Writing Division for her story “Leaps and Bounds” that was featured in Pursuit magazine.
Courtney Coleman, editor in chief of Pursuit, said receiving the BCA awards was encouraging.
“All of the teams on all of our various publications work day and night to produce great content. We all take a lot of pride in our work and give 100 percent,” Coleman said. “When those awards were announced, everyone started texting everyone saying, ‘Look guys! We did it!’”
CBU’s Marketing and Communication Division won four awards including first place in the Audio – Communication Division – Video, less than three minutes for the “Veterans Stories” campaign.
The BCA awards are the latest communication recognitions for CBU. In March, students, faculty and staff combined to win 33 awards from the American Advertising Federation-Inland Empire chapter.