News • May 05, 2022

CBU receives multiple awards in Baptist communication competition

CBU receives multiple awards in Baptist communication competition

Riverside, Calif. (May 5, 2022) – California Baptist University won numerous communication awards at the 58th annual Wilmer C. Fields Awards competition. The awards were presented during the annual Baptist Communicators Association workshop, held April 25-28.

The Lancer Media Group and the Marketing and Communication division won a combined 26 awards in the student and professional competitions, including one of the eight grand prizes awarded.

The Angelos 2021 yearbook—Adapt—won the grand prize for Best Overall Student Entry in addition to first place in several categories, including Best Yearbook Whole Issue and Best Yearbook Cover.

CBU receives multiple awards in Baptist communication competitionIn other student awards, CBU TV’s Wyatt Mitchison won first place for his video “CBU Sports Minute” in the Video Storytelling category. Philip Elijah won first place for Single Photograph. Marharyta Smirnova and Claire Grimes earned first place in Series Photography for Midnight Madness, and Luc Stringer won first place for Best Portrait for “Endless Spinning” in Angelos Yearbook.

Camille Grochowski won first place in design for her magazine article spread in Pursuit magazine. Grochowski, Stringer and Caleb Chong also won first place for Best Magazine Cover and first place for Best Magazine Whole Issue Design for the fall 2021 issue of Pursuit. 

Ignacio Dominguez and Lauren Brooks won first place for Mixed Media Coverage. The Banner took home first place for Best Newspaper.

Dr. Mary Ann Pearson, interim director of student publications, said her and Sonya Singh, assistant director of student publications, were thrilled for the students.

“We are so very proud of Lancer Media Group and the dedication and tenacity they continue to demonstrate,” Pearson said.

CBU receives multiple awards in Baptist communication competitionAdditionally, the Marketing and Communication division at CBU won three awards in the professional competition. The Roundtable, the alumni magazine, earned first place in the Overall Print Publication Magazine category. CBU’s State of the University and Breaking the Silence also received awards.

To see a full list of the awards, please visit the BCA website here