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This small N.J. college radio station is the best in the nation

And, for the first time ever, the Marconi goes to WSOU.

The recognition is the equivalent of an Academy Award for radio work, and at a ceremony in Tennessee last month, students and teachers from Seton Hall University accepted a Marconi that named the school’s small, student-run radio station the best non-commercial one in the country. Mark Maben, the station’s faculty advisor and general manager, called the win “really something that we, as an entire state, can be proud of.”

Read more from NJ.com.

WMUL faculty manager honored

WMUL Faculty Manager Chuck Bailey has joined an exclusive club, but he’s not one to rest on his laurels.

Bailey also works as an executive producer for WMUL’s sports coverage. In addition to live broadcasts of football and basketball games, the station covers other sports, including track, volleyball and baseball. The station also hosts a program in co-production with WFGH called “Basketball Friday Nights,” which covers high school basketball in the state.

Read more from the Herald-Dispatch.

 

Plus, College Radio Watch gears up to visit Philadelphia, and check out the winners of the CBI National Student Production Awards.

 

By | October 25th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Contests, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

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Is College Radio Relevant?
Despite the rise of popular broadcasts ranging from sportscasts to music countdowns, radio has generally been on the decline. We have turned the dial to its off position and turned on our smartphones, abundant with news, traffic reports, YouTube, and pretty much everything the radio can give us without commercial breaks. Yet, mainstream radio largely remains a stable part of society, especially for when we cannot reach our phones, such as during rush-hour traffic on the Long Island Expressway or spontaneous weekends to the Poconos. But how does college radio fit into the equation?
Read more from Oxford University Press.

Illinois Campus Radio Station Seeks Faculty and Staff DJs

As part of its ongoing efforts to facilitate lasting radio shows hosted by affiliates of Illinois Institute of Technology, WIIT 88.9FM Chicago is offering open slots to any Illinois Tech faculty or staff member who wishes to share their taste in music, their thoughts on current events, or any other concept on the airwaves of Chicago and worldwide on its online stream.

Read more from IIT.edu.

Eternal Summers, New Salem Witch Hunters headline WRUW-FM 91.1’s annual Studio-A-Rama music festival

Studio-A-Rama, the annual free all-day festival hosted by Case Western Reserve University’s campus radio station WRUW-FM 91.1, returns on Sept. 10 with Virginia indie-pop group Eternal Summers headlining. Cleveland alt-rock legends New Salem Witch Hunters are the special guest.

Held in the Mather Courtyard of Case Western, Studio-A-Rama has been a summer music highlight since 1981. Kicking off at 1:15 p.m., the fest invites concert-goers to sprawl out on the green lawn under the sun. If you can’t make it, the festival will again be live streaming the entire show over the station’s airwaves and on YouTube.

Read more from Cleveland.com.

‘Good’ times continue for KTCU radio hosts

The high sheriffs of DFW.com called me back in 2010 and insisted I go down to KTCU/88.7 FM for something called The Good Show, a music program on a college radio station run by people who aren’t attending that college. It has been on the air continuously (give or take a few weeks) since before the turn of the last century.

Read more from the Star-Telegram.

CBI announces National Student Production Awards finalists

Finalists in the 2016 CBI National Student Production Awards are being announced here on the CBI blog, and also our Twitter and Facebook pages, Aug. 15-19 and 22-26! Winners will be announced at the annual National Student Electronic Media Convention in Philadelphia this fall.

Visit the Philadelphia site for information on hotel reservations, convention registration and more.

Plus, Radio Survivor checks out National Radio Day.

 

By | August 23rd, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Contests, Conventions, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

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A station is born: Inside the high-risk, low-watt, quirky world of community radio

At 10 minutes to airtime, the studio clock was three minutes slow. Marika Partridge climbed up on a folding chair to fix it, exchanging a “Close one!” glance with her fellow founders of the Washington area’s newest radio station.

After a cutthroat Federal Communications Commission application fight and five years of begging for help and money, it wouldn’t do to blow the on-air debut because of a $15 wall clock from Target.

Read more from The Washington Post.

How will you celebrate national radio day?

It may be unofficial, but National Radio Day is a holiday that is near and dear to our hearts here at Radio World. Celebrated annually on Aug. 20, the day recognizes the invention of radio and the importance of the medium in our culture, according to the National Radio Day website and various online holiday calendars. The 2016 theme is “Celebrate the Spark of Great Radio.”

Read more from Radio World.

Next week: CBI announces National Student Production Awards finalists

Finalists in the 2016 CBI National Student Production Awards will be announced here on the CBI blog, and also our Twitter and Facebook pages, Aug. 15-19 and 22-26! Winners will be announced at the annual National Student Electronic Media Convention in Philadelphia this fall.

Visit the Philadelphia site for information on hotel reservations, convention registration and more.

Plus, Radio Survivor’s College Radio Watch column

By | August 9th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Conferences, Contests, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

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U.Va. radio station WTJU hosts summer camp for local students

The curriculum has evolved to become more hands-on and project-oriented throughout the years, based on students’ feedback, Moore said in an email statement.

“At their core, the summer radio camps are about students having fun, but also getting a taste for interviewing and audio production, exploring new music and presenting it through on-air media,” Moore said.

Read more from The Cavalier Daily.

Hofstra student journalists broadcast from DNC on campus station

Hofstra University student reporters from WRHU/88.7 FM are clearing the hurdles like the pros, gaining valuable on-air experience, building their portfolios and bringing the Democratic National Convention alive this week for some 300,000 listeners of their award-winning campus radio station.

Read more from Newsday.

Meet ‘Professor Bebop,’ UVA’s Longtime Late-Night Radio DJ
“Music is my number one passion,” he said. “I think it is the greatest art there is. It expresses so much – joy and fear, horror and comedy. It can make you introspective, or make you understand something you have not thought about.”
Read more from the University of Virginia.

CBI National Student Production Awards Finalists

Finalists in the 2016 CBI National Student Production Awards will be announced here on the CBI blog, and also our Twitter and Facebook pages, Aug. 15-19 and 22-26! Winners will be announced at the annual National Student Electronic Media Convention in Philadelphia this fall.

Visit the Philadelphia site for information on hotel reservations, convention registration and more.

 

Plus, Radio Survivor’s College Radio Watch column, LPFM watch column, Podcast episode #56 and visits to KCSU at Colorado State and Radio 1190 at University of Colorado, Boulder. 

By | August 3rd, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Contests, Conventions, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

Student Media in the News

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BMI Foundation announces BMI Founders Award for Radio Broadcasting

The BMI Founders Award is an annual scholarship competition open to radio broadcasting students nationwide. The award commemorates the group of radio industry leaders who founded Broadcast Music, Inc. in 1939 with an unprecedented and enduring mission: to provide a competitive source for music licensing and an open-door policy to songwriters, composers, and publishers of all genres of music. A $5,000 scholarship is awarded for the best original essay response submitted to the competition and recognizes a student with the potential to become an innovator in the rapidly changing field of broadcast radio.

For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply, visit the the BMI Foundation website.

Delta College’s Q-TV will continue to broadcast, backs out of spectrum auction

The public spoke. And Delta College leaders listened. After weeks of receiving impassioned pleas from hundreds of loyal viewers, Delta’s public television station, WDCQ, will continue to broadcast.

The board of trustees, in a special meeting Tuesday, voted unanimously to not participate in the Federal Communication Commission’s Spectrum Auction.

“This is proof that I can hear, the administration can hear and my colleagues can hear,” said Saginaw Trustee R. Earl Selby, a longtime PBS advocate and host of “Dateline Delta,” a monthly news magazine program.

Delta President Jean Goodnow said, “There is tremendous support for the station within the board, the college and in the community. Public opinion to stay on the air has been overwhelming.”

Read more from OurMidland.com and WSGW.

Polka programming threatened in Amherst

Amherst, University of Massachusetts campus radio station WMUA-FM is having a Polka crisis. The Daily Hampshire has the deets. Apparently the signal is sunsetting some Polka shows, among them “Polka Bandstand” and “Early Bird Polka.” Plus there will be a general scaling back of Saturday Polka programming from twelve to four hours.

Read more from Radio Survivor, including an update on a polka programming petition in the works.

 

Plus, Radio Survivor’s College Radio Watch and the latest podcast installment explores if 2016 will be the end of indie Internet radio.

 

 

By | January 19th, 2016|Broadcasting News, CBI News, Contests, FCC, Member News|Comments Off on Student Media in the News

National Student Production Awards Finalists

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All the finalists are posted for the CBI National Student Production Awards! Thank you to everyone who entered and we will announce the winners at the National Student Electronic Media Convention in Seattle! See you there!

Finalists: Best News Reporting – Radio

• WGCS-FM, Goshen College
Blood Drive

• KTSW-FM, Texas State University
Texas Wild Rice Festival

• WMUL-FM, Marshall University
MU PreK

• School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Women lag behind in entrepreneurship

Finalists: Best News Reporting – Television

• School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Police Take Down

• UTVS Television, St. Cloud State University
Giving by the Gallon

• KWVA-FM, University of Oregon
UO Students Say Sayonara to EMU

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
Gary’s Story

Finalists: Best Podcast – Radio

• KCWU-FM 88.1 The ‘Burg, Central Washington University
The ‘Burg Spotlight

• School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Carolina Connection, Jan. 24, 2014

• KZSU-FM, Stanford University
Episode 23: Pinky and the Brain

• KWVA-FM, University of Oregon
Nick Aliotti: The Best Interview Around

Finalists: Best Vodcast – Television

• WKNC-FM, North Carolina State University
WKNC’s The Lounge: Matthew E. White “Big Love”

• WKNC-FM, North Carolina State University
WKNC’s The Lounge: T0W3RS “The Situation”

• Orbit TV, Muskingum University
Luke’s Tech Corner

• KJHK-FM, University of Kansas
Live @ KJHK – Your Friend at the Natural History Museum

Finalists: Best Promo – Radio

• WGCS-FM, Goshen College
Keeping Things Fresh

• WMUL-FM, Marshall University
WMUL-FM Blues Format Promo

• KWSC-TV, Wayne State College
KWSC-FM Station Promo

• KJHK-FM, University of Kansas
KJHK – AstroBase Recruitment Ad

Finalists: Best Promo – Television

• Viking Fusion, Berry College
Viking Fusion App

• North Texas Television, University of North Texas
We Are North Texas

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
TV2 Connected

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
Welcome Spring

Finalists: Best PSA – Radio

• WOBN-FM, Otterbein University
Superman

• WISU-FM, Indiana State University
Bullying PSA

• KWSC-TV, Wayne State College
Conn Library

• WDBM Impact89fm, Michigan State University
Safe Halloween

Finalists: Best PSA – Television

• Viking Fusion/COM 425, Berry College
Child Abuse

• CAPS 13, Pittsburg State University
GUSNet PSA

• KFKX-FM, Hastings College
Beat Breast Cancer

• West Virginia State University Communications Department Com 160 TV Production, West Virginia State University
Enough Is Enough

Finalists: Best Sports Reporting – Radio

• UTA Radio, University of Texas-Arlington
UTA Radio Sports Breakdown 2-18-14

• WRHU-FM, Hofstra University
Women Can Tackle Too

• WISU-FM, Indiana State University
WISU Sports Update

• KWVA-FM, University of Oregon
Oregon Takes the Decade, Defeats Washington 45-24

Finalists: Best Sports Play-by-Play – Radio

• WOBN-FM, Otterbein University
Otterbein University Men’s Basketball vs. Muskingum University on WOBN

• WSWI-AM, University of Southern Indiana
USI vs. Bellermine

• KWVA-FM, University of Oregon
Oregon vs. Washington Softball

• WSUM-FM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Final Four Kentucky Wildcats vs. Wisconsin Badgers

Finalists: Best Sportscast – Television

• School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Sports Extra – April 21, 2014

• Cable 8, Washington State University
Cougnation Season 3 Episode 6

• OUTV/WIRE, University of Oklahoma
Sooner Sports Pad

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
Friday Football Frenzy

Finalists: Best Regularly Scheduled Program – Radio

• AUC Radio, The American University in Cairo
The Rundown Group 1: Humanizing Machines

• WDBM Impact89fm, Michigan State University
Impact Exposure

• WCRX-FM, Columbia College Chicago
Writers at the Edge

• KWVA-FM, University of Oregon
This Oregon Life: Trapped

Finalists: Best General Entertainment Program – Television

• KBVR-TV, Oregon State University
Glimpses: Game Night

• Titan TV, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
We’re All Mad Here – “Which Dreamed It”

• North Texas Television, University of North Texas
Ardillando – Season 8

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
Amateur Hour

Finalists: Best Newscast – Radio

• WGCS-FM, Goshen College
Globe News

• WONC-FM, North Central College
February Original Report

• WZND Fuzed Radio, Illinois State University
Chris Newman Newscast

• WSUM-FM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
6 PM Newscast October 14

Finalists: Best Newscast – Television

• Ithaca College Television, Ithaca College
Newswatch 16 – April 8, 2014

• North Texas Television, University of North Texas
ntTV Nightly News

• UTVS Television, St. Cloud State University
UTVS News

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
TV2 News – February 28, 2014

Finalists: Best Special Broadcast – Radio

• WHSN, Husson University
Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination 2013

• WJMU-FM, Millikin University
The War of the Worlds

• WCRX-FM, Columbia College Chicago
Sam Lay

• KJHK-FM, University of Kansas
KJHK – USS Carpathia Holiday Special

Finalists: Best Special Broadcast – Television

• Orbit TV, Muskingum University
Muskie Daily Special Edition: Bomb Threat Update

• Rowan Television Network, Rowan University
Philippine Benefit Special: Typhoon Haiyan Relief

• Cable 8, Washington State University
Finding Frankie’s Diagnosis

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
Breaking News—KSU Gunman

Finalists: Best Student Media Website – Combined

• Radio K – KUOM, University of Minnesota
www.RadioK.org

• Viking Fusion, Berry College
vikingfusion.berry.edu

• WGUR-FM, Georgia College and State University
www.gcsuradio.com

• WSUM-FM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
wsum.org

Finalists: Best Station Imaging – Combined

• Titan TV, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Welcome Back

• WSWI-AM, University of Southern Indiana
The Edge Imaging

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
TV2.0

• WSUM-FM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
WSUM Imaging Package

Finalists: Best Social Media Presence – Combined

• WKNC-FM, North Carolina State University
WKNC Social Media

• KTSW-FM, Texas State University
KTSW Social Media

• KJHK-FM, University of Kansas
KJHK Social Media

• KFJC-FM, Foothill College
KFJC Social Media

Finalists: Best Documentary/Public Affairs – Radio 

• AUC Radio, The American University in Cairo
28 and Single

• WGCS-FM, Goshen College
Vinyl Revival

• WTBU-FM, Boston University
Massachusetts in Motion

• WGLS-FM, Rowan University
Online Dating: There’s an App for That?

Finalists: Best Documentary/Public Affairs – Television

• MSU TV-2, Midwestern State University
Under the Helmet

• Southeastern Channel, Southeastern Louisiana University
McCrea 1971: Louisiana’s Forgotten Rock Festival

• SCTV 39 / CTVR 129 Documentary Production, Saddleback College
The Girl with Eight Limbs

• Mason Cable Network, George Mason University
George Mason: Patriot for Liberty

Finalists: Best Comedy – Television

• North Texas Television, University of North Texas
GDI – Gamma Delta Iota

• NeuTube, Neumann University
The Media Club: Episode 3

• NeuTube, Neumann University
NeuTube Laughs: Shamrock Shakes

• Cable 8, Washington State University
Viral Vision: Profs Reading Tweets

Finalists: Best DJ – Radio

• WGCS-FM, Goshen College
Ashlee Evans Air Check

• WBGU-FM, Bowling Green State University
The Afternoon Rush

• KCSU-FM, Colorado State University
DJ Thunderbeard and DJ ZJ’s Super Sweet Sixteen and Pregnant Show

• WZND Fuzed Radio, Illinois State University
Elizabeth Rill’s DJ Compilation

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Announcing: Finalists in the National Student Production Awards

seattleCongratulations to the finalists in the CBI 2014 National Student Production awards! Finalists will be announced on this page every weekday through Aug. 29, so check back. Winners will be announced in Seattle at the 2014 National Student Electronic Media Convention.

 

By | August 18th, 2014|Contests, Conventions|Comments Off on Announcing: Finalists in the National Student Production Awards

Student Designers: Help us show off Seattle!

Attention CBI Member Station Students! Design a logo for the College Broadcasters, Inc. 2014 National Student Electronic Media Convention in Seattle! Student entries are being accepted for the official convention logo design, which will appear on convention promotional materials.

Designs should visually represent both CBI and Seattle. The winning student entry receives a $50.00 award. You must be a current student staff member at a CBI Member Station to be eligible for the contest. All entries will be blindly judged.

Logo design specifications

1. The logo must be square in shape.

2. Logo text must contain the words “CBI,” “Seattle,” and “October 2014.”

3. Logo must contain the standard CBI logo incorporated into the design from the CBI website. (Download a zipped .EPS file here.)

4. Logo should be produced in two versions: one black and white and one black and white plus one iconic spot color. The spot color is up to the designer’s choice.

5. Submission files need to be submitted as both .eps and .jpg formats. Four files are required for a complete entry: the black and white .eps, the black and white plus spot color .eps, and then the black and white as a .jpg and the black and white plus spot color .jpg. The overall design should remain universal among all four files.

6. A text document specifying the “graphic and text standards” of the design files must be submitted. Include color specification, font names, sizes and styles used in the designs. EPS files require fonts to be converted to outlines.

7. Designs should be ready to use if selected as the winner. Example uses include the convention program, name tags, convention website, t-shirts, and other promotional materials.

8. Entry indicates that any artwork used is indeed that of the designer submitting the work and not any copyrighted material. No pre-produced clip-art files may be used. The design must be 100% originally produced by the student submitting the entry.

9. All files should be named with the designer’s last name and a file description. For example: “SmithBW.jpg” or “Smith-Spotcolor.eps.”

10. Include the following information in the text of the email submission:

  • Your name
  • Your school name
  • The media group you represent (audio, video, multimedia)
  • Your contact mailing address
  • Your contact email address
  • Your faculty or staff adviser’s name, phone number and email address

11. Send all submissions to CBI Treasurer Lisa Marshall at lisam@muskingum.edu. All submissions must include a compressed file zipped folder or a link to a Dropbox (dropbox.com) shared folder containing all four designs and the “graphic and text standards” document. All required files must be in the email, the zipped folder or the dropbox folder to be eligible.

12. Incomplete submissions will not be eligible for the logo contest.

13. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. All timely received submissions will be acknowledged via email return receipt.

13. Winner will be announced by Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

14. The winning logo will automatically become property of CBI for organizational use. CBI reserves the right to alter, at its discretion, any part of the designs.

15. Visit the CBI website, askcbi.org, for more information about CBI’s conferences.

 

 

By | September 4th, 2013|Conferences, Contests|Comments Off on Student Designers: Help us show off Seattle!

Call for entries: 2013 CBI National student Production Awards

MARCH 4, 2013

Contact: Steven Hames, Awards Coordinator, College Broadcasters, Inc., 706-368-6963

The CBI Board of Directors has released entry information for the 12th annual Student Production Awards. Awards will be presented as part of the second annual National Student Electronic Media Convention, to be held Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio on the Riverwalk.

The National Student Production Awards honor outstanding student work in electronic media, and include more than 20 submission categories — including promos, news reporting, best DJ, comedy, entertainment, many sports categories and more for TV/video and radio — as well as general categories in station imaging, website design and community involvement. For each category, four finalists are chosen and announced before the conference. Winners and finalists are honored at the awards presentation. For a complete list of all 24 categories, visit  https://www.askcbi.org/?page_id=3764.

Last year, more than 600 entries were submitted, and 94 entries chosen as finalists and winners. The awards ceremony was standing room only, and proceeded by the convention keynote with Carol Costello from CNN.

“The awards provide a great opportunity for students to showcase their work in a nationally recognized competition,” said Awards Coordinator Steven Hames. “With multiple categories in audio, video and multimedia, there is something for every type of station out there — radio, television, online or a combination.”

Advisers and industry professionals interested in judging contest entries may contact Hames at the phone number or email address above.

Sponsorships are available for awards as well. For more information, email Mark Maben, CBI Development Director, at cbidevelopmentdirector@gmail.com.

Entry information is available online at https://www.askcbi.org/?page_id=3764, and submissions will open on March 4, 2013. Submissions will close on Friday, May 10.

Additional information on the National Electronic Media Student Convention may be found at https://www.askcbi.org/sanantonio.


College Broadcasters Inc. 
represents students involved in radio, television, webcasting and other related media ventures; ensures a commitment to education and the student pursuit of excellence through active involvement in electronic media; promotes cooperative efforts between the association and other national, regional, and state media organizations; facilitates the discussion of issues related to student-operated electronic media; and other community oriented programs. CBI currently represents electronic student media outlets from across the nation.

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2012 National Student Production Award Winners

Finalists for the 11th annual College Broadcasters, Inc. National Student Production Awards were announced in August, with winners announced Oct. 27 at the National Student Electronic Media Convention in Atlanta. Winning entries are in BOLD and you can click on the name to see or hear a sample of the winning entry.

 

COMBINED CATEGORIES

 

Best Student Media Website
Best Station Imaging
Best Community Involvement
  • Rowan Television Network, Rowan University, “RTN’s Fifth Annual Telethon Supporting Make-A-Wish Foundation”
  • KTSW-FM, Texas State University-San Marcos, “MR Fest – KTSW 89.9’s 5th Annual My Radio Fest”
  • WLOY, Loyola University-Maryland, “Both Feet In”
  • UTB Radio, University of Texas-Brownsville, “College Radio Day”
TELEVISION/VIDEO CATEGORIES

 

Best Television Newscast
Best Television News Reporting
Best Television Vodcast
Best Television Sportscast
Best Television Promo
Best Television PSA
Best Television Special Broadcast
Best Television Documentary/Public Affairs
Best Television General Entertainment Program
Best Television Comedy
RADIO CATEGORIES
Best Radio Newscast
Best Radio News Reporting

Best Radio Feature

Best Radio Podcast

Best Radio Sports Reporting

  • WSWI The Edge, University of Southern Indiana, “The Edge Morning Sportscast”
  • WZND Fuzed Radio, Illinois State University, “Chris McIntyre, ISU Track and Field, Cancer Story”
  • WGCS-FM, Goshen College, “Maple Leaf Update”
  • WRST-FM, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, “Titan Football Outlook: Homecoming v. Whitewater”

Best Radio Sports Play-by-Play

Best Radio DJ presented by iHeartRadio

Best Radio Promo

Best Radio PSA

Best Radio Documentary/Public Affairs

Best Radio Regularly Scheduled Program
By | October 28th, 2012|Broadcasting News, Contests|Comments Off on 2012 National Student Production Award Winners