FHSU Department of Informatics Media Studies Students Takes the BEA ‘War on the Floor’ title at the NAB Conference


War-on-the-Floor-webHays, KS – The Department of Informatics announces that Digital Media students, Kennith Moreno, Charlotte, N.C. graduate student, Tyler Parks, Elkhart graduate student and Ricky Kerr, Wichita junior’s hard work and dedication was rewarded by the Broadcast Education Association with winning the ‘War on the Floor’ competition that took place at the National Association of Broadcasters  National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2016.

The FHSU War on the Floor team competed against two other schools, Elon University from North Carolina and Clemson University from South Carolina.  In Las Vegas, FHSU’s team had to come up with and implement a social media campaign as well as produce a 1-2 minute promotional piece on an exhibitor or product of their choice represented at NAB.  To round out the competition the FHSU team also produced a long form video, 15-20 minutes long, telling the content lifecycle story through the eyes of the students’ team that includes interviews with speakers, exhibitors and include footage from the NAB show.  The FHSU team turned their presentation in on May 31.  The FHSU team in winning the War on the Floor receives a SMART PASS registration for the 2017 NAB Show which includes all conferences, workshops, super sessions and the show floor, the tickets are valued at $1499.

The War on the Floor victory caps off a very successful 2015-16 school year for the Department of Informatics’ Media Studies students that saw them also bring home 10 first place and 2 second place awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters competition in March 2016.

The Department of Informatics Media Studies has a proud history of performing well in KAB competition.  In 2013, students won one 1st place and one 2nd place award and three honorable mentions.  2014 saw two 1st place, one 2nd place, and one honorable mention award.  2015, students made a big impact at the KAB awards taking home six 1st place and two 2nd place awards.  Digital Media students to continue to excel at their craft and show that Fort Hays State University is a destination of choice.

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