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June 12, 2018 1:41 PM

Broadcast Television students win national awards

Students in Conestoga’s Broadcasting - Television and Independent Production diploma program have been honoured with three awards from the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada (BEAC). BEAC is dedicated to promoting excellence in media education in Canada and its student awards recognize the creativity and technical excellence demonstrated by media students across the country.

This year, BEAC awarded best short documentary to Sean Kienapple for his piece on Ben Fanelli, a hockey player who suffered a serious skull fracture while playing defense for the Kitchener Rangers during the 2009-10 season.

Judges also awarded best series production to “Time’s Up” -- a segment on Conestoga Connected that explores social issues like poverty, gender inequality and racism. Time’s Up also received BEAC’s top honour, the President’s Award, which includes a cash prize.

Conestoga Connected is a weekly TV show produced by second-year students in the program and has received previous BEAC awards for best series production in 2012 and 2014 and best newscast in 2017.

“The judges continue to be impressed and entertained by the quality of the video and audio submitted this year,” said BEAC judging coordinator Paul Papadopoulos.

BEAC received and judged 120 entries as part of its national awards program this year.

Conestoga’s two-year Broadcasting - Television and Independent Production diploma program provides students with the skills to compete in today's video production marketplace and create broadcast-quality product backed by engaging storytelling.

For more information, visit the School of Media + Design.

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