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The Emerge Media Awards was a night to celebrate many sides of the field on Thursday evening, with students with all angles winning awards for their work.
The dinner and awards ceremony, like the conference that took place just hours before it, was planned with and carried out by fourth year University of Guelph-Humber students.
A team of media students from University of British Columbia won the design competition for Online News Site/Magazine, while the acclaimed University of Toronto’s The Varsity student publication won for Print/Cover.
Guelph-Humber took first runner-up for the online award behind B.C. for their Emerge Magazine of last year, as submissions can only be from 2017.
GH’s Warren Schlote, who is also the editor in-chief of the online Emerge Magazine for 2018, won runner up to the University of King’s College for the Audio Storytelling category for his piece: “A Different Side to New York: Parlor Jazz”.
Sara Martins of GH took second place in Photography behind Cody Bonner of Mohawk College for her work on “Seconds”.
GH took another podium win with Aastha Shetty’s “Naked: Disrobing a Modelling Scam” coming in second for the Multimedia Production award, behind the students of Mount Royal University who made “Closing Midfield”.
Other award winners spanned several universities across Canada:
- Written Word: Josie Kao of U of T won for her “Data in a Foreign Land”
- Videography: University of Regina students for an investigation into oil money and influence in Saskatchewan
- Public Relations: Jason Lau of McMaster University for “Canada is the World”
The Assembly Hall at the Humber Lakeshore campus was filled with excitement and anxiety for both contestants and audience members.
The award ceremony tipped off with host Julian Klimczyk welcoming attendees with a dinner. “Over 200+ students submitted their pieces for tonight’s award ceremony,” says Klimcyzk as he congratulates the final nominees.
Media Studies program head, Jerry Chomyn was the first keynote speaker to start off the evening.
“We said what if we had a competition,” said Chomyn as he reflected on the origins story of Emerge. “I think we need to celebrate media content creation.”
Following the dinner, Canadian singer-songwriter and author Dave Bidini spoke on his experience with writing, specifically with his community newspaper The West End Phoenix.
As the awards commenced, the sound level of applause indicated the entourage sized support each nominee had. Recipients included students from the University of Regina all the way to the University of British Columbia.
Written Word: Josie Kao, University of Toronto
Audio Storytelling: Trent Erickson, Will Gordon, Cameron Honey, Aviva Jacob, Danielle McCreadie, Nermeen Ramadan and Jayde Tynes, University of King’s College
Videography: Caitlin Taylor, Jennifer Ackerman, Janelle Blakley and Josh Diaz, University of Regina
Photography: Cody Bonner, Mohawk College
Public Relations: Jason Lau, McMaster University
Multimedia Production: Jolene Rudisuela, Amy Simpson and Lexi Wright, Mount Royal University
Design: Print/Cover: Elham Numan, Pearl Cao, Piyumi Konara and Keith Cheng, University of Toronto
Design: News Site/Magazine: Seher Asaf, Francesca Bianco, Sophie Gray, Yusheng Cai, Haley Lewis, Emma Loy, Holly McKenzie-Sutter, Sharon Nadeem, Andrew Seal, Taranjit Singh, Alex Migdal and Anya Zoledziowski,, University of B.C.
By: Alex Antoneshyn, University of Regina
By: Hamdi Issawi, MacEwan University
Josie Kao, University of Toronto
By: Jacob Lorinc and Teodora Pasca University of Toronto
By: Andrew Seal, University of British Columbia
By: Cody Bonner, Mohawk College
By: Michael Conley, Western University
By: Sara Martin, University of Guelph-Humber
By: Kelsey Narayan, University of Guelph-Humber
By: James Verbeek, Mohawk College
By: Alex Antoneshyn, Jessie Anton and Alex Johnson, University of Regina
By: Matthew Fotheringham, Mohawk College
By: Selina McCallum, Kassandra Coates, Gabriel Giuliani, Katherine Bryce and Deborah Iluyemi, University of Windsor
By: Calen Robertson, Dan Policelli, Nicole Wells and Evan Rowell, University of Guelph-Humber
By: Caitlin Taylor, Jennifer Ackerman, Janelle Blakley and Josh Diaz, University of Regina
By: Angelica Carreno, Priyanka Bhullar, Nohadra Noweia and Marissa Johnson, Mohawk College
By: Maria D’Alessandro, Tayjua Squire, Heather Francey, Vivian Sadeh and Taylor Kolar, Sheridan College
By: Jason Lau, McMaster University
By: Nicole Nemeth and Elaine Tustin-Smith, Conestoga College
By: Claire Styffe, McGill University
By: Stephanie Andrecsik, Josette Lafleur and Ryan Cox, Humber College
By: Brenna Engel, University of Regina
By: Warren Schlote, University of Guelph-Humber
By: Tennessa Wild, Alex Johnson, Cheryl Lu, Michael Joel-Hansen and Busayo Osobade, University of Regina
By: Trent Erickson, Will Gordon, Cameron Honey, Aviva Jacob, Danielle McCreadie, Nermeen Ramadan and Jayde Tynes, University of King’s College
By: Sherri Murray, McMaster University
By: Jolene Rudisuela, Amy Simpson and Lexi Wright, Mount Royal University
By: Aastha Shetty, University of Guelph-Humber
By: Christopher Arndt, Allan Sloan, Liam Brown, Eric Vienneau, Matthew Barker, Brianna Taylor, Pearl Barclay, Saba Iqbal, Lara Pitkeathly and Sarah Rintjema, Mohawk College
By: Students of the Online News Production Class, Sheridan College
DESIGN: PRINT MAGAZINE COVER OR SPREAD
By: Mary Yohannes and Jan Kirstyn Lopez, Mount Royal University
By: Chelsea Mizzi, Niagara College
By: Jason Lau, McMaster University
By: Elham Numan, Pearl Cao, Piyumi Konara and Keith Cheng, University of Toronto
By: Scott Rigmond, Fanshawe College
DESIGN: ONLINE NEWS SITE OR MAGAZINE
The Calgary Journal Staff, Mount Royal University
Sulaiman Akbari, Dan Caudle, Elvin George, Ed Hitchins, Brett McGarry, Matthew Owczarz and Sanzana Syed
Seher Asaf, Francesca Bianco, Sophie Gray, Yusheng Cai, Haley Lewis, Emma Loy, Holly McKenzie-Sutter, Sharon Nadeem, Andrew Seal, Taranjit Singh, Alex Migdal and Anya Zoledziowski, University of British Columbia
Jenna Piunno, Alicia Mirtsos, Erika Graham, Aansa Mirza, Jessica Smith, Taylor Clysdale and Danielle Edwards, University of Guelph-Humber
Tom Yun, Mohammad Durrani and Tamim Mansour, University of Toronto