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The multimedia production, "Burn Camp 2010," won a CASE Grand Award and is online at www.photo.alumni.uga.edu/multimedia/burncamp2010/.

Communications professionals win awards for public relations efforts

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By Matt Weeks | March 7, 2011
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UGA captured two Grand Awards and 11 other high-level accolades at the 2011 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District III awards competition last month.

For its efforts to leverage faculty expertise into international exposure during and after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Office of Public Affairs won a CASE Grand Award in the "Total Programs for Media Relations" category. The collaborative effort also included communications staff from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Georgia Sea Grant and the Office of the Vice President for Research, among others.

Dot Paul, a photographer in the broadcast, video and photography department, earned a Grand Award for her multimedia production, "Burn Camp 2010," about a School of Social Work service-learning camp for burn-injured children. The piece also earned a Special Merit Award.

UGA earned four Awards of Excellence and seven Special Merit Awards at the CASE conference, which was held Feb. 21-22 in New Orleans.

For their multimedia production, "Black and Blue Beneath the Gulf Oil Disaster," Steve Bell, Bill Evelyn and Geof Gilland from the broadcast, video and photography department won an Award of Excellence.

Paul Efland and Andrew Davis Tucker, also of broadcast, video and photography, earned an Award of Excellence for their multimedia production, "Lawn Concert."

In the "Alumni Magazines II" category, the Graduate School magazine earned an Award of Excellence for Cynthia Adams, education program specialist; Julie Sanders, a consultant on the magazine; and Nancy Evelyn, digital imaging coordinator.

Sandi Martin, public relations specialist, and Elizabeth Hagin, senior graphics designer, both in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources' department of communications, earned a Special Merit Award for their school's magazine, The Log.

The Warnell School captured two more Special Merit Awards, one in the "Printed Publications: Annual Reports I" category and another in "Visual Design: Improvement in Design" category for its 2009 annual report. In addition to Martin and Hagin, Jim Sweeney, associate dean in the school, worked on the project.

Allyson Mann, managing editor of Georgia Magazine, won a Special Merit Award for her story, "The Essential Kim Bearden," which appeared in the magazine's June 2010 issue.

UGA photographers Peter Frey, Dot Paul, Robert Newcomb and Andrew Davis Tucker also received a Special Merit Award in the "Photographs and Photo Essay Series" category for "UGA Graduation 2010."

"Talk About the Passion," a cover illustration for the March 2010 issue of Georgia Magazine, won a Special Merit Award in the "Visual Designs: Illustrations" category for freelance illustrator Patrick Dean as well as magazine staff Cheri Wranosky, art director; Kelly Simmons, editor; and Allyson Mann, managing editor.

CASE advances and supports educational institutions by providing knowledge, standards, advocacy and training to strengthen the combined efforts of alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing and allied professionals.

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