Texas Tech ACT Chapter takes stage at national Ag Media Summit in Scottsdale
Led by its public relations students, Texas Tech's Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow chapter had a strong showing this week at the national 'Ag Media Summit' in Scottsdale, Ariz. Program officials said more than 600 participants attended the summit, one of the largest gatherings of crop and livestock publications professionals in the United States.
During the conference, students received awards and professional feedback from the National ACT Critique & Contest, which consists of competitors from universities across the nation.
Among the Tech winners were:
- Publication Division: 2nd Place Brochure; Britain Pfau and Morgan Lockaby
- Electronic Media Division: 1st Place Short Video; Lauren Grainger
- Photography Division: 4th Place Scenic, 4th Place People, 2nd Place Other; Abbie Burnett
- Design and Layout Division: 2nd Place Web Design; Keely Hamman
- Public Relations Division; 1st Place Public Relations Campaign and the Public Relations Award of Excellence; Lynsey Meherg and CassieGodwin
Separately, Tech's ACT chapter received the National ACT Chapter Award for social activities and community service. Also, John Hawley, a graduating senior from Tech's Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, was elected 2015-16 National ACT Secretary/Treasurer.
The Ag Media Summit is a joint meeting of the American Agricultural Editors Association, Livestock Publications Council and the Association of Business Media Companies Agri-Council. This event also served as the national conference for the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow.
Written by Norman Martin
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