The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) award for short form video documentary was awarded to Tyler Bradley, a 2017 Broadcast Media Production graduate of Champlain College. His video, titled Safe Harbor, Welcome Home, won first place in its category. The documentary will be screened on April 9 at the BEA’s annual convention and Festival of Media Arts in Nevada.
The BEA is the academic arm of the National Association of Broadcasters. The association’s publications, annual convention, web-based programs, and regional district activities provide opportunities for juried production competition and presentation of current scholarly research related to aspects of the electronic media.
Associate Professor Keith Oppenheim commented: “This is a national competition – and that competition is stiff, including schools with strong broadcast and journalism programs including Ball State, DePaul, Penn State, University of Chicago and Arizona State – just to name a few. In the short form documentary category, there were 113 submissions this year, a record number. The BEA gave out 18 awards of excellence, and then 3rd, 2nd and 1st place. Tyler was on top of a big pile of talented creators.”