Northwest Projects Garner SAC Awards

October 21, 2015

Northwest projects reaped special awards at this year’s Society of Adventist Communicators convention, held Oct. 15–17 in Chantilly, Va.

The GleanerNow team of Steve Vistaunet, Anthony White and Jay Wintermeyer won the Best in Class Award in New Media for best use of social media in coverage of this summer’s General Conference session in San Antonio, Texas. 

“The Wave” student newsletter team of Alix Harris, Heidi Baumgartner, Cassi Kiger, Skagit Adventist Academy, Buena Vista SDA Elementary School and Cypress Adventist School won the Best in Class Award for Print Newsletter. It also garnered the coveted Reger Smith Cutting Edge Award, which is presented each year to recognize creative, innovative and cutting-edge projects.

Walla Walla University (WWU) students were honored with three Best in Class awards: Best Design Project, “By Heart” by Ricky Barbosa; Best Newsletter, The Collegian with Ricky Barbosa, Karl Wallenkampf, Mindy Robinson, Andrea Johnson, Carolyn Green, Alex Lemnah and Benjamin Ramey; and Best Video Project, “The Exquisite Outdoors” with Jacob Patterson, Grant Perdew, Erik Edstrom, Eric Weber, Nate Stratte and Joel Willard.

David Bullock, WWU communication professor, also received an award for Best Radio or Podcast, along with team members Phil White, Willa Sandmeyer and Matthew Fornier, for their daily Adventist World Radio podcast during the 2015 General Conference Session.

The Society of Adventist Communicators seeks to inspire an effective spread of the Seventh-day Adventist mission and message through principles of professional communication. It is sponsored by the North American Division.