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Honors College A-Plus videos win three Davey Awards

Two videos produced for the 2021 issue of A + Honors College magazine were recognized in the 17th Competition Annual Davey Awards, which attracted more than 2,000 entries from ad agencies, digital agencies, and production companies. , in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms, and public relations firms.

The videos were produced by Honors College in collaboration with University Relations; These awards mark the third consecutive year that this association has earned recognition from the Davey Awards.

  • Band Aid won Silver Davey Awards in two categories: General Information for Online Movies and Videos, and Craftsmanship, as well as Best Use of Music for Online Movies and Videos. This short video documents research led by honor student Emily Myers, who graduated last spring with a degree in science and communication disorders, summa cum laude. Developed personalized hearing protection for members of the Razorback Marching Band, an initiative that continues today.
  • The Legacy of BAD Times: Black Student Experiences at U of A won a Silver Davey Award in a new category, General – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Online Movies and Videos. This 17-minute video documents a student-led campus tour at Acting Chancellor Charles Robinson's Fall 2020 College Honors Forum, BAD Times. Named after the newspaper Black Americans for Democracy launched by black students in the 1970s, the course brought activists past and present to campus, culminating in an online, campus tour and this video.

Inspired by the biblical account of David and Goliath, the Davey Awards seek to honor creative "Davids" who draw strength from big ideas rather than big budgets. The Davey is judged and supervised by the Academy of Visual and Interactive Arts.

"Both videos capture important research from honors students," said Lynda Coon, dean of Honors College. " Band Aid documents an ongoing effort to protect music students who contribute greatly to our athletic endeavors. And the BAD Times tour enriches our understanding of the Razorback family and its surrounding community. , which is especially important since we celebrate the University's Sesquicentennial and we look forward to the next 150 years ".

"Our association with Honors College is one of the most fulfilling professional relationships we have on campus," said John Steele Cooper, managing producer of video productions for University Relations. "The stories we tell about our campus community reinforce the mission of the University of Arkansas in ways that other media cannot. We are pleased to hear that our efforts are recognized by the Davey Awards."

Band Aid was co-produced by Kendall Curlee and Hiba Tahir and directed and filmed by John Steele Cooper; Brian Petty edited the video. The Legacy of BAD Times was co-produced by Curlee and Katie Wilson Powell, and directed, filmed, and edited by Cooper. For both videos, Tony Steck, DOXA / VANTAGE Creative Director, designed the graphics and opening credits. The Ashley Acord University Relations staff provided animation and production assistance, and Eric Olson edited the sound.

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