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Awards & Nominations

Awards

  • “The Witch’s Cat” Animation won a College Television Emmy Award for Best Animation
  • The BYU Illustration Program ranked nationally in the 2024 Animation Career Review:
    • #1 in Utah
    • #1 in the Southwest
    • #11 Nationally, top 8%
    • #10 Nationally among Private Schools and Colleges
    • #11 Nationally among schools offering an Illustration-related BFA

Nominations

  • Shortlisted for the International Interaction Design Competition
  • 2024 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition:
    • "Whale" by Kate Olsen
    • "Chickens" by Leah Bloomquist
    • "Haircut" by Kelly Spencer
    • "spaghetti the dog having an existential crisis" by Sierra Newbold
Awards & Nominations

Awards

  • TMA student Nathan Holley's play "Archipelago" was selected as the winner of the Utah-based Harrington Centre for the Arts "Exploration of New Works" Competition.

Nominations

  • “Ninety-five Senses” Animated Short received an Oscar Nomination
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    Awards

    • Communications students Shelby Moore and Abby Jensen won 1st place at the 15th annual Washington Media Scholars Foundation (WMSF) Case Competition
    • BYU AdLab won the award for School of the Year by One Club
    • AdLab students Destinee Neville and Adam Sheets Won First Place in the Coca-Cola Refreshing Films Contest for their ad "Signs of Friendship"
    • The AAF NSAC team of Jordan Lindsay, Hailee Kotter, Mia Shumway, and Eli Rothas, won the District 12 Competition and will be moving onto the Semifinals.
    • Professor Jeff Sheets was named the 2024 Distinguished Advertising Educator of the Year by the American Advertising Federation
    • Public Relations Students Madie Hodson, Patti Davis, Parker Smith, Vesa Tevaga and Christian Tripp won 3rd Place in the 2024 National Bateman Case Study Competition for their campaign for Culturs Magazine titled "Unity in Uniqueness"
    • “Alzheimer’s Association - No One is Alone” Ad Won College Television Emmy Award
    • “Dream Job” Groundhog’s Day commercial has won 10 regional and national awards
    • Megan Zaugg placed 19th in the Hearst Journalism Awards Explanatory Writing Competition with her story, "Long COVID and Long Haulers" 
    • “Soccer Sisters” by Colton Potter received 2nd place in the Video Sports Story/Feature category   at the BEA Festival of Media Arts
    • “Carolyn Can. Finding Purpose on the Pitch” by Lauren Porter received an Award of Excellence from the BEA Festival of Media Arts in the Video Sports Story/Feature category 
    • “Leading Through Adversity” by Megan Pickney received an Award of Excellence from the BEA Festival of Media Arts in the Mirco-documentary category
    • AdLab student awards from the 2024 Utah ADDY Awards (AAF)
      • Student Best of Show
      • Judge’s Choice Award
      • Eight Gold ADDYs
      • 12 Silver ADDYs
    • At the 2024 Utah ADDY Awards (AAF) an AdLab Alumni received the Professional Best in Show Award for their work on the “Silent Night at Times Square” Ad
    • Gracie Award Winners:
      • Hope for Lahaina: Witnesses of the Maui Wildfires, Universe Live Documentary [TV - Student] Aubree B. Jennings, Alexa Elliott Johnson, Anna LaTour
      • BYU students, organizations work to teach school community about consent Universe Live Hard News Feature [TV - Student] Alexa Elliott Johnson
      • Universe Live (Maui Recovery) Universe Live News Program [TV - Student] Lynnette McConkie, Lily Cook, Miori Kennedy, Aubree B. Jennings, Alexa Elliott Johnson, Anna LaTour

    Nominations

    • “IMAX - Maximum Immersion” Ad Nominated for College Television Emmy Award
    • “Lyft - We Don’t Judge, We Drive” Ad Nominated for College Television Emmy Award
    • Gracie Awards Honorable Mentions:
      • Lily Cook (Universe Live) Universe Live Director [TV - Student]
      • Lauren Porter (Carolyn Can: Finding Purpose on the Pitch) Universe Live Online Producer [DM - Student]
      • Aubree B. Jennings (Utah restaurants serve as gathering places, here’s why BYU professor chooses immigrant-run restaurants) (Universe Live) Universe Live Soft News Feature [TV - Student]
    • These 16 individual students are regional finalists in SPJ's Mark of Excellence journalism contest: Liesel Allen, Alice Gubler, Anna Hair, Emma Everett Johnson, Ivette Galvez Laparra, Joel Leighton, Lynnette McConkie, Trevor Myers, Annika Ohran, Amy Ortiz, Andrew Osborn, Ethan Porter, Alyssa Regis, Josh Rust, Bryan Barba Salazar, Derek VanBuskirk

      Awards & Nominations

      Awards

      • NATS Regional Conference awards
        • Maisy Merchant (Music Education)‚ 2nd place, lower college Commercial Music
        • Arielle Pedersen (MDT)— 3rd place, lower college Classical
        • Dakota Sioux (MDT)—1st place, upper college Commercial Music; upper college Musical Theatre
        • Savannah Parsons (MM)—1st place, advanced college Classical
        • Ariana Abadia (MM)—2nd place, advanced college Classical
        • Rachel Miltimore (Vocal Performance)—2nd place, upper college Classical, treble
        • Anna Low (Vocal Performance)—3rd place, upper college Classical, treble
        • Lucas Zuehl (Vocal Performance)—2nd place, upper college Classical, TBB
      • UMTA Piano Concerto Competition
        • Tim McKay, 1st place, Young Artist Division
        • Amberlee Woodhouse, 2nd place, Young Artist Division
        • Ian Patterson, 3rd place, Young Artist Division
      • MTNA Young Artist Competition
        • Jacob Warnick, Piano (Utah), 1st place
        • Jacob Warnick, Piano (South West Division), 1st place,
        • Nathan Cox, Solo String (national), 1st place, cello
        • The Aspen Grove Trio (Nathan Cox, Caroline Jorden and Tanner Jorden), Chamber Music (national), 1st place
      • BYU Music Education Alumni, Mia Black, won the 2024 Prize of the Ariel Bybee Endowment at the Center for Latter-Day Saint Arts.
      • BYU Singers won first place in the Ireland Choral Festival

        Albums

        • On March 22, BYU Concert Choir Released a New Single, a rendition of Stephen Foster's "Under the Willow She's Sleeping" on all major streaming platforms
        • On March 22, BYU Concert Choir released their EP album "In Memoriam" on all major streaming platforms
        • On March 22, BYU Men's Choir released their four-song EP "He Sent His Son" on all major streaming platforms
        • On May 31, BYU Noteworthy released their EP "Night in Seoul" on all major streaming platforms. The EP features a cover of "The Feels" by the K-Pop band TWICE

        Nominees

        • Peter Murray and J. Scott Rakozy, two commercial music alumni, received a Grammy nomination for Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games for their work on the “Hogwarts Legacy” soundtrack