Newhouse victorious with 30 wins at BEA Festival of Media Arts

Newhouse School students and projects had a phenomenal showing at the 2022 BEA Festival of Media Arts with 30 award winners, including a Best of Festival honor for the Entitled to Equality project and five 1st Place honors across the Interactive, Sports and News divisions.

The school’s tally this year easily tops the 17 winners from 2021 and also places the students among the top 20 percent of the contest’s 1,650 entries. 

BEA will recognize the students again on April 16 and 17 during the BEA2023 Convention in Las Vegas.

   Congratulations on an amazing job!

Interactive Multimedia and Emerging Technologies division 

Best of Festival: Entitled to Equality; The Entitled to Equality Staff, (Website Category) 

Multimedia Storytelling

  1st Place: Aloha ʻāina; Kate Brennan

  2nd Place: The 5 O’Clock Project; JT Coupal, Jillian LeVeille, Emily Baird
and Gillian Follett 


  1st Place: Entitled to Equality; The Entitled to Equality Staff

  2nd Place: Salt City Harvest Farm; The Pixels and Print Staff

News division

Radio Feature Reporting 

 1st Place: Manning up for Women’s Rights by Lizzy Reardon

Television Short Feature News Reporting

  3rd Place: Syracuse University Freshman Chases Win on American Ninja Warrior by Louise Rath 

Television Long Feature News Reporting

  3rd Place: Dancing Queens and Their King by Nicole Aponte

Television News Anchor

  3rd Place: Teagan Brown – Anchor

Sports division

Audio Sports Story/Feature/News 

  1st Place: Simon Ryfors’ Journey to the AHL: A Feature Piece for Syracuse Crunch Hockey on ESPN Radio by Jared Johnston

  3rd Place: A New Era by Cameron Ezeir

Audio/Video Sports Event: Play-by-play talent 

  1st Place: Section IV High School Football TV Play-by-Play (WNYO-TV – William Mattar’s Thursday Night Lights, Presented by Speed Global Services) by Trey Redfield

  2nd Place: John Eads Men’s Lacrosse Radio Play-By-Play: Syracuse vs. UNC by John Eads

  Award of Excellence: Basketball play by play Syracuse vs Georgetown by Calvin Christoforo

Video Sports Story/Feature (short) 

  3rd Place: Game Changer; Sarah Russo

Video Sports Talent (Anchor/Host) 

  Awards of Excellence: Nick Zelaya TV Sports Talent Reel (Anchor/Host); Nick Zelaya, 

Video Sports News Program

  3rd Place: Syracuse vs. Coppin State | Women’s Basketball | Halftime Show; Cameron Ezeir

  Awards of Excellence: On the Bench – LIVE – Dec. 6, 2022; Trey Redfield, Johnny Gadamowitz, Jesse Cook and Jared Johnston

Awards of Excellence: Syracuse Men’s Soccer vs. Boston College – ACCN Pre-Game Show; Ryan Nelson, Matt Fairfax and Audrey Glynn, Syracuse University 

Documentary division


  Award of Excellence: Happy Birthday, Miss X by Xinning Li 

Award of Excellence: Timeless by Murphy McFarlane

Short-form Documentary

  Award of Excellence: Never Stand Still by Manuel Serrano and Averi Coppa


  Award of Excellence: Abu Jan by Wendy Wang

Narrative Video

  Award of Excellence: Halcyon Days by Arora McCargar and Sophie Penn


  Award of Excellence: Perfectly Imperfect by Allison Scherger and Ashley Wachtfogel

Live-to-Tape Multi-Camera Studio or Remote Production 

  Award of Excellence: Loud and Clear by Anjali Engstrom; Abigail Weber, Mia Givens and Thomas Hober

Graduate student division

Film and Video

Award of Excellence: Finer Things; Brooke Kato

Award of Excellence: Attention Please; Sam Azghandi

Award of Excellence: @seantucker2020; Annika Boos, Syracuse University

Interactive Multimedia and Emerging Technologies Competition

Award of Excellence: Say Yes to Less;  Soo Min Seol, Syracuse University