Utah State University has been awarded a bronze overall medal from the Association for Multi-Media International for a 30-second video commercial.
The video spot, promoting the university, premiered before a national audience during the ESPN broadcast of the Las Vegas Bowl II in December. In that game, USU went on to defeat Ball State.The video, "Handing You the World," was selected from more than 100 finalist entries. Judges decided awards by consensus after viewing and discussing all entries. The clip also received special merit awards in art direction and videography.
"It is an international contest," said Gary Neuenswander, USU Agricultural Experiment Station media specialist and the project's director. "This is an honor for the university. The recognition comes from peers in the industry."
National Geographic magazine also won a bronze in the same category, he said.
Cliff Cahoon, USU News Services, was executive producer of the promotional spot. The entire production was under the direction of University Relations Vice President Paul Norton, a PBS veteran.
The AMI International Festival is the world's largest and most prestigious competition for slide multi-image, video, video wall and mixed-media productions where media producers, users and students compete for awards of excellence, according to festival organizers.