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Students take home honors at EMPixx day

When the electronic media program at Ohio University Southern-Ironton hosted its 16th Annual High School EMPixx Awards last week, more than 200 students representing approximately 15 schools came together from Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia in sharing their creative talents and learning from industry professionals.

The day included a variety of workshops and an awards ceremony to recognize student achievement in such categories as animation, audio production, digital photography, multimedia print and website, and video commercial.

With more than 153 entries this year, faculty from the electronic media have reason to feel optimistic about this newest generation of media and content creators.

“It’s interesting to see the expressions on their faces when we tell them about the equipment that our electronic media students use here, said Don Moore, director of the electronic media department. “From day one, hands-on learning is key to building their confidence and real-world skills towards becoming a producer, videographer, sound engineer or whatever career path they decide to pursue.”

One of the key objectives to hosting the annual competition is that students visit the campus and see the production facilities and other equipment. This provides them with a more realistic perspective of the types of things they will experience as an electronic media student, organizers said.

“EMPixx is about more than taking back a trophy to add to the school’s trophy case. Students have a unique opportunity to share ideas with other students with similar interests, as well as learn about a broad range of career opportunities that are open to them,” Moore said.

 

2015 EMPixx Awards Results:

Animation, First Place

• Russell High School

Animation, Second Place

• Lewis County High School

Audio Production, First Place

• Collins Career Center

Audio Production, Second Place

• Ironton High School

Digital Photography, First Place

• Fairland High School

Digital Photography, Second Place

• Bloom-Carroll High School

Entertainment, First Place

• Dublin Scioto High School

Entertainment, Second Place

• Collins Career Center

Independent, First Place

• Dublin Scioto High School

Independent, Second Place

• Dublin Scioto High School

Multimedia Print, First Place

• Jefferson County JVS

Multimedia Print, Second Place

• Ironton High School

Multimedia Web, First Place

• Jefferson County JVS

Multimedia Web, Second Place

• Ironton High School

Newscast, First Place

• Fairland High School

Newscast, Second Place

• Jefferson County JVS

News Feature Story, First Place

• Dublin Scioto High School

News Feature Story, Second Place

• Collins Career Center

Radio Commercial, First Place

• Collins Career Center

Radio Commercial, Second Place

• Chesapeake High School

Sports News Feature, First Place

• Collins Career Center

Sports News Feature, Second Place

• Fairland High School

Video Commercial, First Place

• Chesapeake High School

Video Commercial, Second Place

• Collins Career Center

Best of Show

• Dublin Scioto High School