New Sponsor Allows iNRB to Take Things to ‘New Level’ at Proclaim 17

iNRB 2017 TeamORLANDO, Fla. (NRB) — This year’s NRB International Christian Media Convention, Proclaim 17 in Orlando, Florida, was the best yet for Intercollegiate NRB (iNRB), according to its chairman.

“All the iNRB events … happened at a totally new level this time in comparison to those of the previous years, thanks to our new mega sponsor Christian Vision (CV), who has generously supported us for this year’s Convention and for the next year,” said Shur Gopal, Professor of Film, Video & Media Technologies at North Greenville University in South Carolina.

“The wonderful CV team took an active part in working closely with the iNRB committee to ensure that this year’s Convention was a great success and so it was,” said Gopal. “The iNRB committee is extremely thankful to CV for their strong support and involvement.”

The iNRB is committed to promoting excellence, integrity, and networking opportunities in media for undergraduate and graduate student members. It seeks to provide a forum where members can network together to share ideas and goals.

Each year iNRB hosts a series of meetings at the NRB Convention that allow students and faculty to learn more about the creative ideas and successes of other schools and programs as well as to create opportunities to hear from professionals in the secular and Christian broadcasting industries.

This year’s activities began with Bootcamp Sessions on Sunday night, February 26. Phil Cooke, Co-Founder and CEO of Cooke Pictures, spoke on the topic “Lead with Your Talent: How Christians Should Approach the Entertainment Industry,” while Nick Runyon, Executive Director of Christian Vision North America, spoke about “Creating Impact.”

The 24-hour CV Film, News, and Audio Challenges began at 9 a.m. on Monday, February 27. For the Challenges, teams of no more than four students prepared an original short narrative film; produced an original NRB news report package (3 video pieces); or wrote, recorded, and edited a 2-3 minute audio production with a length of 3 minutes or less — all created within a 24-hour time frame and incorporating a required theme, line of dialogue, and prop.

Winners were announced and recognized — receiving trophies and cash prizes — at an awards ceremony emceed by Lauren Green, Chief Religion Correspondent for Fox News Channel, on Tuesday, February 28. Also announced and recognized were the winners of the student production awards for outstanding examples of Film, Radio/Audio, TV/Video Productions. First place winners in each category received a trophy and were awarded prize money (divided among team members), plus free registration to Proclaim 17. Second and third place winners and their schools received a certificate. The following are the list of challenge winners:

Film

First Place: University of Northwestern-St. Paul, $5,000
Second Place: Bob Jones University, $2,000
Third Place: North Greenville University, $1,000

News

First Place: University of Northwestern-St. Paul, $1,000
Second Place: Colorado Christian University, $500
Third Place: Louisiana College, $250

Audio

First Place: Liberty University, $1,000
Second Place: North Greenville University, $500
Third Place: University of Northwestern-St. Paul, $250

To see the full list of 2017 Intercollegiate Award winners, click here.

A Student Media Showcase followed the awards ceremony later that evening. CV, a Silver Level Sponsor of Proclaim 17, presented the $5,000 cash award to the winning team of the 24-hour Film Challenge during the Convention’s Closing Gala on March 2.

For more information about the iNRB, including how to join, visit nrb.org/membership/intercollegiate.

By Michael Smith

Published: March 7, 2017

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