For Immediate Release
March 8, 2012

Robert McFarland





Manassas, VA – The winners of the 36:DA & 36:DV competitions were recognized during the February 19th Student Awards Reception for producing the best audio and video pieces, respectively, over a 36-hour period at the NRB 2012 Convention & Exposition.

“We congratulate these aspiring Christian media professionals for their excellent work,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright. “I am encouraged when I reflect that these talented young people are the future of our industry.”

Students worked in teams to generate their own unique entry based on a theme provided at the start of the 36-hour contest. For more information about the 36:DV Challenge, click here and for more information about the 36:DA Challenge, click here.

Below is the list of the top three winners from both the 36:DA and the 36:DV contests.

36DV Winners

First Place
Northwestern College
Ross Fleming, Anna Carey, Luke Stapleton & Grant Swanson

Second Place
Southwestern Assembly of God University
Richie Kotwica, Holden Lane, Kyla Burke & Daniel Justiniano

Third Place
North Greenville University
Candace Mackie, Chelsea Bailey, Natalie Roush & Hunter Buchanan

36DA Winners

First Place
Northwestern College
Josh Svendsen, Kim Davis & Lyssa Hester

Second Place
North Greenville University
Josh Hipp & Emma Weisner

3rd Place
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Jayme McMillan, Stephen King & Dustin Mills

About NRB
The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at

About The NRB Convention
The annual Convention & Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of nearly 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. NRB 2013 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, March 2- 5, 2013.




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