The New Orleans Press Club awarded eight of its annual media awards to the St. Tammany Parish Public School System Saturday night for outstanding media projects over the past year. Both Channel 13, the School’s System educational television channel, and the Department of Communications won top honors at the 54th annual Press Club Awards Banquet on July 21 in downtown New Orleans.
The School System’s Department of Communications took home two awards when Communications Specialist Angela Daviston won first place in Public Relations Photography for her “School System Showcase” series of pictures, and she won another first place in Public Relations Infographics for her Powerpoint presentation on Proposition 1, 2, and 3 Millage Renewal.
Kevin Mumphrey of Channel 13 won first place in Sports Action Videography for his work on the Elementary Fitness Meet video.
In the category of Feature - TV, Channel 13’s John Harrison won first place for his video program entitled “Ashley Stokes: The Walk.” He also won third place in the General News Videography category for this program on “21st Century Summer Camp.”
In the category of Infographics – TV, Rhett Sharpe of Channel 13 won first place for his work on a video project called “Did You Know?” In the same category, he also won third place for his video on “Energy Management.”
David Williams of Channel 13 won third place in Documentary Photography for his program “Following in the Footsteps of These Girls.” Earlier this year, he won a Telly Award for the same documentary.
In response to the awards, Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse III said, “We appreciate being recognized for our School System media efforts, both for print and television productions. All year the New Orleans Press Club helps us get the word out about our excellent people and programs, but to have the Press Club showcase our media productions in this way is proof that we are communicating our mission in the most effective and professional manner.”