Published on March 2, 2018 by Maryellen Newton  
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Samford University’s Division of Marketing and communication recently won several awards in regional and national competitions. 

The Forever Samford fundraising campaign brochure won an Award of Excellence from the regional Council for Advancement and Support of Education District III Awards Program. Also winning awards at that competition were Seasons magazine (Special Merit) and a previously produced student recruitment video (Special Merit). 

At the national Educational Advertising Awards, the 2017 Annual Report won a Gold Award. The Arts Brochure and Beeson magazine both won Merit Awards in their respective categories at the same competition. 

The  division won awards in the annual DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards sponsored by the Religion Communicators Council, a national interfaith communications professional organization. The 2017 Annual Report received the Award of Excellence in its category. In the graphic design categories, Beeson magazine won an Award of Excellence in overall publication design, and the Arts Brochure won an Award of Merit in the same category. 

Samford also won seven awards in the annual Wilmer C. Fields Awards presented by the Baptist Communicators Association, a national professional organization. The 2017 Annual Report won first place in its category, and the Forever Samford fundraising brochure won first place in the brochure category. 

A promotional video, “Devlin Hodges Shoots for the Walter Payton Award,” won first place in the “other” video category of the audio-visual communication division. Other winners in the audio-visual communication division were School of the Arts, second place, promotional video of less than three minutes; “Why Beeson"a promotional video produced by Beeson Divinity School, second place, and the Forever Samford parents campaign video, third place, promotional video of more than three minutes; and “Bach Among the Theologians,” also produced by Beeson Divinity School, second place, other audio category. 

The university’s Broadcast Services team were honored when their video and graphic design work in support of Samford Athletics earned Samford a top 10 FCS school for digital visual communication ranking from digital and design strategy company SkullSparks.

This is the 15th consecutive year the division has been recognized nationally for its work.

Maryellen Newton is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Division of Marketing and Communication.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.