Eleven members of the Belmont Vision staff headed to Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, on Thursday for the annual Southeast Journalism Conference, which consists of 45 schools all across the Southeast.
Thirty schools submitted a total of 412 entries this year, according to 2017 Best of the South Report. The Vision took home nine awards in the Best of the South competition, which includes content posted on our site from November 2016 – November 2017.
Zach Gilchriest ranked fourth place for College Journalist of the Year.
Zach Gilchriest won sixth place for Best News Writer.
Bronte Lebo won fifth place for Best Feature Writer.
Sara Scannell won sixth place for Best Public Service Journalism.
Melissa Kriz won second place for Best Opinion-Editorial Writer.
Paris Lawson won eight place for Best Sports Writer.
Hunter Morgan won fourth place for Best Press Photographer.
Rebecca Arnold won second place for Best Special Events Reporter.
Finding the In-Between won second place for Best College Audio News Program.
Vision staffers also won five awards for the on-site competitions.
Jason Saitta won first place for Radio News Reporting.
Melissa Kriz won second place for Copy Editing.
Bronte Lebo won third place for News Writing.
Caroline Cathey and Aggie Smith won third place for TV News Reporting.
The Vision also won fourth best overall.
The 2019 SEJC will be held at Middle Tennessee State University.