Orange Media Wins Big at College Media Assoc Pinnacle Awards


Alan Nguyen, a senior at Oregon State University, has been named the nation’s top college graphic designer, and two of Orange Media Network’s magazines are among the nation’s best.

Nguyen, who serves as creative lead at Orange Media Network, received the National Award for Best Graphic Designer at the 2022 Pacemaker Awards, sponsored by The Associated Collegiate Press and announced Friday in Washington, D.C., as part of MediaFest22 .

On Thursday, the College Media Association also announced the Pinnacle National Awards as part of the conference.

DAMchic, OMN’s fashion magazine, received a Pacemaker as one of the ACP Magazines of the Year. At the Pinnacle Awards, CMA named Prism, OMN’s arts and literature magazine, Literary Magazine of the Year.

In total, OMN received 25 national awards at MediaFest22 from the ACP and CMA, and two from College Broadcasters, Inc., announced at a separate conference Saturday in Baltimore, Maryland. KBVR-TV received two fourth CBI awards.

At MediaFest22, Nguyen, Prism, and DAMchic each won multiple honors.

Nguyen received ACP’s highest individual honor for Ad of the Year for OMN’s Media Rate Card, which also won CMA’s top spot in the same category.

Additionally, it earned a third place from CMA for Best Advertising Campaign and a fifth in the ACP category for Best Social Media Promotion.

Nguyen’s work led to an ACP third place for Best Magazine Cover for DAMchic magazine, an award shared by current photo editor Ashton Bisner and current DAMchic associate editor Chaya Barratt.

He also received both a CMA runner-up and an ACP honorable mention for Best Magazine Circulation for Beaver’s Digest, an award shared with photographer Jessica Hume-Pantuso and 2021 editor-in-chief Jaycee Kalama.

A Beaverton resident with a double major in design and innovation management and business analysis with a minor in marketing, Nguyen didn’t plan to work in graphic design. Today, he is thinking of making it his job.

“After coming to OMN, I realize that’s what I do well,” he said. “It’s something I never would have thought of when I started here at OSU. It was kind of a nice surprise.”

Jaycee Kalama, who edited Beaver’s Digest with Luke Reynolds last year, said she was thrilled to learn of the honor for her page spread.

“It’s incredibly gratifying to have received a national honor, second best magazine page/circulation from the CMA for our ‘Roe v. What?” story, because it means that our work and the message that we wanted to send reached the national level,” she said.

Natalie Harris and Tosca Ruotolo edited the edition of Prism which was named CMA’s Best Four Year Literary Magazine.

“The talent of OSU students is incredible, and I’m so honored to have had the opportunity to help showcase their work in a beautiful and meaningful way,” Harris, a 2022 graduate, said after the interview. ‘announcement. “One of the most important things I learned working on Prism was to not be afraid to dream big – and to ask for help to make those dreams come true.”

Draken Reeves edited the issue of DAMchic which received the Pacemaker, the ACP’s highest national award. Prism and Beaver’s Digest, OMN’s lifestyle magazine, were also named Pacemaker finalists.

“My associate editor Kai Warouw and I spent a tremendous amount of time and energy helping to build trust in the team’s individual visions and tackling new stories,” Reeves said. “My dream was to push magazine design, and I learned a lot about the process of creating a successful magazine launch, working alongside a creative team who are passionate about creating accessible and beautiful pages.”

KBVR-TV won first place from the CMA for Best Video Entertainment Program. KBVR-TV and KBVR-FM both earned second place from CMA in the Best Four-Year-Old Stations of the Year category.

Drew Taylor, KBVR-FM’s 2021 production manager, received first and second place from the ACP for Best Audio Commercial of the Year.

“The Local Music Hour taught me that the greatest medium contains a wealth of diverse voices, audio and otherwise,” he said. “I am very proud of our work which shows our community that KBVR-FM is made up of unique and real people. I think this promo highlights that.

Jacob Ramirez, 2021 Cartoonist for The Barometer, OMN’s student newspaper, received an ACP First and a CMA Honorable Mention for Cartoon of the Year for his comic strip, Gumbo.

DAMchic received a second place CMA for Best Online Main Page, and Ellie Olivares received an ACP Honorable Mention in the Blog category. April James received an honorable mention from CMA for Best Magazine Cover for Prism.

OMN Creative Video Partner Ann Marie Bottita won second place from the ACP and CMA for Video Ad of the Year. Creative Video Associate Kate Zaine earned an honorable mention in the same category.

“It’s just amazing to have any kind of recognition. I didn’t even know awards were a thing. I just wanted to highlight people behind the scenes on TV,” Bottita said. “I really like to show the personality of people doing cool things.”

Zaine added, “The amount of time, effort, stress and thought (that goes into the work) really helped me find my passion. I care about the video, I care about the OMN and I’m proud to be here. »

The winners:

ACP Pacemaker, Magazine

Feature/General Audience

DAMchic: “Rejoicings” | Spring 2022

Draken Reeves, Kailea Warouw

ACP Pacemaker Finalists, Magazines

literary arts

Prism: Crossroads | Spring 2022

Natalie Harris, Tosca Ruotolo

Feature/General Audience

Beaver’s Digest: “Let’s talk about sex” | Spring 2022

Jaycee Kalama, Luke Reynolds

ACP Individual Awards

First place, best graphic designer

Alan Nguyen

First place, Media Kit

Orange Media Network rate card/Media kit

Alan Nguyen

First Place, Audio Advertising

KBVR Local Music Hour

Drew Taylor

Fifth place, social media promotion

The new president of the OSU

Alan Nguyen, Andres De Los Santos, Ashton Bisner, Jason May

Third place, magazine cover

DAMchic: “Rejoicings” | Spring 2022

Alan Nguyen, Ashton Bisner, Chaya Barratt

Honorable Mention, Magazine Page/Spread

Beaver’s Digest: Roe vs. What?

Alan Nguyen, Jessica Hume-Pantuso

Honorable Mention, Blog

“Someone As Fly As Me – A Story Of Friendship And The Duality Of Man On A Night Out With Silk Sonic”

Ellie Olivares

First place, Comics/Panel

Okra: backtracking

Jacob Ramirez

Second place, video ad

KBVR-TV: on set[Text Wrapping Break]Anne-Marie Bottita

Honorable Mention, Video Advertising


Kate Zain

Second place, audio advertising

KBVR-FM Rock Hour

Drew Taylor


Second place, Radio Station of the Year over four years


Second Place, Four-Year Television Station of the Year


First Place, Four Year Literary Magazine of the Year


Third place, best advertising campaign

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