By: Elisabeth Balke, 2019 Finalist and Communications Intern
After two days of final presentations, our panel of expert industry judges have named Binghamton University’s Alexander Lai and Erik Zhao from Team Bearcat Consulting the winners of the 2020 Washington Media Scholars case competition. Each member of the winning team receives $5,000 in scholarships to congratulate them on their excellent media plan and presentation. Outstanding job Team Bearcat Consulting!
The final round of presentations on June 10th and 11th, 2020 were originally scheduled to take place in Washington D.C. as a part of the annual Media Scholars week where students connect with media professionals in person, compete in front of a live panel of judges and receive professional development training and coaching. Due to the pandemic, all company sessions and final presentations were given virtually. The unusual circumstances were an extra challenge that all teams overcame, demonstrating excellence and wowing the judges.
During the awards ceremony, held via Facebook Live, the Mia Guion Scholarship of $2,500 was given to Kelsey Gallagher from Temple University. The awardee was selected via a criterion of “4 P’s” that were found demonstrated in the late Ms. Guion’s life: professionalism, participation, preparation and presentation.
We extend our hearty congratulations to all the Media Scholars from this year’s competition and thanks to the extraordinary judges who volunteered their time. We are exceedingly appreciative of the many generous sponsors who invest in our program and our students, as well as of our volunteers who work tirelessly to bring our mission to life. Thank you all, and we look forward to 2021!