NABEF Names Freedom Of Speech PSA Winners

The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) and the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) today announced the winners of the Freedom of Speech Public Service Announcement Contest for college communications students. The first-place winners in the television and radio categories will be recognized during an event held during Free Speech Week in October.

To compete, students submit 30-second spots that creatively address “What Freedom of Speech means to me.” The winning entries are:

TELEVISION
1st Place: Alex Fenderson, Husson University, Freedom of Expression
2nd Place: Leah Backstrom, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, My Voice

RADIO
1st Place: Taylor Mefford, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Voice Your Freedom
2nd Place: Javier Duarte, Palm Beach State College, What is Freedom of Speech?

The Freedom of Speech PSA Contest is presented by NABEF and BEA. Winning PSAs may be viewed here and downloaded from www.nabspotcenter.org. Stations are encouraged to run the spots during Free Speech Week, Oct. 19-25.


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