DII videos receive accolades
NCAA Division II has been recognized with three Aurora film and video awards for halftime feature stories produced for CSTV.
The short film “Jerry Schemmel – Learning from Survival” received platinum “best of show” honors in the sports-related and feature/short entertainment categories. In addition, “Albany State – Go Rams! Go Rams!” received a gold award in the community-relations category.
Both features, produced by Creative Street Media Group, highlight community-engagement activities at Division II schools in support of the “I Chose Division II” platform.
“These feature stories help us continue to support the unique strategic position of Division II,” said Mike Racy, NCAA vice president for Division II. “The Division II core values – passion, balance, resourcefulness, service, learning and sportsmanship – are evident in these stories. They really illustrate what the Division II student-athlete experience is all about.”
The Aurora Awards is an international competition designed to recognize excellence in the film and video industries. The competition focuses on commercials, cable programming, documentaries and industrial, instructional and corporate videos. Entries are judged by industry peers – media and video professionals who evaluate the work against a fixed scale measuring creativity, message effectiveness and technical excellence.
“We have been fortunate to work on an array of media for the NCAA, but the feature stories we are producing for Division II are a dream come true for our producers as the richness of these stories is so compelling,” said Steve Katzenberger, Creative Street president and chief operating officer. “From these features, it’s easy to see what makes Division II schools so special to student-athletes, fans and the communities in which they reside.”
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