NC students, grads shortlisted for 2016 Emerge Media Awards

Niagara College students and recent graduates are zooming in on success, after have being shortlisted for the 2016 Emerge Media Awards.

The awards, organized by the University of Guelph-Humber, aim to showcase the talent of students attending Canadian colleges and universities, who entered their work in eight different categories: Written Word, Multimedia Production, Photography, Advertising, Videography, Graphic/Digital Design: Editorial, Audio Storytelling and Public Relations.

Semifinalists were announced on March 22 for the second annual awards: 39 submissions representing 95 students from 13 post-secondary institutions across Canada.

Niagara College entries were among semifinalists announced in the Videography and Digital Photography categories.


In Videography, two of the five semifinalists were from Niagara College:

Darryl Sherk, “YouTube Comments” and

Kalyna Taras, Jenna Silta, Mac Kropf, Brad Curran, Mark Ventresca (third-year BRTF) for “Inspiring Potential.”

View story on Inspiring Potential here.


In the Photography category, two out of five semifinalists were from Niagara College:

Lorie Peacock, Series of Original Advertisement Photos; and

Oliver Hannak, Series of Emulated Advertisements.

Both Peacock and Hannak graduated from the College’s Digital Photography program in 2015.

This year’s semifinalists were selected among nearly 150 entries in eight categories.

Although the program is organized by fourth-year Media Studies students at the University of Guelph-Humber, all 49 judges are independent industry professionals. The entries are judged according to originality and creativity, audience appeal and professionalism.

The winners will be announced on April 25. For more information visit

This is the second year in a row that Niagara College entries were among those shortlisted for Emerge Media Awards. Last year, Digital Photography grad (2014) Katie Wyatt won first place in the photography category with her entry “Karsh emulation of George Bernard Shaw.”

View previous articles on InsideNC:

NC students shortlisted for 2015 Emerge Media Awards

NC grad wins first in Photography at Emerge Media Awards