Belmont’s Office of Communications Earns Awards at State-Wide Conference

Belmont's TCPRA Awards

Belmont’s Office of Communications recently traveled to Gatlinburg, Tennessee to participate in the 2017 Meeting in the Mountains, the annual conference for the Tennessee College Public Relations Association. Held each May, the conference provides an opportunity for higher education public relations professionals across the state to come together for two days of professional development, networking and an awards ceremony.

With awards given in many categories including sports photography, electronic newsletters and feature writing, Belmont’s team brought home an impressive showing.

The University’s awards included:A group of students are 'photobombed' during an Admissions shoot at Centennial Park

  • Bronze in Feature Photography for “Photobombed Admissions Shoot,” pictured to the right
  • Bronze in College/Alumni Magazine for Circle Magazine
  • Bronze in Reports for the 2016 President’s Report
  • Gold in the Crisis Communications Campaign for “The Snapchat Incident”

The team was invited to present to conference attendees on their Crisis Communication Campaign at the final day of the event. Belmont’s Editorial and News Content Director April Hefner also serves as the Association’s Secretary and assisted in the event’s planning and logistics.