Tennessee higher ed alliance honors VU communications

This illustration of the late John Seigenthaler by Nashville artist Wayne Brezinka won "Best of Show" at the 2015 TCPRA conference. (Vanderbilt University)

The Tennessee College Public Relations Association honored Vanderbilt University with 13 communication awards, including “Best of Show” for a Vanderbilt Magazine illustration, during the organization’s spring conference.

An original illustration of John Seigenthaler published in the magazine’s summer 2014 issue was awarded “Best of Show” from among 210 entries. The illustration, created by Nashville artist Wayne Brezinka, also received a Gold Award in the Illustration category.

Vanderbilt’s communication initiatives received eight other Gold (first-place) awards:

College/Alumni Magazine, Printed:

Vanderbilt Magazine‘s summer 2014 and winter 2015 issues

Newsletter, Printed:

MyVU‘s fall 2013 and spring 2014 issues


School of Engineering, Solutions 2014

College Promotional Video:


Radio/TV Show or Newscast:

VUCast, “3-D Printer Helps Fight Malaria in Africa

University-Related Web Page or Site:

I’m in…and here’s why that’s awesome

Crisis Communication Campaign:

Frozen: Communications and the ice storm of 2015

Social Media:

Get Social

Two Vanderbilt entries received Silver awards:

News Writing:

School of Engineering, “New device allows brain surgery through cheek, helping people with epilepsy

Radio/TV Show or Newscast:

That’s Vanderbilt, “Smith Hall honors legacy of influential Nashville preacher

One Vanderbilt entry was awarded the Bronze Award:

Special Publication:

School of Engineering, “Augmented Reality Goundbreaking

Entries were submitted by universities and colleges across the state for the annual competition, which was judged by advertising, marketing and public relations professionals not affiliated with any particular school. This year’s conference, “Meeting in the Mountains,” took place May 27-29 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.