PSAs and Commercial Spots

Judges' Report

43 Entries

Grand Gold Award

Oregon State University (OR) - Ocean Challenges Broadcast Commercial


  • The institution has just launched a multi-year Marine Studies Initiative. This broadcast spot to reflects this initiative and aims to connect aspects of research and artistic pursuits across multiple colleges that all focus on the marine environments, from the deep oceans to the top of the chain in mountain glaciers.

Gold Award

Montana State University (MT) - Montana State University - Unbranded


  • The Unbranded spot utilizes real footage gathered when a team of four riders, 16 mustangs and two MSU filmmakers embarked on a 3000-mile journey, across the Rockies from Mexico to the Canadian border. It showcases film career opportunities off the beaten path of Hollywood filmmaking. This story demonstrates how today's Kickstarter environment can make space for filmmakers with the guts and the skill to tell an incredible story, even without the backing of a film studio.

Silver Award

Sewickley Academy (PA) - First Day


  • Sewickley Academy produced commercials to run on TV as well as video pre-roll for digital advertising platforms with the goal of increasing enrollment.

Bronze Award

Florida International University (FL) - FIU Commercial 2015


  • The 2015 commercial was designed to show viewers that FIU is a locally engaged, globally connected university that can train them for jobs needed in the 21st century.