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12/06/2019

NewTek Announces Recipients Of 2019 Education Awards

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NewTek has announced the recipients of the annual 2019 Education Awards during The Media Production Show, held at London Olympia.

Launched in October 2017, the NewTek UK Education Awards recognise excellence in creating engaging videos or live streams with NewTek technology, by students and staff at colleges and universities across the country. The awards were open to any UK educational establishment faculties and students in the categories of Media Production, Sports, News and Community, Teaching Materials and Distance Learning.

The 2019 NewTek UK Education Awards winners include:
• Best Video 2019 – 'Up The Archer', weekly sports roundup highlights: by Sport Broadcast MSc students at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
• Tutor of the Year 2019 – Lukas Burks, Technician Demonstrator, Sports Broadcast MSc, at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
• Best Entertainment Content– “Shotgun Sally”: by the Screen School, London College of Communication students.
• Best Factual Content– “The Wymering Manor Investigation”: by University of Portsmouth students.
• Best Live Broadcast– “NHS 70 Live” by University of Portsmouth students.
• Best Live Broadcast (under 18s)– “The Record” by students at Wiltshire College, in Chippenham.
• Best Sports Content– “Up The Archer”, weekly sports roundup highlights: by Sport Broadcast MSc students at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

This years' Tutor of the Year winner, Lukas Burks, Technician Demonstrator, Sports Broadcast MSc at Cardiff Metropolitan University, said: "The NewTek software has been incredible for us. When we purchased it, we had several key ambitions all designed to help replicate 'real world' TV broadcast situations and create industry workflows.

"We wanted to create a live stream weekly chat show, sports news roundups, and livestream sports matches through the TriCaster onto our Facebook and Youtube channels. We needed the ability to run VT inserts, cut multi-camera studio chat and links, add virtual backgrounds, insert lower naming graphics, monitor sound, and more. NewTek’s has allowed is to do this and prepare the next generation of Sports Broadcasters."

All of the student winners of the UK Education Awards received a certificate and plaque during the presentation at The Media Production Show this afternoon. Students from Cardiff University will also be awarded two days of in-depth technical training on-site and demos of the latest NewTek products.
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