The annual Southern Media Showcase competition was held this year, with students from area high schools submitting entries. Winners were announced during an online presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Students who won awards will receive medals.

“Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, we were still able to have schools participate and submit student work again this year,” said Judy Stiles, KGCS general manager. The competition features categories for publications and audio/video work.

The annual event is presented by the Department of Communication at MSSU. In the past, students came to campus for a day of presentations and awards. The program was revised this year to online competition only due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plans are to have the event again in December of 2021. Entries will be due in October.

Area teachers interested in finding out more information may check the website, They may also contact the contest coordinator, Tennyson Williams at:

Media Showcase is sponsored by the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern State University, with faculty, staff and students working together on the event. Support is provided by the Ruth I. Kolpin Foundation, Missouri Broadcasters Association, Missouri Press Association, the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, KOAM-TV and the Southern admissions office.

Here is the list of this year’s winners.