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SWOSU Wins Best of Show and Other PR Awards

July 15, 2011

SWOSU PR Awards
Southwestern Oklahoma State University won the Best of Show Award at the recent Oklahoma College Public Relations Association state conference for its marketing partnership with P Bar Farms corn maize. Congratulating each other are (center) SWOSU President Randy Beutler and P Bar Farms owners (front right) Loren and Kim Liebscher. Holding the other 12 awards that SWOSU won are (front from left): Anjana Patel and Debbie Brown. Back from left—Brian Adler, Cody Roper, Justin Tinder and Kyle Wright.

SWOSU PBar Farms
This aerial photo of the P Bar Farms corn maize shows the SWOSU logo that was used last fall. The partnership won the Best of Show Award at the recent Oklahoma College Public Relations Association state conference held in Ardmore.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s partnership with an area corn maize business has resulted in an impressive award for the Weatherford university from the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association.

The OCPRA awarded its top award—Best of Show—to SWOSU for its partnership last fall with P Bar Farms. The SWOSU bulldog logo was used as the design for the P Bar Farms corn maize. An out-of-state judge from Georgia said about the entry, “This entry hands-down gets the Holy Crap! Award of the Year. Outstanding concept and execution, and a great aerial photo to boot!”

The entry also won first place in the Square Peg category and third place in the Bright Idea category.

SWOSU actually won the most awards among all Oklahoma colleges and universities at the OCPRA state conference held July 10-12 at the Ardmore Convention Center in Ardmore. Co-host for the event was the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.

SWOSU won 12 awards, edging out the University of Central Oklahoma, which won 10 awards.  The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University were next with nine awards. The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation of Ardmore did win more awards than SWOSU with 17, but the research facility is not considered as a university or college.

The statewide competition featured nearly 500 entries in 31 categories of competition, recognizing outstanding work produced by OCPRA professionals in public relations, development, audio-visual communications, publications, design, periodicals, writing, photography, sports and alumni programs.

SWOSU entries that won awards were:   

First Place
Digitally Enhanced Photography Kyle Wright for “Attitude”
Poster Design   
Kyle Wright for “SWOSU Men’s Basketball Determination Poster”
Sports Writing      
Justin Tinder for “SWOSU Softball Player Delivers Inspirational Message” 
Square Peg 
Brian Adler for “SWOSU@P Bar Farm Maze”
Second Place
Logo Design/Graphic Identity 
Kyle Wright for “SWOSU Wildland Fire Management Logo”
Radio Advertisement   
Brian Adler for “How to Get the Great Life 24/7”
Third Place
Logo Design/Graphic Identity Kyle Wright for “Old Science Building Centennial Celebration Logo”
Special Publications
Kyle Wright for “Randy Beutler Presidential Inauguration Invitations”
Video Spot  
Brian Adler for “How to Get the Great Life 24/7”
Bright Idea  
Brian Adler for “SWOSU @ P Bar Farm Maze”
Honorable Mention
Bright Idea    
Kyle Wright for “Randy Beutler Presidential Inauguration Invitations”

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