WVNY, WCPV win 2017 Best in Show Awards

Montpelier, VT — WVNY-TV of Colchester won the Television Best in Show Award May 17 in the annual Commercial of the Year competition organized by the Vermont Association of Broadcasters.

WVNY was honored for a promotional piece about Aiden Heath, an eight-year-old Waitsfield boy suffering from Type 1 Diabetes. Aiden saved his pennies for four years to help obtain a service dog.

The Radio Best in Show Award went to WCPV-FM, also of Colchester, for a commercial for Twiggs American Gastropub of St. Albans entitled “Haricot What?”

The awards were announced at the annual Commercial of the Year Awards Luncheon at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, held in conjunction with the VAB’s 62nd annual convention.

WVNY also won a first place award in the public service announcement category for a PSA promoting the annual Santa 5K run in Burlington. Their sister station, WFFF-TV, captured a first place award in the commercial category for a spot for Greer’s Drycleaning entitled “Free Pick-up.”

WIZN-FM captured two first place awards. The Winooski-based station won the best radio commercial award for a spot for Burlington Hyundai and the best promo award for a Guns and Roses concert promotion.

Rutland radio station WJJR won the first place award for best public service announcement for a PSA titled, “Texting – It Can Wait.”

Burlington advertising agency Urban Rhino won the award for best agency TV commercial for a spot for VSECU titled, “Empowering.”

Colchester advertising agency Mt Mansfield Media was presented with the first place award for agency TV public service announcement for a spot about Type 1 Diabetes.

WCAX-TV won the first place award for best TV promo for their entry, “Inside a Meth Lab.”

Here’s the full list of this year’s award winners:

RADIO PSA

Runner–Up

Tie:

WSTJ

“Safe Way to Dispose of Junk”

Writer: Lynn Beaudoin

Producer: Ed Garcia

Talent: Jack Smith

WDEV

“Work Zone Safety #2”

Writer: Brent Curtis

Producer: Charlotte Strasser

Talent: Brent Curtis

First Place:

WJJR

“Texting: It Can Wait”

Writer: Carley Trombley

Producers: Carley Trombley and Terry Jaye

Talent: Carley Trombley and Terry Jaye

Radio Promo

Runner-Up:

WDEV

“Winter Croquet”

Writer: Tom Beardsley

Producer: Charlotte Strasser

Talent: Tom Beardsley

First Place:

WIZN

“Guns and Roses Teaser Promo”

Writer: Matt Grasso

Producer: Dave Marshall

Talent: Mark Peeples

Radio Commercial

Runner-Up

WJOY

“You’re A Vermonter”

Client: S&D Snowblowing

Writer: Sue Gosselin

Producer: Dave Marshall

Talent: Mitch Terricciano and Sue Gosselin

First Place:

WIZN

“Bob – Hyundai Elantra”

Client: Burlington Hyundai

Writer: Sue Gosselin

Producer: Dave Marshall

Talent: Meaghan Cormier, Kate Lanza, Steve Kelson and Dave Marshall

Agency TV PSA

Runner-Up:

Urban Rhino

“Closing”

Writer: Megan Stearns

Producer: Cameron Savage

Talent: Gisele Brasseur, Kara Quinn

Videographer: Ashton Harrewyn

First Place:

Mt. Mansfield Media

“Slam T1D PSA”

Writer: Mt. Mansfield Media

Producer: Mt. Mansfield Media

Talent: The Kolok Family

Videographer: Mt. Mansfield Media

Agency TV Commercial

Runner-Up:

Moving Pictures Division

“Ethan Gevry”

Client: G. Stone Motors

Producer: Christian Clark

Talent: Ethan Gevry

First Place:

Urban Rhino

“Empowering”

Client: VSECU

Writers: Nathan Beaman and Nilda Kerr

Producer: Cameron Savage

Videographer: Ashton Harrewyn

TV PSA

Runner-Up:

WVNY

“Mud Volleyball”

Client: Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont

Writer: Benjamin Carstens

Producer: Benjamin Carstens

Talent: Erin Cofiell

Videographers: Andy Brumbaugh and Benjamin Carstens

First Place:

WVNY

“Santa 5K”

Writer: Benjamin Carstens

Producer: Benjamin Carstens

Talent: Sean Parker

Videographer: Benjamin Carstens

TV Promo

Runner-Up:

WPTZ

“Commitment 2016 – More Political Coverage”

Writers: Steve Kuntz & Brian Damm

Producer: Steve Kuntz

Talent: Lisa Malay voiceover

First Place:

WCAX

“Inside a Meth Lab”

Producer: Meredith Neary

Videographer: Abram Corbett

TV Commercial

Runner-Up

WVNY

“Signs”

Client: Great Big Graphics

Writers: Shaun Danforth and Nichole Loati

Producer: Shaun Danforth

Videographer: Shaun Danforth

First Place:

WFFF

“Free Pick-Up”

Client: Greer’s

Writer: Benjamin Carstens

Producer: Benjamin Carstens

Talent: Matt Bacewicz and Vanessa Cousins

Videographer: Benjamin Carstens

Radio Web-Only Content

Honorable Mention:

WDEV

“Maplewood VT Travelers Service Center”

Client: Maplewood

Writers: Ken Squier and Jay Austin

Producers: Charlotte Strasser and Jay Austin

Talent: Ken Squier

Videographer: Jay Austin

TV Web-Only Content

Honorable Mention:

Mt. Mansfield Media

“We Will Change the World”

Client: Castleton University

Writer: Mt. Mansfield Media

Producer: Mt. Mansfield Media

Talent: Twiddle and Castleton University Students

Videographer: Mt. Mansfield Media

Radio Best in Show

WCPV

“Haricot What?”

Client: Twiggs American Gastropub

Writer: Amanda Relyea

Producer: Mary Cenci

Talent: Mike Czarny, Amanda Relyea, Paul Jarvis and Ken Barlow

Television Best in Show

WVNY

“Aiden’s Angel”

Writer: Andy Brumbaugh

Producer: Benjamin Carstens

Talent: Steve Kamer