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Drake students win National Association of Broadcasters Show competition

May 5, 2011
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Students from Drake University are the winners of the 2011 National Association of Broadcasters Show.

The Broadcast Education Association and the National Association of Broadcasters Show recently announced that students from Drake University are the winners of the 2011 "War on the Floor" competition in Las Vegas.

"War on the Floor" was an intensive online series that took place during the 2011 NAB Show. Over the course of the four days, two teams of four students and a faculty adviser were tasked with completing a scavenger hunt set throughout the entire convention. They covered everything from conference programming to NAB's exhibit floor, and in the process were asked to create unique content of their own with the tools and tricks they learned along the way. The students chronicled their experience and made daily videos of their journey.

Drake University students Rebecca Altenhofen, Eamonn Cogan, Lauren Staller, and Rachel Yancey, with guidance from their faculty adviser Todd Evans, collected 52 percent of the more than 3,000 votes cast,  and won the competition. As the winning "War on the Floor" team, they each receive a $500 certificate from Artbeats, Inc. Drake competed against the Grey Team from Frostburg State University. Each team received $750 in spending money and hotel accommodations.


To view the winning "War on the Floor" spots and the entire online reality series, visit


In 2010, the "War on the Floor" video series was awarded a Silver Telly for Online Video - Reality Series. The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web.

The Broadcast Education Association is the professional association for professors, industry professionals and students interested in teaching, research and creative endeavors related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises. There are currently more than 1,500 individual and institutional members.