First Place: Ian Hawkes

Ian Hawkes was born on a small island in Maine, with completely no idea who he was. After summer drum circles on the beach and long hours in art galleries, he decided he would be a mammalogist. Now, as a first year BYU media arts student, he buys Ramen in bulk and still wonders what happened to that biology job. Ian’s writing has been recognized in contests in Maine, as well as the short story and screenplay divisions of the Vera Hinckley Mayhew Contest. He produces student projects, and enjoys getting creative people together. His dream is to make art that will encourage children to dream.

Second Place: Lindsay Walch-Kampenhout 

Lindsay Walch Kampenhout grew up in Santa Cruz, California. She always had a thirst to develop her creative abilities, and that led her to pursuing a future in architecture. When complications arose, Lindsay was drawn to the film program at BYU. She entered the program with an emphasis in screenwriting, but she has since dabbled in art and wishes to learn more about cinematography and editing. When she is not learning about film, she loves writing, drawing, surfing, playing soccer, and being with family.

New Media

First Place: Hailey Robertson

Hailey Robertson is a Media Arts student at Brigham Young University, emphasizing in production and screenwriting. Her most recent production credits include 1st assistant director on Mother of the Year and unit production manager on Dragon. She is also a winner of the Mayhew Screenwriting competition, and the Vice President of the BYU Women in Film Club. When she is not binge watching the latest show on Netflix, she can be found hiking.

SecondPlace: Drew Tekulve

Drew Tekulve is currently a senior in the BYU Media Arts Program with an emphasis in post production and screenwriting. Drew is a Southern Californian native with a passion for music, film, humor, and anything creative. He has been involved in media and music production for almost a decade. He is heavily involved with BYUtv’s post production department as a colorist for Studio C. Within the film program, Tekulve was the colorist for Lovestruck! The Musical, and the editor for On a High and Arid Plain. He is currently the co-writer for Peter Walton’s senior capstone film, set to be produced in the fall of 2015.


First Place: Claire Asplund

Claire Asplund is a Theater and Media Arts student at Brigham Young University. She is interested in production design and media literacy.

Second Place: Merrit Meachem

Merritt Mecham is a Media Arts major with emphases in Critical Studies and Screenwriting. While attending BYU, she has enjoyed working as a student producer for BYU Radio and serving as president of the Women in Film club. She recently attended the Pop Culture Association national conference to present her paper “Ending 3-D’s Transience: Narrative Compatibility in 3-D Film,” and in the future she would like to research cities in film and the effects of exhibition space on film narrative. Actively pursuing both writing and academic work, she loves when the two intersect in unexpected ways. 

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