BYU Wins Best of ShowJune 13, 2014
To win the top prize, BYU's piece overcame some very tough competition from the Church of Scientology's in-plant, which had three top-quality publications in the final five. Tension filled the air at the awards banquet as the 130 in-plant managers in the audience watched the judges slowly narrow down the candidates for the top prize. (The excitement no doubt reached a peak at the table where, coincidentally, representatives from both BYU and the Church of Scientology were seated.)
The winning book was produced for Snow College and features hundreds of evocative photos by Utah photographer Wally Barras. The in-plant produced 2,000 copies of the 108-page book. This victory marks the third time BYU has won Best of Show. Director Doug Maxwell was at the conference to claim the prize for his staff.
"I was blown away," he remarks. "I really didn't expect it."
Watch the video (at the link under "Related" above) and see for yourself how the judges came to their final decision.
* A second Best of Show prize, for winners in the non-offset categories, was also awarded at the banquet, but since no representative from that in-plant was in attendance, and we were not able to notify the manager before launching today's e-news, we will reveal that winner at a later time.