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2017 Being Here Festival Winners

December 1, 2017

All-Festival Grand Prize (tie)

  • Ana Kohout "The Towel and The Team" (Podcast) - highlights how being a part of the Beloit swim team helped Kohout find acceptance with the help of her teammates, especially in regards to her disability. 
  • Isabella Kamptner "Writing on the Wall" (Digital Story) - destructs stereotypes through the destruction of property.

All-Festival Honorable Mentions

  • Ron Watson's FYI Class "Beloit Collage" (Zine with Video) - a collection of student responses to the question, "How has being at Beloit changed you?"
  • Katie Johnson's FYI Class "Choose Your Own Semester" (Interactive) -  an activity guiding participants through a course lined with decisions that shape a figurative first semester at Beloit College.

Audience Choice Award

  • Katie Johnson's FYI Class "Choose Your Own Semester" (Interactive) -  an activity guiding participants through a course lined with decisions that shape a figurative first semester at Beloit College.

Best In Category

Digital Story
  • Fiona Cismesia "My Beloit College Garden" - creating my own “garden” is something I would like to do here at Beloit, to find “seeds” of interests and to form deep “roots” in the Beloit community.
  • (Honorable Mention) Olivia Potter "The Quixotic Journey of a Ride or Die Bitch" - examines a friendship through the lens of Don Quixote.
Podcast
  • Quinn Tahon "Being Queer" - being a queer transgender guy has both enhanced and detracted from my sense of belonging at Beloit.
  • (Honorable Mention) Tatenda Albert Chimbindi - "Where to Call Home, My Nomadic Life" - Nomadic,sporadic and erratic: such was my childhood of constant moving around from place to place.
Poster (tie)
  • Elsa Cournoyer, Emma Addams, Connor Keegan-Lloyd, Thu Dinh Tran."Being a Beloit Vegan" - showcase of both the benefits of veganism and the obstacles that vegans face at Beloit.
  • Abby Bender and Josie Fenton. "Asexuality Infographic" - an infographic to clearly state what asexuality is.
Interactive Entry
  • Diep Phan's FYI Class "Creating Value through Entrepreneurship" - through entrepreneurial ventures, students create value and learn about people on campus.
Zine
  • Emily Stapay "What a Paintbrush Means to Me" - painting makes me feel like I belong.
Live Presentation
  • John Rapp's FYI Class "Beloit in China, China in Beloit" - a series of oral presentations featuring research and visual artifacts from the Beloit College archives.