The first annual Idaho Media Awards were handed out to eleven recipients, representing six separate film and video projects, Feb. 28. Winners were chosen from a national blue ribbon committee.
"We wanted to make sure there were no local biases, so we enlisted the help of industry experts around the country to help with the judge," awards host Lance Thompson told winners. "They were impressed with your work."
First-place awards went to Robert Lane for I-Doll
Cammie Pavesic and Michael Gough for the documentary Add the Words;
Chad Case and Jonathan Conti for The Butter Basin
, Bradley and Charles Norton for Canyon
, Robert Vestal for his still image titled “Shadowbreak;” and Micron Technology employees Eric Barth, Alf deVarona, and Jason Jacopian for Power of Progress.
“We need this industry to be big enough to be seen,” Idaho Commerce Department Director Jeff Sayer told the gathering. “This (event) tonight is a step in that direction.”
David Anthony Cuoio
Pictured framing the shot are the winners in the first annual Idaho Media Awards Saturday night at the Red Lion Downtowner. Left toright and front to back are Robert A. Lane; Michael D. Gough, Robert Vestal,and Cammie Pavesic; and Bradley Norton, Alf deVarona, Eric Barth, JasonJacopian and Charles Norton.