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Communications and Public Affairs

Awards Spotlight

The Office of Communications and Public Affairs has been awarded 19 awards for exemplary work completed in 2018. The awards, which highlight projects in categories such as videography and graphic design, are from organizations like the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the American Advertising Federation and the Printing Industry of the Carolinas Inc.

Award-Winning Projects

  • Admissions Viewbook

    CASE III Grand Award
    Category: Print and Digital Publications, Recruitment Publication

    Our goal in creating the admissions viewbook with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions was to convey the spirit of the university to prospective students and their families. Because the viewbook could be the first point of contact between a prospective student and the university, it needs to paint a picture of how South Carolina would support their interests and growth. Strong imagery of our campus and community define most pages and are accompanied by a quick but thorough look at the university's wide range of academic and extracurricular offerings.

  • Admissions Viewbook Cover artwork


  • MINI Conversations

    ADDY Gold and Special Judges’ Awards
    Category: Film, Video and Sound, Webisode Series

    The MINI Conversations web series was inspired by the popular Carpool Karaoke and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee videos. In each video, South Carolina President Harris Pastides drove interesting, noteworthy members of the university family around campus while engaging them in conversations about their time at South Carolina. Guests in the series included UofSC first lady Patricia Moore-Pastides, Marcus Lattimore, Charles Bierbaur and even the university’s mascot, Cocky.


  • mini conversations video

Other Winning Projects

  • Bernstein MASS Subunit Campaign, CASE III Award of Excellence
  • Admissions Recruitment Series, CASE III Special Merit Award
  • Teaching Excellence Award, CASE III Special Merit Award
  • Theatre Recruitment Video, CASE III Special Merit Award
  • Bernstein MASS Commercial, CASE III Special Merit Award
  • Carolinian Cover (fall 2018), ADDY Gold Award
  • Carolinian Magazine Design (fall 2018), ADDY Silver Award
  • Admissions Series, ADDY Silver Award
  • State of the University Promotional, ADDY Silver Award
  • Dear Gamecocks Video, ADDY Silver Award
  • Parking Decal, PICA Best in Category Award
  • 2018 Symphonic Winds Program, PICA Special Judges' Award
  • Bernstein MASS Campaign, PRSA Mercury Award of Excellence
  • Artisphere Event, PRSA Mercury Award of Merit
  • Admissions Viewbook, PRSA Mercury Award of Merit
  • Frankenstein Web Video, PRSA Mercury Award of Merit

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