New Media Showcase opens Feb. 13, reception March 3


NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of New Media, Journalism and Communication Arts will present the 2020 New Media Student Showcase beginning Thursday, Feb. 13 in Hanchey Gallery. A reception for winners will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 in the Varnado Hall Ballroom.


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“This event showcases the best student photography from our department this academic year,” said Dr. Brian Gabrial, interim department head.  “It is a juried contest, so students are competing for any honors they may receive. The best work will be displayed at Varnado Hall during the Showcase event, during which the winners are announced. This year the competition also includes video work.”


Pieces will be on display in Orville Hanchey Gallery through Feb. 27.  During this time, visitors can vote for their favorite photo. The photo with the most votes will be given the People’s Choice award on March 3. Other awards include the top three photos in cell phone and DSLR categories as well as the best in show award given to the best photo overall, regardless of category.


The New Media Student Showcase is an annual gallery exhibition featuring photography from students, faculty, and alumni of the Department of New Media, Journalism and Communication Arts.  For more. Information visit  For information on the department visit