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UW Extension Communications, Technology Office Receives Recognition

July 13, 2020
draft horses pulling a wagon in a snow storm
Colton Sowards handles Pistol and Pete, the draft horse team of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, during the 2019 UW-Colorado State University Bronze Boot exchange on the state border. (Steve Miller Photo)

Entries from the Office of Communications and Technology in University of Wyoming Extension recently received honors from the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE).

The awards were announced during the organization’s virtual conference in June.

A photograph of the draft horse team of Pistol and Pete earned two gold awards. The photograph was taken by Steve Miller during the Bronze Boot exchange between the UW and Colorado State University ROTC members last November. The team ceremonially hauled ROTC students and the Bronze Boot from the border about one-half mile, where the students then relay-ran the game ball to Laramie. Colton Sowards drives the team, while handlers Travis Smith and Elias Hutchinson are in the wagon. The Bronze Boot competition began in 1968 in honor of the rivalry between Colorado State and UW.

The photograph won golds in the service photo and social media single item categories. The Bronze Boot photo gallery on Facebook may be found here.

Reflections, the research magazine of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, received a silver award in the technical publications category. The Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station magazine is produced by the Office of Communications and Technology and highlights research in each of the college’s departments and also spotlights a student’s research. Miller is the editor, and Tanya Engel is the graphic artist.

display of food featuring sausages
This award-winning image is from a suite of photographs taken to promote new flavors for Cowboy Branded Meats meat sticks and summer sausages. (Tanya Engel Photo)

A photograph by Engel for a Cowboy Branded Meats campaign earned a bronze in the association’s enhanced photo competition. The UW Meat Lab and UW meats judging team make and sell meat sticks and summer sausages as a fundraiser and as a way for students to gain experience. They released several new flavors and wanted a photoshoot for images used for marketing purposes including social media, banners, posters and displays.

ACE (www.aceweb.org) is an international association of communicators, educators and information technologists who focus on communicating research-based information. The organization offers professional development and networking for individuals who extend knowledge about agriculture, natural resources, and life and human sciences.

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Email: cbaldwin@uwyo.edu

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