The second annual Otter Realm Awards, recognizing students who have done excellent work in journalism – including print, video, photography and page design – were handed out at a campus ceremony on May 7.
“Students need more public recognition of their work,” Dr. Estella Porras said last year when she started the competition. “With the awards, students feel encouraged to seek excellence, and are reminded of the value that their work has in their communities.
Jessica Moss is this year’s recipient of the Monterey County Film Commission’s student scholarship.
Moss is a senior at Cal State Monterey Bay, where she studies Cinematic Arts and Technology. She plans to use the $2,000 grant to help with expenses for her capstone project, “The Maw,” an animated film short.