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Awards

2007 Awards

Awards from the National Press Photographers Association:

  • 1st “Best Multimedia Package”; Independent division
  • 2nd place “Documentary Video”; Independent division
  • 2nd place “Feature Video”; Independent division

Awards from different competitions:

About Soul of Athens

One year after the first edition of Soul of Athens was launched in May 2007, the soul re-opens its windows, offering outsiders a freshly intimate look inside Ohio’s Athenian community. But this time our stories follow a thread that weaves a theme in and out of the county’s fabric: the pursuit of wellness.

Bolstered by the generous support of Nikon and Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication, the site’s producers at the School of Visual Communication blend the beauty of visual narrative with the richness of sound to illustrate the quest for wellness. They are joined by the photographers for the annual Dawn 2 Dusk project , sponsored by Athens News, which sent a legion of students on a one-day mission to capture the essence of the theme.

The Soul of Athens illuminates this search through four holistic areas—mind, body, spirit, and place. Athenians are celebrated for their unique devotion to the pursuits of achievement and self-fulfillment, making them the perfect subjects for framing the exploration of the mind. But you’ll also find a colorful spectrum of physical well-being in Athens County – and that its dwellers possess hearts filled with faith or centered by strength. Finally, the strong sense of place, community and home is constant for many here as well. Their paths are different, and their destinations are different, but their purpose is shared.