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AGCM Represented Well at the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Critique and Contest

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Education Communications and Leadership’s agricultural communications students were honored for their achievements during the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Critique and Contest virtual session in August. 


The ACT Critique and Contest is the national communications and journalism competition for ACT members. This contest allows students the opportunity to have their work analyzed by professionals and judged against members across the nation. The categories include writing, publication, electronic media, photography, design & layout, and public relations.


The OSU AGCM honors are listed as follows:


Publication Division

Publications Award of Excellence, The Cowboy Journal

1st place magazine, Cowboy Journal (Su/Fa 2020 issue)


Writing Division

2nd place Long Personality Profile, Mark Schalmanini

2nd place News Story Sydney Trainor

3rd place Long Feature Story, Molly Faught


Design and Layout Division

1st place web design by Braeden Coon

2nd place Page Layout, Sarah Palmer


Photography Division

1st place B&W Photo, Braeden Coon

2nd place B & W Photo, Sydney Trainor

2nd place Animal Photo, Braeden Coon

3rd place People Photo, Braeden Coon


Public Relations Division

1st place Campaign, Kaylyn Branen


The OSU Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership in the Ferguson College of Agriculture is dedicated to developing well-rounded agricultural professionals, educators, communicators, and leaders through academic, research and extension and outreach efforts. Learn more at

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