KU's Rock Chalk Video Wins National Award

July 17, 2008

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas Athletics’ video department, Rock Chalk Video (RCV), won top honors for Best Overall Video Display in the University division at the recent Information Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA) convention in Chicago.

It was the third time in the last seven years that Rock Chalk Video has won the award, called the Golden Matrix Award (GMA). RCV also won the award in 2002 and 2005.

The awards recognize artistic and technical excellence in the programming of large screen video and matrix displays located at stadiums, areas and other public assembly facilities.

Rock Chalk Video’s entry included examples of live camera work, and samples in several other categories including video graphics, headshots, replays, video open/team introductions, sponsor features, scoring sequence, celebration/win sequence, live elements (dance teams, bands, cheerleaders, and mascot), crowd prompts, interactive features and statistics.

Rock Chalk Video’s David Pedersen, Douglas Sheppard and Dan Storey accepted the award for RCV. Mike Lickert is the Director of Rock Chalk Video.