Finalists in the 2019 Florida AP Broadcasters College contest

The awards in actual order of finish – first and second places – will be announced at the Florida Associated Press College Broadcasters Contest awards banquet, Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Seven college radio and television stations submitted 50 entries in the contest, which featured news and sports stories from 2018.

COLLEGE RADIO

Best Hard News Feature | Long Format

Maria Roberts, WUFT-FM, Gainesville, "Importance of Voter Signatures"

Raymon Troncoso, WUFT-FM, Gainesville, "March on Parkland."

Best Hard News Feature | Short Format

Alexis Howard, WUFT-FM, Gainesville, "Hurricane Irma Anniversary"

Taylor Marks, WUFT-FM, Gainesville, "Felon Voting Rights Restored."

Best Light Feature | Long Format

Samantha Green, WUFT-FM, Gainesville, "Jungle Friends"

Raymon Troncoso, WUFT-FM, Gainesville, "Snakes: Separating Fact From Fiction."

Best Light Feature | Short Format

Samantha Green, WUFT-FM, Gainesville, "Baby Rico"

Alexis Howard, WUFT-FM, Gainesville, "Fresh From the Turkey Farm."

Best Use of Sound

Sofia Millar, WUFT-FM, Gainesville, "Haircuts for Autistic Children"

Rachel Rhodes, WUFT-FM, Gainesville, "A Family Displaced by Hurricane Michael."

Best Breaking News

Henry Coburn, WUFT-FM, Gainesville, "Every Vote Counts Rally"

Hasley Pitman, WUFT-FM, Gainesville, "Ocala Opioid Murder."

Best Radio Newscast

Skyler Lebron, WUFT-FM, Gainesville.

COLLEGE TV

Best Hard News Feature | Long Format

David Perez, Gianna Sanchez and Luis Gonzalez, UMTV-TV, Coral Gables, "A Dangerous Edge"

Jihad Shatara and Isaiah Kim-Martinez, UMTV-TV, Coral Gables, "Parkland Survivors."

Best Hard News Feature | Short Format

Morgan Martin, FAMU-TV, Tallahassee, "Florida's Red Tide"

Mary Grace Scully, WUFT-TV, Gainesville, "Carli the Capuchin."

Best Light Feature | Long Format

Sophia Hernandez and Celine Manning, WFSU-TV, Tallahassee, "Sod Talk Legends"

Giselle Thomas and Kiah Lewis, FAMU-TV, Tallahassee, "Lonleliness; The Solution."

Best Light Feature | Short Format

Dolores Hinckley, WUFT-TV, Gainesville, "Inspiring Cover Girl"

Cierra Richardson, FAMU-TV, Tallahassee, "Farm Share Hurricane Michael."

Best Breaking News Video

Dolores Hinckley, WUFT-TV, Gainesville, "Operation Airdrop"

Clarisa Melendez, WUFT-TV, Gainesville, "Venezuela: The Fight for Its Future."

Best Sports

Justin Ahlum, WUFT-TV, Gainesville, "Hawthorne High: Season on the Brink"

Blake DeVine and Andrew Salinero, WFSU-TV, Tallahassee, "Jacques Patrick Feature."

Best Digital/Website Content

Monica Myrick, FAMU-TV, Tallahassee, "Walk With Me"

UCF-TV, Orlando, "UCF Knightly Latino."

Best Photo Essay

Hannah Shami, TDCN, The Dolphin Channel, Jacksonville,"Cuba: Filtered Through My Lens."

Best TV Newscast

Tommy Fletcher, Justin Stevens and Jenna Weiss, UMTV-TV,Coral Gables, "NewsVision Live Show"

WUFT-TV, Gainesville, "First at Five."