Students from Universidad del Valle de México Campus Puebla earned third place in the Second National Radio Spot Competition, hosted by the Mexican Conference on Access to Public Information (COMAIP). This event also presented the 1st national essay awards focused on building university transparency.
125 total spots, each lasting 20 to 30 seconds, were submitted for the competition from 22 universities from around the country. Aldrín Montejo Garrido, one of eight students from the winning UVM Campus Puebla team, was excited to rank among the top three nationally "it was a challenge that we set for ourselves, I think when you do things with desire and focus, positive results follow."
The eight students, advised by Lissett Jeannette Lara Cruz, Coordinator of the Communication Sciences program at Campus Puebla, first came up with ideas, reviewed the ideas and then changed the script several times until finally all were satisfied with the spot, which was titled "Data Privacy."
"The work lasted close to a month, from the time we spent generating ideas, seeking sounds and background music. We then spent 2 to 3 days in the recording booth because we did several tests to determine the best voice and then worked everything to a 30 second radio spot," said Aldrín.
The team was composed of: Martha Gallegos Morales, Rocío Díaz Sánchez, Angel David González Portillo, José Luis García Velázquez, Aldrin Montejo Garrido, Ana Karen Olvera Prado, Gerardo Alfonso Carrazco and Itzel Hernández who worked under the guidance of Professor Jeannette Lissett Lara Cruz.
Oscar Mauricio Guerra Ford, President of the Institute of Public Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data of Federal District (INFODF), said that the number of spots, "we had in the two projects is important, but we must continue working to create these types of opportunities for students, which ultimately benefit everyone."
The participating universities included: UNAM FES Cuautitlán; UNAM FES Aragón; Centro Superior de Estudios Empresariales y de Negocios A.C. (SEEN), Tlaxcala; UAM Azcapotzalco; Universidad de la Veracruz; Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP); Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Tlaxco; Universidad Oriente; Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco (UJAT); Universidad Tecnológica Emiliano Zapata; Universidad José Vasconcelo; la Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas; Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala; Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas; Centro de Formación Profesional (AS Media); Escuela de Comunicación y Ciencias Humanas, Puebla (ECCH); Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, (ITESM, Puebla); Universidad de las Américas (UDLA, Puebla); Universidad Sigo XXI, Puebla; Universidad del Valle de México, (UVM, Puebla); Universidad Anáhuac Mayab y, Universidad Mesoamericana de San Agustín.