The public, education and government channel advocate, the Alliance for Community Media, has announced the winners of its 2013 Hometown Media Awards.
ACM’s Hometown Awards recognize the best community media programming of 2012, and include student, independent producer and access center professional categories. There were 800 entries in seven categories, in which 97 awards were presented, with some organizations collecting several awards.
The organizations receiving more that one award are RBTV which received five; CTV North Suburbs and Saint Paul Neighborhood Network which both received four; BevCam, Fairfax County Government Channel 16, Germantown Community Television, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Montgomery Community Media and Regional Educational Technology Network all received three; and Cambridge Community Television, Columbia Access Television and Quad Cities Community Television received two.
The categories, the awards presented in those categories and the recipients are:
Overall Excellence in Organizations With Budgets Surpassing $650,000
Overall Excellence in Public, Education or Government Access: Montgomery Community Media, Rockville, Md.
Overall Excellence in Governmental Access: Fairfax County Government Channel 16
Overall Excellence in Public Access: Quad Cities Public Television, Champlin, Minn.
Overall Excellence in Organizations With Budgets From $300,000 to $650,000
Overall Excellence in PEG Access: Germantown Community Television, Germantown, Tenn.
Overall Excellence in Educational Access: Regional Educational Technology Network, Burlington, Vt.
Overall Excellence in Governmental Access: Louisville Metro TV, Louisville, Ky.
Overall Excellence in Public Access: The Public Access TV Corporation, Lake Success, N.Y.
Overall Excellence in Organizations With Budgets Under $300,000
Overall Excellence in PEG Access: Bedford TV, Bedford, Mass.
Overall Excellence in Educational Access: Dubuque Community Schools Television, Dubuque, Iowa
Overall Excellence in Governmental Access: The OMNI Centre for Public Media, Carmel, Ind.
Overall Excellence in Public Access: Columbia Access Television, Columbia, Mo.
Access Program Promo: About the 2012 Youth Intern Program, Saint Paul Neighborhood Network
Animation: “Berlin: Episode 2,” Stoneham TV
Children’s Programs: “Marblehead Youth News,” Marblehead Community Access & Media
Community Events: “Stop & Frisk Father’s Day March,” Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Cultural Perspectives: “Crying for Peace,” Cambridge Community Television
Democracy in Action: Election Night 2012, Germantown Community Television
Documentary: “Mic Check Special: Hurricane Sandy,” Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Documentary Biography: “The Artists of Frog Hollow,” RETN
Educational Activities: “Let’s Go Clubbin’,” RBTV
Educational Profile: “The Writers Corner,” BevCam
Entertainment & Arts: “The A-List,” RBTV
Government Activities: “Tennessee Talks: David Lenoir,” Germantown Community Television
Government Profile: “Riverside Police,” RBTV
Informational Talk Show: “Focal Point,” RBTV
Instructional/Training: “Take Over My Makeover,” RBTV
Live Format; “Election Night 2012,” Germantown Community Television
Local Performances: “Songwriter Sessions – Mark Erelli,” RCTV Studios
Magazine Shows: “Set It Up – Best of 2011-2012,” Saint Paul Neighborhood Network
Music Video: “Lemonade,” CTV North Suburbs
News: “FSM News On the Road: Yollocalli Arts Reach,” Free Spirit Media
Original Teleplay: “Cherry Vanilla,” Winchester Community Access & Media
Public Service Announcements: “BHS Field Hockey,” BevCam
Seniors: “Mentors,” Germantown Community Television
Spiritual/Inspirational: “Follow,” Cambridge Community Television
Sports Coverage: “AHS Thanksgiving Football Game and Opening of the News Sports Complex,” WACA-TV Ashland Cable Access
Independent Producer Categories
About Access & Empowerment: “No Barriers Show,” Houston Community College System
Access Program Promo: “Work It! Promo,” Kayla Upshaw
Access-Able: “Abilities United Presents Community Connections With Congresswoman Anna Eshoo,” Abilities United
Children’s Programs: “Jammin’ with Jerry and Judy,” Judy Stock
Community Events: “The Death Penalty: From the Outside In,” Wies van Leuken
Cultural Perspectives: “Swara Lahari,” Midpeninsula Community Media Center
Democracy in Action: “SERVE Philadelphia PSA,” Rebecca Devine
Documentary: “Eye of The Storm,” S. Kramer Herzog
Documentary Biography: “Minnesota Jazz Legend Irv Williams,” Saint Paul Neighborhood Network
Educational Activities: “Grief Relief: Handling the Loss of a Child,” The Open to Hope Foundation
Educational Profile: “Make Your Mark,” Cynthia Abbott
Entertainment & Arts: “Salem Songwriter Sessions: Terry Robb,” CCTV Salem
GLBT Programming: “Talking About: Chaser,” Queens Public Television
Government Activities: “The Kristal Hart Show,” Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Informational Talk Show: “Chapman Business Report,” Chapman University
Instructional/Training: “Concord Carpenter – Up and Down,” Concord Community Television
Live Format: “The Chris Gethard Show,” Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Local Performances: “2012 RAHS Spring Jazz Showcase,” CTV North Suburbs
Magazine Shows: “LRN 101,” Such Video, Inc.
Music Video: “Winooski, My Town,” Vermont Community Access Media
News: “Global Journalist,” Columbia Access Television
Original Teleplay: “Puppy Love,” Stoneham TV
Public Service Announcements: “Highland Street Foundation Youth PhilanthropyInitiative,” WACA-TV Ashland Cable Access
Seniors: “Hans,” Community Media Center of Marin
Spiritual/Inspirational: “Follow the Black Earth,” Public Access Television
Sports Coverage: “Burgundy & Gold Magazine #27,” Montgomery Community Media
Web Based Program: “ViewPoint 360,” BevCam
Website for Producers: “stevekatsos.com,” Katman Productions
Access Center Professional Categories
About Access & Empowerment: “Internships at RETN: Make Videos, Not Coffee,” RETN
Access Program Promo: “Garlic Festival 2012 Promo,” CMAP TV
Access-Able: “Disability Viewpoints: ADA Celebration,” CTV North Suburbs
Animation: “Livonia Curbside Recycling PSA,” City of Livonia – Livonia Television
Children’s Programs: “Stormy the Raindrop’s Watershed Journey,” Fairfax County Government Channel 16
Community Events: “2012 Dragon on the Lake,” ONTV
Cultural Perspectives: “Rancho Los Alamitos Re-opening,” City of Lakewood – City TV
Democracy in Action: “Voting 101,” MetroEast Community Media
Documentary: “Honor Flight – Long Island,” The Public Access TV Corp
Documentary Biography: “Positive Youth Project,” Boston Neighborhood Network
Educational Activities: “VC Pirate Soup – Water Science,” CAPS TV
Educational Profile: “Jay Hoffman, VT Teacher of the Year: An Interview with RETN,” RETN
Entertainment & Arts: “Pearls of the Prairie Ava Community Art Center,” Gillette Public Access Television
GLBT Programming: “Born Different,” MetroEast Community Media
Government Activities: “Cincinnati Youth to Work (Y2WK),” CitiCable
Government Profile: “On The Beat,” Fairfax County Government Channel 16
Informational Talk Show: “Signature Silicon Valley,” CreaTV San Jose
Instructional/Training: “Family Fishing Connection,” Northwestel Community TV
Live Format: “Homework Helpers,” New Bedford Cable Access
Local Performances: “Tying the Knot,” Saint Paul Neighborhood Network
Magazine Shows: “Local Image – August 2012,” RWSCC – Government Television Network/On Location TV
Music Video: “Prizoner – Young and Rejected 2012,” ICRC
News: “County Report This Week Episode #140,” Montgomery Community Media
Original Teleplay: “The Ghost of CTV,” CTV North Suburbs
Public Service Announcements: “AfterEffects,” Rochester Community Television
Seniors: “Senior Scene,” Torrance CitiCABLE13 – City of Torrance
Spiritual/Inspirational: “‘We are the Children’ Local Image May 2012,”RWSCC – Government Television Network/On Location TV
Sports Coverage: “Prep Football: Andover at Coon Rapids,”CTN Studios
Web Based Program: “QC Tech News,” Quad Cities Community Television
Website for Producers: “21stcenturylearning.bedford.tv,” Bedford TV
Website for Access Centers With Budgets Surpassing$650,000: “qctv.org,” Quad Cities Community Television
Website for Access Centers With Budgets From $300,000 to $650,000: “freetv.org,” Dakota Media Access
Website for Access Centers With Budgets Under $300,000: “paradisecitypress.org,” Northampton Community Television
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