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Hometown Media Awards

The Hometown Media Awards honors and promotes community media, and local cable programs that are distributed on Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access cable television channels. Awards are presented to creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats and move viewers to experiences television in a different way.

The awards have been renamed Hometown Media Awards from Hometown Video Awards to recognize the fact that we in community media do more than just video – we also do radio, blog, etc.

The 2012 Hometown Media Awards Call for Entries is now open*

Deadline for Submissions is April 6, 2012

*If the link does not work the first time, please try again
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Thank you for a successful program at the Hometown Media Awards Dinner at the 2011 Conference in Tucson. To view pictures, please visit our Facebook page. For more information about the event,  please visit our conference page or send an email to info@allcommunitymedia.org.

2011 Hometown Media Awards Pictures

Congratulations to all of the 2011 Awards Winners:
Post a link to your video if you won an award!

About Access – Non-professional
Summer Media Institute 2010
Andualem Beyene Wondafresh
Cambridge, MA

About Access – Professional
MTN Orientation
Hamil Griffin-Cassidy
Minneapolis, MN

Access-Able – Non-professional
Ablevision
The crew of Ablevision
Malden, MA

Access-Able – Professional
Disability Viewpoints – April 2010
Kevin Schmitz, Mark Hughes, Jo Ann Erbes
Roseville, MN

Access Program Promo – Non-Professional
HOMTV Internship Experience
Angela Gongqi Yu
Okemos, MI

Access Program Promo – Professional
21 The Week Governor Race Special
Jon Sullivan
Rockville, MD

Animation – Non-professional
Pirates of Pancake Island
Bill Trudell, Shannon Daly, Jeanne Flanagan, Melitta King
Somerville, MA

Animation – Professional
Q.F.D. Grill Safety
Mark Crosby, Captain Tom Lyons
Quincy, MA

Animation – Youth
Gretchen
Dan Fleming
Riverside, IL

Children’s Programs – Non-professional
Wiki Tiki Hut
Alex Mackey III
Torrance, CA

Children’s Programs – Professional
Children’s Summer Reading Program 2010 –
Make a Splash
Zac Canale, Adam Jessup
Bloomington, IN

Children’s Programs – Professional
“Hey, Nice Ride!”
Patricia Wilburn and George Mangan
Santa Rosa, CA

Children’s Programs – Youth
Storytime
Avery Franklin, Drew Murley, Anna Smith
Germantown, TN

Community Events – Non-professional
Live Coverage of the 2010 Germantown Festival
Avery Franklin
Germantown, TN

Community Events – Professional
Oshkosh Holiday Parade
Oshkosh Community Media Services
Oshkosh, WI

Cultural Perspectives – Non-professional
Living Islam in America
Hassanah Thomas-Tauhidi
Fairfax, VA

Cultural Perspectives – Professional
Linda Ronstadt and Delores Huerta Special
Marcela Davison Aviles, Mike Pierce
CreaTV San Jose,
San Jose, CA

Democracy in Action – Non-professional
Election Night 2010
Taylor Williams
Germantown, TN

Democracy in Action – Professional
Election 2010 – Live Election Night Coverage
HOMTV Staff & Interns
Okemos, MI

Documentary Event – Non-professional
Malden River Project
Ngobitak “Gobi” Ndiwane, Alex Deng, Sarah Kaplan & Nick Cohen
Malden, MA

Documentary Event – Professional
Thompson Chemcial
James Jones, Roger Mulcahy Jr., Joshua Perry, James Friedman
Attleboro, MA

Documentary Profile – Non-professional
Myrtle Baptist Church: Pillar of the Community
Joseph Hunter
Newton, MA

Documentary Profile – Professional
Lizbeth: A Victorian Nightmare
Ricardo Rebelo
Fall River, MA

Documentary Public Awareness – Non-professional
Purgatory: A Historical Analysis of the Belchertown Public State Schools
Jeromie Whalen
Northampton, MA

Documentary Public Awareness – Professional
“Unforgettable — Memories of the Emerson Street Branch YMCA”
Susan Hope Engel
Evanston, IL

Documentary Public Awareness – Professional
Mental Wellness: MN National Guard 2010
David Schulte, Kevin Schmitz
Roseville, MN

Educational Activities – Non-professional
The Cardigan Experience
Jon Betz; Paul Woodmansee
Bedford, NH

Educational Activities – Professional
Children’s Summer Reading Program 2010-Make a Splash
Zac Canale, Adam Jessup
Bloomington, IN

Educational Class Project K-12 – Youth
Breakfast…A Meal to Live By
Hardin County Education and Community Television
Elizabethtown, KY

Educational Profile – Non-professional
RBHS Fine Arts
Nick Gehl, Gary Prokes
Riverside, IL

Educational Profile – Professional
Digitally Assisted Learning
Judy Skeie-Voss, Scott Jenson
White Bear Lake, MN

Empowerment – Non-professional
Spotlight on Students: Kids with Kids
TeRay Esquibel and Open Media Generation
Denver, CO

Empowerment – Professional
Queens Perspectives: Stop Teen Violence Summit
Daniel J. Leone and John Crow
Flushing, NY

Entertainment Talk Show – Non-professional
Forward Motion
Karen Allyn
Rockville, MD

Entertainment Talk Show – Professional
WNY Tonight: On Location at ArtPark
Rich Zapp
Lockport, NY

Entertainment Talk Show – Youth
Crosstalk: “Parade”
Assiatou Diallow, Robbie Weaver, Allison Whitmore,
Taylor Williams
Germantown, TN

Entertainment Variety – Non-professional
Spank That
Alex Mackey III
Torrance, CA

Entertainment Variety – Professional
The Case of the Community Caper
Shannon Hunter, David Schulte
Roseville, MN

Entertainment Variety – Youth
That Just Happened: Episode I
Justin Scholar
Scotch Plains, NJ

GLBT Programming – Non-professional
Outlook Video Show # 270
Kim Lawson & Eric Chong
San Jose, CA

GLBT Programming – Professional
Queens Update: A Live Town Hall Meeting, Part 2: Gay in america
Daniel J. Leone, Roslyn Nieves, Clifford Jacobs
Flushing, NY

Government Activities – Non-professional
Brookline Bikes Beacon
Andy MacBain
Brookline, MA

Government Activities – Professional
Honolulu Rail Transit Final EIS Video Guide
City and County of Honolulu, Rapid Transit Division
Honolulu, HI

Government Profile – Non-professional
Tennessee Talks: “AC Wharton”
Paul Hoover, Lindsey Pierce, Christal Porter
Germantown, TN

Government Profile – Professional
Champaign Fire: Ready to Serve
Jeff Hamilton, Roy Alvarez, Dave Powers
Champaign, IL

Informational Feature – Non-professional
Mock Car Crash
Tracy Bailer
Malden, MA

Informational Feature – Professional
PCOS Challenge
Sasha Ottey and William R Patterson
Washington, DC

Informational Feature – Youth
Wicked Green: Episode 2
Amy Currul
Arlington, MA

Informational Talk Show – Non-professional
Talking with Henrietta: Strengthening the Bonds between Fathers and their Children
Henrietta J. Burroughs
Palo Alto, CA

Informational Talk Show – Professional
Eco Sense :“ Bike & Walk in Ann Arbor
Tim Nagae, Eli Cooper, CTN
Ann Arbor, MI

Informational Talk Show – Youth
Crosstalk; “Medical Developements”
Assiatou Diallo, Robbie Weaver, Allison Whitmore, Taylor Williams
Germantown, TN

Informational Talk Show – Youth
TV Rant
Kevin Nobari, James Bhaidas, Jason Hoffman
Lake Success, NY

Innovative – Non-professional
Blid
D.L. Polansky
Brookline, MA

Innovative – Professional
Winter Olympic Tribute
HOMTV Staff & Interns
Okemos, MI

Instructional/Training – Non-professional
Doctors in The Kitchen
Steve L. Coaston, Jr. and M. Vickie Williams
Cincinnati, OH

Instructional/Training – Professional
Planning Ahead: Preventing Theft from Auto
Ben Hanson
Roseville, MN

Instructional/Training – Youth
I DId It Myself
Josh Crawford, Melanie Culhane, Richard Player
Germantown, TN

Live Format – Non-professional
Smooth Jazz in the Park (part 2)
Waycross Community Media Volunteers
Forest Park, OH

Live Format – Professional
2010 Lotus World Music Festival: Crooked Still
Jason Radke
Bloomington, IN

Live Format – Professional
Live Girls Hockey: Coon Rapids vs Irondale
CTN Studios
Coon Rapids, MN

Live Format – Youth
Election Night 2010
Taylor Williams
Germantown, TN

Local Performances – Non-professional
Notes From Underground: Z.A.P.
Ted Carstensen & Ryan Walker
Columbia, MO

Local Performances – Professional
Scarecrow on Fire
Carol Critchley
Saint Paul, MN

Local Performances – Youth
Orchesis: Synergy
Haley Buntrock
Riverside, IL

Magazine Shows – Non-professional
I Get Around
Jay Cleary Wayne Mederios
Haverhill, MA

Magazine Shows – Professional
Check It Out
Donna Monacci
Fairfax, VA

Magazine Shows – Youth
Set It Up Episode 903: Past, Present, Future
2009-2010 Set It Up Crew
St. Paul, MN

Making A Difference – Non-professional
Health and Climate Change
Artien Nadal
Brookline, MA

Making A Difference – Professional
“Unforgettable — Memories of the Emerson Street Branch YMCA”
Susan Hope Engel
Evanston, IL

Music Video – Non-professional
Spank That
Alex Mackey III
Torrance, CA

Music Video – Professional
Transformer
Derek Gauvain
Peabody, MA

Music Video – Youth
“Gotta Keep Reading”
Rohan Srivastava
Brunswick, OH

News – Non-professional
Outlook Video #269, Nov. 2010
Kim Lawson, Raymond Donald Hong
San Jose, CA

News – Professional
CTN News
CTN Studios
Coon Rapids, MN

News – Youth
“Brunswick School News” – Memorial Red Ribbon Walk
Rohan Srivastava
Brunswick, OH

Original Teleplay – Non-professional
It Changed :(
Chuck Stern, Geoff Shelton
New York, NY

Original Teleplay – Professional
Kalamazoo Stories Act 1
Chuck Bentley
Kalamazoo, MI

Public Service Announcements – Non-professional
PATV Workshop PSA (Taxi Driver Parody)
Tim Tack a.k.a. Tack-Fu
Iowa City, IA

Public Service Announcements – Professional
Silver Alert PSA
Charlie Shapiro & Jesse Kreitzer
Newton Highlands, MA, MA

Public Service Announcements – Youth
Prescription Drug Abuse PSA
B-TV, Gabe Wheeler, Jacob Wheeler
Bloomington, IN

Seniors – Non-professional
Call to Serve
Albert Grant, Corinne LaCharite
Methuen, MA

Seniors – Professional
Senior Moments
Tim Nagae, Mary Sougstad, Pittsfield Senior Center, CTN
Ann Arbor, MI

Short Subject – Non-professional
The Volunteer Family
Barbara Chisholm and Heather Jack
Ashland, MA

Short Subject – Professional
Veterans Day Tribute
Drew Caron
Londonderry, NH

Short Subject – Youth
Cemeteries: Stories in Stone II
Jette Pleasant
Riverside, IL

Spiritual / Inspirational – Non-professional
The Life of Christ (dramatized)
Byron Warner
Nashville, TN

Spiritual / Inspirational – Professional
A Town of Faith
Peter Gay, Michelle Lussier
North Attleborough, MA

3 Sports Coverage – Non-professional
MN Harvest Horse Show
John Rusterholz
Roseville, MN

3 Sports Coverage – Professional
Live Prep Football: Andover at Coon Rapids
CTN Studios
coon rapids, MN

Sports Entertainment – Non-professional
Pink Panthers Double Dutch Team
Carla Gamble
Homewood, IL

Sports Entertainment – Professional
Reversing His Field: The Melvin Booker Story
Pat Flaherty
Boston, MA

Visual Arts – Non-professional
Elsa Dorfman
Easton Smith, Jean-Paul DiSciscio, Lloyd Smith
Cambridge, MA

Visual Arts – Professional
Citizen
Aaron Cowles
Nashville, TN

Website for Producers – Non-professional
www.gardeningrhythms.com
Paul Holowko
San Jose, CA

Website for Producers – Professional

http://stevekatsos.com

Steven Katsos, Todd Speros, Thrasivoulos Koulouris, Hope Orfanos
Arlington, MA

Website for Access Centers – Non-professional
ntTV Website
North Texas Television
Denton, TX

Website for Access Centers – Professional
www.peabodytv.com
Peabody Access Telecommunications
Peabody, MA

Overall Excellence in Public Access
Budget less than $300,000
Medford Community Cablevision
Medford, MA

Overall Excellence in Public Access
Budget $300,001-$650,000
Somerville Community Access Television
Somerville, MA

Overall Excellence in Public Access
Budget more than $650,000
Cambridge Community Television
Cambridge, MA
Overall Excellence in Educational Access
Budget less than $300,000
North Texas Television
Denton, TX

Overall Excellence in Educational Access
Budget more than $650,000
Montgomery College Television
Rockville, MD

Overall Excellence in Governmental Access
Budget less than $300,000
EGTV – Elkgrove Television Channel 6
Elk Grove Village, IL

Overall Excellence in Governmental Access
Budget $300,001 – $650,000
Louisville MetroTV
Louisville, KY

Overall Excellence in Governmental Access
Budget more than $650,000
Fairfax County Government Channel 16
Fairfax, VA

Overall Excellence P. E. or G. Access
Budget less than $300,000
Bedford TV
Bedford, MA

Overall Excellence P. E. or G. Access
Budget $300,001-$650,000
Peabody Access Telecommunications
Peabody Access Telecommunications
Peabody, MA

Overall Excellence P. E. or G. Access
Budget more than $650,000
RWSCC: SCC, On Location, GTN – a P.E.G. Operation
White Bear Lake, MN

Overall Excellence P. E. or G. Access
Budget more than $650,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center
Palo Alto, CA

Honorable Mention – 2011 Hometown Video Awards
While these entries were not the winners in their respective categories, the judges wanted them to be singled out for special recognition.

Community Events
Brookline Bikes Beacon
Andy MacBain
Brookline, MA

Documentary Profile
24th Annual California Avocado Festival
Josh Figatner, The Santa Barbara Channels
Goleta, CA

Government Activities
The Job Show
Nirva Civilus, Matt Dale
Detroit, GA

Informational Feature
Georgia on a Budget – Episode 1: Turner Field
Alan Rosen
Atlanta, GA

Informational Feature
Budget 101
Nicole Sanchez, Dave Kellman
University Place, WA

Informational Feature
Honolulu Rail Transit Final EIS Video Guide
Rapid Transit Division, City and County of Honolulu
Honolulu, HI

Informational Talk Show
The Better Part: Habitat for Humanity Silicon Valley
Val Jeffery
Gilroy, CA

Informational Talk Show
About Health with Jeanne Blake “Skin Cancer: Jeanne Blake’s Personal Story”
Jeanne Blake, David Burt, Pat Flaherty
Boston, MA

Instructional/Training
Free Drum Lessons: Seven Essential Rudiments
Ted Carstensen & Ryan Walker
Columbia, MO

Live Format
2010 Germantown Community Auction
A.J. Heinz, Avery Franklin
Germantown, TN

Live Format
Thanksgiving Day Football
Chris Miller, Peter Gay
North Attleborough, MA

Local Performances
Debuts: Flamenco with Lauren O’Donell
Patrycja Tobis
Beverly, MA

Local Performances
Dee Dee Bridgewater at the 20th AT&T Jazz Festival
CreaTV San Jose, Gopher Gold
San Jose, CA

Making A Difference
Community Empowerment in the Ecological Age
John Shumaker
Iowa City, IA

Making A Difference
“What’s Up Wit’ That? Americans for Safe Access”
Andrew Willyoung & Loretta Beavers
Sunnyvale, CA

Making A Difference
Tikkun Olam – Repair the World
B-TV, Drew Miller, Emily Ioannides
Bloomington, IN

Making A Difference
Mental Wellness: MN National Guard 2010
David Schulte, Kevin Schmitz
Roseville, MN

Public Service Announcements
“I Beleive In Public Access”
Matthew Olson, Damian Kussian
Brooklyn Park, MN

Short Subject
Peddling Hope
Jill C. Newman
Santa Rosa, CA

Short Subject
Chamberlains Mental Health Services
CMAP and Chamberlains Mental Health Services
Gilroy, CA

Questions?
Please contact Deborah Vinsel at dvinsel@alliancecm.org.