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Announcing the 2012 Hometown Media Award Winners!

The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) is proud to announce its 2012 Hometown Media Award winners – out of more than 1,000 entries.  The Hometown Awards recognize the best community media programming of 2012, and include professional, non-professional and youth categories.

 

Youth Category

Community Events
Art Sled Rally
Minneapolis Telecommunications Network, Minneapolis, MN

Cultural Perspectives
Preserving Hmong Culture
SPNN, St. Paul, MN

Documentary Public Awareness
Hard Truth, Levity, and Hope
Lowell Educational TV, Lowell, MA

Educational Profile
S.T.A.R.s
Cambridge Community TV, Cambridge, MA

Empowerment
Take the Challenge
The Public Access TV Corporation, Lake Success, NY

Entertainment Talk Show
Crosstalk
Germantown Community Television, Germantown, TN

Entertainment Variety
Wallfries # 1
BevCam, Beverly, MA

Informational Talk Show
Crosstalk
Germantown Community TV, Germantown, TN

Instructional Training
Cook This!
RBTV, Riverside, IL

Live Format
Teen TV’s Internet Privacy
Public Access TV Corporation, Lake Success, NY

Magazine Shows
Set It Up Episode 1004: Best of
SPNN, St. Paul, MN

Making a Difference
Global Climate PSA
Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge, MA

Music Video
Mother
B-TV – Lora Batchelor Middle School, Bloomington, IN

News
Wake Up, Germantown!
Germantown Community TV, Germantown, TN

Original Teleplay
Double Trouble: BCTV’s Summer Video Camp Spectacular
Brattleboro Community TV, Brattleboro, VT

PSA
As a Teen, Learn to Cook!
Minneapolis Telecommunications Network, Minneapolis, MN

Short Subject
AFJ ROTC Class 0f 2011
Lowell Educational Television, Lowell, MA

Sports Coverage
HoopsHIGH
Free Spirit Media, Chicago, IL

 

Youth/Non-Professional Combined Category

Access Able
Ablevision – Triangle
Malden, MA

About Access
Brattleboro Community Television’s 2011 Year in Review
Brattleboro Community TV, Brattleboro, VT

Children’s Program
Kid Video Adventure Workshop
Malden Access TV, Malden, MA

Educational Activities
LHS French Film Festival
LexMedia, Lexington, MA

GLBT
Acceptance
Cambridge Community TV, Cambridge, MA

Government Activities
Owney The Postal Dog – The Kristal Hart Show
MNN, New York, NY

Government Profile
New Brighton Public Safety Spotlight
CTV North Suburbs, Roseville MN

Access Program Promo
We Got It
Malden Access TV, Malden Massachusetts

Visual Arts
The Artist: John Brickels
RETN, Burlington VT

Seniors
Mentors
Germantown Community Television, Germantown, TN

Local Performances
My Tune TV
KMVT Community Television, Cupertino, CA

Innovative
Chaco Canyon Suite
Public Access TV, Iowa City, IA

Informational Feature
Crosstalk
Germantown Community TV, Germantown, TN

Documentary Profile
The Centennial of the Glenview Fire Department: Duty, Pride and Tradition
Village of Glenview, IL

Documentary Event
The Art Prize Effect
PMN, Kalamazoo, MI

Non Professional Category

Democracy In Action
Behind the Scene with Hector Montalvo
Methuen Community Television, Methuen, MA

Documentary Public Awareness
Your Sanctuary Pilot
Access Monterey Peninsula, Inc., Monterey, CA

Educational Profile
Classroom Connections: Sliney School
Branford TV, Brandford, CT

Empowerment
2011 NAMI Walk
Bedford TV, Bedford MA

Entertainment Variety
The Chris Gethard Show
MNN, New York, NY

Cultural Perspectives
Internment of Japanese Americans During WWII
MNN, New York, NY

Community Events
The Kendell Band
Cambridge Community TV, Cambridge, MA

Entertainment Talk Show
The Bobby-G Show: Chelsea Barry
BevCam, Beverly MA

Informational Talk Show
At the Epicenter
Boulder Valley Media Alliance, Boulder, CO

Magazine Shows
Outlook Video # 276
Outlook Video, San Jose, CA

Instructional Training
All Fired Up Seafood
WACA TV Ashland Cable Access Corporation, Ashland, MA

Live Format
MCN Live Presents: Medford Relay For Life 2011
Medford Community Cablevision, Medford, MA

Making a Difference
Twin Cities Theatre Artists for Japan, a Benefit Concert
CTV North Suburbs, Roseville MN

Music Video
Naked Musicians: Kat Wright and Brett Hughes
Vermont Community Access Media, Burlington, VT

News
Newswatch
Erin Dunphy, Tomkins County, New York

Original Teleplay
Party Foul
LVTV/KWST, La Verne, CA

PSA
Vigilant Fire Dept. Recruitment Promo
The Public Access TV Corporation, Lake Success, NY

Short Subject
Future Philanthropists
WACA TV Ashland Cable Access Corporation, Ashland, MA

Spiritual/Inspirational
NET Lifeline featuring Tony Melendez
CTV North Suburbs, Roseville, MN

Sports Coverage
OHSAA Regional Semifinal Basketball: LaSalle vs Winton Woods
Waycross Community Media, Forest Park, OH

Sports Entertainment
Ronald McDonald House & Hickory
MNN, New York, NY

 

Professional Category

Animation
Q.H.D. Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips
Quincy Access TV, Quincy, MA

Children’s Program
LMCC Safety Expert: Bike Safety
Lake Minnetonka Communications Commissioner

About Access
Peg Value
HOMTV, Okemos, MI

Access Program Promo
Worcester Government Television Promo
City of Worcester, Massachusetts

Access Able
Disability Viewpoints – June 2011
CTV North Suburbs, Roseville, MN

Community Events
Celebrate Fairfax!
Fairfax County Government Channel 16, Fairfax, VA

Cultural Perspectives
FIRSTS – Minnesota’s African American Groundbreakers
SPNN, St. Paul, MN

Democracy in Action
Somerville Alderman Debate
Somerville Access Community TV, Somerville, MA

Documentary Event
Panama Canal Expansion: The Battle for Jobs and Cargo
Advanced Media Production, Long Beach, CA

Documentary Profile
Silicon Valley Spark Plugs
CreaTV, San Jose, CA

Documentary Public Awareness
We’re Ordinary People
Anthony Saldana, Cambria Heights (Queens), NY

Educational Activities
First Day: The Kindergarten Experience
North TV, North Attleboro, MA

Educational Profile
Commencement 2011: Only The Beginning
LVTV, LaVerne, CA

Empowerment
QPTV Presents Queens Update: A Live Town Hall Meeting “Bullying in America”
QPTV, Queens, NY

Entertainment Talk Show
Live on Tape
Malden Access Television, Malden, MA

Entertainment Variety
The Tommy Taylor Show
DCTV, Washington, DC

GBLT Programming
Queer Youth Leadership Awards
Community Television of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CA

Government Activities
Jobs and Broadband
Portland Community Media, Portland, OR

Government Profile
Thousand Oaks Employees – Episode 2
TOTV, Thousand Oaks, CA

Informational Feature
Parks Rec ‘N Roll
County Cable Montgomery, Rockville, MD

Informational Talk Show
Boston Profiles
Boston Neighborhood Network, Boston, MA

Innovative
ON STAGE – Pacific Festival Ballet Season 2011
TOTV, Thousand Oaks, CA

Instructional Training
Jury Duty
Fairfax County Government Channel 16, Fairfax, VA

Live Format
Live Outdoor Girls Hockey: Blaine vs Coon Rapids
CTN Studios, Coon Rapids, MN

Local Performances – TIE
Jeremy Messersmith: Work for Words             October Babies “Live” @ CTN
SPNN, St. Paul, MN                                                     CTN, Ann Arbor, MI

Magazine Shows
LRN 101
Such Video, MI

Making A Difference
I’m A Dad
New Bedford Cable Access, New, Bedford, MA

Music Video
O Lord
Wolfeboro Community TV, Wolfeboro, NH

News
CTN News
CTN, Coon Rapids, MN

Original Teleplay
Pink Triangle Excerpt
Rochester Community Television (RCTV15), Rochester, NY

PSA
MCM AgFair Promo
Montgomery Community Media, Rockville, MD

Seniors
Senior Moments
Community Television Network, Ann Arbor, MI

Short Subject
Police Survivors
Government Television Network, White Bear Lake, MN

Spiritual/Inspirational Professional
Spiritual Paths to God
Danvers Community Access Television, Danvers, MA

Sports Coverage
CreaTV Sports Presents High School Football:  Leigh at Gunderson
CreaTV, San Jose, CA

Sports Entertainment
Sportsnight
CTN Studios, Coon Rapids, MN

Visual Arts
Fine Tuned Tulle
MetroEast Community Media, Gresham, OR

 

Educational Class Project K-12 Category

Educational Class Project K-12
Pi Day
North Metro TV, Blaine, MN

Websites

Website for Access Centers – Nonprofessional
http://www.northtexastelevision.com
North Texas Television, Denton, TX

Website for Access Centers  – Professional
http://www.northamptontv.org
Northampton Community TV, Northampton, Massachusetts

Website for Producers – Nonprofessional
www.GracefulAging.tv
Birmingham, Michigan

Website for Producers – Professional
www.buttercity.com
SPNN, St. Paul, MN

Website for Producers – Youth
http://hardtruthlevityandhope.com
Lowell Educational Television, Lowell, MA

Overall Excellence Awards

Overall Excellence in Educational Access $300-$650K
RETN Channel 16, Burlington, VT

Overall Excellence in Educational Access <$300K
Waubonsee Community College Educational Television, IL

Overall Excellence in Government Access $300-$650K
Louisville Metro Government/Metro TV, Louisville, KY

Overall Excellence in Government Access $650K<
Fairfax County Government Channel 16, Fairfax, VA

Overall Excellence in Government Access <$300K
The OMNI Centre for Public Media, Inc, Carmel, IN

Overall Excellence in P.E. & G Access $300K-$650K
Quincy Access Television, Quincy, MA

Overall Excellence in P.E. & G Access $650K<
Montgomery Community Media, Rockville, MD

Overall Excellence in P.E. & G Access <$300K
West Hartford Community Television, West Hartford, CT

Overall Excellence in Public Access $300K-$650K
Somerville Community Access Television, Somerville, MA

Overall Excellence in Public Access $650K<
Arlington Independent Media, Arlington, VA

Overall Excellence in Public Access $<300K
Columbia Access Television, Columbia, MO