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Announcing the 2013 Hometown Media Award Winners!

The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) is proud to announce its 2013 Hometown Media Award winners – out of more than 800 entries.  The Hometown Awards recognize the best community media programming of 2012, and include student, independent producer and access center professional categories.

 OVERALL EXCELLENCE <$300K

Overall Excellence in P.E. or G. Access
Bedford TV
Bedford, MA

Overall Excellence in Educational Access
Dubuque Community Schools Television
Dubuque, IA

Overall Excellence in Governmental Access
The OMNI Centre for Public Media
Carmel, IN

Overall Excellence in Public Access
Columbia Access Television
Columbia, MO

OVERALL EXCELLENCE $300 – 650K

Overall Excellence in P.E. or G. Access
Germantown Community Television
Germantown, TN

Overall Excellence in Educational Access
RETN (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, NY

OVERALL EXCELLENCE $650>

Overall Excellence in P.E. or G. Access
Montgomery Community Media
Rockville, MD

Overall Excellence in Governmental Access
Fairfax County Government Channel 16
Fairfax, VA

Overall Excellence in Public Access
Queens Public Television
Flushing, NY

Student Categories

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 Philanthropy Initiative
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)
Torrance CitiCable 3

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 Ghosts 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

 Websites

Website for Access Centers $650K>
qctv.org
Quad Cities Community Television

Website for Access Centers $300 – 650K
freetv.org
Dakota Media Access

Website for Access Centers <$300K
paradisecitypress.org
Northampton Community Television