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Hometown Media Awards: Announcing Our Winners!

The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) is proud to announce its 2014 Hometown Media Award winners! The Hometown Media Awards recognize the best community media programming of 2013, and include student, independent producer and access center professional categories. Our judges scored nearly 1000 entries and we would like to thank them for the hours they spent viewing these entries. Click here for a printable document of all of the entry winners.

All winners will be honored at the 2014 Hometown Media Awards Celebration on August 7th in Philadelphia. This celebration is being held in conjunction with the 2014 ACM/NAMAC Joint National Conference. Click here to register for the Hometown Media Awards celebration and learn more about the upcoming conference!

 

Overall Excellence Awards

OVERALL EXCELLENCE <$300K
Overall Excellence in Governmental Access
This is Ketchikan
KPU Telecommunications

Overall Excellence in P.E. or G. Access
Bedford TV 2013
Bedford TV

Overall Excellence in Public Access
MHTV – Marblehead, MA
Marblehead Community Access & Media, Inc – MHTV

OVERALL EXCELLENCE $300 – 650K

Overall Excellence in Governmental Access
TOTV – 2013
City of Thousand Oaks

Overall Excellence in Educational Access
AISD – Overall Excellence in Educational Access
AISD TV 22

Overall Excellence in P.E. or G. Access
The Best of WACA TV 2013
WACA TV Production Crew, Barbara Chisholm & Paul Beaudoin

Overall Excellence in Public Access
2013 Overall Excellence
Greater Northshire Access Television
Executive Director, Tammie Reilly
2013 Volunteers and Staff

OVERALL EXCELLENCE $650>

Overall Excellence in Educational Access
RETN 2013 Overall Excellence
RETN (Regional Educational Television Network)

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

Overall Excellence in P.E. or G. Access
NewTV: Your Vision Channeled
NewTV Newton Media Center

Overall Excellence in Public Access
Arlington Independent Media 2013
Arlington Independent Media

Access Center Professional Level Awards

About Access & Empowerment
BCTV Highlights 2013: Taking Public Access to the Next Level
Brattleboro Community Television

Access Program Promo
Punto de Vista Promo
Rahum Brown, Carlos Cabrera, Ruth Herrera & Zenaida Mendez

Access Program Promo (Honorable Mention)
Did you Know KMVT 15 is a Community Resource
Shelley Wolfe & Lucas Herrera – KMVT 15

Access-Able
Disability Etiquette Videos
City of Worcester Office and Commission on Disabilities, Worcester Government Channel, and the Center for Living & Working, Inc.

Animation
AISD  2013 Convocation
AISD TV 22

Children’s Programs
Rohil’s Fun Run
Pamela Gardner, Producer

Community Events
World’s Longest Ice Cream Sundae
On Location TV – Scott Jenson, Judy Skeie-Voss, Lue Lee

Cultural Perspectives
Forever Free: Slave Deeds in Buncombe County
Buncombe County PR/BCTV

Democracy in Action
Election 2013: Quincy Votes
Quincy Access Television

Documentary
Forever Free: Slave Deeds in Buncombe County
Buncombe County PR/BCTV

Documentary Biography
Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Conejo Valley
Richard D. Swingler- City of Thousand Oaks, TOTV

Documentary Biography
Haven from Hunger:  Feeding Those in Need
Peabody Access Telecommunications
Elayne McCabe, Produce

Educational Activities
Walker Creek Ranch – Where Science Comes Alive
David Fix, Glenda Lockhart & Rick Tucker

Educational Profile
Applied Arts at Riverside Brookfield High School
Videographer / Editior – Gary Prokes, Writer – Patty Sarkady

Entertainment & Arts
Sportsnight
CTN Studios

GLTB Programming
Movie Q
Open Stage Media Station Manager Zebulon Schmidt​

Government Activities
Buncombe Life:  Meet Your Commissioners
Buncombe County PR/BCTV

Government Profile
H.A.N.D.S.
H.A.N.D.S., City TV

Informational Talk Show
Presents: Understanding Mental Illness “Journeys” (Episode 4)
Daniel J. Leone, John Collins, and Bob Strahle

Instructional/Training
Run Hide Defend
CMAP TV Staff

Live Format
State of the College 2013
Montgomery College
Francine Wyron, MCTV Producer/Director
Dr. DeRionne Pollard, President

Local Performances
Young at Heart Chorus sings “Modern Man”
Northampton Community Television, P. Al Williams, Jeromie Whalen, Dave Newland & Jenn Ramsay

Magazine Shows
Parks Rec ‘n Roll
County Cable Montgomery, Montgomery County Government

Music Video
An Interview with the Boston Cello Quartet
James Joyce Wellesley Media Corporation

News
QPTV Presents: Queens Perspectives and A Clip in Time “Still Grieving”
Daniel J. Leone, Madeline Johnson, and Roslyn Nieves

Original Teleplay
The Playwright Project “Do You Dance?
The Public Access TV Corporation, Norman Hall, Shirley Ann Bruno & Erica Bradley

Public Service Announcements
Make!
CAPS Media Center

Public Service Announcements (Honorable Mention)
Teen Advisory Group PSA
Shannon Farney

Seniors
Livonia Community Transit Promo
City of Livonia – Livonia Television

Spiritual/Inspirational
James Mengel – Delivering Good News
On Location TV – Judy Skeie-Voss, Scott Jenson

Sports Coverage
Live Prep Football: Blaine at Coon Rapids
CTN Studios

Web Based Program
2013 United Way
Sara Patalita & Nick Treber

 

Independent Producer Level Awards

About Access & Empowerment
Diggy’s Kitchen: Government Smack Down
Diggy Splash, Kelly Betz, Tim Burgess, Harry Kroenlein & Josh Wright

About Acess & Empowerment (Honorable Mention)
Access: Democracy in a Digital Age
Jason Figueira & Anthony Saldana

Access-Able
Abilities United Presents: Community Connections with Dr. Temple Grandin
Abilities United, Andrea Throndson, Producer

Children’s Programs
Welcome to Fresberg
Don & Roshell Franklin, Earl F. Donald
CMAC Fresno/Clovis

Community Events
One Patriots Day in Concord
Electa Tritsch, Producer, CCTV, Inc

Cultural Perspectives
250
Youth Channel at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center

Democracy in Action
Taking Back the Morales-Shakur Center
Youth Channel at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center

Documentary
Our Schools Are Not For Sale
Independent ProducerMedia Mobilizing Project & The Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools

Documentary Biography
Eddie in Decatur
Mike Salerno

Educational Profile
The Ghost Below
Cynthia Abbott & Jill Lessard, Community Media Center of Marin

Entertainment & Arts
From Scratch with Joe Gatto
Joe Gatto, LexMedia

GLBT Programming
Outlook Video Show  # 300
Kim Lawson, Eric Chong & Raymond Donald Hong

Government Activities
WPA Golf Courses in Minnesota
Randy LaFoy

Informational Talk Show
Talk the Talk
Charles Gregory & Letitia Crippen

Instructional/Training
This Mom Needs Help!
Raquel Leder, LexMedia

Live Format
The Chris Gethard Show (Place Your Bets)
Chris Gethard, J.D. Amato, Noah Forman, Dru Johnston & Emma Noble

Local Performances
Dear Pina,: A Dance/Theater Tribute to Pina Bausch
Hannah Dennison, Lukas Huffman & Daniel Cojanu

Magazine Shows
Merrimack Valley Kids
Lindsay Paris, HC Media

Music Video
Diving In
Mandy  Mee Ae Caughey

News
Global Journalist: How the US debt crisis is affecting American foreign policy
Travis McMillen (Reynolds Journalism Institute), Amy McCombs (Global Journalist) & Rehman Tungekar (KBIA-FM)

Original Teleplay
Swan
Northampton Community Television, Naomi Gonzalez

Public Service Announcements
Simply Enjoy
Guy Derry

Radio Programming
WEFT Sessions – The Wilson, Cook and Kaufmann Trio
Urbana Public Television;  WEFT 90.1FM;  Diamond Robinson

Seniors
Mentors
GHS-TV

Spiritual/Inspirational
Touched By Angels Part 1
Experience Nirvana Productions

Sports Coverage
EHSPN
Adam Potasiewicz, Kayhl Cooper & Tom Preska

Web Based Program
Mutton and Mead Festival – Paradise City Press
Northampton Community Television, Ryan Little

Student Level Awards

Access Program Promo
Connecting Community and Schools
Yuki Soga, Liam Maxwell & Doug Dunbebin

Animation
Fathom News
Jonathan Joyce, Robbie Short, Ryan Slater & BHS Studio Production Class In Association with BevCam

Children’s Programs
ONTV: Kids Video Camp – Channel Surfing 2013
Joe Johnson & ONTV 2013 Video Camp Students

Community Events
Project Independence – Aging in Place
The Public Access TV Corporation, Ben Ratner

Cultural Perspectives
From the Roots: How Hair Ties to Culture – A segment from the Set It Up 2012-2013 Season
SPNN Youth Producers: Destiny Roberts, Darartu Tashoma & Michaela Huberty
Documentary
Forgotten Westford
Theresa Cusworth – Eagle Scout Coach
Brandon Eang – Teacher and Mentor

Documentary Biography
JBrown Violinmaker
Marilyn Mejia, Ebony Wiliams, Tyler Harrison, Chantal Silva

Educational Activities
What is the Value of PI?
Lucas Muratore, Matthew Beyranevand, Zachary Mcintyre, Dan Williams, Parker Middle School Student Council & Thomas Peterson

Entertainment & Arts
Soccer Trick Shots
Dan Anderson

Government Profile
Spotlight on Germantown
GHS-TV

Informational Talk Show
Fathom News
Jonathan Joyce, Robbie Short, Ryan Slater & BHS Studio Production Class In Association with BevCam

Music Video
ILL Poets Society:  Chi City Youth
Urbana Public Television;  Raymond Morales

News
Wake Up, Germantown!
GHS-TV

Original Teleplay
The Whistle
Jonathan D’Ambrosio

Public Service Announcements
Be Involved
Free Spirit Media Productions

Website Awards

Website for Access Centers – < $300K
www.northamptontv.org
Northampton Community Television, P. Al Williams, Dave Newland, Jenn Ramsay, Jeromie Whalen & Ian Baeur

Website for Access Centers – $300 – 650K
www.ActonTV.org
The staff of ActonTV and Mary Ellen Slater of Slater Studios

Website for Access Centers – $650K >
www.QPTV.org
Daniel J. Leone, James Faber and Vidya Boodram

Website for Producers – Access Center Professional
Campus Conversations Website
Francine Wyron
Montgomery College Television

Website for Producers – Independent Producer
stevekatsos.com
Steve Katsos, Mike Koutrobis, Hope Orfanos & Mick Greenwood