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Hometown Media Awards- Call for Entries!

The Call for Entries for the Hometown Media Awards is now open! 
The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) is issuing its call for entries for the Hometown Media Awards. Previously named the Hometown Video Awards, the name change to Hometown Media Awards reflects the wider array of media being used by Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) access cable television channels.The Hometown Media Awards honor and promote community media and local cable programs that are distributed on 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 experience television in a different way.

Please click here to register for the 2015 competition and submit an entry using ACM’s online submission system or click here for additional contest rules and information. 
The online submission deadline is
 April 20, 2015!
Reduced Fee
The entry fee per submission is $50 for ACM members and $75 non-members. The student fee has been reduced to $40 per entry for the 2015 competition.
Category Updates
After receiving feedback from past participants ACM has made some adjustments to help improve this year’s competition. Updates include the following:
  • Entertainment & Arts and Informational Talk Show categories have been split into two sub-categories for participants to enter either a single episode or a compilation of episodes from a series.
  • The Community Events category has also been further subdivided into a category for Parades/Festivals, Activism/Rallies, and a General category for other community events that do not fit into the first two sub-categories listed. This should help ensure that entries are judged fairly against other similar entries.
  • The GLBT, Seniors, and Access Able categories have been combined into “Underserved Voices” category
  • There is a new Experimental category
  • Adjustments have been made to the budget parameters on the Overall Excellence categories by adding a new level for those organizations with $1,000,000 plus budgets.