ACM Announces Winners of Hometown Media Awards

There were 800 entries in seven categories
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There were 800 entries in seven categories

The public, education and government channel advocate, the Alliance for Community Media, has announced the winners of its 2013 Hometown Media Awards.

ACM’s Hometown Awards recognize the best community media programming of 2012, and include student, independent producer and access center professional categories. There were 800 entries in seven categories, in which 97 awards were presented, with some organizations collecting several awards.

The organizations receiving more that one award are RBTV which received five; CTV North Suburbs and Saint Paul Neighborhood Network which both received four; BevCam, Fairfax County Government Channel 16, Germantown Community Television, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Montgomery Community Media and Regional Educational Technology Network all received three; and Cambridge Community Television, Columbia Access Television and Quad Cities Community Television received two.

The categories, the awards presented in those categories and the recipients are:

Overall Excellence in Organizations With Budgets Surpassing $650,000

Overall Excellence in Public, Education or Government Access: Montgomery Community Media, Rockville, Md.

Overall Excellence in Governmental Access: Fairfax County Government Channel 16
Fairfax, Va.

Overall Excellence in Public Access: Quad Cities Public Television, Champlin, Minn.

Overall Excellence in Organizations With Budgets From $300,000 to $650,000

Overall Excellence in PEG Access: Germantown Community Television, Germantown, Tenn.

Overall Excellence in Educational Access: 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, N.Y.

Overall Excellence in Organizations With Budgets Under $300,000

Overall Excellence in PEG Access: Bedford TV, Bedford, Mass.

Overall Excellence in Educational Access: Dubuque Community Schools Television, Dubuque, Iowa

Overall Excellence in Governmental Access: The OMNI Centre for Public Media, Carmel, Ind.

Overall Excellence in Public Access: Columbia Access Television, Columbia, Mo.

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 PhilanthropyInitiative,” 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: “,” 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),” CitiCable

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 Ghost 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: “,” Bedford TV


Website for Access Centers With Budgets Surpassing$650,000: “,” Quad Cities Community Television

Website for Access Centers With Budgets From $300,000 to $650,000: “,” Dakota Media Access

Website for Access Centers With Budgets Under $300,000: “,” Northampton Community Television

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ACM Seeks ‘Hometown Media Award’ Entries

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.