PUBLIC TELEVISION’S BEST WORK APPLAUDED AT NETA 2011
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reativity and inspiration shine on stage in Kansas City.


(October 20, 2011 – Kansas City, Missouri)  The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) honored 23 public broadcasters with awards on stage at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center hotel. In all, twenty-eight trophies in content production, promotion, community engagement, and instructional media were awarded.  The presentation was part of NETA’s annual conference, held this year in Kansas City, Missouri.
                   [ See 2010 Award Winners        2009 Award Winners          2008 Award Winners ]
In addition to the NETA awards, the NETA Education Center board presented its Enterprise and Innovation award to WKYU at Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY) for its success in converting traditional incandescent production studio lighting to the smaller, more configurable, and more cost-efficient LED system.

The 2011NETA Awards winners are:

INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA
Western Reserve PBS/Kent: 
Earth Motion3 (Instructional Media Product)
Thirteen WNET/New York:  Mission US: Crown or Colony? (Instructional Content)
CET Connect/ThinkTV / Dayton-Cincinnati: You at the Zoo (Instructional Media Product)
KCPT/Kansas City: Science Teachers at Work (Inservice – Staff Development)
Blue Ridge PBS / Roanoke: Positive Parenting (Instructional Content)
Idaho Public Television/Boise:
D4K Website (Teacher Resource)

PROMOTION

KMOS / Warrensburg: Jerry Adams Outdoors: Kiss the Fish Again (Single Video)
South Carolina ETV / Columbia: ETV 50 Years (Special Event)
WCTE/Cookeville:  Critically Thinking Critical (Promotion Campaign)
Utah Education Network / Salt Lake City:  Climate Science (Social Media)
South Carolina ETV / Columbia: Miss Springmaid (Promotion Campaign)
WTJX / Virgin Island Public Broadcasting:  Home Grown (Corporate Institutional)
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications / Lincoln: NET Now Member Magazine (Print Design)
Vermont Public Television / Colchester:
Barnet School ABC (Single Video)

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Blue Ridge PBS / Roanoke: HealthQuest (Local project)
Vegas PBS / Las Vegas:  Keeping Kids Fit 5K Run (Local project)
Utah Education Network / Salt Lake City: Climate Science (Community Impact)
 
 and Put A Lid On It (National Project)
KUED / Salt Lake City:
On the Edge (Community Impact)

CONTENT PRODUCTION
Nebraska Educational Telecommunication / Lincoln: Mind Over Murder (Science)
Louisiana Public Broadcasting / Baton Rouge:
Washing Away: After the Storms (News & Public Affairs)
UNC-TV / Research Triangle Park: North Carolina’s World War II Experience
KRSC/RSU-Television / Claremore: Will Rogers & American Politics (Biography)
   
and Will Rogers & American Politics (History)
Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA)/Oklahoma City:
State of Creativity: Science of Composing (Information)
Milwaukee Public Television / Milwaukee: Livingston Taylor in Concert (Performance)
Mountain Lake PBS / Plattsburgh: Cirque du Soleil: Flowers in the Desert (Performance)
 and The Boobie Sisters: Mountain Lake Journal Extra (News & Public Affairs)

The NETA Awards are annual recognition of member-produced excellence in public broadcasting, a tradition established forty-four years ago by the pioneering Southern Educational Communications Association from which NETA was formed.

NETA is a professional association founded in 1997 to serve public television licensees and affiliated educational organizations.  The organization has members in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. NETA is headquartered in Columbia, SC.

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To enter the 2012 NETA Awards, go here.