29 brilliant, important projects from 20 NETA members

 
 
The annual NETA Awards honor our members' achievements in community engagement, instructional media, promotion & marketing, and content production both online and broadcast.

And the 2015 winners are:
 
 Past Honorees
Community Engagement
  • KERA/Dallas
    The Broken Hip News Breakthrough (online/social media)
  • KUED/Salt Lake City
    Alzheimer’s Forget-me-Knot Exhibit (community impact)
  • WGBH/Boston
    PLUM LANDING Station Resource Toolkit
    (community engagement based on a national project)
  • WHRO/Norfolk
    The Great Computer Challenge
    (community engagement based on a local project)
    Veterans Coming Home
    (community engagement based on a national project)
  • WKAR/East Lansing
    Curious Crew (community impact)
  • WNET/New York Public Media
    Thomas & Friends Outreach Initiative
    (community engagement based on a local project)

Content Production

  • KERA/Dallas
    One Crisis Away (news & public affairs)
  • Montana PBS
    11th & Grant with Eric Funk (performance)
  • Mississippi Public Broadcasting
    Freedom Summer 1964 (short form)
  • Nashville Public Television
    Wessyngton Plantation: A Family’s Road to Freedom (documentary)
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting
    Oregon Field Guide (local culture)
  • South Dakota Public Broadcasting
    Putting History to Work (commissioned work)
  • UNC-TV/North Carolina
    Our State: East Fork Pottery (local culture)
  • WKAR/East Lansing, Michigan
    Sweetie-licious Slice of Life: A Farm to Table Gathering
    (local culture)
  • WLRN/Miami
    Journey to the Macy’s Parade (documentary)
  • WYES/New Orleans
    Reshaping A Greater New Orleans: Criminal Justice
    (news & public affairs)

Instructional Media

  • Alabama Public Television
    Project C: Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement
    (broadcast program)
    Project C: Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement
    (online educational resource)
  • Arkansas Educational Television Network
    108 Degrees: Critical Response (teacher resource)
  • Idaho Public Television
    Science Trek: Bats (broadcast program)
  • KET
    Chinese Folktales: The Little Rabbits (discrete learning object)
  • West Virginia Public Broadcasting
    WV STEAM (discrete learning object)
  • WGBH/Boston
    PLUM LANDING Digital Curriculum Pathways
    (online educational resource)
  • WHRO/Norfolk
    Astronomy Online (online educational resource)
  • WNET/New York Public Media
    The Power of Music: P-5 Teaching inspired by El Sistema
    (professional learning)

Promotion

  • Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
    NEBRASKA: Land & Sky (multimedia campaign)
  • WEDU PBS/Tampa
    9th Annual “Be More” Awards (special event)
  • Wisconsin Educational Communications Board
    From Computer to Classroom (print design)

    Congratulations to them all!
    
 


 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
 
        The 2016 NETA Awards competition opens in February 2016.
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2015 NETA Awards:  How To Enter
    

              

1.  Complete this secure online entry form. [Link]
  

2.  NETA will email you (the contact person designated on the entry form) a confirmation message with 3 important things:
      - The confirmation number
      - The awards form for your CEO to sign
      - Shipping instructions
  
3.  Ship your entry and support materials (2 complete sets of everything for judging) to NETA. 
  
  Be sure each piece, component of the entry is labeled with your confirmation number.

That's it. It's easy. We want you to enter. 
We hope that you'll win.

Note: Entry fee is $65 after April 1.
         No entry fees will be refunded.        
        
All entry materials must be received at NETA by Monday April 27 at 5:00 PM Eastern time. 

No entries will be accepted after 5:00 PM Eastern on Monday April 27.

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HOW & WHERE TO SEND ENTRY MATERIALS:

   
We will send you an email, confirming your entry along with instructions telling you where to send TWO complete sets of materials for each entry.

NETA Awards, 939 South Stadium Road, Columbia, SC 29201.
       
ENTRY MATERIALS:
For each entry, send TWO identical sets of clearly labeled materials. 
Each set must contain the following:
  - Completed entry form, signed by your station's CEO
  - Project narrative
 - the background
 - new work, or extension of existing work?
 - challenges encountered, surmounted
 - strategy
 - unique, innovative aspects
 - results (empirical and/or anecdotal)
  - Budget summary detailing expenses, cash, in-kind support, underwriting.
  - Support materials: photos, viewer comments, press
coverage, ratings, dollars raised, etc.
  - If your entry includes video --
Send the traditional DVDs or furnish us with an online link to Vimeo, YouTube, wherever.
Our preference is one DVD and one link. This enables judges to review your material in the way that works best for them. Links to online entries must be available to the judges throughout the judging period. (May - August 2014.)   
 Label every component with the title, entry category, and number.
 Unlabeled media will be disqualified.

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ENTRY FEE:
 $65 per entry after April 1.  
Payment via MasterCard/VISA or purchase order. No checks accepted.
No refunds. You may withdraw your entry from competition, but the entry fee will not be refunded. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 NETA Award Eligibility
Only NETA member public television stations (current list) and affiliate members of the Education Center may enter the NETA Awards competition.  
      
ELIGIBILITY PERIOD:  January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
 

Work created / published / broadcast and/or events that occurred between these dates are eligible for award consideration.
     
ANY NUMBER of entries in any category may be submitted.
      
Content produced or co-produced by a member station is eligible for this competition.

Except in category C-6 (Commissioned Work), members who submit co-productions must demonstrate that any production outsourcing was "work for hire," with the station responsible for majority funding and editorial control.
    
For all submissions, the member must have sole or shared copyright.
     
Awards will be presented to winning entries from members in good standing as of the October 2015 conference dates.   
    
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2015 NETA Award Categories

THERE ARE FOUR GENERAL CATEGORIES and one special award for innovation.
 

Click on the links below for additional information on each one.
Or download a 4 page PDF, listing all the categories.
 
You may enter as many eligible works as you like, in as many categories.
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

INSTRUCTIONAL

INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES

  • A-1 Broadcast Program: Any video program or series of programs produced specifically for broadcast on television.  (e.g., GED Connection, Workplace Essential Skills)
     

  • A-2 Discrete Learning Object: A specific learning objective created for educator or student use (e.g., video clip, interactive, lesson plan that is designed for teaching specific content.)
    The learning object may exist in a repository such PBS LearningMedia™ or a local portal service, but this is not a requirement.
     

  • A-3 Online Educational Resource, which stands alone, such as a website, game, or an applications.

TEACHER RESOURCES

  • A-4 Teacher Resource: Items in electronic or print format, such as schedule guides, newsletters, teacher guides, and posters designed specifically for educators.
     

  • A-5 Professional Learning: Media directed exclusively at educators for their professional growth purposes.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

B-1 Based on National Project recognizes outreach/community engagement campaigns based on --and localized from-- resources provided by a national project.

B-2 Based on Local Project recognizes outreach/community engagement campaigns conceived and implemented within the licensee’s station and community, using local resources. Project should show significant, measurable impact on the target community/ies.

B-3 Community Impact recognizes creative, inventive, and/or ground-breaking approaches to outreach. Focus is on new or developing formats, engaging new audiences in unique ways, and pushing the envelope on traditional public media engagement models.

B-4 Online/Social Media recognizes the use of online platforms and social media (e.g., Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, applications for mobile devices) created to support the station’s community engagement. Note:  judges must be able to either access the material online or from a cached interactive source during the 2014 judging period.
 

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CONTENT PRODUCTION

Video entries --
Send the traditional DVDs or furnish us with an online link to Vimeo, YouTube, wherever.
Our preference is one DVD and one link. Links to online entries must be available to the judges throughout the judging period. (May - August 2014.)   
  

C-1  News and Public Affairs recognizes local or field-based coverage of news events, town hall meetings, cultural dialogue, state and local government and election coverage, call-ins, interviews,
and sports reporting.


C-2 
Performance recognizes content created to present music, drama, dance, and comedy.  At least 50 percent of the program must be devoted to live performance.


C-3 
Local Culture recognizes content created to communicate information of local interest e.g., magazine shows, how-to, travel, medicine and health, sports coverage, craft, food. 


C-4 
Documentary recognizes content created in documentary form. This includes content that relates the life story of an individual or group; artists and their work; arts organizations and exhibitions; historical events; social, cultural, military, political events; technology, medical science; natural history and wildlife.


C-5 
Short Form is content created as part of a larger endeavor:  E.g., story segments from magazine series, roll-ins from studio-based specials, interstitials and fillers.

    
C-6  Commissioned Work is content created "for hire." The production was done by the member station that controlled all technical aspects of production, but the copyright is held by a third party who had editorial control of the content. The final product must be intended for public television broadcast.

   

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PROMOTION

D-1 Multimedia Campaign recognizes the coordinated combination of at least three pieces (member-produced television / radio spots, digital and print materials, events, advertisements, and other items) comprising a single promotional effort in support of program or series or to increase awareness of the member’s identity, services, and objectives.
Video entries --
Send the traditional DVDs or furnish us with an online link to Vimeo, YouTube, wherever.
Our preference is one DVD and one link. Links to online entries must be available to the judges throughout the judging period. (May - August 2014.)   
  

D-2 Special Event recognizes the planning, promotion, implementation, and results of any station-sponsored event.  
   
D-3 Print Design recognizes single print items such as brochures, posters, annual reports, special program guide issues or redesigns, advertisements, and press packets created by members to promote awareness, activities, schedules, programs, and series.
   
D-4 Single Video recognizes individual spots, breaks or interstitials (4 minutes or less) created and broadcast or used online to promote awareness, activities, events, programs, or schedules.
Video entries --
Send the traditional DVDs or furnish us with an online link to Vimeo, YouTube, wherever.
Our preference is one DVD and one link. Links to online entries must be available to the judges throughout the judging period. (May - August 2014.)   
  
 
D-5 Video Campaign: a video-only category, up to 3 spots of no more than 2 minutes in length (broadcast or online) that were created to promote a program, activity, event or station image.
Video entries --
Send the traditional DVDs or furnish us with an online link to Vimeo, YouTube, wherever.
Our preference is one DVD and one link. Links to online entries must be available to the judges throughout the judging period. (May - August 2014.)   
  

D-6  Digital Promotion recognizes the use of social media in all forms to promote awareness,
activities, schedules, programs, and series. Judges must be able to evaluate the media from
screen caps, access the material online, or from a cached interactive source during judging
process (2015).

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2015 NETA Awards Contacts

Questions about anything Awards-related - deadlines, shipping, confirmation, how to enter - we're here to help.

                - Gayle Loeber, 803-978-1573  (Production category)
                - Maryanne Schuessler, 803-978-1579   (All categories)

Or email awards@netaonline.org with your inquiry.
We're glad to be of assistance.  Good luck with your entries, and see YOU in the winner's circle in October!

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