2017 NETA Awards FAQ
Answers to the most frequently asked questions.
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I have to include a
budget summary with the entry.
What is a "budget summary?"
We mean the simplest
budget breakdown you can provide so that the judges fully
appreciate the project.
how much it cost and where your funding came from.
It doesn't have to be more than one page. A spreadsheet is fine. Be sure to distinguish between cash expenses, in-kind, and underwritten costs/sponsorships.
Please highlight any
special cost savings due to innovative/creative strategies.
(Hint: Want to stand out? Judges love to see how you
What files will I need to
upload for each entry?
After we confirm your entry, we'll send you a unique
identification number and a link to Submittable, where you
will upload multiple files.
We want you to provide the judges with the following
- Description of the project. Be sure to include the
names of the people involved. Delineate your goals and
objectives; how this project was planned and executed.
If partners were involved, describe their
(Simple spreadsheet or text to describe the funding.)
creativity - Was this project something entirely new
or a fresh take on something done before?
Results Anecdotal or empirical evidence of impact on your
community, response from your audience.
- Photos of related promotional items (e.g., tshirt);
screen grabs of social media posts; photos from events,
If your entry has a video component, upload the video, or provide a URL and password for judges to access
not sure what category is best for my project.
How do I
Use your best judgment.
If we think the entry belongs in a different category, we will
check and confer with you before changing it. [2017
You will not be disqualified for entering in the ’wrong’
category – don’t worry.
Call or email us if you have a category question. [contact]
I enter a project---or a component of a project---in
more than one
Many winners from past years entered in multiple categories. Multiple
platforms are the nature of public media.
For video entries
-- how do I provide the judges with my video?
You have options:
When you provide the video component on Submittable, you can
either upload the video file (we take all formats) or you
can provide the URL to the video. E.g., YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
If a password is required to access your video, please be
sure you provide it.
I entered my project
last year and it
didn't win. Can I enter it again?
No, probably not. See the
January 1, 2016 - April 1, 2017
station isn't a NETA member, but we are a
public television station and we use NETA programs.
Are we eligible to
enter the Awards competition?
No, sorry. The
Awards honor the work of
You should join NETA. The awards are
just one important part of the station-centered professional
development that NETA
does, all year long.
We would truly
welcome your station as a member. To join NETA as a full-fledged
member, contact Skip Hinton (our president) at 803-978-1581, or email him at email@example.com.
I am an
co-producer of this program. I am not employed at the station. May I
enter my work?
station is eligible to enter, and they must demonstrate that
they were responsible for majority funding and editorial control on
the project. The
must have the copyright, either solely held or shared.
How and when do I find out
if I won?
If you win, NETA will contact
your station's president/CEO by mid-October. Winners will be
notified in time to register for our annual conference where the awards will be presented with much pomp
do we win?
A beautiful engraved crystal trophy,
a full-page ad in Current, recognition and applause from your peers throughout the
public television system and legendary fame.
last year's winners here.