The Best Work in Public Television
              The 2017 NETA Award Winners! 

The 2017 NETA Awards were presented to 30 projects from 20 public television stations at the annual NETA Conference in Washington, DC.  The competition, first organized in 1968, honors member stations' finest  work in community engagement, promotion, instructional media, and content production. 
And the 2017 winners are:                          (Press release/PDF)


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2017 Winners Catalog


The 2017 NETA Awards
FAQ 2017









 Past Honorees
  Community Engagement

KCPT - Deployment Playlist  (based on a local project)
Nashville Public Television - Aging Matters | NPT Reports
(based on a local project)
Maryland Public Television - MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans
(based on a national project)
WHRO - Military Mondays (based on a national project)
WGBH - "Design Squad" Global Clubs (community impact)
WUCF - Central Florida Helps - Pulse Tragedy (community impact)

  Instructional Media

WGBH - Arthur Interactive Media Buddy Project
(open educational resource)
WyomingPBS - Wind River Reservation Education Project
(open educational resource)
WGBH - Arthur Interactive Media Buddy Project (games & apps)
PBS39 - First Vote in a Polarized Age (engaged learning)
WHRO - STEM at WHRO (engaged learning)
WETA - PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Instructional Videos (engaged learning)
Alabama Public Television - IQ Online (teacher professional learning)
KET - Everyday Learning (teacher resource)


MontanaPBS - The Violin Alone (documentary)
KCPT - Our Divided City (documentary)
KUED - Verve: Thierry Fischer (performance)
WKAR - BackStage Pass: Toronzo Cannon (performance)
UNC-TV - NC Now (news & public affairs)
NPT - Elder Abuse & Exploitation (news & public affairs)
Wisconsin Public Television - Wisconsin Winter from the Air (locally sourced)
PBS39 - Wyomissing: An American Dream (locally sourced)
Iowa Public Television - Greetings from Iowa (short form)
WUCF - Happy, Healthy Kids: Keeping Calm (short form)


KERA - Rebranding Campaign (integrated media campaign)
WHRO - "Support What You Love" (integrated media campaign)
WCVE - Hamilton's America Preview Celebration (special event)
WKAR - WKAR Family Launch Open House (special event)
South Dakota Public Broadcasting - New Mobile Production Vehicle (single video)
Nashville Public Television - Music Row Material Solicitation
(single video)


The NETA Awards are annual recognition of public broadcasting’s finest work, a tradition established in the 1960s by the pioneering Southern Educational Communications Association from which NETA was formed. NETA is a professional association organized in 1997 to serve and support public television licensees and affiliated educational organizations.  The organization has member stations in 43 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.
See for more information about NETA.