"Overall Excellence" 1st Place Plaque from the Alliance for Community Media's 2018 Hometown Media National Awards Competition
OKEMOS - HOMTV continues success in competitions and has received honors by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), Alliance for Community Media (ACM) as well as the Central States Region Chapter of ACM.
2018 Award Winners:
Alliance for Community Media - 2018 Hometown Media National Awards Competition
CATEGORY: Overall Excellence in Governmental Access - $650,000-$1,000,000
TITLE: "HOMTV Overall Excellence"
AWARD: 1st Place
This is first time since 2004 that HOMTV has received this national award. The Hometown Media Awards honors and promotes community media and local cable programs that are distributed on Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access cable television channels. Awards are presented to the most 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.
ACM Central States Region - 2018 Philo Festival of Media Arts Competition:
CATEGORY: Public Service Announcement
TITLE: “Invasive Plants”
AWARD: 1st Place - Student Division
The ACM Central States Region includes Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. The PHILO Competition honors the memory of Philo T. Farnsworth, the father of modern television, by recognizing the efforts of modern day pioneers who work to further develop the use of this technology and promote the use of media in our communities. The “PHILO” is awarded as recognition of excellence in media creation. The Philo Awards Ceremony will take place in Alliance, Ohio on Saturday, October 27th.
NATOA - 2018 Government Programming Awards Competition:
CATEGORY: Government Access Station Web Site
AWARD: Honorable Mention
The Government Programming Awards (GPAs) are annual awards that recognize excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies. Celebrating over 25 years of programming excellence, the 2018 GPA’s invites government programmers across the nation to join in having their programming judged as amongst the best productions across the country.
“It’s truly an honor to see the hard work of our talented staff and student interns be recognized for their efforts to provide quality programming to the residents of Meridian Township,” said HOMTV Executive Producer, Brandie Yates. “I am especially proud of our Overall Excellence awards at both the national and regional levels. Those awards exemplify the standard of excellence for which HOMTV has become known.”