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SEATTLE CHANNEL VIDEO AND WEBSITE AWARDS



-- 2013 --

In 2013, SEATTLE CHANNEL received numerous honors from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). NATOA awards recognize excellence in cable, electronic programming, broadcast, and multimedia by local government agencies.

NATOA Awards:

Public Affairs
Second Place: "Council Conversations with Nick Licata"

Interview/Talk Show
First Place: "City Inside/Out: Marijuana Legalization"

Election Coverage
First Place: "Seattle Speaks"

Arts and Entertainment
Honorable Mention: "CityStream: Festive Fun"

Public Safety
Second Place: "CityStream: Saving Dawson Street"

Public Education
First Place: "CityStream: Post Prison Education"
Second Place: "CityStream: Scrap Blasters"

Public Information Series
Second Place: "In Good Company"

Videography
Second Place: "In Good Company: Pacific Fishermen Shipyard and Electric"

Excellence in Government Programming
Second Place: "Seattle Channel"

-- 2012 --

In 2012, SEATTLE CHANNEL was named "the best municipal TV station in the nation" by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors' (NATOA). Additionally, NATOA recognized the channel with 34 programming awards and honorable mentions, including 10 first-place awards. SEATTLE CHANNEL was nominated for a record 21 Emmy Awards and won three Emmys from the Northwest Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.


NATOA Awards:

Community Event Coverage
Honorable Mention: "John T. Williams Totem Pole Raising Ceremony"

Sports Programming
First Place: "CityStream: O2 Program"
Second Place: "CityStream: HP3 Challenge"
Third Place: "CityStream: Lawn Bowling"

News Series
Honorable Mention: City Inside/Out: Compilation

Magazine Format Series
First Place: "CityStream"
Honorable Mention: CityStream Compilation

Children/Youth Adults
First Place: "CityStream: Robotics Club"
Second Place: "CityStream: YouthCAN"

Interview/Talk Show
First Place: "City Inside/Out: Seattle’s Homeless"
Third Place: "Seattle Voices"
Honorable Mention: Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

Election Coverage
First Place: "City Inside/Out: Initiatives 1125 and 1183"

Ethnic Experience
First Place: "CityStream: Nisei Veterans Hall Dances"
Second Place: "Community Stories: Capoeira, Knowledge that Never Ends"
Third Place: "CityStream: Fleur de Lis"

Special Audience
Honorable Mention: Vision Lost Connections

Arts and Entertainment
First Place: "ArtZone: Angela Sterling"
Second Place: "CityStream: Historic Theatre District"
Third Place: "CityStream: Glenn Case, Muralist"
Honorable Mention: "Art Zone with Nancy Guppy"

Public Health
Second Place: "CityStream: Childhood Obesity" Second Place (tie): "CityStream: Teen Prostitution"

Public Safety
Second Place: CityStream: Bike Cops
Honorable Mention: "CityStream: Crime Hot Spots"

Documentary: Profile
Honorable Mention: "Community Stories: Dr. Ruby"

Documentary: Social Issues
First Place: "Community Stories: Healing a Soldier's Heart"

Public Education
First Place: "CityStream: World’s Fair 50th Anniversary Preview "
Second Place: "CityStream: Green Roofs"
Honorable Mention: "Seattle News Now: Pioneer Square Update "

Community Awareness
Second Place: "CityStream: Camp to Belong "
Honorable Mention: "CityStream: Storefronts Seattle "

Best of Videography
First Place: "CityStream: Lawn Bowling "
Third Place: "CityStream "

Northwest Regional Emmy Awards:

Interview/Discussion - Program/Special
"City Inside/Out: Teen Sex Trafficking "

Arts Entertainment - Feature/Segment
Art Zone with Nancy Guppy

Documentary/Cultural Program
"Community Stories: Dr. Ruby "

-- 2011 --

In 2011, SEATTLE CHANNEL won 27 awards in the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors' (NATOA) Government Programming Awards including eight first-place awards. In addition, SEATTLE CHANNEL was nominated for 18 Emmy Awards and won four Emmys from the Northwest Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.


NATOA Awards:

Excellence in Government Programming
Honorable Mention: Seattle Channel

Sports Programming
First Place: New Year’s Challenge
Second Place: "Community Stories: Goalball"

Public Information Series
Second Place: "CityStream"

News Series
First Place: "City Inside/Out"

Magazine Format Series
First Place: "CityStream"
Third Place: "Art Zone with Nancy Guppy"

Children/Youth Adults
Honorable Mention: "Front Row: Recess Monkey"

Interview/Talk Show
First Place: "City Inside/Out - Teen Sex Trafficking"

Election Coverage
First Place: "City Inside/Out - Liquor Initiatives"

Ethnic Experience
First Place: "Community Stories: Ho’omau-The Outrigger Canoe"
Third Place: "CityStream: Immigrant Photo Club"

Special Audience
Second Place: "City Inside/Out – Homeless Camps"

Arts and Entertainment
Second Place: "Art Zone with Nancy Guppy"
Honorable Mention: "ArtZone: Jim Woodring – Cartoonist "
Honorable Mention: "Community Stories: The Washington House"

Public Health
Second Place: "City Inside/Out – Public Health Cuts"
Honorable Mention: Stem Cell Research

Profile of a City/County Department
Second Place: "CityStream: Electric Cars"
Honorable Mention: "CityStream: Traffic Calming"

Documentary: Profile
Honorable Mention: "Community Stories: Apna Bhangra Crew"

Documentary: Social Issues
First Place: "Community Stories: The Death and Life of Bailey/McCoy Books"

Public Education
First Place: City Budget
Honorable Mention: CleanScapes

Community Awareness
Third Place: "Community Stories: Hat n’ Boots "
Honorable Mention: "CityStream: Seal Sitters "

Northwest Regional Emmy Awards:

Informational/Instructional - Program/Special
"CityStream: Harry Potter Exhibit"
Seattle Channel: Megan Erb, Senior Producer; Shannon Gee, Producer/Editor; Jason Fierst, Photographer; Lowell Deo, Host

Interactivity
"Seattle Speaks: Income Tax in Washington State?"
Seattle Channel; C.R. Douglas, Host/Producer; Megan Erb, Producer; Roxeanne Vainuku, Online Correspondent; Susan Han, Producer

Public/Current/Community Affairs - Program/Special
"Community Stories: Hat n' Boots"
Seattle Channel: Ralph Bevins, Producer/Photographer/Editor; Bo Hopkins, Narrator

Writer - Program
"Community Stories: Hat n' Boots"
Seattle Channel: Ralph Bevins

-- 2010 --

In 2010, SEATTLE CHANNEL received numerous honors from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). NATOA awards recognize excellence in cable, electronic programming, broadcast, and multimedia by local government agencies. In addition SEATTLE CHANNEL earned several Northwest Regional Emmy awards and a nod from Seattle Magazine.


NATOA Awards:

Excellence in Government Programming
First Place: Seattle Channel

Public/Community Meetings
Third Place: "Planning, Land Use, and Neighborhoods Committee"

Public Affairs
Honorable mention: "Ask The Mayor: December"

Sports Programming
First Place: "Community Stories: Seattle Quake Rugby Team"
Second Place: "CityStream: Curling Club"

Documentary: Profile
First Place: "Community Stories: Perche' No -- Why Not?"
Honorable Mention: "Community Stories: Women Firefighters"
Honorable Mention: "Community Stories: Somaythia"

Visual Arts
Honorable Mention: "ArtZone: Open"

Interview/Talk Show
First Place: "ArtZone: Jini Dellaccio/Soul Kata"
Third Place: "City Inside/Out: Pot Policy"
Honorable Mention: "City Inside/Out: Council Edition"
Honorable Mention: "City Inside/Out: Ending Homelessness"

Arts and Entertainment
Third Place: "ArtZone: Luly Yang/Say Hi"
Honorable Mention: "ArtZone: Laura Castellanos/Foday Musa Suso"

Profile of a City/County Department
First Place: "New Penguin Exhibit"
Third Place: "CityStream: New Role of the Parks & Recreation"

Public Education
Second Place: "City Inside/Out: Zero Waste"
Second Place: "City Inside/Out: Seattle Schools"

Community Awareness
Second Place: "City Inside/Out: Yesler Terrace"
Third Place: "City Inside/Out: Roosevelt Development"
Honorable Mention: "City Inside/Out: Seattle Children's Hospital Expansion"

Public Health
First Place: "CityStream: Fit with Fido"
Second Place: "CityStream: Nepal Disabilities"
Third Place: "City Inside/Out: Ending Homelessness"
Honorable Mention: "City Inside/Out: Pot Policy"

Public Safety
Second Place: "CityStream: Chess Club"
Third Place: "City Inside/Out: Panhandling"
Third Place: "CityStream: Law Enforcement Special"
Honorable Mention: "City Inside/Out: Seawall Debate"

Seniors
First Place: "CityStream: Senior Shop Around"
Third Place: "CityStream: Neighborhood News: Seniors"

Election Coverage
First Place: "City Inside/Out: King County Executive Debate"

Magazine Format Series
Third Place:

News Series
Third Place: "City Inside/Out"

Government Access Station Web Site
Third Place: "SeattleChannel.org"


Northwest Regional Emmy Awards:

Arts Entertainment - Feature/Segment
"Art Zone with Nancy Guppy: Laprell Nelson aka "Pearl""
Gabriel Miller, Producer/Director/Director Of Photography

Politics/Government - Program/Special
"City Inside/Out: Wet Housing"
C R Douglas, Host/Producer and Susan Han, Senior Producer

Interview/Discussion - Program/Special
"City Inside/Out: Drug Crimes"
C R Douglas, Host/Producer, Susan Han, Senior Producer, and Matt Peterson, Photographer/Editor

Public/Current/Community Affairs - Program/Special
"Community Stories: Women Firefighters"
Shannon Gee, Producer/Editor and Ian Devier, Photographer


Seattle Magazine

Best Media of the Decade: Seattle Channel


-- 2009 --

SEATTLE CHANNEL received numerous honors from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) in 2009. NATOA awards recognize excellence in cable, electronic programming, broadcast, and multimedia by local government agencies. Awards include:

First Place: Government Access Station Web Site—For the third year in a row, SEATTLE CHANNEL won first place for the Seattle Channel website: seattlechannel.org. This recognizes our commitment to providing accessible and valuable information to our viewers.

In addition to first place for seattlechannel.org, SEATTLE CHANNEL also won 27 other NATOA Awards:

Community Awareness
First: "CityStream Splash Back: Comic Book Flu"
Second: "CityStream Splash Back: Camp Korey"
Third: "Neighborhood Matching Fund 20th Anniversary"

Ethnic Experience
First: "CityStream: Photographer Barry Wong"
Second: "Community Stories: Pacific NW African American Fine Arts"
Honorable mention: "Community Stories: Men of the Mountain" and "Community Stories: Lucy Lopez"

Public Safety
First Place: "City Inside/Out: Gun Rights"
Third Place: "CityStream: Airport Avian Radar"

Arts and Entertainment
First Place: "Art Zone"
Honorable Mention: "Big Night Out"

Public Health and Documentary
First Place: "Community Stories: Seattle in the Age of Aids"
Honorable Mention: "CityStream: Neighborhoods and Cancer"

Children/Young Adults
First Place: "Art Zone in Studio: Teen Show"

Seniors
First Place: "City Inside/Out: Assisted Suicide"

News Series
First Place: "City Inside/Out"

Municipal Channel Promotion
First Place: "Web Promo for Comcast"

Interview/Talk Show
First Place: "City Inside/Out: Local Newspaper"

Election Coverage
Second Place: "City Inside/Out: Governor’s Race"

Library
Second Place: "Library Passports"

Documentary – Profile
Second Place: "Alfredo Arreguin"

Magazine Format Series
Third Place: "CityStream"

Public Education
Third Place: "Seattle Channel News Brief Sound Transit"

Excellence in Government Programming
Honorable Mention: "Seattle Channel"

Public Information Series
Honorable Mention: "Community Stories"

Community Event Coverage
Honorable Mention: "Art Zone in Studio Special"

Documentary
Honorable Mention: "Front Row: Cornish College and Bill Evans Mixin’ It Up"


-- 2008 --

2008 National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) Government Programming Awards
The Seattle Channel was honored with the prestigious Excellence in Government Programming Award from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). This is the second year in a row the Seattle Channel has received this award.

The Seattle Channel also won 17 NATOA awards and honorable mentions for its variety of news, arts and community programs. Winners included City Inside/Out with CR Douglas, Art Zone In Studio with Nancy Guppy, CityStream, Seattle News Now with Megan Erb and Community Stories.

Seattle Channel Awards:

Excellence in Government Programming (Operating Budget over $500,000)
First Place "The SEATTLE CHANNEL"

Election Coverage
First Place "City Inside/Out with C.R. Douglas"

Promotion of a City/County
First Place "Art Zone Featurette"

Government Access Station Web Site
First Place "The SEATTLE CHANNEL's seattlechannel.org"

Municipal Channel Promotion
First Place "Art Zone Promo for Cable"
Second Place "CityStream Promo for Cable"
Third Place "City Inside/Out Promo for Cable"

News Series (Operating Budget Over $300,000)
First Place "City Inside/Out with C.R. Douglas"
Honorable Mention "Seattle News NOW with Megan Erb"

Event/Program Promotion (Operating Budget Over $300,000)
Second Place "Bumbershoot PreFunk Promo"

Public Health
Second Place "Community Stories: Partners in MS"

Interview/Talk Show (Operating Budget Over $400,000)
Second Place "Art Zone In Studio with Nancy Guppy"
Third Place "City Inside/Out with C.R. Douglas"

Documentary - Profile (Operating Budget Over $400,000)
Third Place "Verve"

Public Safety (Operating Budget Over $400,000)
Third Place "City Inside/Out with C.R. Douglas"

Performing Arts (Operating Budget Over $300,000)
Honorable Mention "BIG NIGHT OUT with Kevin Joyce"

Public Affairs (Operating Budget Over $300,000)
Honorable Mention "City Inside/Out: Council Edition with C.R. Douglas"

Children/Young Adult (Operating Budget Over $300,000)
Honorable Mention "West Side Story and Seattle Police"

-- 2007 --

2007 National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) Government Programming Awards
On Friday, October 5th, The Seattle Channel won the most prestigious award in municipal television, "Excellence in Government Programming (Operating Budget over $500,000)." The award was made by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) at their annual awards ceremony in Portland, Oregon. This is the first time the Seattle Channel has won top honors.

In addition to first place in the overall excellence category, the Seattle Channel won four other first place awards for:
Visual Arts - "The Local Music Show Open"
Public Education - "Supportive Housing - Supporting Success"
Election Coverage - "On the Ballot"

Other awards received by the Channel included:
Documentary - Event Coverage for "Seattle International Film Festival Super Fly Filmmakers" (3rd Place)
Visual Arts - "Verve Open" (2nd)
Interview/Talk Show - "City Inside Out" (3rd)
Municipal Channel Promotion - "Olympic Sculpture Park Preview Promo" (2nd)
News Series - "City Inside Out" (3rd)
Website - www.seattlechannel.org (3rd)
Performing Arts - "KEXP Live at the Triple Door Presents Joseph Arthur" (Honorable Mention)
Community Event Coverage - "Woody Woodhouse Tribute" (Honorable Mention)
Visual Arts - "Big Night Out Open" (Honorable Mention)

44th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards
June 2, 2007 -- The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter awarded Seattle Channel's City A Go Go an Emmy for Arts/Entertainment - Program/Special. This City A Go Go team includes: Nancy Guppy, Producer/Host and Valerie Vozza, DP/Editor/Co-Producer. Visit the NATAS Northwest Chapter Awards page for more information.

2006-2007 Technology Solutions Award Winner
April 10, 2007 - The Seattle Channel received an award in the Public Technology Institute's (PTI) 2006-2007 Technology Solutions Award for Web Services. The award, The Art of Building Community, was given for the Seattle Channel's Art Zone, a multimedia initiative partners with diverse communities to promote local arts and culture on TV and the web. Read the PTI news release for more information.



-- 2006 --

2006 National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) Government Programming Awards
Friday, August 25, 2006 – The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) announced today the winners of its 21st Annual Government Programming Awards. The Awards recognize excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies. This year, NATOA received over 1,100 entries representing 180 agencies from 28 states across the country.

First Place - Documentary - Profile (Operating Budget Over $400,000)
Eccentric Seattle: The Inquisition: Seattle's Own Red Scare  
Producers: Ralph Bevins, J. Kingston Pierce

First Place - Performing Arts
Seattle Repertory Theatre's Cathay: Three Tales of China  Watch Now
Producer: Tom Speer

Second Place - Excellence in Government Programming (Operating Budget over $500,000)
General Manager: Gary Gibson, Content Manager: Beth Hester, Operations Manager: John Giamberso

Second Place - Children/Young Adults (Operating Budget Over $300,000)
Seattle Children's Theatre: Peter and the Wolf  
Producer: Tom Speer

Second Place - Documentary - Event Coverage (Operating Budget Over $300,000)
The Making of Princesses  
Producer: Tom Speer

Second Place - Profile of a City/County Department (Operating Budget Over $400,000)
City @ Work: Water Quality  
Producer: David Brugman

Third Place - Election Coverage
City Inside Out: Monorail Debate  
Producers: C.R. Douglas, Beth Hester
Director: Tony Hopkins

Honorable Mention - Documentary - Social Issues
Ending Homelessness: There's No Place Like Home  
Producer: Jeff Gentes

Honorable Mention - Magazine Format Series (Operating Budget Over $400,000)
CityStream: William Cumming  
Producers: Ralph Bevins, Marcie Sillman, Beth Hester

Honorable Mention - Use of Humor
Seattle International Film Festival: Secret Festival  
Producers: Ralph Bevins, Nancy Guppy


Seattle Channel Programs Win Regional Emmy awards
Emmy June 12, 2006 - Seattle’s municipal cable channel has won two Emmy awards for locally-produced television shows, an achievement that highlights the Seattle Channel’s outstanding civic and cultural programming. The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored the shows "City A Go Go" and "Community Stories."

"These awards recognize the depth of talent, commitment and creativity at the Seattle Channel," said Mayor Greg Nickels. "Everyday, the Seattle Channel does a wonderful job of connecting people to the events and issues that make this such a dynamic and diverse city." Read the City News Release for more information.


Seattle Channel Website Recognized for Technology Achievements
March 30, 2006 - The City of Seattle's Democracy Portal, The Seattle Channel, received an award in the Public Technology Institute's (PTI) 2005/2006 Technology Solutions Award competition for a medium sized city or county in telecommunications, information technology and the web.

PTI is a national non-profit technology R & D organization created by and for cities and counties. The Technology Solutions Awards competition is an annual program that recognizes local governments that have demonstrated how, through the use of technology, their government has improved services to the community, improved internal operations, or reduced costs. Read the PTI news release for more information.



-- 2005 --

2005 BEST PUBLIC TV STATION IN SEATTLE Presented by the Seattle Weekly as part of its annual "Best of Seattle" project the Seattle Channel wins Best Public TV Station

2005 National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) Government Programming Awards
September 24, 2005 - The announced the winners of its 20th Annual Government Programming Awards. The Awards recognize excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies. This year, NATOA received over 1,000 entries from across the country with 160 agencies from 25 states receiving award recognition for their efforts.

First Place - Channel Promo and Third Place - Use of Humor
Discover It  
Ralph Bevins, Producer
Description: Seattle Channel Promo: Discover the Seattle Channel.

First Place - Public Affairs
Maritime Seattle  
Jeff Gente, Producer
Description: Take an in-depth look at the industrial/Maritime industry in Seattle.

Second Place - Magazine Format Series
CityStream Compilation   Watch Now
Ralph Bevins, Producer
Description: CityStream is a monthly magazine show designed to capture the "stream" of ideas and issues moving through the Seattle community.

Third Place - Profile of a Department
City at Work: Seattle Animal Shelter   
David Brugman, Producer
Description: In this new series, City Staff show us some of the important programs and services provided by the City of Seattle. This episode features Mayor Nickels on a visit to the Seattle Animal Shelter.

Honorable Mention - Community Event Coverage
Festal: Irish Week Festival  
Sonja Watson, Producer
Description: Watch Irish dancing, learn the history of Saint Patrick and meet the mayor of Galway, Ireland; one of Seattle's sister cities.

Honorable Mention - Community Awareness
Neighborhood News: Greenwood/Phinney Ridge  
Lowell Deo, Producer
Description: Visits the Phinney / Greenwood area and learns how residents are creating a greener, more walkable neighborhood.

Honorable Mention - Documentary Event Coverage
Martin Luther King Day  
Rose Smith and Sonja Watson, Producers
Description: Enjoy the sights and sounds of events and activities commemorating the birthdate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Seattle Center on January 19th, 2004.


26th Annual Telly Awards (2005)The Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. The 26th Annual Telly Awards received over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.

Bronze Telly - A Library for All  

Bronze Telly - CityStream   Watch Now


Bronze Telly - Council Conversations  Watch Now


2005 Hometown Video Festival
The Hometown Video Festival honors and promotes community media and local cable programs that are first distributed on Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) access cable television channels. Awards are presented to 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. Hometown is local cable's largest video festival.

Magazine - Professional Programming Winner
CityStream  Watch Now

Website for Access Centers - Professional Programming Winner
www.seattlechannel.org


Alliance for Community Media Northwest Region Best of the Northwest Awards 2005
The Alliance for Community Media ~ Northwest Region represents Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) cable TV access organizations, community media centers, and access producers throughout Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

2005 Best of the Northwest Winner - Public Service Announcement
Seattle Channel: Discover It!   

2005 Best of the Northwest Winner - Local Attractions
Black Nativity  

2005 Best of the Northwest Judges Choice/Honorable Mention - Democracy In Action
City Inside/Out   Watch Now

2005 Best of the Northwest Judges Choice/Honorable Mention - Talk Show
Seattle Voices   Watch Now



-- 2004 --

2004 National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA Government Programming Awards
September 2004 - The Seattle Channel came away with six awards from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) at its 19th annual government programming awards in San Francisco on September 17, 2004. The Awards recognize excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies. This year, NATOA received nearly 1000 entries from across the country with 72 agencies from 21 states receiving award recognition for their efforts.

First Place in Documentary - Event Coverage
Looking for City Hall  
Jeff Gentes, Producer
Description: The story of Seattle's 150-year old search for a proper City Hall, including an updated ending which reflects the new building.

Second Place in Documentary - Profile
Bruce Lee Legacy  
Ralph Bevins, Producer
Description: Find out about a local exhibit that, 32 years after his tragic death, pays tribute to the incredible life of martial arts superstar Bruce Lee.

Second Place in Government Access Station Web Site
Seattle Channel, www.seattlechannel.org

Honorable Mention in Children/Young Adults
Vera Project  
Vickie Riley, Video Producer
Bob O'Hern, Videographer
Description: In 2000, the city's Music and Youth Task Force sought to create and fund an all ages music venue. The Vera Project is the result of that idea and has become a place where teens not only enjoy live music but also learn how to put on the show, they run the audio board, the lights, stage manage etc.

Honorable Mention in Documentary – Social Issues
Strange Fruit  
Mike James, Producer
Description: On CityStream host Mike James explores the mournful legacy of Billie Holiday's blunt and bitter "Strange Fruit".

Honorable Mention in Interview/Talk Show
Council Conversations with Peter Steinbrueck  
Peggy Lycett, Producer
Description: Host Gary Gibson and Councilmember Steinbrueck get together at the Pike Place Market to talk about what's on the Councilmember's plate for 2004.


The Seattle Channel receives nominations from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
NATAS Northwest Chapter Emmy AwardsJune 2004 - The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) held the 41st Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 19th, 2004. The Northwest Chapter of NATAS represents television professionals in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and Montana. Emmys were presented in 63 categories, including news, documentaries, entertainment, sports and other various craft categories.

Documentary - Cultural/Historical: Looking for City Hall
Jeff Gentes
Description: The story of Seattle's 150-year old search for a proper City Hall, including an updated ending which reflects the new building.
Watch Looking for City Hall  Watch Now

Informational - Children & Youth Program: The Vera Project
Vickie Riley, Video Producer
Bob O'Hern, Videographer
Description: In 2000, the city's Music and Youth Task Force sought to create and fund an all ages music venue. The Vera Project is the result of that idea and has become a place where teens not only enjoy live music but also learn how to put on the show, they run the audio board, the lights, stage manage etc.
Watch the Vera Project  Watch Now

Public Affairs - Segment: On the Ballot - Latte Tax
Kelly Guenther, Producer/Reporter
Dave Crowther, Photographer
Myron Partman, Photographer
Description: Host Kelly Guenther explores Initiative 77. Dubbed the 'latte tax', I-77 would raise funds for preschool programs and continuing education for teachers via an additional tax on espresso drinks sold at cafes, restaurants or coffee stands. For Seattle coffee drinkers, it would have meant an extra 10 cents on any cappuccino, latte, iced drink or Americano sold at a cafe, restaurant or coffee stand.


Public Affairs - Special or Series: CityStream #27 (December 24, 2003)
Mike James, Producer/Host
Beth Hester, Producer
Ralph Bevins, Producer
Description: This CityStream visits the Cherry Street Food Bank, which served a record 1951 clients the day before Thanksgiving. Then we explore the future of downtown Seattle with Kelly Guenther. Mike also sits down with author J. Kingston Pierce to talk about his book Eccentric Seattle.
Watch CityStream #27  Watch Now

For more information visit the website of The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences


2004 Hometown Video Festival
The Hometown Video Festival honors and promotes community media and local cable programs that are first distributed on Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) access cable television channels. Awards are presented to 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. Hometown is local cable's largest video festival.

Democracy in Action - Honorable Mention
City Inside/Out Watch City Inside/Out Videos  Watch Now



-- 2003 --

24th Annual Telly Awards (2003)The Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions.

Silver Telly - Skagit Salmon Run Watch Now


2003 National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) Government Programming Awards
September 2003 - The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) announced today the winners of its 18th Annual Government Programming Awards. The Awards recognize excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming developed by municipal agencies. NATOA received 925 entries from municipalities across the country. The entries covered 59 categories of programming including, among others, community events, documentary, public affairs and public service, interview/talk show, performing arts, sports, election coverage and children’s issues.

First Place - Ethnic Experience
The Mayor's Honor Song Watch Now

First Place - Community Awareness
Neighborhood News: Southwest Sector Watch Now

First Place - Government Access Station Web Site
wwww.seattlechannel.org

Second Place - Documentary Profile
Washington Women in Trades Honors Six – Rosies Watch Now

Honorable Mention - Public Education
The Seattle Apartment/Condo Recycling Program  


Seattle Channel Wins National "Best of the Web" Award

Best of the Web AwardDecember 2003 - Seattle’s municipal cable television channel and its website, known jointly as the Democracy Portal, were named Best City Government Application by the Center for Digital Government, an international research and advisory institute on information technology (IT) in government and education.

"Government portals have truly become the citizen gateway to services as sites become more robust and easier to navigate," said Cathilea Robinett, executive director of the Center for Digital Government and a Best of the Web judge for all of its eight years.

For more information check out the 2003 Best of the Web Winners.



-- 2002 --

Seattle Channel Programs Win Regional Emmy Award
Emmy June 15, 2002 - Seattle’s municipal cable channel has won an Emmy award for Program Achievement for a Public Affairs Segment. The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored the show "Just Like Noah."

Just Like Noah  
Category: Public Affairs Segment
Producers: Christina Darden, Ralph Bevins




2002 National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) Government Programming Awards
The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) announced today the winners of its 18th Annual Government Programming Awards. The Awards recognize excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming developed by municipal agencies.

Second Place - Documentary Social Issues
Lesson from the Past: The Lost Elshin Mural Elshin Watch Now

Third Place - Documentary Event Coverage
playing HARDBALL...for Gender Equity in Sports Watch Now

Third Place - Library
Book Talk


  Seattle Channel Wins 5 Awards at National Video Festival!!

July 2002 - Seattle Channel, Seattle’s municipal cable channel, picked up four first place and one honorable mention awards in the Alliance for Community Media’s annual "Hometown Video Festival," the largest and longest running video festival for local cable programming in the northern hemisphere. A fifth program received an honorable mention. Judges reviewed more than 1,500 entries.

The Hometown Video Festival, held this year in Houston, Texas, honors and promotes community and local cable programs that are first distributed on public, educational and government access television channels. Awards are presented to 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.

Seattle Spotlight: Chief Seattle’s Memorial
Producer: Kelly Guenther
Videographer: Ralph Bevins
Category: News
Description: Kelly Guenther spotlights Chief Seattle’s gravesite, the ceremonies marking the city’s sesquicentennial and showcases the chief’s pivotal role in helping Seattle’s early settlers.   

Just Like Noah
Producer: Chris Darden
Videographer/Editor: Ralph Bevins
Category: Documentary Profile
Description: A moving profile of one of Seattle’s homeless men.   

Lessons from the Past: The Lost Elshin Murals
Producer: Peggy Lycett
Category: Arts
Description: The story of how Jacob Elshin’s lost WPA murals depicting the historic Alki landing and other early Seattle scenes were recently found at West Seattle High School and their restoration.   

Seattle Spotlight: Seattle Parks Canoe & Kayak Club
Producer: Kelly Guenther
Videographer: Ralph Bevins
Category: Sports
Description: Kelly Guenther spotlights Seattle’s Canoe and Kayak Club, a Department of Parks and Recreation group that recently swept the National Championships in paddling sports.

Supported Workers (Honorable Mention)
Producers: Ralph Bevins and Peter Clark
Category: Government Profile
Description: Supported Workers focuses on a program initiated by the city of Seattle in 1992 to provide job opportunities to those with developmental disabilities. Begun as an experiment with only a couple of Staff, it has now grown to a full-fledged program with 50 supported positions within city departments.   



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  Seattle Channel Garners Top Honors in National Competition

September 16, 2001 - Seattle Channel, the City of Seattle’s government access channel, collected five first place awards and other honors at the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) Conference last week in Miami, Florida. The NATOA awards recognize excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming developed by municipal agencies. NATOA is the professional organization that brings together those responsible for regulating telecommunication policies and those who program government channels all over the country.

NATOA received almost one thousand entries from cities, counties and towns across the United States. Seattle Channel won the most prestigious award—First Place for Overall Excellence in Government Programming for the largest cities. (Earlier this year, Seattle Channel was selected second in a similar nationwide competition.)

In all, Seattle Channel won 8 awards:

  • Overall Excellence in Government Programming was the big prize. But four other Seattle Channel entries won first place honors, two were awarded second place, and one finished third in its category.
  • "Just Like Noah", a fifteen minute documentary chronicling the daily life of one particular homeless man, Noah Gray, won First Place in two categories: Documentary, Social Issues and Documentary Profile. In one of these categories, every judge gave it a perfect score.
  • Two Seattle Channel videos tied for First Place in the Documentary Event category. "Stuwe’yug w" captures the discovery of ancient Native American artifacts at the recently opened Tolt Water Treatment Plant and shows how archaeologists worked hand-in-hand with Seattle Public Utility officials to preserve this important legacy. "Experience This!" shared First Place in this category. This video offers viewers a dazzling visual tour of the Experience Music Project.
  • "Experience This!" also won a second place award in the category for innovative programming.
  • Seattle Channel’s web site (www.seattlechannel.org) won second place for all government channel websites. This was the fourth time Seattle Channel’s website won a national award in the past 3 years.
  • When the February 28th earthquake struck Seattle, Seattle Channel was taping a city council meeting. That footage was seen all over the United States and around the world. Seattle Channel utilized the same footage in a station promo, which won Third Place in the station promo category.




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