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Awards & Recognitions

The Cable Services Division has received numerous awards, recognitions and designations for its outstanding programming in recent years. Below is a list of various awards received along with details and information pertaining to each.

Alliance for Community Media - Hometown Media Awards

Hometown Media AwardThe Hometown Media Awards honor and promote community media and local cable programs that are distributed on 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 awards competition.

For more information about ACM, its events and activities, please go to www.allcommunitymedia.org.

Awards:

  • 2014 - Alliance for Community Media Hometown Media Award Winner, Access-Able - Professional - "Disability Etiquette Videos" (Made in co-operation with the City of Worcester Office on Disabilities, City of Worcester Commission on Disabilities and the Center for Living & Working, Inc.)
  • 2012 - Alliance for Community Media Hometown Media Award Winner, Access Program Promo - Professional - "Worcester Government Television Promo"

Alliance for Community Media - Northeast Region Video Festival

Alliance for Community Media AwardThe ACM-NE Video Festival honors and promotes community communications and local cable programs that are first distributed on Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access or Local Origination (LO) 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.

The ACM—NE Region includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York.

For more information about the NE Region, its events and activities, visit their website acm-ne.org.

Awards:

  • 2008 - First Place, Outstanding Achievement in Diversity Empowerment - "2008 Woman and Young Woman of Consequence"
  • 2007 - Outstanding Achievement in Profile Talk Show - Professional - "City of Worcester Health & Human Services Profiles"
  • 2007 - Outstanding Achievement in Government Access Television - Worcester Government Television Channel
  • 2004 - First Place, Outstanding Achievement in Bulletin Board Programming
  • 2003 - First Place, Outstanding Achievement in Municipal Programming - "Worcester Tornado"

The Communicator Awards

The Communicator AwardThe Communicator Awards is the leading international creative awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, the Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio.

The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), a 550+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Please see www.communicatorawards.com for more information.

Awards:

  • 2010 - Award of Distinction, Film/Video - Government Relations - "Water Recreation in Worcester"
  • 2009 - Award of Distinction, Film/Video - Self Promotion - "Worcester: Smart City, Smart Choice"
  • 2002 - Award of Distinction - "Massachusetts Vietnam Memorial Dedication Intermission Music Video"

The Davey Awards

The Davey AwardsThe Davey Awards honors the "Davids" of creativity, the smaller agencies, companies or organizations with annual billings or revenues below certain levels. Each year, The Davey Awards honors winners who derive their strength from big ideas, rather than big budgets.

The Davey Awards is judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only organization consisting of top-tier media, advertising and marketing professionals from the world's leading organizations and firms.

The Davey levels the playing field so entrants compete with only their peers and can win the recognition they deserve. For more information about the Davey Awards, please visit www.daveyawards.com.

Awards:

  • 2009 - Silver Award, TV/Cable Programs - Information - "Worcester: Smart City, Smart Choice"
  • 2007 - Silver Award, TV/Cable Programs - Outstanding Use of Graphics - "Mission: Possibility"

National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) - Government Programming Awards

NATOA AwardsThe Government Programming Awards (GPAs) are annual awards that recognize excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies. Categories cover a variety 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. Celebrating over 25 years of programming excellence, the GPAs celebrate the achievements of government programmers across the nation.

For more information about NATOA, its events and activities please go www.natoa.org.

Awards:

  • 2014 - Honorable Mention, Category: Library - "Why Does Your Library Matter?"
  • 2014 - Honorable Mention, Category: Public Safety (Operating Budget $200,000 - $400,000) - "The Making of a City Firefighter"
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