EDUCATION

Instructional Resources for the Classroom recognizes exemplary classroom-ready resources designed for preK-12 teachers and can include digital learning objects such as video, interactives/games, lesson plans and collections of related materials. Entries should demonstrate how resources are aligned to curriculum standards and enhance the learning experience.
Celebrating Teaching & Learning recognizes exemplary locally produced programs, campaigns, or contests that recognize outstanding teachers or students.
Educational Resources for the Community recognizes exemplary resources that are freely available to the community and inspire learning. Target audiences can include one or all of the following: students, teachers, parents, caregivers, self-learners and/or higher education. Resources in this category can include complete courses, modules, trainings, website, collections, guides, tools to use these courses, and resources that support their implementation. Entries will demonstrate innovative teaching and learning delivered through mutually beneficial community involvement.
Teacher Professional Learning recognizes exemplary station-created/produced training that are delivered online, in-person or blended and can be programs, workshops, events or courses that lead to professional (re-)certification.
Live Virtual Learning Events recognizes exemplary educational experiences that immerse teachers and/or students in learning. Entries can include experiences delivered as virtual field trips, OVEE, video conference, VR/AR, 360 video, or other live and/or virtual events for teacher and students.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Local Project recognizes exemplary campaigns conceived and implemented within the licensee’s station and community, using area partners and resources to enrich and enhance community life; to prepare educated, engaged citizens; to strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; to address societal issues; and to contribute to the public good. Projects must show measurable impact.
National Project recognizes exemplary campaigns that are based on --and localized from-- resources provided by a national project. Projects must include utilization of station branding and localization of the national project, as well measurable impact on the local community.
Community Initiative recognizes a station’s exemplary attention to a specific critical issue in society and subsequent community-identified impact which results in enhanced community capacity to address the issue within the defined community.

MARKETING/COMMUNICATION

Integrated Media Campaign recognizes exemplary coordinated combination of station produced television/radio spots, social media postings, digital and print materials, events, advertisements and other items comprising a single promotional effort in support of a program or seriesor to increase awareness of the member’s identity, services, and objectives.
Special Event recognizes exemplary planning, promotion, implementation, and results of any station-sponsored event or activity.


 
Promotion recognizes an exemplary individual spot, marketing promo, interstitial, station branding, break, or interstitial (4 minutes or less).

CONTENT

News & Public Affairs recognizes an exemplary program, series, short or special on general public interest or concern, especially those dealing with current community, social or political issues.

Topical Documentary recognizes an exemplary creation of a formal, structured television presentation with dramatic impact of an event, condition or situation of topical significance.

New Media recognizes exemplary digital first content utilized across multiple platforms.

Cultural Documentary recognizes an exemplary creation of a formal, structured television presentation with dramatic impact of an event, condition or situation of cultural significance.

Education/Schools recognizes an exemplary creation of a feature or segment from a program, series or special that covers schools, teaching or education.

Historical Documentary recognizes an exemplary creation of a formal, structured television presentation with dramatic impact of an event, condition or situation of historical significance.

Arts/Entertainment recognizes an exemplary program, series, short or special general entertainment, variety or visual and performing arts.

INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION

Independent Production recognizes an exemplary program, series or special produced by an independent producer. The program, series or special must have aired on a NETA member station with a majority of the content being generated by non-station employees.

Program must be a local or regional program or have been distributed through NETA Content.

OVERALL EXCELLENCE

NETA Excellence in Education recognizes overall excellence provided by a station in education for its local community. Entries must show the organization's cumulative and substantive work throughout the entry period. Entry must include a maximum 5-minute video or narrative with images highlighting the station work and its impact.
NETA Excellence in Content recognizes overall excellence in locally created content. Entries must show the organization's cumulative and substantive work throughout the entry period. Entry must include a maximum 5-minute video or narrative with images highlighting the station work and its impact.
NETA Excellence in Community Engagement recognizes overall excellence provided by a station with its work in community engagement in the local community. Entries must show the organization's cumulative and substantive work throughout the entry period. Entry must include a maximum 5-minute video or narrative with images highlighting the station work and its impact.
NETA Excellence in Marketing/Communications recognizes overall excellence provided by a station with its work in marketing/communications. Entries must show the organization's cumulative and substantive work throughout the entry period. Entry must include a maximum 5-minute video or narrative with images highlighting the station work and its impact.

Please contact Tim Eernisse at 803.978.1597 with questions or for more information