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NATAS STUDENT PRODUCTION AWARDS

OVNATAS SPA PillarGet ready to show your best work. Plans are underway for the 2016 NATAS Student Production Awards video competition. The awards recognize students’ work produced between May 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016. This means the work your students are doing NOW is eligible!

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Ohio NATAS Chapter Announces Student Video Awards Recipients

The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced its 2014 Student Production Award winners.

"We're thrilled that a record number of videos were submitted," said Leslie Blackston-Favors, High School Student Awards Chairman for the Ohio Valley Chapter. "Within our 4-state region, Kentucky andOVNATASAward Ohio produced big winners this year."

High schools will receive a Student Production Award pillar or an Honorable Mention certificate for videos submitted in categories ranging from news and music videos to documentaries. Entries were judged and critiqued by broadcast and video professionals.

The awards will be presented to students during the chapter's annual Emmy® Awards Gala on August 2, 2014 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown in Columbus, Ohio. Mark your calendars to watch the live stream of the SPA's hosted by SVN's Abby Grisez. More details on where to watch the live stream will be posted on the Ohio Valley NATAS website at http://ohiovalleyemmy.org and in the August issue of SVN.

Christopher Essex, Digital Media Manager at WTHI-TV in Terre Haute, Indiana, will never forget the countless hours he spent long ago editing his high school's newscast and putting together packages on the school's sports teams. After his first experience judging student videos, he's certain the future looks bright for the news industry.

"I watched everything from a full newscast to sports reports," said Essex. "The creativity I witnessed was incredible. What really stood out for me was some of the stories being taken out of the school. This group wasn't afraid to branch out."

To view the winning 2014 Student Production Awards videos, visit the Ohio Valley NATAS website at http://ohiovalleyemmy.org.

Here's the list of the 2014 Student Production Awards and honorable mention recipients:

Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs
Students Who Dance
Gahanna Lincoln High School, Columbus, Ohio
Kari Brown, Reporter; Thomas Gregory, Advisor

Music Video
The Bad Rabbit Rap
Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Jonathan Schaefer, Producer/Director/Writer/Performer;
Jeremy Schaefer, Producer/Director/Editor/Cinematographer; Sandra McCoy, Advisor

Short Form – Non-Fiction
The Seventh Work of Mercy
Henry County High School, New Castle, Kentucky
Terralynn Smith, Reporter/Voiceover; Micah Lineman, Reporter; Rachel Vegh, Reporter; Steve Galyon, Advisor

Public Service (PSAs)
They're Not Just Words
Eastside Technical Center, Lexington, Kentucky
Lainey Geddes, Writer/Videographer/Editor; Michelle Rauch, Advisor

Editor
Feast Friends
West Jessamine High School, Nicholasville, Kentucky
Sarah Owens, Editor; Jim Owens, Advisor

Pie Thief
West Jessamine High School, Nicholasville, Kentucky
Jake Kenniv, Editor; Sarah Owens, Editor; Josh Overbay, Advisor

Student Production Award Honorable Mentions:

Newscast
WGLH-TV Newscast
Gahanna Lincoln High School, Columbus, Ohio
Joshua Gregory, Editor; Bethany Bella, Editor; Tom Gregory, Advisor

News General Assignment
Milken Award
Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Kacy Ives, Reporter/Videographer/Editor; Sandra McCoy, Advisor

Short-Form - Fiction
Dream
Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Jonathan Schaefer, Director; Jeremy Schaefer, Editor; Sandra McCoy, Advisor

Long-Form – Non-Fiction
Honor Flight
Gahanna Lincoln High School, Columbus, Ohio
Matthew Gregory, Producer/Reporter; Thomas Gregory, Advisor

Let's Recycle, BG!
Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Kacy Ives, Producer/Director/Writer/Videographer/Animator/Narrator; Sandra McCoy, Advisor

Let Go
Eastside Technical Center, Lexington, Kentucky
Tanner Fisher, Producer/Videographer/Editor; Michelle Rauch, Advisor

Public Service (PSAs)
Bullying
Bellevue Independent STLP, Bellevue, Kentucky
Alex Thompson, Director/Editor; Kira Ross, Assistant Director/Narrator;
MaKayla Bishop, Talent; Julia Rardin, Talent; Jim Seward, Advisor; Jennifer L. Biddle, Advisor

Public Affairs/Community Service
Eagle Scout Project
Gahanna Lincoln High School, Columbus, Ohio
Bethany Bella, Reporter; Tom Gregory, Advisor

Editor
Olympic Pin Trading
West Jessamine High School, Nicholasville, Kentucky
Sarah Owens, Editor; Sarah Leckie, Advisor




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Mark Your Calendar!

Student Express Sign-up Month
Get free access to upload your videos
February 1 – February 28, 2016

Call for Entries Guidelines:
January 31, 2016

Student Production Awards
Call for Entries:
March 1 – April, 30, 2016

Scholarship Applications
Accepted:
November 10, 2015 – April, 30, 2016

Student Production Awards & Scholarship Announcement:
June 15, 2016

Student Production Award & Scholarship Presentation:
August 6, 2016 – Emmy Gala
Lawrenceburg Entertainment Center
Lawrenceburg, IN