2018 Best of the Northwest Awards Finalists Announced

As a finalist for the Alliance for Community Media Northwest Region’s Best of the Northwest Awards, you’re in good company. For nearly 25 years, we have recognized exceptional non-commercial content created for and by Pacific Northwesterners.

The awards ceremony will be held as part of the ACMNWR’s 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future, taking place April 27-28 at Open Signal in Portland, OR. The Awards will take place on Saturday, April 28. Reception begins at 7 p.m. and the award show begins promptly at 8 p.m.

We invite you to attend both days of the summit or you can buy tickets just for the awards. More information (including registration) can be found here. Or purchase registration and tickets through Brown Paper Tickets.

Also, as a finalist, you can download the following Finalist laurel graphic to show off. Be sure to promote your program and its Finalist status on social media. Remember to tag @acmnwr on Facebook and Twitter.

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#AccessTheFuture #BOTNW2018 #NWMediaSummit

Click below for a complete list of Finalists.

Community Involvement

Rest, Not Arrest

by Nili Yosha

Leaving Home
by Nili Yosha

Democracy in Action

A Question of Faith: Washington’s Electoral College

by David Johnson

Women’s March on Olympia
Andrea Capere


HIgh Water: Ten Years Later

by David Johnson

On the Road – the Olympic Discovery Trail
by Christopher Enges



by Mark Ruskamp

Cooper Slug
by Mark Ruskamp

Forums and Events

2017 Gresham Teddy Bear Parade

by Tony Evans

Currently Kirkland – 4th of July Parade and Festivities
by Mike Connor

Oregon City State of the City 2017
by Melody Ashford

Informative Feature

Thurston County Connection: Best of 2017
by Robert Kam and Susan Willis

On the Road – the Olympic Discovery Trail
by Christopher Enges

Inspirational and Religious
The Naz
by Charles Douglas

Women Take Job to New Heights
by John Delay

Instructional, Training, and Educational

The Decision
by David Johnson

Prepare for Your Hearing
by John Lugton

Local Performance

Holiday Showcase

by Emily Vidal

Performance Music Video with Nick and Mike DeLuca
by Bill Lange

Non-English Programming

by Mark Ruskamp

Welcome to the Reynolds School District
by Ivana Horvat

Overall Excellence in Public, Educational, or Government Access Programming

Capital Community Television Overall Excellence
by Alan Bushong

Clackamas County Overall Programming Excellence
by Garrett Teague

Produced by Youth

by Seth Ring

The Unknown
TCMedia YPN 2017

PSAs, Promos, and Station IDs

by Amanda Giarla

I’m Still Inside
by Mary Katzke


Salem Health Let’s All Play Place
by Alan Bushong

Tucker Maxon School
by John Lugton

Vicious Cycle
by Nili Yosha

Shows for Children

Just Kidding Around
by Diane Miller and Tom Patten


2017 OSAA 6A Basketball State Championship – Clackamas v Jefferson
by Alan Bushong

2017 OSAA 6A Football State Championship: South Medford v Clackamas
by Alan Bushong

The Body Smith
by Seth Ring

Studio Talk Show

Mission Nonprofit – South Sound Estuarium
by Andrea Capere

Community Hotline – 1000th Episode
by Emily Vidal

Short and Sweet: Episode 4
by Riley Gibson


Chaffers (Pilot Episode)
by Mark Ruskamp

Storytime with Miss Bethany
by David Koesters



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