Best of the Northwest Media Awards Now Accepting Entries

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The Best of the Northwest Awards is a chance for you to showcase exceptional media programs. This prestigious awards contest honors outstanding programs produced by community media/PEG (public, educational, government) access TV and other non-commercial media in the Northwest region (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) of the Alliance for Community Media.

This contest is looking for programs that you take pride in! Programs that people appreciated, that made a difference in your community, and demonstrated all that community access has to offer.

For over 20 years, Best of the Northwest has supported programs that are made on a local level. With your entry, you’ll be joining a group of the Northwest’s most successful community and local access producers. You’ll also be supporting the Alliance for Community Media, an organization which works to preserve community access for future generations.

Entries will be judged at community media centers outside of the Northwest Region.

**PLEASE NOTE: Audio entries may be submitted by sharing a link to Soundcloud or another audio hosting site. Please do not use the upload feature.

The Best of the Northwest Awards will accept submissions until February 28th. Enter today. 

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Welcoming Luis Mendoza!

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Luis works at Capital Community Television (CCTV) in Salem, OR as the Community Facilitator and loves helping people develop their ideas into programs. Video production started as a hobby for Luis, and has turned into his full time job.

He produces three different Spanish-language programs. CVEL PUNTO is a talk show that covers important information in the Spanish speaking community. The title of the show is a combination of the first letter of the hosts’ names, which combined with “Punto” means “We See the Point”.  His second program is called Conexión con la Salud (Health Connection) which is about eating healthy, staying fit and preventing illness. The third program is Mini Concierto de Studio 77 (Mini concerts of Spanish music). 

He is also the director for a monthly music series called Local Roots, where local bands perform 30 minutes of original music in CCTV’s studios.  English is his second language, which he continues to work hard to master. He likes new challenges, because that’s how you learn and grow.  In his free time, Luis enjoys spending time with family and friends, and working on cars, motorcycles, and electronics.   

Welcoming Cheyenne Allott!

The ACMNWR Board is pleased to welcome our latest addition to the board, Cheyenne (Shy) Allott!

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About Shy:

Cheyenne (Shy) Allott is a veteran of the comic and pop culture industry, and has been serving in marketing and events roles for almost a decade. Currently a Senior Account Manager at Bonfire Marketing in Portland, Oregon, Shy brings a deep understanding of marketing, sales and event management to the Alliance for Community Media Northwest.

Passionate about inclusivity & representation, Shy has long advocated for social change and awareness in various mediums.

Five Scholarships Available Thanks to Rueshare!

Thanks to Rueshare, we are pleased to offer five scholarships to attend the 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future for community media advocates who could not otherwise attend.

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About Rueshare: Hosted in the cloud and accessible from anywhere, Rueshare is a powerful, intuitive system made specifically for community media centers to create, track and report on everything that happens at their center. Rueshare empowers staff and members allowing them to engage with their center like never before.

Click here to access the scholarship application. Entries are due by Friday, April 20.

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.

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