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.
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.
The ACMNWR Board is pleased to welcome our latest addition to the board, Cheyenne (Shy) Allott!
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.
Sales have ended for the 2018 NW Media Summit, but you can still follow along by subscribing to our YouTube channel, and following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We will be streaming sessions and live-tweeting.
Plan your time at the 2018 NW Media Summit and check out our program guide. Learn more about the sessions and our speakers here – PDF warning.
Haven’t registered yet? Purchase your two-day admission for just $75 ($55 for students) through Brown Paper Tickets.
Access The Future is a two-day professional conference presented by the Alliance for Community Media Northwest and CASTUS.
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.
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.
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.
#AccessTheFuture #BOTNW2018 #NWMediaSummit
Click below for a complete list of Finalists.
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Greg Marks is a Tacoma-based actor, motivational speaker, and founder of Right Now Today, a nonprofit that focuses on “humans helping humans.” Since founding Right Now Today, his organization has helped over 500 homeless adults and teens through the 500 Bags of Love program by providing hygienic products, food, and clothing.
At the age of forty-three, Greg decided to become an actor and has had much success. He’s been featured in magazines, television commercials, and TV shows, such as GRIMM, Leverage, Twin Peaks, Meet the Browns and stand in work on Grey’s Anatomy also appearances in feature films such as Abduction of EDEN, 21 & Over, One Square Mile, Simple Creature, and many Washington State based films including an anti-bullying film, Joenah, he wrote and directed.
Read more about Greg and his work with Right Now Today here.
Thanks to CASTUS for their support as the Presenting Sponsor for this year’s Best of the Northwest Awards!
Many voices, cultures, and experiences make up our vibrant community of media makers. Join us at the 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future and learn about the latest efforts in VR, journalism, podcasting, and the next phase of community media in our society.
Special thanks to MetroEast Community Media for their production support.
Cablecast is your one-stop community media solution for content scheduling and publishing on cable, web and OTT. To see it all in action, be sure to stop by their booth in Portland, OR at the 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future.
From Tightrope Media Systems:
Are you ready for an automation system that doesn’t require costly additional hardware for channel graphics and IP streaming? It’s time to consolidate to a single streamlined and affordable solution from Cablecast Community Media. The release of version 6.3 introduces channel branding on your live channel playout directly in Cablecast with LiveOverlay as well as live streaming contribution directly into Cablecast over IP with StreamSource. See the Cablecast 6.3 feature overview to learn more.
Also, you can get a first look at the new web video features coming out in Version 6.4. Are you forking over thousands of dollars a month on your on demand solution for government meetings? It’s time to stop. Cablecast 6.4 adds embeddable, downloadable PDFs for Video on Demand files, live VOD chaptering and custom metadata display for your turnkey web content library. Watch this video to learn more and stop by our booth to see it action.