A Quick Emmy Reminder from NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter .
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emmyupdateEMMY ®  RECAP - Entries Topple Last Year's Totals!

Bob Hammer
EMMY ® Administrator Bob Hammer has the lowdown on this year's EMMY ® Entries:
 
TOTAL ENTRIES:
2016-773
2015-666
(Unofficial until the final entries are tallied. Unpaid entries will be disqualified.)
   
EARLY BIRD ENTRIES:
141 (Board members saved $2,700 on entry fees)

BUSIEST UPLOAD DAY:
131 (February 1st)
86 (January 29th)
85 (February 2nd)

MARKET BREAKDOWN:
Ohio: 436 Entries
Indianapolis: 332
Pennsylvania: 3

REPRESENTING:
33 TV/Cable Stations
34 Production Companies
7 Colleges/Universities
 
Questions: Contact Bob Hammer, 440-503-2121 EmmyAwards@nataslgl.org



datesIMPORTANT EMMY® DATES 
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  • Nominations: April, 2016 
     
  • 47th Award Gala: June 18th, 2016
 


judgingLET THE JUDGING BEGIN 

The Polls are now Open! No, not those elections. It's time to cast your vote for the best EMMY work from our fellow markets.

The Boston/New England judging categories now open:

# CATEGORY
02 Breaking News
04B Continuing Coverage No Time Limit
07C News Specialty Report Health/Science
07E News Specialty Report Sports News
14B Historical/Cultural Program/Special
15A Societal Concerns Feature/Segment
18 Sports Interview/Discussion
23 Informational/Instructional
25B Magazine Program/Special
28A Community/Public Service (PSAs) Single Spot
28B Community/Public Service (PSAs) Campaign
29C Promotion Program-Single Spot
29D Promotion Program-Campaign
33B Editor News-Within 24 Hours
33D Editor Short Form
37G On Camera Talent Reporter-Sports
38D Photographer Short Form
40C Writer Short Form


For judging Codes & instructions, please contact Bob Hammer @ emmyawards@nataslgl.org

Keep an eye out for other chapters we'll be judging:
  • Chicago/Midwest
     
  • St. Louis/Mid America
     
  • San Diego/Southwest

goldsilverGOLD & SILVER CIRCLE AWARD NOMINATIONS
NOMINATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 19, 2016 

2016 Gold & Silver Circle Awards
The NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter is looking for pioneers, creators, and innovators from your television station. Nominations are currently open for the 2016 Gold (50 years) and Silver (25 years) Circle Awards. If you nominated someone in the past who has not yet won, please consider going to the NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter website to update your nomination. The deadline is February 19, 2016 and winners will be awarded at this year's 47th NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy® Awards to be held Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio.

Click here to submit a nomination.
 


scholarshipsSTUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 16, 2016

The Lower Great Lakes Chapter of NATAS offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors, and to college juniors or seniors. Students must plan to attend or currently attend a four-year college to pursue a career in the television industry. Recipients and their parents are guests at the 47th Annual NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter Regional Emmy® Awards ceremony where they will receive on-stage recognition. The gala is planned for Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio.

The deadline to apply February 16, 2016. The application process is the same for all scholarships and is completed online via nataslgl.org. Applications will be screened by our scholarship committee, and finalists will be notified by mail. In March, finalists will be invited to an interview by members of the NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter scholarship selection committee.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Education Committee Chair Mark Lynch at  mediateacher@mac.com. To view a letter submitted to student advisors with more details on our scholarships: high school students  click here :: college students  click here. Please note, DO NOT SEND ANY OF YOUR PRODUCTIONS. We do not accept DVD's, Tapes, etc., however you are welcome to include a URL if the project is available online.

This year, the chapter is offering three scholarships-two for college students and one for a high school student.

NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter Collegiate Scholarship
The $3,500 scholarship funded directly by our NATAS chapter members is offered to students who attend school anywhere in the membership area of our organization which includes Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Bowling Green, Toledo, Lima and Mansfield, Ohio; Erie, Pennsylvania; Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Bloomington, Lafayette, and Muncie, Indiana. Students must be attending college in our region to qualify.

This scholarship goes to a student who will be a college junior or senior in the 2015-16 academic year and who intends to pursue a career in television or television related field.

Wilma Smith Scholarship
This is a new scholarship created to honor longtime WJW anchor Wilma Smith who retired in May 2013, after a 35 year career in Cleveland broadcasting. The $2,500 award is funded by WJW Fox 8. It is designated for a female college student from the Cleveland market who is currently a second or third year student majoring in a television-related field.

NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter High School Scholarship
The $2,000 scholarship funded directly by our NATAS chapter members. It will be awarded to a current high school senior who plans to attend a four-year college and pursue a career in the television industry.

This is open to high school students attending a school anywhere in the membership area of our organization which includes Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Bowling Green, Toledo, Lima and Mansfield, Ohio; Erie, Pennsylvania; Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Bloomington, Lafayette, and Muncie, Indiana. 

Separate scholarship opportunities are also available through NATAS. Visit the national site  for details on the Jim McKay and Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarships.

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