NATAS Announces the Nominees for the 2016 National Student Production Awards to Be Held on Oct 4th at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Nominees include 3 Lower Great Lakes Chapter Regional Student Production Award Winners!

Link to Nominees: Click here

For more than a decade the Regional Chapters of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have hosted the Regional High School Student Production Awards. This year, over 200 regional recipients have advanced to the inaugural national competition. As the proliferation of affordable cameras and computer editing programs become more available to students, high schools across the country are embracing media courses. The number of regional entries to The National Student Production Awards has grown to exceed 1,500. NATAS is acknowledging a new media savvy generation, whose work has proven to be extraordinary. Judges selected from industry professionals to university professors have determined that winning entries are worthy of national television exposure. High school winners have gone on to participate in academy events, while many participating students have even secured work in the highly competitive industry of entertainment production, shortly after graduation. In fact, many are now professional Emmy® Award recipients.

WHAT: The National Student Production Awards include 23 programming and craft categories. Student honorees will receive a certificate from NATAS and a crystal pillar award with the Emmy® logo will be presented to the school.

WHO: Established industry professionals will announce nominees and a live in-studio host will announce the recipients. (Host and Presenters to be announced)

WHEN: Live streaming of this event will begin at 12:30pm (EST) on October 4, 2016 and will be available at

WHERE: The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC, 20001

NATAS will be streaming live from The Knight TV Studio, a 2,800 square feet modular set withhigh-definition television cameras at The Newseum located between the U.S. Capitol and the White House on historic Pennsylvania Ave with studio audience and television professionals in attendance.

About the Newseum and Newseum Institute
The Newseum, and Newseum Institute, the program and initiatives partner of the Newseum, are headquartered in Washington, D.C., Together, they promote, explain and defend free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. Considered one of the most interactive museums in the world, the Newseum experience also traces the evolution of electronic communication from the birth of radio, to the technologies of the present and the future. The Newseum reaches millions of students through its robust offering of on-site classes and workshops that meet national standards of learning. The Newseum and the Newseum Institute regularly host compelling programs that seeks to generate solutions to some of the most pressing national and international challenges of the day. The Newseum’s board, staff, volunteers, donors and corporate partners are working together to make sure the freedoms of the First Amendment remain strong and protected, both today and for future generations.

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of over 15,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at

NATAS would like to thank and acknowledge their Sponsors, Warner Chappell Production Music (, Nic Duggar, owner of TNDV ( and The Newseum (

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NATAS Contact:
Paul G. Pillitteri / SVP, Communications
NATAS PR LA/Social Media Contacts:
B. Harlan Boll or 626-296-3757
Lisa England
Danielle Mannion,
NATAS Education Chair or 978-793-3400


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2016 Emmy WinnersThe list of 47th Annual Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy® Awards Winners has been released. Click here to view this year’s winners, or click here to view this year’s acceptance speeches. You can also view a photo gallery from the 2016 Emmy® Awards by clicking here.



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