Nominations Open for Gold & Silver Circle Awards

Gold and Silver Circle Awards logoThe Gold and Silver Circle Award is a special recognition of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to honor veteran television professionals who have made a significant contribution to television in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Erie, Toledo, Youngstown, Bloomington, Ft. Wayne and Indianapolis. The Award is open to everyone who has worked in the television industry for fifty years for the Gold Circle Award or twenty-five years or more for the Silver Circle Award, with the majority of that time spent in one or more of the Lower Great Lakes Chapter markets listed above. We encourage nominations from all areas of TV including talent, creative, technical, administrative, production, etc, as well as peripheral areas directly related to television such as TV commercial production, TV education, TV journalism, etc. The honor of the Gold or Silver Circle induction is not presented posthumously. The candidate does not need to be a current member of NATAS to be nominated or elected to receive this recognition.

Click the button below to submit a nominee for consideration by the NATAS Board of Governors. You may nominate as many individuals as you wish. All nominations for the 2020 induction must be received not later than 5:00 p.m. (EDT) March 6, 2020. Honorees will be enshrined at the 51st Anniversary Emmy® Awards Gala in Cleveland, Ohio.


51st Emmy® Award Call for Entry

The Lower Great Lakes Regional Emmy Awards Call for Entry now open.

The Early Bird special is back for entries received by December 31st for PAID UP members. So, renew your membership today.

Non-members will be paying more. It’s to your advantage to become a member.

To view The Lower Great Lakes Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Call For Entry for the 51st annual Regional Emmy® Awards, use the links below.

View the 50th Annual Emmy Awards Call for Entries 51st Annual Emmy Awards Call for Entries Student Edition

The Emmy® is an international award that recognizes excellence in the industry. This is the highest award given in television. The Call for Entries for the Lower Great Lakes Chapter’s Emmy® awards, is available in PDF format. All regional entry submissions and video uploads are online at


St. Ed’s “Labyrinth” Wins National Student Production Award

Congratulations to Saint Edward High School for winning the Student Production Award Public Affairs/Community Service category with their entry “Labyrinth.”




Awards Ceremony Video Now Available for Download

An mp4 video file of the full gala as live streamed on BoxCast is now available for download to any members who wish to secure a copy. Marketing departments of member stations are welcome to use segments from this video in the creation station promos. Please note that the download link will only be active for 30 days, and that the file is over 11GB. Given the file size, please don’t try downloading this onto your mobile phone, and before downloading, be sure you have sufficient hard drive space available to accommodate the file.



2019 Emmy® Winners

On June 15, 2019 over 500 broadcasting industry professionals gathered at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland, OH to witness the 50th Annual Emmy® Awards gala presented by NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter. Many more were able to watch the awards ceremony via our Live Streams available via BoxCast on Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV, as well as on our website and Facebook Live. Special thanks to Bumble Media LLC, without whose assistance, the live broadcasts would not have been possible. Thanks as well to all the nominees for their excellent entries. To view the list of winners from this year’s awards, click here.

For those interested in celebrating their Emmy® nominations with a commemorative plaque, or purchasing a duplicate commemorative Emmy® statuette, you may do so in our shopping cart by clicking here.



Watch 2019 Gala on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or Apple TV

Now there are even more ways to watch the 2019 NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy® Gala internet streamed and on TV.

You can view the Great Lakes Emmy® Awards on TV using Roku, Amazon Firestick TV or Apple TV, instructions below.

If you don’t have a smart TV or one of the other listed services, you can still enjoy the GALA via Live Stream online at or Facebook Live at




2019 Nominations

We are excited to announce the nominees for the 2019 NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy® Awards.  Thanks to all who submitted nominations, as well as those who volunteered time from their busy schedules to judge them.  Click here to view the list of nominees.



Job Openings

WJW, ideastream®, WEWS and WKYC have new job openings, which will now be listed exclusively on Job Bank. To view details about these jobs, and for information on how to apply, click here.