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Seattle Channel wins Government Programming Awards

Seattle Channel won 20 Government Programming Awards, including 10 first-place wins, from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) at the group’s annual meeting in Philadelphia this week.

“Whether it’s increasing access to City Council meetings or producing original, in-depth content focused on Seattle’s vibrant communities, Seattle Channel is a cornerstone for civic engagement,” said Mayor Jenny Durkan. “We are incredibly fortunate to have a nationally-recognized, award-winning resource like Seattle Channel that offers residents an opportunity to stay informed and engaged. Congratulations to everyone at Seattle Channel, whose hard work and dedication led to these prestigious awards.”

The city-operated station won top awards for its public-affairs, public-health and community-awareness programming, an interview special and a feature-magazine series. The station also took the top spots in channel promotion and craft categories including editing, innovative use of video and visual arts.

NATOA is a national association representing the needs and interests of local governments in the areas of communications, broadband and technology. Its annual Government Programming Awards honor excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies. This year, NATOA received more than 880 entries submitted by local governments across the country.

“The Seattle Channel team is committed to quality production and compelling content that aims to strengthen connections in our changing city,” said Shannon Gee, Seattle Channel interim general manager. “I congratulate the staff on its dedication to the station’s continued excellence. It’s an honor to receive this recognition from our peers in the field.”

Here is a list of Seattle Channel’s 2018 NATOA awards:

First Place
Public Affairs: City Inside/Out: Gun Bills
Interview/Talk Show: Art Zone with Nancy Guppy: Big Sonia
Special Audience: CityStream: Ready to Work
Public Health: CityStream: KO Parkinson’s
Visual Arts: Art Zone with Nancy Guppy calendar
Community Awareness: CityStream: Mobile Dental Care
Innovative Use of Video: Art Zone with Nancy Guppy: Barrett Jones monologue
Magazine Format Series: CityStream
Municipal Channel Promotion: Clickdown 21
Editing: Seattle Channel staff

Second Place
Excellence in Government Programming: Seattle Channel staff
Military: CityStream: Guitars for Vets 
Profile of City/County Dept.: CityStream: Navigation Team
Public Education: Citizen University TV: Perform Power
Community Awareness: CityStream: Wings for Autism
Video Journalism: Seattle Channel staff

Third Place
Student/Intern: Community Stories: Rainier Beach—A Beautiful Safe Place for Youth
Seniors: CityStream: Work to Live
Public Safety: CityStream: Rescue Swimmers
Documentary: CityStream: The Allure of Tai Tung

Honorable Mention
Election Coverage: City Inside/Out: Mosqueda vs. Grant
Public Health: City Inside/Out: Safe Injection Sites
Promotional Video Campaign: Democracy Vouchers