On January 28, 2021, Producers from Nantucket Community Television (NCTV) were nominated for eight awards for multimedia work aired in 2020 by the MASS Access Creator Awards. NCTV took home four awards that night . The Massachusetts Creator Awards recognizes outstanding work in television and media within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

 The winning works are:

Civic Engagement Features of government programs or people working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities.
Nantucket Litter Derby
Creator: Leah Mojer, Founder, Nantucket Litter Derby
Producer: Dee White, NCTV Lead Producer, Camera, Editor, & Motion Graphics

For-Profit Video produced as part of a paid arrangement (may include sponsorships, ads, features, etc). Entrants will be required to disclose the amount paid for the production, which judges may use as a factor in their overall score. Productions that earned funding cannot be entered into any category except the For-Profit category.
Egan Maritime Institute Making Waves
Creators: Pauline Proch, Executive Director of Egan Maritime Institute and Jeff Coakley, Director of Development & Marketing at Egan Maritime Institute
Producers: Dee White: NCTV Lead Producer, Main Camera, Editor, Motion Graphics, and Frank Schadt, NCTV Camera B 

Innovation Demonstrating unique storytelling techniques, whether it be through video, audio, graphics, or editing.
NCTV What’s New with NCTV18
Creator: Lisa Getter, NCTV Executive Director
Producer: Dee White, NCTV Editor, Camera and Motion Graphics
Writers: Dee White and Rachel Larson Devine,
NCTVHost/Actor: Andrew Cromartie, NCTV 

Youth Entry should be specifically for a youth audience or by a producer who is either in high school or college. While producers may be students, it is not a requirement of this category.
Out to See
Creators: Sue Riddle & Lizza Obremski
Writers: Sue Riddle & Lizza Obremski
Editors: Sue Riddle & Lizza Obremski
Graphics/Illustrations: Sue Riddle & Lizza Obremski
Producer: Andrew Cromartie, NCTV Lead Producer, Camera
Motion Graphics: Dee White, NCTV 

Judges remarked that “NCTV delivers high production quality across the board, excellent visuals, and delivers clear and engaging storytelling.” Additional comments were, “Out to See belongs on PBS! NCTV raises the bar.” 

Awards are judged by third-party evaluators who are top media professionals in the field. All entries are judged based on strict criteria to ensure the most outstanding productions are recognized and honored. “We are very grateful to The Massachusetts Creator Awards for this honor and award, and I’m very proud of the NCTV staff, membership and professional associates— we have and continue to surpassed our own expectations,” said Executive Director Lisa Getter. Adding, “There are so many more great films and original programming to come from our media arts center in 2021!” 

 

NCTV was nominated for the following eight categories :

Civic Engagement
Features of government programs or people working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities.

Nantucket Litter Derby 
Creator: Leah Mojer, Founder, Nantucket Litter Derby
Producer: Dee White, NCTV Lead Producer,  Camera, Editor, & Motion Graphics

Documentary
Documentary format programs about events, occurrences, or issues.

Nantucket Pulse Acts of Kindness: The Nantucket Portrait Project
Creator of Nantucket Pulse: Arlene O’Reilly, NCTV Director of Development & Marketing
Creator & Photographer of Nantucket Portrait Project: Bill Hoenk
Lead Producer: Dee White, NCTV,  Camera, Editor, & Motion Graphics

For-Profit
Video produced as part of a paid arrangement (may include sponsorships, ads, features, etc). Entrants will be required to disclose the amount paid for the production, which judges may use as a factor in their overall score. Productions that earned funding cannot be entered into any category except the For-Profit category.

Egan Maritime Institute Making Waves

Creators: Pauline Proch, Executive Director of Egan Maritime Institute
Jeff Coakley, Director of Development & Marketing at Egan Maritime Institute

Producers: Dee White: NCTV Lead Producer, Main Camera, Editor, Motion Graphics
Frank Schadt, NCTV Camera B

Innovation
Demonstrating unique storytelling techniques, whether it be through video, audio, graphics, or editing.

NCTV What’s New with NCTV18

Creator: Lisa Getter, NCTV Executive Director
Producer: Dee White, NCTV Editor, Camera and Motion Graphics
Writers: Dee White and Rachel Larson Devine, NCTV
Host/Actor: Andrew Cromartie, NCTV

Youth
Entry should be specifically for a youth audience or by a producer who is either in high school or college. While producers may be students, it is not a requirement of this category.

Out to See
Creators: Sue Riddle & Lizza Obremski
Writers: Sue Riddle & Lizza Obremski
Editors: Sue Riddle & Lizza Obremski
Graphics/Illustrations: Sue Riddle & Lizza Obremski
Producer: Andrew Cromartie, NCTV Lead Producer, Camera
Motion Graphics: Dee White, NCTV

Best Hosting
Showcase your hosting skills! This category will be judged on the host’s professionalism, entertainment level, and ability to ask great questions and develop an interesting dialogue. This category is open to video projects as well as podcasts and audio content.

Profiles: Drew Feuste, Ph.D, NASA Astronaut,  guest speaker
Host: Charley Walters
Producer: Frank Schadt, NCTV Lead Producer, Camera, Editor, & Motion Graphics

COVID-19 Related Programming
This year was turned upside down with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and we want to see how you kept your viewers informed. This category is open to any content related to the pandemic: PSA’s, information sessions with local officials, content related to the impact on your community. We want to showcase how you helped!

Nantucket Pulse: COVID Impacts, Coronavirus Update 4.24.20
Creator: Arlene O’Reilly, NCTV
Writers: Arlene O’Reilly & Frank Schadt, NCTV
Host: Roberto Santamaria
Graphic Design: Arlene O’Reilly, NCTV
Producers: Frank Schadt, NCTV Lead Producer, Camera, & Editor
Andrew Cromartie, NCTV Camera B
Dee White, NCTV Camera C

Remote Event
With the COVID-19 pandemic, many events were forced to go virtual. This category is for any event that was unable to be held in person. We want to see how you recreated the events in your community.

Theatre Workshop of Nantucket On with the Show: Spotlight on the Future
Creator: Justin Cerne Theatre Workshop of Nantucket Artistic Director
Producers: Andrew Cromartie, NCTV Lead Producer, Camera A, Editor, Motion Graphics
Frank Schadt, NCTV Camera B

Awards are judged by third-party evaluators who are top media professionals in the field. All entries are judged based on strict criteria to ensure the most outstanding productions are recognized and honored.

Press Release Contacts:

Lisa Getter, Executive Director, lisa@nctv18.org

Arlene O’Reilly, Director of Development & Marketing, arlene@nctv18.org